Two weeks ago I mentioned MyLinkVault, and said I would review it shortly. I didn’t. The reason I didn’t is because I told the developer, Thomas Rice, what I didn’t like about it, and he carried out many of my suggestions. (!)
I like it better than del.icio.us. It’s still one of my homepages, but only because there’s so much stuff in there that I haven’t moved to MyLinkVault yet. And it’s not because MLV doesn’t have a good add links system — it’s because I’m lazy.
Before I make my recommendation I want to say this. If you like del.icio.us because it’s a social bookmark manager, then don’t switch to MyLinkVault. However, if you use del.icio.us because it’s a networked bookmark manager, then by all means, take a good look at MyLinkVault.
My number one favorite feature on MyLinkVault is that you can see more than one category of links onscreen at one time. On del.icio.us, or even on a web browser’s local bookmarks/favorites, I was forced to organize my links in one of two ways: easy to access, or easy to find. I feel that with MLV, you can do both.
MyLinkVault offers buttons that you can add to your browser’s link bar which allow you to add a page to MLV very quickly and without opening up a new browser window/tab.
I recommend any networked bookmark solution over any local/hard drive based bookmark solution, and I recommend MyLinkVault over any other solution I have encountered.
[UPDATE] I emailed Thomas Rice about this post and he said he plans on rolling out some improvements within a week or so. I look forward to them.