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  • GitHub repo webcrate

    📦🔗 Organize your Web with WebCrate, a modern and beautiful bookmarking tool

    Hey fellow internet users! I always got frustrated with existing bookmarking tools as they were either too clunky to use or had way too many features I didn't need. Until I decided to just build my own!

    WebCrate allows you to organize links, articles and more from around the web into collections called crates. You can share the crates with anyone and since each user gets their own instance of WebCrate in their own 'personal cloud' thanks to Deta Space, you can subscribe to other users crates and view their links right from your dashboard.

    Learn more at or install it directly on Deta Space (! Let me know what you think (WebCrate is OSS, so you can also contribute) and I hope you find it useful!

  • GitHub repo buku

    :bookmark: Personal mini-web in text

    I've been burned at least 3-4x now by bookmark sites shutting down, I just stick with Buku now:

    Local, text/cli based, sqlite.

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  • GitHub repo cardi

    A full-featured, static-generated PWA for notes stored in privately owned DynamoDB tables

    > Deta Space made it really easy for me as dev to build something like WebCrate quickly and it's also awesome for users. The app keeps running even if I disappear and hosting, auth etc. is all handled for me

    Ah yeah, love the concept, I had similar goals in mind when making Cardi (although I wasn't aware of many options at the time for putting data in control of the user -- I ended up just having people log in with AWS access keys and it stores data in DynamoDB, which is weird but has actually been working great so far).

    Anyways Deta seems interesting, looking forward to seeing where it goes from here! Would love more/better options in this space.

  • GitHub repo linkding

    Self-hosted bookmark service

    I'm the author of linkding (1), an open-source, self-hosted bookmark manager that is similar to Pinboard, minus the social features. It uses Docker for deployments, SQLite as database and runs on Raspberry Pis.

    There are many other solutions in the self-hosted space, such as Shiori or LinkAce.


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