magnoliciousWow. Ma.gnolia is so rockin’ lately.

I mean, I’m biased, but that’s ok.

I have a longer post coming soon that I’ve been saving up, but I wanted to get this out ASAP so all you folks out there with tools can port your apps to work with my favorite social bookmarking service

Why now?

Because Ma.gnolia now supports the API. Oh yes. Check it out. And let crew know what you think!


  1. Jacob Jay said
    at 1am on Aug 24th # |

    I loved Magnolia when it first came out, its actual design was refreshing compared to Delicious, and the existance of groups a boon. But I quickly gave up when niggly little things started to get the better of me, like having to scroll when adding a bookmark. As any good beta user I should have sent feedback but it just didn’t seem worth it, even though I’m not a heavy user I’m entrenched at Delicious, and digging out entrenched users is tough. I’ll take another look sometime though.

    Smart to adopt the Delicious API, though how long will it take client developers to add a path input? Every client developer should allow for this eventuality from the beginning, preferably using a universal web-service discovery mechanism…!

  2. at 11am on Aug 24th # | is down right now :-(

    Like Jacob Jay I am satisified with , Chris do you know of a good comparative analysis? Why should I switch?

  3. at 12pm on Aug 24th # |

    Lloyd — it’s a fair point and one that’s entirely on our (Citizen Agency and Ma.gnolia’s) ground to argue.

    So far, I’d mention the following benefits over Delicious, which aren’t dealmakers for some, but would be for others: Groups, Discussions, screenshots, ratings, a clean design, a richer API and a very small, dedicated group of folks building out the site.

    I think over time it’ll be obvious both who should use Ma.gnolia and why but we’re still building out the foundation.

  4. at 12pm on Aug 24th # |

    Once the site is back, I’ll give it a go ;-)

  5. Todd Sieling said
    at 1pm on Aug 24th # |

    It’s back – we had a big surge in feed calls that we’re working out, but we blacked out for a few moments there.

  6. at 2pm on Aug 24th # |

    That has to be my one and only complaint about ma.gnolia….the occasional downtime. And an understandable problem to deal with when a product is scaling the way it is.
    so long as there are fixes in the works, im a happy user.

  7. at 6pm on Aug 25th # |

    I set up on ma.gnolia, and successfully imported Only complaint is that the site is slow (I am on a 2.5 mb connection). I like the tags with blank spaces.

  8. at 12am on Aug 26th # |

    Performance is the biggest issue they’re working now…!

  9. at 7am on Aug 26th # |

    I coded this feature months ago in, this took me 2 hours. I did a demo at MiniBarCampParis remember ? This was never officialy released because API is so ugly – so sucking GETfull – that i don’t want encourage anyone to support it.

    Speaking about APIs, we’ll re-launch our Atom Publishing Protocol based API in a few weeks, this is definitely the way to go.

  10. at 3pm on Sep 4th # |

    Honestly, the big draw for me with Ma.gnolia is the ability to use multiple words with actual spaces between them as tags.

    I will never understand why insists on limiting us with the lack of this feature. It’s like they are proudly displaying the geek heritage of the site without regard to accumulating more, less “techy” users.

    I have had a account for awhile now (a year? hmphhh, it’s been so long I just cannot remember) and I am constantly going back and forth in my head as to weather to use underscores, no spaces at all or just utilize seperate words in tagging everything. Annoying.

  11. at 9am on Sep 6th # |

    Chris, thanks for turning me on to this. Our service now works with Ma.gnolia. We blogged about the new feature here:

    Also, if anyone is running an app using the MySQLicious library and having trouble using it with Magnolia, let me know. I can help out (hint: check your API calls for double slashes //).

  12. maique said
    at 5am on Nov 17th # |

    i would also love to see pukka working with ma.gnolia.