So you can add me to the growing list of Jots fans, a fact that is causing me a bit of angst since I really like Furl so much as well. But as Alan has said, Jots just has a cleaner feel, and it’s the best of Furl and del.icio.us in one. (I’ve never been a big del.icio.us fan, btw.) I like the bloggy look you get with your bookmarks. I like the easy tagging form and the list of tags in the right hand column. I like the RSS-ability of just about everything you can think of: users, tags, searches. Way too easy to do all of it. I like the trackback like links to people who have Jotted the same link. (The verb making industry loves the Read/Write Web.) I like that it saves a copy of the page. And I like the groups feature.
What I don’t like? I want the Jots page to open in a separate window so I can easily ALT-Tab back and forth to cut and paste. And I don’t like how everyone is adding their jots links to their blogs. I want blogs to be, well, blogs, not link lists. (There I go again, blog snob that I am.)
But that’s not enough to keep me from using it, though it may not seem like it from my public Jots list. That’s because I’m doing a lot of private saving for, um, private reasons. I’m looking forward to more and more people getting into the Jots pool…
What do you think of the social bookmarking ability of jots versus delicious versus furl?
I’ve been having an interesing cross-blog
discussion with Alexandra Samuels about different social bookmarking tools (Alexandra looses sleep over these things ….)and there is definitely differing points of view on delicious versus the others. I’d love to get the educational technologist perspective …
Also, in the nonprofit blogosphere, we’re writing a collaborative article comparing social bookmark tools at Compumentor’s consultantcommons.org space. Want to join the party? Here’s the invitation: