Linkshelf has been really a great tool. I probably have close to a 1000 urls on the 9 tabs of one page, under sections like Travel, Software, Bible. The quickness of modification and grouping is excellent. Clearly there are extras that could be there, and various enhancements, it looks like there is no development. However it is very fine for all the basics as is.
Note: We have discussed a lot of these start page programs on one or two other threads. Others I have given special consideration include 43marks, symbaloo, and netvibes and I always think of trying to use one of those as well. However, most such programs (43marks one possible exception) are too interested in a pleasant look and feel at the expense of the ultra-practical day-to-day heads-down usage.
Now, I do run into a glitch where I try to start up a new account under a different user:
"Please enable your cookies, Linkshelf requires cookies"
This occurs with every browser and on more than one puter. When cookies are enabled. I will have to try this on a puter that simply does not have a Linkshelf account at all and see if takes then. Like at a library. Or maybe if I wipe out the existing Linkshelf cookie ? Yet it happens even on a clean browser that does not load my account.
Another problem is that occasionally the Linkshelf server is down (rarely).
Or it does not load my Firefox 3.6 properly.
"Loading Linkshelf 2.0 Please wait.."
Right now that is occurring, yet the other browsers load fine ! Donationcoder is all I have found for Linkshelf discussion and support so far.
What would be really neat would be a -->
Linkshelf --> (my web pages)
converter. I still would use Linkshelf, since that would have my latest modifications and there is no need to use my homebase version (Linkshelf has no lag in normal use).
However in a pinch I could load my own pages and I never would have to be concerned about the longterm viability of Linkshelf.