Raindrop.io 3.0

Smart bookmark manager

4.0/5
About

Raindrop.io is the best place to keep all your favorite books, songs, articles or whatever else you come across while browsing.

We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; we're working on a tool that does everything you expect from a modern bookmark manager.

Would you recommend this product?
web dev at figma + freelance

I used to use Stache for my bookmarks before d3i abandoned the product (despite being paid). Stache was amazing for a couple reasons: when you bookmarked a webpage they captured the HTML and a really good full-page screenshot. They used the HTML to search and to render a preview of the page later if you were offline, and the screenshot was used for a thumbnail and to let you view the page as it was when you captured it, even if it changed or died since then. Alas, syncing broke in Stache a couple years ago and I switched over to Raindrop.

Raindrop initially had new features coming out frequently. It seemed like they were going to grow fast and start charging money once they had a healthy user base in order to hire on additional people. They did grow fast, but I think the single developer lost interest in developing it so the product stagnated and a traditional support channel never materialized. They did add a paid subscription, but with a modest additional featureset.

Most unfortunately, Raindrop has failed to figure out how to properly capture and resurface bookmarked pages. Thumbnails are often a small icon from the page blown up into pixelated oblivion and then cropped square. There is a feature to capture a screenshot of a page, but there's zero UI feedback once you opt into it on a given bookmark and it frequently doesn't work. Search is even worse: results are sorted by recency, there isn't an option to use relevancy, and Raindrop doesn't capture page content so only the page title and description are searched. Tags aren't even searched unless you specifically add the hash symbol, making the benefits of tagging limited.

I'm sure something else will come along and replace Raindrop for me eventually, but for now, I'll continue amassing useful links in an utterly unsearchable form in hopes that they'll suddenly become useful one day.

Pros:

Easy bookmarking and categorization with syncing

Cons:

Awful search and poor thumbnails make finding what you've bookmarked a challenge

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Software Engineer in Seattle. 🐹❤️
I have to agree. still no integration features... I'm wary of deciding on any app to put all my eggs in one basket. I guess Pinboard is always reliable, but... It's so plain
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I am a dev and a dude who likes to dev
yo how about a promo code 😉 excellent app
Founder of Raindrop.io
@coreyward Raindrop has been improved significantly last year. Now we have full-text search as you requested in the comment. Reliability also improved, now I'm using true cloud architecture. Support requests now answered within days, not weeks as in the past. Hope you consider to try app again.
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web dev at figma + freelance
@exentrich Thanks for following up here. Great to see you're still at it! It's actually been a while since I last used Raindrop so I'm happy to give it another whirl.
Visual Design Strategist

I've used this pretty much since it first launched and I really love this app, I use it frequently throughout my day on all my devices. I love that I am able to have various collections, customize them and just really keep my bookmarks synced across devices. It's a handy and very useful app, I highly recommend it.

Pros:

Simple and easy to use bookmarking app on web, desktop and mobile devices

Cons:

Search could use some help

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coder @ webdenal

I have many collections in Raindrop.io.

Pros:

Collections with tags, clean design.

Cons:

Searching not working properly.

I used to use other apps to keep bookmarks, but typically didn't bother to check them again - probably something made me not want to re-visit them. Typically, the issue was that I had to search and sort and waste a lot of time. With Raindrop it's a pleasure to bookmark. I'm very pleasantly surprised.

Pros:

Super Slick // Enables me to organize bookmarks well and in a pleasant manner

Cons:

Haven't had any issues.

Senior UI Designer

This app is just amazing, I have no idea how someone can develop such an app and not support it. I have been trying to contact the developers for the past two months and not one single response. I used their social media accounts, in app contact us and their website. The Safari bookmark is on a log in loop, I have tried on 3 Macs and same issue.

Pros:

By far the best bookmark app.

Cons:

No reply whatsoever from the developers.

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True that, I have experienced the same!
Biotech entrepreneur
I have the same problem with Safari, what makes the app pretty useless if you need to enter the URL detail manually. Tried to contact the developers many times but never got a reply.
Developer & Designer

I use this app everyday, I do not think I'll ever need to buy the pro version

because the free one is just awesome! :)

Pros:

Well designed and discrete

Cons:

None for real

Bad support. I buy subscribe and I can not get support normally.

Pros:

Light and fast

Cons:

Please, update Safari plugin

Futures + Design + Strategy / CH

Love it, evolving again, makes me happy, a key component of my digital information ecosystem

Pros:

iTunes-like for bookmarks, practical different views

Cons:

still some UI glitches, but will be fixed I guess

Art Director, formfranska

I used to subscribe to Pocket Premium but I now replaced it with Raindrop.io 😊

Pros:

It’s now possible to add tags on iOS (in Safari) too which is great. I wasn’t able to do that before.

Cons:

Used to be that I wasn’t able to add tags in iOS (in Safari) but that works fine now. Can’t find anything to complain about.

Software

Great replacement for instapaper.

Pros:

Works well

Cons:

Browser extensions should be updated.

UI/UX = 100! / Easy to use 👍👍 / I do like it.
Product Designer • Figma Advocate
Been using it for a week now (the latest version) and it's fantastic! I love the cross-platform syncing (with Pro), and I can finally consolidate my Evernote, Pocket, and multi-browser bookmarks toolset. Now no matter what browser I use (Brave which has no syncing at this time), or mobile phone (if I switch from iOS or Android), or between my work MacBook or personal home PC, I have everything in one place! The current version has sub-collections (essentially nested folders), which is a must for me. As a bonus, I used a Zapier integration with Pocket, in case I still save an article using Pocket. So it just gets added to my "Unread" collection in Raindrop! I was also able to get rid of a ton of duplicate bookmarks from two separate Chrome accounts (work & personal), as well as having it find and remove broken links.
I love the ease and intuitive nature of using this bookmark manager. I really hope that they improve their customer support! I submitted an issue & question a few months ago and it took about a month for someone to get back to me. A designated CS person at this point would be a wise investment. The product works really well and is the best type of bookmark manager i've ever used (I love how it predicts the tags you are typing in and autocompletes when you hit enter before you're finished typing). I'm really considering upgrading to pro!
I have been using raindrop.io to put the tictoks that I've seen into categories, so I can find certain ones again later. I've got a little over a thousand bookmarked tiktoks. The only problem is there seems to be a bug because often the title will come out garbled. In that case, I have to either type it in myself, or more often I just delete and rebookmark it, and it generally writes true the second time. I love how this app allows the users to add our own hashtags to everything we want to remember and find our way back to it effortlessly.
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Software Engineer Productivity Fanatic
OH MY GOD!! Just Discovered Raindrop.io 3.0 . It Is amazing. and I love It @exentrich ?makers is great. Looking forward to great things from it.
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