February 20, 2009 - 10:35 am PDT - by Sean P. Aune Add a Comment
delicious-logoDelicious, a powerful social bookmarking tool, has been around for what seems like forever, and while it may not get as much press as Digg, it still has an extremely active and loyal group of users. There are a number of tools out there that cater to these users, some of which still even stick by the old del.icio.us moniker.
Here are over 80 tools for everything from your mobile device to your blog, and more, that can help you view your bookmarks in new and unique ways, backup your bookmarks in a secure location, take your bookmarks with you on the go, blog about your most recent saves, and then some.
Have a favorite Delicious tool or resource that we missed? Tell us more about it in the comments.
Blog Widgets & Tools
This collection of blog tools and widgets will give you greater control over placing Delicious tools in blog sidebars. Especially nice is the del.icio.us custom size tag cloud which is perfect for Ning accounts.
del.icio.us custom size - A widget for the Delicious tag cloud that allows you to play around with the dimensions more than the official one does.
del.icio.us linkrolls - A highly customizable third party widget for displaying your latest bookmarks on your blog.
Del.icio.us Search - Customizable third party widget that will let you save a search on a tag or a user, set the number of results to show, set the font family and more.
del.icio.us Spy - An auto-refreshing widget that shows the latest websites added to Delicious on your site.
Delicious Preview - A tabbed third party widget that will let you see the hotlist, popular, recent and the tag cloud.
Popular Bookmarks on Delicious - See the most popular recent bookmarks on Delicious in this third party widget for your site.
Share on Del.icio.us - A simple widget you can include in your blog template to aid readers in saving your posts to Delicious.
Delicious Official Tools
Delicious has several official tools for casual use as well as posting information on your blogs and sites. They continue to explore what their API is capable of with tools such as Blog Posting, which they are still testing.
Blog Posting - An experimental tool from Delicious that will allow you to set up a daily posting of your most recent bookmarks to your blog.
“Bookmark this on Delicious” buttons - Official buttons to help you promote your posts to your readers to save them on Delicious.
Bookmarklet buttons for any browser - Allows you to add easy bookmarklets to Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.
Delicious Add-On - An official add-on that places buttons in your Firefox navigation bar to ease your adding a site to your Delicious account. Will also help you to open a sidebar to view your bookmarks and search by tags.
Delicious Application for Facebook - Share all of your activity from Delicious with your Facebook friends with the official application.
Internet Explorer Buttons - Adds easy Delicious tools to your Internet Explorer toolbar so you can add items to your account more rapidly.
Linkrolls - An official widget from Delicious that will show your latest bookmarks on your blog or site.
Network Badges - Display information about your Delicious account such as the number of bookmarks, number of fans and so on with this official release from Delicious.
Play Tagger - Allows you to play bookmarked MP3s from Delicious on your site.
Tagometer Badge - Powered directly by Delicious, this badge will show off your tags and how many saves you’ve made to each.
Tagrolls - The official tag cloud from Delicious that you can post on your site or blog to show off your various tags and allow people to explore them.
Any popular service is sure to have at least a few extensions for the Firefox browser, and Delicious is no different. Add-ons such as the del.icio.us Sidebar are extremely useful to let you see your bookmarks any time you like as you’re browsing.
Bookmarker - A universal sidebar for social bookmarking networks such as Delicious, mister-wong, Digg and several more.
Delinkydink - Allows you to send and receive “links for you” notices to your account.
del.icio.us IncSearch - An improved and speedier search for your bookmarks that is incremental and also allows for the use of multiple keywords.
del.icio.us One-Click Delete - As the name says, this is a one-click solution for deleting bookmarks from your Delicious account.
del.icio.us Sidebar - Allows you to delete, edit and search your bookmarks from the sidebar in a simpler manner than the official add-on does.
deliGoo - Delicious (del.icio.us) Search Engine - Gives you an extra choice in your Tools to search not your tags for Delicious bookmarks, but the actual contents of the pages you have bookmarked. Handy if you are looking for a certain passage.
Delicious Keywords-Tag-Suggest - This add-on will suggest more tags for you to include when adding a bookmark based on words and terms in the page you are bookmarking.
