Is Onfolio A Feature Or A Product?
from the my-vote:-feature dept
J.J. Allaire apparently knows how to get publicity. His latest company, Onfolio, launched today, and it’s tough to find a tech news publication that isn’t covering the story (just ask Google news). So, what does Onfolio do? It appears to be a serious improvement on the way people use “bookmarks” or “favorites” in their browser – letting them more easily stores pages, organize them, take notes on them and share the results. I don’t doubt those they’ve seeded the program to who claim that it’s very useful. However, is it actually worth $30? First of all, we’ve pointed out that many people have completely given up on using their bookmarks/favorites, and it’s difficult to convince them to go back. However, even if they did want to go back, why would they want to pay $30 to do so? Especially when there are free services out there like del.icio.us and my new favorite Furl? As far as I can tell, Furl lets you do just about everything Onfolio does with the added benefit of it being able to build on the community aspect of everyone contributing links that others can see. If anything, Onfolio looks to be a feature. If it really started to catch on, why wouldn’t Microsoft or the team at Mozilla just build in similar functionality to their browsers?