Hojoki is shutting down

That’s the problem with all those new companies: you never know how long they will last and are able to maintain their service.
Almost a year ago I wrote about the then-new service Springpad. It was gone before I got a chance to learn how to use it. I am glad I didn’t leave Evernote for it, although I think Evernote could use some competition.

Now Hojoki is shutting down.

I liked it and it worked for me. But, I must admit, I used it only to automate notifying me about facts I posted myself somewhere on the web, so it was more a kind of Logging system focusing on my scientific work.

So, I hope Diigo will be around for some years, it has some features I miss in Evernote. And Tresorit. Great product for cloud storage, but with only a small group of users and thus difficult to integrate with other services on your tablet.

The lesson is: Redundancy Rules. You never know how long your data are safe, so I use as much similar services as I can.

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