Raindrop.io 4.0

All in one bookmark manager become even better

2.9/5
7 Reviews
 +17 reviews
  • ShaeVisual Design Strategist
    Pros: 

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

    Cons: 

    Search could use some help

    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.

    Shae has used this product for one year.
  • Corey Wardentrepreneur
    Pros: 

    Easy bookmarking and categorization with syncing

    Cons: 

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

    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.

    Corey Ward has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

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

    Cons: 

    Haven't had any issues.

    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.

    Shway has used this product for one month.
  • Joe SarkisSenior UI Designer
    Pros: 

    By far the best bookmark app.

    Cons: 

    No reply whatsoever from the developers.

    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.

    Joe Sarkis has used this product for one year.
  • Dylan BlurDeveloper & Designer
    Pros: 

    Well designed and discrete

    Cons: 

    None for real

    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! :)

    Dylan Blur has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Light and fast

    Cons: 

    Please, update Safari plugin

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

    focs has used this product for one year.
  • Oguz Kaan Cagatay Kilinccoder @ webdenal
    Pros: 

    Collections with tags, clean design.

    Cons: 

    Searching not working properly.

    I have many collections in Raindrop.io.

    Oguz Kaan Cagatay Kilinc has used this product for one year.