Yahoo! Bookmarks BETA blows big time. Thomas Vander Wal reviews Yahoo!’s long overdue update to the popular bookmarking tool and calls it an Alpha at best and I think that’s being generous. A ton of the primary functionality doesn’t even work – it’s bad to the point where I’m abandoning Yahoo! Bookmarks and heading off to del.icio.us for the 1st time and I’ve been using Yahoo! bookmarks for years. Yes, I know, Yahoo! owns del.icio.us but they haven’t managed to screw it up yet – fortunately. Yahoo! gets 0 credit for anything to do with del.icio.us. I almost didn’t install the del.icio.us toolbar buttons for IE because the setup was signed by Yahoo! A company with the kind of engineering and QA resources Yahoo! has – has no business publishing crap like this for public consumption. Stay far, far, away from Yahoo! bookmarks BETA. The mess that happend with the recent Yahoo! Toolbar update just adds fuel to my fire. I’m loosing all confidence in Yahoo! and I’m starting to agree with some of the voices that are saying Yahoo! will be the next AOL. Keep it up Yahoo! – good looks will only get you so far.
Update 01/05: Tom Chi, Yahoo! Bookmarks Product Lead, is in the comments. Yahoo! Bookmarks BETA is still totally un-usable for me and I’ve pulled it off 3 of my machines in favor of del.icio.us – which I’m really starting to like.