Servas VS Shiori

Compare Servas vs Shiori and see what are their differences.

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Servas Shiori
3 51
258 6,986
- 2.1%
7.1 7.0
7 days ago 5 days ago
Svelte Go
GNU General Public License v3.0 only MIT License
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Servas. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-03.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Shiori. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-15.
  • Alternative to Wallabag with better web clipper
    5 projects | | 15 Jan 2023
    Shiori is the way to go, it's a single binary written in Go which makes it easy as hell to move and backup. It's also a resource-efficient option. The downside is that it doesn't have a mobile app, no Kobo/Kindle support, and no offline caching capabilities.
    5 projects | | 15 Jan 2023
    Try going directly to the specific file (e.g., Shiori's
  • Minimalist self hosted apps
    27 projects | | 5 Jan 2023
    Updated Shiori link:
  • Ask HN: Why haven't bookmarks been re-invented?
    3 projects | | 29 Dec 2022
    Shiori is a self-hosted bookmark manager that uses tags and it's what I use now.

    I've been strongly preferring methods that let me tag items and have a good search - either in addition to or instead of putting them in a folder. If I don't like the "taxonomy" I can just add more tags, instead of constantly trying to figure out the one folder where everything should go.

    I can share by creating an additional visitor user, or use the import/export commands. I hope those get built into the UI sometime, but I rarely share more than a single bookmark at a time.

    It is an extra step to copy/paste links into Shiori versus browser built-in features, but I prefer not to trust or rely on browsers for my bookmarks unless at work. Seems like everyone wants sync those to accounts without my explicit consent.

  • Looking For An App That Will Download Whole Webpages Offline (Specifically Reddit Threads)
    8 projects | | 28 Sep 2022
    Have a look at shiori
  • A good self hosted bookmark service
    7 projects | | 9 Sep 2022
    I'm using Shiori and so far it's working pretty good. It allows you to add tags to bookmarks to categorize them.
  • any free alternative to Raindrop bookmark?
    3 projects | | 3 Sep 2022
  • Ask HN: Is there a spiritual successor to
    12 projects | | 18 Aug 2022
    My favourite self hosted option so far because it's fairly minimal but does offline archiving:

    - Shiori (

  • Is Pocket Premium just bad or is it me?
    2 projects | | 23 Jul 2022
    I quickly spun up an instance of Shiori to test out a self-hosted clone. It was amazing, but lacked one or two features that are deal-breakers, unfortunately. However, its search was great. Just good old plain-text search in the archived full-text webpages. Exactly what you'd want. Maybe add some fuzziness or regex, and you're golden forever. Not rocket science anymore in $CURRENT_YEAR.
  • Bookmarking Application
    2 projects | | 11 Jul 2022
    shiori_1.5.3_Windows_x86_64.tar.gz from here: 2. Extract the Archive file you downloaded. Place the file named 'Shiori' wherever you want. 3. Right click on Shiori file >> Properties >> Copy the address path of the file. Ex, if file is in Documents folder, address would be: C:\Users\YourName\Documents 4. Add this path you copied to $PATH. Here is how to add a file to path in Windows: 5. Restart PC 6. Open Command Prompt, and type shiori serve If everything has gone well, it will give you some options. Then type shiori migrate 7. Open your browser. Go to: http://localhost:8080 Here, you'll get a login window like this: 8. Login with username: shiori password: gopher and create a new account by going to settings.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Servas and Shiori you can also consider the following projects:

Wallabag - wallabag is a self hostable application for saving web pages: Save and classify articles. Read them later. Freely.

Reminiscence - Self-Hosted Bookmark And Archive Manager

Firefox Account Server - Monorepo for Firefox Accounts

ArchiveBox - 🗃 Open source self-hosted web archiving. Takes URLs/browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more...

linkding - Self-hosted bookmark service

Geekmarks - API-Driven, Geeky Bookmarking Service

Espial - Espial is an open-source, web-based bookmarking server.

Shaarli - The personal, minimalist, super-fast, database free, bookmarking service - community repo

roxy-wi - Web interface for managing Haproxy, Nginx, Apache and Keepalived servers


readability - A standalone version of the readability lib

LinkAce - Your self-hosted bookmark archive. Free and open source.