Raindrop

Raindrop 342.0

Free
Allows managing and organizing your bookmarks in categories.

Raindrop helps you bookmark different kinds of resources so that you can find them again when you need them. In this respect, it is excellent that the tool can bookmark practically anything you find online, including not only webpages but also images and videos.

The application serves as a client for an online service, which has the advantage of having apps for every major operating system as well as extensions for most browsers. What is more, it even has a web interface. Thus, the application solves some of the issues you may find when trying to synchronize bookmarks across different devices and browsers.

Raindrop has a pleasant interface, which supports dragging and dropping links to create bookmarks. Fortunately, it allows using two different methods to organize your bookmarks. In this respect, you can create collections to store bookmarks. However, you can more conveniently use tags, which are even suggested by the app based on the contents of the material.

Bookmarks can then be found by filtering them by categories or tags. In addition, there is a powerful search engine which sorts your bookmarked links by date, words in the title and other criteria. It is also very convenient that Raindrop can identify and remove duplicate or broken links.

In my opinion, Raindrop’s main drawback is that it becomes practically useless when you are offline because, unlike other similar tools, it does not allow making local copies of selected resources. Regrettably, there have also been some concerns about data security and privacy.

All in all, Raindrop is a great choice if you do not want to lose track of online resources that you would like to revisit in the future. In this respect, it offers various ways to organize and find them. The app is free to download and use. Similarly, its basic services are available at no cost. However, such features as nested collections, tag suggestions, duplicate finder, broken link finder, cloud backup and full-text search, are only available if you purchase the Pro mode.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Adds tags to bookmarks
  • Allows storing bookmarks in categories
  • Powerful search function
  • Cross-platform
  • Exports and imports bookmarks

Cons

  • Cannot save local copies of the resources
  • Security or privacy concerns
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