Start.me: a multi-column dashboard
Start.me is a bookmark manager that lets you organize and save webpages on a multi-column dashboard. Each column can contain multiple panels (widgets) that can hold bookmarks but also notes and other types of content.
It's mainly used as web-based personal start page. You can create multiple bookmark pages and share them with others with a link. With paid plans you can privately share your pages and have multiple editors.
Customizing the page
After adding your bookmark content to the page, you can customize each list widget via the dropdown menu that can be opened with the chevron-down button:
You can sort the bookmarks alphabetically by title or url and by age.
You can also change the list's layout by accessing settings from the same menu, then advanced settings:
Sharing the page
To share your bookmarks dashboard:
- Click the share button
- Make the page public and send the link to the persons you want to share it with
- Anyone with the link can access your dashboard without needing to register an account
Raindrop.io: a multi-platform bookmark manager
Raindrop is a bookmark manager with a multi-platform availability and a customizable and distraction-free interface. Bookmarks can be added to collections, be tagged and have custom titles, descriptions and a screenshot.
It's available as an extension for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari, as a Bookmarklet for all browsers, as a mobile app for Android and iOS, and as desktop app for Mac (Intel and Apple chips) and Windows.
Get started by signing up with your email or via Facebook, Twitter, VK or Google by visiting the signup page.
You can import your bookmarks from a bookmark html file exported from your browser or similar services.
You can add bookmarks to a collection either manually, with the browser extension or with the bookmarklet.
Customizing the collection
A bookmark collection can be sorted alphabetically by name, by date, by popularity or by site
A collection can be displayed using a list layout (List, Headlines) or a grid layout (Cards, Moodboard).
Sharing the collection
To share a collection of bookmarks, Click
You can either invite people to view and edit the collection (they will need to register), or create a link to the collection and send it to your group.
Dropmark: visual collections
Dropmark is a bookmark manager used to organize, collaborate, curate, and share online links, files, and notes as visual collections.
In the free plan, the bookmark collections layout and the sorting are not customizable. Also, the bookmark title can't be changed and no additional description or tag can be added to a bookmark. In the other hand, the collections can be shared privately by email invites.
Bookmarks can be imported using an exported bookmark html from the import page.
A collection can be shared by changing the visibility settings from the collection's page.
You can either invite collaborators by email to view it, have an unlisted link to the collection, or have it publicly visible.
You can copy a shortlink to your collection from the advanced tab of the visibility settings.
GGather: tag sharing, annotations and rating
GGather is a tag-oriented bookmark manager for both private and social use that allows you to organize and save bookmarks with annotations and rating filtering.
The bookmarks can only be sorted by date or by rating, and the layout choices are very limited in the free plan. However, you can rate bookmarks and edit their title, description, add notes to them and customize their thumbnails.
To share a selection of bookmarks:
- Have the desired bookmarks tagged with the same tag
- Access this tag's settings
- Change the tag visibility to unlisted
- Copy this tag's link from the details tab and send it to your group
Soufiane Sakhi is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and a professional full stack developer based in Paris, France. He is the creator of Simply-how.com, the My Route Directions Android app, and many open source browser extensions such as YouTube Playlist Helper and Feedly filtering and sorting.