Browse Your del.icio.us Bookmarks as Thumbnails

Posted to Visualization  |  Nathan Yau

I bookmark stuff with del.icio.us almost every day, and it’s become indispensable, because I mark items to write about later here on FlowingData. So it’s always interesting to see new ways to browse my bookmarks and tags. Favthumbs takes a straightforward approach and displays your bookmarks as thumbnails, but the implementation is surprisingly smooth and useful.

There are two views – grid and carousel. The carousel should remind you of the iTunes cover flow, which has been making the rounds through the Web lately while the grid view provides a resizeable mosaic.

You can also filter your bookmarks by tag. Very nice. What do you think – useful or no?

10 Comments

  • I bookmark 1-10 bookmarks a day and i often remember a site by its layout as well as its title and content. Maybe this application will allow sorting sites by main colours, too

  • I bookmark 1-10 bookmarks a day and i often remember a site by its layout as well as its title and content. Maybe this application will allow sorting sites by main colours, too

  • Wow! That’s pretty cool. It’s especially useful for those design ‘folio sites I bookmark. When I’m looking for a specific design style, I can’t remember what each bookmarked site was like. Hate having to click through all of them. Definately a time saver.

  • Wow! That’s pretty cool. It’s especially useful for those design ‘folio sites I bookmark. When I’m looking for a specific design style, I can’t remember what each bookmarked site was like. Hate having to click through all of them. Definately a time saver.

  • GREAT find. I also use del.icio.us every day. Thanks for posting this.

  • Interfaces like this, that are more visual are great. Also, as the adoption (or subscription rate) of smart phones increase, these will become more popular. Easier to use these thigns on a small screen with a person’s not-small finger (comared to a stylus).

  • What I really could use is a good tool to help me organize my thousands of Firefox bookmarks.

  • ME – you could always import all of them to del.icio.us ;)

  • I’ve always wanted one of these and even started writing a desktop version about 2 years ago and never finished it. I picked it up again earlier this year but still haven’t finished – perhaps I should hurry up and get it finished! It is a standalone desktop application that imports bookmarks from Firefox and Internet Explorer.

  • wow..that’s cool..well..it would be great if it is PicLens + del.icio.us

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