Groowe Search Toolbar - A versatile toolbar which packs the functionality of numerous services into one installation. Features controls for sites such as Delicious, Ask.com, Google, Digg and more.
Post to del.icio.us - Uses a button to open up a simple form to easily add bookmarks and tags to your account.
SimpleDelicious - An extension which attempts to make managing your Delicious bookmarks simple by focusing on doing nothing but that one task.
Greasemonkey always seems to have tools for services that make you wonder why the services themselves don’t just include the features to begin with. Scripts like dejalicious seem like such a simple idea, and perfect for the person with hundreds, if not thousands, of bookmarks.
Auto-Fill Delicious.com v5’s Tag Field - Will automatically fill in the “Save a Bookmark on Delicious” page with the tags from the URL.
AutoDelicious - Adds an auto-complete feature for tags on the Delicious posting page.
dejalicious - This script will check the page you are currently viewing against your Delicious account to see if you’ve already bookmarked it.
Del.icio.us: Bundle sorter - Will put any unbundled tags at the beginning of the list so you can easily find them and rectify the situation.
Delicious.com - Auto-Highlight Bundled Tags - Will automatically check the “Highlight tags already in another bundle” any time you load the bundle editing page.
Delicious.com - Sort Visible Links - Allows you to sort your visible bookmarks by title, url, popularity or the default method.
Delicious for Google Reader - Adds an “Add to delicious” button inside of Google Reader.
Delicious.com Thumbs - Allows you to add thumbnail images of web sites to your bookmarks for easier site recognition as you browse through them.
delicious star rater - Gives you the ability to assign star ratings to your bookmarks so that you can easily spot the ones that are most important to you.
fav.icio.us2 - Allows you to add favicons to your bookmarks for easier recognition.
google meet delicious - Searches your bookmarks at the same time you search Google.
Remember Delicious Login Info - Remembers your login info so you can login to the site faster.
tagthe.net-del.icio.us - This script extracts suggested keywords for you to use as tags when you go to bookmark a page.
iPhone and iPod Touch Applications
While it’s a bit surprising that Delicious hasn’t released an official iPhone application yet, there are a few out there that are filling the gap until that inevitable day. Apps like Tasty give you just about every feature a die hard Delicious user could want on a mobile phone.
Bookmarks - Allows you to access your Delicious account from the iPhone so that you can use your bookmarks. It also allows you to add new ones from within Safari.
Red Delicious - Give your iPhone the ability to see your most recent bookmarks, explore by tag, search by keyword, see the most popular sites being bookmarked and more.
Tags - Allows you to browse your tags in an animated tag cloud, sync your bookmarks with Delicious, explore new ones and several more nifty features.
Tasty - Gives you a more visual representation of your Delicious bookmarks on the iPhone by letting you see favicons and screenshots of your bookmarks. Also allows you to browse, add, edit and more.
It seems like it took forever for Delicious to release m.delicious.com. Here are three great options for accessing Delicious from your mobile phone - perfect for those without iPhones.
Delicious Mona - A mobile application that allows you to read your news, save the site to Delicious, and then have access to it once you get to your computer so you can read it full screen.
m.delicious.com - A condensed version of Delicious from the site itself.
Mobilicio.us - A simple mobile-friendly interface for accessing your Delicious bookmarks from any web-enabled phone.
There are some fascinating tools out there for seeing Delicious in totally new, visual, ways. Some of them, like Delicious Soup, may seem a bit silly at first, but they grow on you as you explore what they can actually do.
del.icio.us direc.tor - Allows you to view your bookmark tags in a hierarchy and then sort them by name, tags or time created.
del.icio.us network explorer - Enter a username and see their connections, click on one and see all of their connections, and so on. Gets quite interesting after you’ve done a few and see how many crossovers there are.
Delicious Soup - A Flash based interface that shows your tags as jiggling spheres of a pink plasma like substance, the more sites in the tag, the larger it is. Click on one and it is brought to the center while receiving information at the bottom of the interface about that particular tag.
expialidocio.us - See your history on Delicious as a histogram. Slide along the timeline to see how many bookmarks you’ve added, a tag cloud for the specified time, and more.
extisp.icio.us - Allows you to generate a tag cloud for any user on Delicious and then explore what they have added to each of those tags.
graph.icio.us - Enter any user’s name and see a graph of their tags for the last 10 bookmarks they’ve added and explore them.
