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Set your bookmarks ablaze
My project is RenGoku, a self-hosted, feature-packed yet lightweight bookmark manager. I am a budding digital gardener. I have a private Git repository called
brain with about 110 markdown files. It contains all sorts of information, stories, ideas, posts, projects, lists etc. I think about. One such list are categorized websites that I want to preserve for eternity. Maybe it's a very productive discussion on a forum or a classic story that makes me appreciate the whole domain of technology. I find myself hoarding a lot of links.
In doing all this, I found existing solutions very limiting. Raindrop felt closest to being the best solution. But still the ergonomics pained me. Also, I cannot pay for the premium at the moment. Sure, I had browser bookmarks. But I don't want to use the same browser across all my devices. Why do none of them have advanced features like tagging based on URL?
Hence, I built RenGoku with 3 principles: ergonomics, power and ownership.
What it does
Rengoku is a self-hosted, feature-packed yet lightweight bookmark manager.
✅: Done | 🚧: WIP | ⏳: Not started
- ✅ Tagging
- 🚧 Keeping in folders
- Actions based on URLs
- ✅ Auto tagging
- ✅ Save websites based on URL patterns
- 🚧 Save to folder
- ✅ Offline saving of files
- ✅ Metadata fetching
- ✅ Web Client
- ⏳ Import/Export from/to Netscape Bookmark HTML File
- ⏳ Desktop Client
- ⏳ Mobile Client
- ⏳ CLI CLient
- ⏳ Web Extension
How I built it
I was totally new to Go.
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
What's next for RenGoku
I started learning Golang a month ago. Despite doing a couple of tutorials here and there, I couldn't find myself confident in the language. That's when I came across GoHack and decided to take part in the first hackathon in my life that I genuinely wanted to take part in and do it seriously.
RenGoku is a reference to the character Kyojuro Rengoku from KNY. Set your bookmarks ablaze.