What's your way to save interesting stuff on the internet?

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  1. bonedriven

    bonedriven Registered Member

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    Thank you. I know there are some bookmark services or webclip addons etc, but I still haven't found one that I can stick for a long time...

    Many times, I want to find an article I read before but can't find it anymore. I would like have something in order to build my personal knowledge base.

    So...what are you using?? :p
     
  2. Robin A.

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    If it´s a short article, I read it and print it to PDF to save it for further reference.

    If it´s a longer article, I save it as .txt and copy it to the Kindle, to read later (PDF doesn´t work in this case).

    If it´s some short reference I save it in OneNote.
     
  3. AlexC

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    Simple copy/paste (notepad, wordpad, leafpad, word, L.O writer)... sometimes i only save the links.
     
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    Click the star in Firefox to add it to 'Unsorted Bookmarks'.
     
  6. moontan

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    i use Zim Wiki Desktop.
    http://zim-wiki.org/

    pretty bloody awesome and useful utility! :thumb:
    and it's free.

    it's available for both Linux and Windows.
    the Windows and Linux versions comes in 2 flavors: install and portable versions.

    you can set up ToDo list with a calendar date.
    i use it for taking quick notes, ToDo stuff, temporary bookmarks, etc.
    very easy to use.
     
  7. roger_m

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    In Internet Explorer and browsers using IE's engine, you can save a webpage as a single file.

    Go to File menu -> Save as... -> Web Archive, single file.
     
  8. noone_particular

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    I've pretty much given up on saving bookmarks or links to specific sites. Too often the page or site disappears. When I see something I'll want to view again, I save it locally.
    For individual webpages, I'll either save them as a text file or save a copy of the webpage itself. If what I want to save is multiple pages, I save the whole group or the entire site with HTTRack.
     
  9. Techwiz

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    CutePDF Writer (non-essential content)
    LockNote (private information)
    Excel (Catalog File Name, Location)

    All private data is backed up regularly on external drives.
    All public data is backed up manually to the cloud.
    Access Blocked via Comodo FW/D+ & Sandboxie
     
  10. ComputerSaysNo

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    Thanks, sounds interesting.
     
  11. SirDrexl

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    Well, I used to use bookmarks for this, but I've been overhauling my bookmarks lately for a project to create a local web page for them. I've eliminated bookmarks that point to an article or whatever that doesn't change, and I've just been saving them locally. I don't use any special format, just "save as" a complete page.

    Now, as for organizing those local pages... I'll get to that later. :)
     
  12. sukarof

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    I use symbaloo.com (and its extension in firefox) for all my bookmarks and rss feeds.
     
  13. Pedro

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    I've been using ScrapBook Plus for a long time now, and i can easily recommend it. You can save a webpage or have it crawl from a webpage following links up to some depth, which you can choose (1 link, 2 links, 3 ..).

    You can use it similarly to the bookmarks menu, or with the sidebar, where you can actually drag and drop a page.

    I also created a "Read it later" folder for pages that i actually don't plan on keeping, but just make sure i save them to.. read them later.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/pt-pt/firefox/addon/scrapbook-plus/
     
  14. bonedriven

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    I used to use Scrapbook too. Then I switched my main browser to Chrome. It seems Scrapbook on Chrome was a little lame, so I use another app called "Read Later Fast".

    I think my only problem is that I'm too lazy to tag those bookmarks.

    I just find that "Read later fast" from Diigo.com is quite good. :thumb:
     
  15. Pedro

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    I see. The thing with SB is that i can also do that.

    I don't know about Chrome, i don't use it. Maybe you should try Httrack as Noone suggests. It's not an addon.
    It's very good, better than SB i believe, but not as easy to start as SB.

    I never found anything as convenient and powerful as SB. Not only easy to save, but also annotate on the page, highlight text, etc. It also just works tm, with a few quirks though - patent pending.
     
  16. bonedriven

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    Hi Pedro,

    I just start again to use Diigo.com's service, and I think it's really neat.

    But I noticed you only focus on apps that save locally. So if that's your concern, maybe Diigo isn't your choice as it saves to your library in the "Cloud".

    What's interesting is Diigo addon (in fact a tool bar) has low rating (3 stars) among FF users while is rated 4,5/5 stars on Chrome. I installed it on Chrome as it's just a button.
     
  17. Pedro

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    Saving locally means i just backup one folder and all my notes and pages go with it. I don't depend on anyone, and if i can't get connected, they're still accessible.

    I have in the past continued reading something after failing to connect to the internet, because i had it saved with SB.

    Obviously privacy concerns also play here, but not so much. They're just webpages after all. It's about convenience and control, and using what the computer was made for.

    I would make it a point in cases like my personal notes. I would never put anything like that in someones' server.
    I don't care if they're not out to get me. It doesn't matter. My computer has a HD.

    I like the 'cloud' if it makes sense. If it doesn't, i don't give it a second thought.
     
  18. Noob

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    Bookmark synced with my dummy Google Account, every time i format my PC i just log on to my account and VOILA! :D
     
  19. allizomeniz

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    For Firefox, Scrapbook is the only way to go. But since you're not using FF, saving the page is as good as anything. Just make folders with appropriate names and save the html and files.
     
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