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Marziah Karch

Move Your Del.icio.us to Google Bookmarks

By October 20, 2006

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I look at a lot of Web sites. I have a lot of bookmarks, and I don't always browse from the same computer. That's why I save them on del.icio.us. You can save any of the articles here using the handy dandy Add to del.icio.us link. Here are my bookmarks.

Anyway, back to Google. Google has a similar but private bookmarking service, Google Bookmarks. If you like Google Bookmarks, but you're like me and already have an extensive del.icio.us collection, there's good news. If you trust developer Mihai Parparita with your del.icio.us password, you can convert your del.icio.us bookmarks into Google Bookmarks.

I've tried it out, and it did indeed import all my del.icio.us bookmarks into Google without any problems, and my del.icio.us account wasn't suddenly hijacked. I did change the password though, just in case.

I'm waiting for that sudden leap of development that makes Google Bookmarks more usable. Right now, del.icio.us just has more features to recommend it. I imagine that Google Bookmarks is destined to be incorporated into some other product. Bookmarks in Blogger or Orkut, maybe?

November 10, 2007 at 1:11 pm
(1) greyfairer says:

Any ideas on how to do the reverse? Google Bookmarks to del.icio.us? Using Firefox maybe?

November 10, 2007 at 4:03 pm
(2) Marziah Karch says:

Good question. Google has this new thing called Google Shared Stuff: http://www.google.com/s2/sharing/stuff, and it lets you cross-post to del.icio.us, so I wonder if there isn’t a way to reverse the migration if you could get Bookmarks into Shared Stuff.

January 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm
(3) jojomonkey says:

yeah – this is what i needed! changed my passwd. before using the tool and then changed it back.

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