Ted Tjaden sparked a good discussion here on whether lists of links are useful on a firm’s intranet. But whether or not your useful links live in such a corporate location, there has to be a way to record URLs that interest you. Of course, each browser has a bookmarks feature, replete with the ability to create folders and to organize them according to your own sense of order. But, as the post on ReadWriteWeb says, you don’t always want to clutter up your more-or-less permanent list with ephemera — those sites that you think might be interesting to look at, come that day when you’ve got time.
The post mentions six apps that do the job, some with more bells and whistles than others; and you’ll find perhaps half a dozen more mentioned in the comments. (Might be interesting to use app A for this sort of link, app B for that…) I don’t have a recommendation among them all, but I’m trying out LaterLoop, which is described as offering the best features. It has mobile support, the ability to import from other systems, and “sharing options” with Del.icio.us, Twitter, Facebook, Digg, etc. LaterLoop is also experimenting with a (fairly crude) offline function, whereby you can download a zip file of your last n links for use on the airplane. (Of course, if you don’t have internet access, your links are going to be useless anyway; so I can’t quite — yet? — see the point.)