AboutBeing the only developer behind this project, Linkbasket will necessarily reflect the ways I think about it's usage, features and roadmap. This page provides an overview of those principles, so users can know why the app is built the way it is.
First, let's get this out of the way: Linkbasket is not a bookmarking tool.
You can certanly use it as one if you want to, but it's not what it's designed for. It's explicit purpose is to provide a way to share collections of links, with an emphasis on curation, organization and presentation. As a result:
- There is currently no easy way to import a ton of links, because link-dumping is the anti-thesis of thoughtful curation.
- A keyboard-first workflow makes it easy to add and edit link entries, and topic autocomplete aids categorization.
- Users get near-complete control over page fonts, colors, and descriptions.
- Tags are called "Topics", to suggest that more verbose descriptions are more useful than single-word categories like "Science" or "Funny".
- Folders: Higher-level menus on your page that contain Topics within them, can be linked to with internal links (https://linkbasket.xyz/username#folder-name).
The roadmap, too, is based on the same purposes as it's current feature set. Here are the things that are near the top of the list:
- Full-text search: Yes, through link descriptions too.
- Internet Archive integration: I hate link-rot as much as the next guy. And if I figure this feature out, it would auto-generate an IA snapshot for each link in your linkbasket.
The long-term plan includes ideas for better discovery (how do you find the links you want?) and context-sharing (highlights, connections and categorization).
If this project, or the ideas behind it, are something you'd like to talk about, my DMs are open over at @joodaloop.- Judah