Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Cocoalicious is down - please stand by.

Cocoalicious If you use to manage your bookmarks then you are probably old hat at tagging. (If not, you should check out 'The 7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking'). While tagging is easy, fun and takes almost no time, it is a practice that one gets better at. My early attempts at tagging often leave me scratching my heads and wondering 'what was that guy thinking?' Once in a while I feel the need to go back and re-visit my tags to get rid of typos and make them more meaningful. This is where Cocoalicious comes in handy.

Cocoalicious is one of a number helper applications that interface with It displays my entire bookmark list along with easily editable tags on my computer. This makes it easy to navigate the whole lot of them (678 at current count) and regroup them. It is perfect for editing tags.

The only problem is, is that Cocoalicious is not currently synching with the master list. Its creator has offered a suggestion for an interim solution but it hasn't worked in my hands. It appears that an API upgrade at rendered this and a couple of other programs unable to download the delicious 'database'. From the comments on the weblog, it seems there are quite a number of cocoalicious fans eagerly awaiting the return of the author.

For me, this is a blessing in disguise. Instead of spending my days re-tagging (read: procrastinating), I am deliciousing up a storm using my imperfect tagging techniques and the fantastic firefox delicious extension.

Update: An earlier post on social bookmarking is here and includes a link to Ruben Puentedura's discussion on the value of disciplined tagging.

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