Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sorting Saturday - Bookmarks - Part 2

This post is a follow-up from my post last Saturday, Sorting Saturday - Bookmarks - Part 1During this past week I had a look at Delicious, StumbleUpon, Diigo and Springpad.

I had some difficulty using Delicious with a Yahoo! ID. I kept getting an error whenever I tried to change my Yahoo! account details. I tried to do the same task using Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer - I got the same error. I even tried on a different computer with a completely different Internet Service Provider, but I kept getting the same error. I submitted a report of the error to Yahoo! Yahoo! Customer Care answered my email and said 'The error you received is typically caused by unusual activity from either your computer or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to Yahoo!.'  They suggested: contact your ISP, check that you are not using third party software to access Yahoo!, scan your computer for spyware/viruses. I have recently scanned my computer for spyware/viruses, I wasn't using any third party software and I have tried two different computers with two different ISPs and got the same error so, unfortunately, I am kind of tired out if now. Should I persevere?

I tried StumbleUpon but I did not really like its interface or features. It wasn't really what I was looking for.

I did like the look of Diigo and will be looking at it further during this next week. 
Here is a video which introduces the features of Diigo

Diigo V4: Research ~ annotate, archive, organize from diigobuzz on Vimeo.
You can also watch the tutorial videos about sharing and collaborating with Diigo.

I really liked my first experiences with Springpad and I am going to continue using it. However, I will not necessarily use it for bookmarking, but I will use it for notetaking, reminders, to-dos, and keeping track of books, movies and music I'm interested in buying etc. I especially like the mobile apps (for iPhoneiPad and Android) and the Google Chrome extensionYou can find  introductory videos at Springpad's YouTube channel

Here is what some other genealogy bloggers are saying about Springpad:

So in summary, over the next week I am going to continue playing with the features of Diigo, and also continue reading the help files at Google Bookmarks (where my bookmarks are currently held and they may even stay there - but they will be better organised!). I am also going to continue playing with the features of Springpad for notekeeping.

Happy researching!
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  1. I'm doing some long overdue blog catchup - I really enjoyed this, thank you. I've used Delicious for a few years and have recently started using Diigo as an alternative and am happy with it, but have not tried Springpad. Am going to now!

  2. Thanks Tanya. I'm really enjoying using Springpad for notetaking. For bookmarks I am still trying out Diigo and also Delicious (as I managed to get it to work for me).


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