I’ve used Del.icio.us a little. One of the reasons I never used it more was the lack of privacy.
Yes I want to share interesting sites discovered on the backwater of the internet, that only 200,0000 people have bookmarked before me and the sites made it to the front of BoingBoing. Excuse me while I wade through the irony over here.
No I don’t want to share EVERY site I find.
This built in privacy function is why I embrace BlinkList like the prodigal son returning. Share as much as you want or keep private links, accessible only to your good self. Add your business links, family links and the myriad of other private links on your browsers favourites and access them across different computers and browsers. Huzzah.
The other significant difference is in the design, BlinkList is pretty with all of its AJAX goodness. The interface is easy to use and you can be up and running quickly. One flaw in the UI is the lack of feedback on all elements on the page. The ‘watch other user’ icon, a smiley face, offers no rollover feedback or text description. The only way you can tell what some things do is by clicking them.
Optional privacy, nice design and only minor teething troubles. BlinkList will go far.
I got a mail from Mike over at BlinkList:
Thanks for taking the time to leave this review! We are always super excited when our users are telling their friends and blogging about us! If you have any ideas or suggestions for improvement please let us know. Also check out our about.blinklist.com site to learn cool tricks of all the things you can do with BinkList!
Have a nice weekend,