Just a quick sharing post…I was looking for a tool where I could jot down a note, link or file and retrieve it from another PC, or just as a quick jot down note to use the next day.
This is not really a to-do or formal note feature, it’s for when I find something and I haven’t got time or I have to leave, I just want to put it somewhere and look at it when I have time in a couple of hours, or from another PC…basically it’s like a waiting bay or clipboard.
email - yuk…even if I can use a simple email me bookmarklet
bookmarks - don’t want to mix this stuff with stuff I collect…perhaps temporary bookmarks like listmixer
online storage - mmm, nah
wiki - not really…at times I have used the lightweight wiki feature on Blummy
WorkHack - limited entry space
ChangeToLink - not what I’m looking for
RTM, Zettels - too much for my purpose
For mobile phone (or mobile email) I like the new RTM intergration into Gmail
Google Notebook, Notefish - very good
cl1p - second place
…and the winner is an old favourite, Webnote.
cl1p was my tool of choice, but I’ve grown fond of Webnote again, it’s just dead simple…it’s focused on one thing and that’s it.
- create as many pages as you like, add as many notes as you like to each page
- when you are in a page press CTRL-B to create a bookmarklet…next note you add, highlight text and click the bookmarklet
- there is no login to manage all your pages
- no private pages
cl1p has all these features (you can manage all pages, and private settings)
- it also has a forum setting for on the fly discussions
- you can also add files upto 2 mg, so I’ll be using it for this feature for sure…see more.
Both these services have gone for the non-tag approach, which is a good thing, because I’m just using it as a temporary waiting bay. I’ve got two Webnote URL’s, one for blog ideas, and the other for temp clipboard stuff.
As mentioned Webnote is smooth, simple, clean, and easy to use…it does one simple thing.
[ADDED 24/01/07: Rob Mayhew from cl1p emailed me about more features:
“You can now upload more files to cl1p - up to ten 2MB files, or ten 30MB files for owned cl1ps. Simply click the ‘Add More Files’ button at the bottom of your plain text cl1p.
Firefox users can now install the cl1p browser button. Once installed you can select text on any webpage and click the cl1p button. The value of the selection and the website it is from will be appended to the bottom of your cl1p.
Install cl1p in your office! Clipboard Core is here, offering a version of cl1p you can install on your own local network. Clipboard Core is perfect for businesses who do not want to send data outside of their local network. Visit clipboardcore.com for more information.”]
[ADDED 1/2/08: Just noticed Google Notebook has a mobile version, this may become my main tool. Post via Google Toolbar, browser extension, mouse extension and now by mobile web. This way I have one site with lots of notebooks…and I can tag each note I add to a notebook, this means I can view notes across notebooks. Plus I can make it public or invite people to collaborate…hmm, maybe this is the winner.]