HubLog - Enter a tag you wish to research and get a Java representation of it that you can explore and see how people use it and what other words they connect it with.
LiveMarks - Watch an auto updating stream of bookmarks as they are added to Delicious. LiveMarks will even tell you if they are new to the system.
mapping del.icio.us - Through the use of geotags, you can map out the locations of your bookmarks to show off truly how much it is the world wide web.
Revealicious - Enter your user information and you will see a panel showing you all of your tags. Once you hover over one it will tell you the percentage of the bookmarks you use it for, and once you click on the tag, you get even more graphical breakdowns of just how you use that tag.
Thumblicio.us - See posts from any tag on Delicious as clickable thumbnails. Hover over any of them to learn more.
Why not make Delicious work with your WordPress powered blog? Tools like del.icio.us for WordPress are perfect for making your bookmarks that much more social by sharing them with your readers.
del.icio.us for WordPress - Display your latest bookmarks on your blog with the option of showing descriptions or tags. del.icio.us for WordPress also allows filtering by tags.
delicious-plus - Shows off your Delicious bookmarks and lets you set options such as displaying favicons, descriptions, tags and more.
Postalicious - Allows you to automatically post your delicious, ma.gnolia, Google Reader, Reddit or Yahoo Pipes bookmarks to your blog in the manner your choice.
WordPress Del.icio.us Syncer - Allows you to post digests of your Delicious bookmarks to your site.
WP_LinkTools - A customizable plugin that will add your posts to Delicious as soon as you publish them. Will also work for pages so that your site is fully bookmarked.
Feeling left out of the applications game because you’re a user of Epiphany? Well, the Delicious crowd has you covered with add-ons like Epilicious. Opera, Mac OSX, Windows and just about everything in-between has a Delicious application of some sort available.
Backup Del.icio.us with Excel - An Excel spreadsheet that lets you download all of your Delicious bookmarks and back them up for safekeeping.
Cocoalicious - An open source Mac OSX desktop application client for your Delicious account.
dashLicious - A dashboard widget for Mac OSX that will allow you to add bookmarks, descriptions and tags to your account.
Del.icio.us Opera Buttons - Three buttons for the Opera browser that will take you to your bookmarks, your inbox and allow you to post new links to Delicious.
Delicer - A Windows desktop application that will give you full control over your Delicious account, including searching tags, editing and more.
Delicious Link Checker - A perl script that will check your bookmarks to see which are still active, and alert you to those that are now defunct.
Delimages - Enter a tag or username to filter by and see all of the images that have been posted related to them.
Epilicious - Works with Epiphany, the GNOME web browser, to sync your bookmarks with Delicious.
Fresh Del.icio.us - A client-side tool that will check your links and let you know which ones are broken so that you can keep your bookmarks up-to-date.
Grafolicious - Enter any URL and trace its history on Delicious and how it has performed.
konqil.icio.us - A service menu for Konqueror, the KDE desktop web browser.
Mischievous - A tool for Internet Explorer that lets you drag and drop sites you wish to read later and store them in Delicious. Also allows you to manage your bookmarks.
mysqlicious - Doesn’t offer a way to display the data, but this app will allow you to mirror your Delicious bookmarks to a MySQL database. How to display them is left up to you.
Oishii! - Every five minutes, Oishii! checks the latest links on Delicious and shows you the results that have more than 30 saves so you can get a sense of what people are interested in.
Pukka - A Mac OSX app that will allow you to post bookmarks to multiple accounts on services like Delicious or Ma.gnolia. Allows you to enter URLs in various manners allowing for far faster posting of new links.
Slash/Links - This software package allows you to set up a mirror of your Delicious bookmarks so that you can customize the user interface to something more to your liking and put it on a site. All controls for the bookmarks are still controlled on Delicious itself, but after that you can mirror them anywhere you like.
Scripted Re-Mark - A simple Web application for the mass editing and retagging of your bookmarks