Techcrunch has an exclusive preview of the new version of the famous social bookmarking service, Del.icio.us. I quite like the crisper look of the new interface, which will now be divided into four categories: Home, Bookmarks, People and Tags. With the new code rewrite a great deal of new features are being added like bulk editing, contextual search, and new sorting options. If you’re already a Del.icio.us user, go ahead and sign up to the limited preview.
I’ve been using Del.icio.us for two years now, and although I don’t visit it that frequently, I quite like using it to find what similar links people have bookmarked. I’ve also organized all my tags into bundles to make it easier to find links. If you have a Mac, you can also use a few different apps to extend your Del.icio.us experience. The Cloud.lic.io.us Dashboard widget displays all your tags in a cloud with more popular tags shown in bigger fonts. Pukka is another Mac app I quite like. It lets you post links to Del.icio.us, add tags and a little description. Cocoalicious brings your Del.icio.us bookmarks right onto your desktop. A similar application is Socialist, a mix between an RSS reader and a Del.icio.us client for your desktop. You can also use Delibar, which I think works slightly better, as it shows all your bookmarks from the system bar. Last but not least, dead.licious is perfect to clean up your Del.icio.us bookmarks of any dead links.