Pinboard review


4.1 out of 5 stars

Pinboard is a social bookmarking website developed and run by Maciej Cegłowski. It is a fast, no-nonsense bookmarking site for people who value privacy and speed. Also, since this product there is only one developer with explicit opinions you can follow on Twitter, you’ll choose a service with a face. A sympathetic Tweeter, we could add.

Still, what you see once you decide to try it out, is not very visually appealing. Cegłowski has a sense of design that’s just borderline boring. Sure, it’s fast and reliable, but there’s only text there — nothing else. And, as for new services: we haven’t seen a lot of them lately.

So, this is what do you get: no background image, but tagged bookmarks. No ads, no tracking. A pricing model that’s not prohibitive. Plus: reliable access for all platforms and browsers. It doesn’t do a million things but focuses on bookmarking.

This Xmarks Alternative is not free to try or use. For $11/year, you will receive access to the ad-free bookmark manager. For a few dollars more, Cegłowski lets you archive your bookmarks. You also get a full-text search and a dead link checker.

If you are looking for a no-nonsense bookmarking solution, this is is the right choice! 

Rating Pinboard

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mobile support:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Customer support:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)


  • $11/year for a Regular account
  • $25/year for an account with support for Archiving
  • No free version available

More info review

4.5 out of 5 stars is an online bookmarking service for all platforms and browsers. It’s not text based, which is a great relief! We really like their Moodboard option to view bookmarks. Also, with Raindrop you can save your bookmarks into folders. You can access these bookmarks from any location. Continue reading