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Why furl.net is not popular?

Juan [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, July 4, 2006
14 years ago3,718 views

With furl you can save the page and not only bookmark it like with del.icio.us
I think this is a beter function
Why furl is not popular?

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Because they are not integrated in de yahoo toolbar ;-)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It's powered by LookSmart that never really did anything successful. Ugly design. del.icio.us is better. Yahoo's MyWeb 2.0 also saves a copy of the page and it's not very popular.

Juan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

alex, do you have to instal a toolbar for yahoo?. can you export your files like with furl? thanks

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

No need for toolbar.

You can export the bookmarks.

myweb.yahoo.com/myweb/tools

Juan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

thanks I thought it only saved search results

it exports the bookmaks, but not the saved pages, that is a limit

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

In what format would you like to export saved pages?

Maybe Google Notebook (google.com/notebook) is a better way to do it...

Juan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

html as it is

google is too slow for my resources.

I prefer Opera notes

Juan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Google Notes
System requirements:
Windows XP
Internet Explorer 6 (Firefox version available here)

I use win98 and mostly opera 8.54

I need simple utilities for my old system.

checkerhead [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Spurl.net also archives bookmarked pages. And you can have Spurl automatically add anything you bookmark to your del.icio.us account. So you get Spurl's archive, del.icio.us's generally superior interface and functionality, and an automatic back-up of bookmarks for whenever the other site goes down.

Juan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

thanks checkerhead
I have to check if spurl has a backup or export feature
I do like and use delicious but I think it is nonsense to save only urls for important documents, urls will change

Juan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

also, there was a service that you register and then can bookmark to multiple services 8except citeulike) but I forgot the name :-(

Juan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

not yet, spurl FAQ:

   More export options will be available soon, allowing you to download all the information stored with your spurls, including the copy of the page.

Mike Martin [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Furl trounces Google Notebook overall and actually has a cleaner user interface than Del.
Most people don't know the NYTines uses a white label Furl for use in their TimesSelect premium product and by all indications it's a hit.
It does look like LookSmart is a little confused on how to get more large publishers to adopt a button on site. I'm seeing Del. more often on larger sites like MarketWatch and ironicly NYT property Boston dot com.

For my saving purposes I prefer Furl to any of the dozens of social bookmarking toos out there.

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