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October 16, 2006

Import del.icio.us Bookmarks into Google Bookmarks

Mihai Parparita from Google has written a(nother) cool script that allows you to add the bookmarks from del.ico.us to Google Bookmarks. The live version is available on his site.

Unlike del.icio.us, Google Bookmarks keeps your favorite web pages private and lets you search their content. You can manage your bookmarks from the site, using Google Toolbar for IE or using some unofficial Firefox extensions.

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27 comments:

  1. del.icio.us allows you to store all your bookmarks privately if you really want to (not that anyone would...)

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  2. It really does work! I had to type in my delicious password, so I set up a temporary delicious password before running the script. I didn't have to type in my google password. The script seemed to have used the currently logged in google account.
    And while I prefer the interface of delicious, searching my own stuff on delicious or even selecting multiple tags is simply unusably slow as of now :(

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  3. Only imported the latest 37 bookmarks for me.

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  4. Good idea, but it didn't import all my bookmarks.

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  5. I think it's a good idea but the implementation didn't work for me either. I've ~1440 links on del.icio.us, the importing succeeded on ~130 links as if there weren't any others. I also tried deleting a few links from the originals, that were imported, but further attemps at importing were met with a message that there weren't any new links to be imported.

    Thus, for the time being I used a method that worked - del.ico.us -> settings -> export/backup links -> saved the file on my laptop, opened a browser (IE, but could have been firefox as well) -> Tools (check "toolbar") -> File -> Import/export and chose the same file.

    Now all of them were on IE bookmarks from which the Google toolbar import works perfectly.

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  6. It looks like the script is broken now. Its output only has the form and doesn't get to the point where it starts printing JSON data.

    Shouldn't this feature be built into the google bookmarks thing? Import? :)

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  7. I haven't been able to get this work either, I'm just seeing the form with the 'Uploading' message.

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  8. Somehow this comment got posted to the wrong thread. Odd.

    Reposting it here:

    While the tagging, bookmarklet and general UI are very polished and I generally like google bookmarks the reason I think people use del.icio.us is BECAUSE it is social.

    Also, this post is misleading. Delicious has all kinds of privacy controls.

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  9. Hi, could you share with us your javascript code? i tried to look at some google bookmarks api, but i'm not able to find them...
    Can you documentation(api) you read?
    Thanks

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  10. The Python code is available at Mihai Parparita's page. There's no API for Google Bookmarks (just a way to export them as a HTML file and a way to import bookmarks using a POST).

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  11. fantastic when used with Firefox...bye bye Delicious

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  12. The programs just imports part of my bookmarks, like 1150 from the 2500. I tried cleaning up, but it just imports about half. It says the other xxx have been saved, but they haven't. When i try to import those as well, i just end up importing the whole list (and thus the same first 11xx) all over.

    Too bad, delicious seems far more interesting now.

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  13. This worked brilliantly for me, got all my bookmarks in seconds, via firefox, thanks!

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  14. Worked brilliantly for me, got all bookmarks via firefox in seconds (about 300)

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  15. Haven't been able to get this to work in the last couple days. Keeps spitting back an error about connecting to delicious. I hope this can be resolved soon, I could really use this script's help.

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  16. Just imported 5794 bookmarks using Chrome ;-)

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  17. Notes are NOT imported.

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  18. It's not working. Imported nothing

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  19. Used to work but does not seem to anymore...

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  20. Imported all 423 from my delicious account.

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  21. "Error talking to del.icio.us" lame.

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  22. Got the error as well... ("Error talking to del.icio.us")

    Bad timing for the perl script to fail after the announcement of the demise of Delicious. I really wouldn't mine using Google Bookmarks, but only if I can find a way to import all my D-bookmarks.

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  23. xmarks was just acquired by lastpass... since this script won't work, i'll be switching to xmarks.

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  24. @rearviewmirror

    You can see if my old bookmarklet for importing from delicious to Google works for you. It's buried within a comment in the original post. I hadn't updated it until today to use https after Google Bookmarks moved away from http, so it should be okay now.

    http://blog.lifeslip.com/articles/2006/10/25/bookmarklet-delicious-google-bookmarks

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  25. I've just tried to use this. It doesn't work. I got an error message saying there's no contact with the delicious server.

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  26. It did work on all my 1995 bookmarks. But notes are not imported, so I'm searching for something I can do.

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