Surfulater is a personal information research service…basically you can bookmark webpages, search all your bookmarks (full-text), organise them into folders, browse by date.
But you are not only bookmarking the URL, you can clip a section of the page, using a right-click extension.
When you go back to Surfulater you can organise that bookmark in folders (even choose from a gallery of folder and bookmark icons).
NOTE: this is not a web-based service and it is not a social service (although the application and data is small enough to carrry around in a USB).
When you click on the bookmark you will see its information page:
- the clipped section
- the URL to the native page
- the link to the attached version of the webpage (offline)
You can re-edit the clipped section (HTML editor), and makes a comment/note
Both clipmarks, and Diigo allow to clip sections of bookmarks and leave comments, but both of these services are web-based, enable tagging and are social systems…plus Diigo does so much more these days, especially annotating webpages.
NOTE: Surfulater organises using folders with a tree browsing or date browsing view as opposed to tagging and flat level view…although you can keep a bookmark in multiple folders.
Also to note is that you can make as many Surfulaters as you want, you can make different tabs or channels (ie. multiple knowledge bases)
An advantage is that Surfulater allows you to clip non-web text (eg. PC files)…and you can also create HTML templates for your space, instead of a clipping webpages view you can have a to-do list view, contacts view, etc…
See the Surfulater screenshot or take the tour…here’s the overview.
I’d like to see a feature comparion matrix with the competitor products…any out there?
See the blog for updates.
[ADDED 05/08/06: I forgot to add e-snips to the web-based social clipping alternatives]