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If I am reading a really long book online, after leaving and coming back a few days later, I have no way of remembering where I stopped.

Is there any "tool" (for browser say, I use chrome), that can remember how far down the page I was when stopped reading it?

Been looking for this for a few years, but so far found nothing really good.

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This might seem a little old-school, but especially due to my multi-tasking nature, I find it handy ( and sanity-preserving :c) ) to keep a simple text file saved on my desktop to keep track of websites I am currently using/investigating. The problem I think you are asking about is... how do I track where I am in a huge amount of text on one webpage. If the resource isn't paginated, a trick I use it to copy a line from the section where I am, underneath the URL, and then when I reopen the page, I just use Find and paste in the sentence. Boom, I'm right where I left off.

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Or print the website to a pdf file and add bookmarks/notes to the pdf version. –  0x6d64 Jan 11 '12 at 10:07
    
If you wanted to go that route (saving content locally), one could also save to a Word Document and add a comment or even highlight/change font colour on a few lines on the page to act as a temporary bookmark. Web formatting doesn't always translate well in the copy and paste, but sometimes it does. –  Dallas Jan 11 '12 at 14:19
    
If you have OneNote, then simply copy and paste a few words. OneNote will automatically put in a hyperlink. Plus, all you have to do is hit WIN+N to pull up OneNote. –  Zian Choy Jan 14 '12 at 1:31
    
@ZianChoy I really want this to be cross-computer, so that if I save it at work on windows, I could come home and access it on linux. –  drozzy Jan 20 '12 at 17:33
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The firefox addon ReadItLater does that. Besides that, it is really a great tool to save temporary bookmarks. Hoever, I don't know if all the other versions (iPhone, Android, web Version, see RIL website) of RIL do that.

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It seems, RIL doesn't support chrome as a plugin (only web version available). But I'll check it out in FF. Thanks –  drozzy Jan 9 '12 at 11:08
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@drozzy There are a bunch of RIL extensions for chrome. I find "Readmine" the best one: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/… –  multipole Jan 9 '12 at 22:49
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In addition to ReadItLater, search for highlighter or something like that, for example: Simple highlighter, or Annotated Scrollbars. Also maybe you can find Diigo useful.

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