Bookmarking tool Delicious has gotten a major revamp. One of the main new features is its new "stacks" of content, much like YouTube playlists (which makes sense, since the new Delicious is owned by the folks behind YouTube).
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Delicious isn't being shut down, but will likely be sold. If you're still eager to back up your tagged and dated bookmarks, one XML-crafty blogger has a custom import tool that can transfer everything into Evernote, tags intact.
Chrome: While the official Delicious bookmarks extension for Chrome is perfectly serviceable it's quite spartan. Felicious enhances the Delicious experience with in-browser display of tags, existing bookmarks and notifications.
Chrome: If you've got a good stash of bookmarks tucked away in Delicious, you can keep on saving and tagging them, and even synchronise them with your browser bookmarks, using a new, beta Chrome extension.
Tech evangelist and Microsoft consultant Blake Handler hosts an impressively completist list of free Windows programs offered by Microsoft, dug from the trenches of Del.icio.us tags. It's a handy bookmark for Control+F hunting.
Yahoo Pipes mashup SnackUpon takes the ideas behind two popular web applications—Delicious and StumbleUpon—and creates a customised RSS feed that delivers content you might like based on your Delicious bookmarks. The idea is brilliant: You already subscribe to sites with your newsreader because they deliver content that you like, but you don't have much control over what content the publisher of that site covers. With SnackUpon, it's like you've created a blog that publishes content based solely on your likes. Granted, that assumes the SnackUpon works as advertised, but after testing it out on my Delicious account, this is one feed I'm planning to keep in my newsreader. If you plug in your Delicious ID, let's hear how well SnackUpon matches your taste in the comments.
Search site del.izzy combs through the actual word content of your bookmarks on (newly re-launched) social bookmarking service Del.icio.us. So if you vaguely remember, for example, bookmarking a guide to hacking your router, but the link has one of those annoyingly non-specific titles ("w00t x 25! Awesome hack!"), you can find it with a quick search here. The site notes that it occasionally gets throttled by the Del.icio.us overlords; in that case, head over to previously mentioned Google hack deliGoo and try your luck there. del.izzy
Mac users of Del.icio.us' social bookmarking service already have a crisp and slick visualisation tool in Delish; for the rest of us, Favthumbs might just be the next best thing. Type in a del.icio.us username (and password, if you want to see non-shared items), and the site whips up screenshot thumbs of your links in a surprisingly short time. There are two view modes, a grid layout and CoverFlow-like turnstile, and you can hit "Sync" to update your bookmarks. That's about it—and that's all that's needed for most users. Favthumbs is a free application, no sign-up required.
Web site Swurl aggregates your online activity in a simple blog-like format. From del.icio.us bookmarks and favourite YouTube videos to Twitter posts and Flickr photos, Swurl pulls it all into a simple blog-like interface. On the surface Swurl sounds similar to previously mentioned FriendFeed, but it's actually got a much different feel and offers a lot of customisation. Swurl's timeline feature stands out most, placing your links, photos, and other activities on a calendar timeline. For a nice example, check out Swurl founder Ryan Sit's Swurl page; if you like what you see, starting your own Swurl is free.
Mac OS X only: Free, open-source application Cocoalicious is a dedicated browser for navigating your bookmarks from social bookmarking site del.icio.us. The app provides a three-pane browsing interface similar to many newsreaders, with tags on the left, bookmark titles on top, and a browser window below displaying each bookmark as you click on it. You can quickly search your bookmarks—including title, description, and tags—through an as-you-type search box, and adding a new bookmark in Cocoalicious will automatically sync up to your del.icio.us account. The download page even has a bookmarklet you can use to send bookmarks directly to Cocoalicious, which supports tag autocompletion and all that good stuff. Cocoalicious is free, Mac OS X only.
Web utility del.icio.us to Firefox merges your bookmarks from social bookmarking web site del.icio.us—tags and all—with your existing Firefox 3 bookmarks. Why might you want to do this? Because the new and improved bookmarking functionality in Firefox 3 supports tagging, but since previous versions of Firefox did not, you've already got tons of bookmarks with no tags.