If you’re looking for a place to store your bookmarks online, you have lots of sites to choose from. There’s Delicious, Read It Later, Instapaper, and Pinterest, among others. But one new site stands out because of its sheer simplicity: Kippt.
Kippt is a new startup founded by Jori Lando Kaari Saarinen, based in San Francisco and Helsinki, Finland, respectively. “We all love reading about new things. We also like to remember what we read and use information to build our knowledge,” their site says. “However the workflow of finding, reading, storing, searching and sharing information on the web seems broken to us. It’s very random and scattered to many places. ”
What sets Kippt apart from the other social bookmarking services out there on the Internet is its elegance. The site is very cleanly designed.
Signing up is easy. You can do the standard username-and-password thing, or you can log in via Twitter and Facebook if you don’t feel like trying to remember yet another password.
You can add sites to your account by keying or pasting URLS into a bar, but of course that can get clumsy if you have a lot of pages you want to put into Kippt. If you’re using Google Chrome, you can install a Chrome extension to allow you to save any webpage, or if you’re using another browser you can just drag bookmarklets into your bookmarks bar to do the same thing. If you select text and then add it into Kippt, it will turn into a text note.
On the Kippt page, you can organize, delete, read or share your saved pages on Facebook and Twitter.
The site comes with too lists by default: “Inbox” and “Read Later,” perfect for handling those walls of text you run across that look interesting but you don’t have a lot of time to read, and you need to get something done (like writing Walyou articles ;-)). You can also define your own lists. In the screenshot above, I’ve created a list called “Walyou” and saved some of our recent articles in it as a demonstration. You can even make a bookmarklet and save pages directly to your lists. Moving pages from one list to another is easy. You just drag it to the list you want.
Although Kippt is currently in beta, it’s already very capable, and if you’ve been looking for a place to stash your links after Delicious’s disastrous redesign, this might be the place for you.