Thursday, August 30, 2007


In a comment to anti-social-bookmarking, Joitske Hulsebosch pointed out webmark - an online bookmark manager by Henry Addo.

Webmark tackles the bookmarking problem presented in anti-social-bookmarking without the secondary features of social-networking and folksonomy. The feature set is complete for managing and keeping bookmarks online. To use webmark, all i had to do was create a free account and then define some basic categories/tags.  I could then use a webform to submit urls. The FAQ provides a bookmarklet that can be used instead of the webform. In addition, webmark also allows users to post the same URL to This however requires the user to trust webmark with their credentials. I find this problematic especially since webmark makes no statements about the limits within which it will use the credentials.

Webmark, is a simple straight forward online bookmarking product. There is still some improvements to be made. It would be nice to have free-tagging. This means that a user does not need to define a category before saving a url under that particular category. Also, being able to save under multiple categories will be a good additional feature. There is also no clear definition of who owns the bookmarks. did a very good job of stating that bookmarks belonged to the users and provided a way for users to download/export the url data. I think webmark should implement this feature to make the product more attractive.

In conclusion, I think webmark is a good example of a tropically tolerant solution to bookmarking and I look forward to seeing it grow. I also hope this is the first of many more tropically tolerant solutions from Henry Addo.

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