Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
Yahoo! has got a new Bookmarks site at the ready in beta.
I imagine they spent a lot of time working out what people really want out of this service, and how it fits in with del.icio.us.
A nice part of experience is that it is extremely easy to import bookmarks from the old y!bookmarks, your browser, del.icio.us, etc.
The strange part is how you edit and move around bookmarks. Instead of allowing drag and drop, you need to follow the ‘select some, click on move, move’ pattern which didn’t jump out at me at first. The checkboxes seem out of place in the nice new design.
There are other nice touches such as the dynamic views and the clear messaging.
The choice between “Use folders” and “Use tags” is also an interesting one. In my mind a folder can be a heirarchical tag, so maybe these could all fit into one view.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:53 am