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I used Evernote for quite a while, and I have nothing but good things to say about it. It's perfect for a lot of use cases, and may well be for yours. However, I recently switched from using Evernote to using a Personal Wiki. I have an installation of PmWiki set up on my private hosting, accessible from anywhere with a URL but password protected so that no ...


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In all honesty, I view XMarks as the best option. Most other options are browser-specific, such as the Google Chrome Sync utility. The benefit of XMarks is that it does work across browsers, and personally, I like that it sticks to a single domain (i.e., it only syncs bookmarks, nothing else [password syncing was dropped]). In other words, if it isn't ...


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I use Delicious to save bookmarks that I may want to share (it also allows private unshared bookmarks as well). A nice feature is the ability to add tags to each bookmark and a description. In addition, you can search by tag among the shared bookmarks saved by others. For example, you can search for bookmarks tagged with "ubuntu" and you get a list of ...


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I'd suggest to use tags for your bookmarks or text snippets (even if you will not directly remember them) use an information management software like DevonThink Pro or Evernote or whatever you like to store useful text information, images and bookmarks and add tags to them. If you store full text instead of only a bookmark, you might be more likely able ...


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I like Xmarks very much, have been using it for years now. Tried Google bookmarks but didn't like it much However, I've been using delicios and later switched to pinboard.in for more long-term, reference-like saving of bookmarks. It's a great way of researching a topic/purchase/party ideas, then tagging them appropriately and refer to them later. I used ...


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I find that having lists where I will see them when I need them is helpful. So articles and video links should definitely be stored online. Shopping lists and recipe ideas should be near your kitchen, even if the actual recipe is online. Having a place for everything and having that place make sense is the first important detail to consider. Another idea ...


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My approach is this: as a firefox user i can assign tags to bookmarks saved in the browser. This tags will be searched along my history when I start typing in the address bar. When tagging my bookmarks, I tend to tag them with several synonyms just to be sure. If a website is very important, I import it into evernote. This way, the site will be downloaded ...


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My current approach is multi-pronged: if I can't read it now, but want to read it later, I send it to Instapaper once I read something, if it's a link I'd like to go back to later, I send it to Delicious if I want the link handy in my browser, I save it to local bookmarks (synced with XMarks) if there is specific information I want to save for later ...


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Evernote is probably the tool you're looking for. If you stay under their quotas, it's free and meets this need brilliantly. Everything I could evangelize about here is better covered by their website. But, a few features you might find useful: Tags and Tagged Searches Cross-browser integration for taking, reading, and searching notes. Newer versions of ...


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I agree with the tools mentioned already. Just want to call out that it's likely your biggest problem is not the technology but your system. And if you are like me, your system needs to be based on context. How do you use, or want to use, the snippets you find? For me, I want two things: topic and process. Topic is like an index. i just want to hit a ...


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I've had the same problem and tried several types of bookmarking and such, only noticing that there's always something new coming up or something old seeming less of a good idea than it was at first. So finally I decided to go for the most stable, simple and trusted system to preserve textual information on the long term. It's simply made of: The File ...


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I use everything that is at hand to write it down. Sending me e-mails, take notes in my notebook etc. Bookmarks to read and different lists too. Use everything that is working for you. But to write down to do one of the things is the most important thing. In GTD you should write down not only what to do, but what the next action would be to do it. Doing ...


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I've already answered some of your questions. Not only use thematic tags, also temporal (2012, 2011,...), hierachical (interesting, important, timeless, frequently needed). Delicious can be nicely integrated in Firefox sidebar. The lack of a sidebar in Chrome detained me from using it. My system looks like this: 30-40 weekly used links are shown in the ...


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I have long struggled and meditated on this problem. What I ultimately decided is that a repository of bookmarks, or of any kind of knowledge, is useless as a static collection and quickly degenerates into a backlog never to be accessed again. I abandoned my humongous Delicious account and have since been developing a little something that offers a different ...


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I don't have a complete answer for you, but some snippets around Evernote may be of some use. Evernote keeps a revision history, although you can't get at it unless you're a paid subscriber. It works very well. There is an add-on for Evernote that allows you to design templates for your notes. I've only read about it, I have no experience with it, but it ...


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So here's what I do. It might help. I have two 'effective' inboxes. I have the inbox for my tasks (which is also my mail inbox - I send a lot of mail to myself with things to do or remember). Every active thing that can possibly be redirected there is (including SMSs and voicemails, they arrive as new emails there). If you set this up right you know that ...


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I can recommend movielens for tracking your movie list. The more movies you will rate the more precise the predictions for you will be. I'm using it for about two years and it gives me good recommendations. I have a feeling I have seen similar sites for other things too (like books, music etc.) Recently, quite popular is a kind of social network named ...


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I second Evernote response. It's available through a browser and there are clients for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. I've been using it for years and it's great. If you pony up for the premium account it adds neat features like text recognition in photographs. I couple this with Nozbe as a to do list. Nozbe is also available in the browser and has ...


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Lately, as I've been coming up against the same problem, I've started clipping webpages to Microsoft OneNote. I'm not usually a Microsoft fan, but this seems to be a rather powerful solution to the problem of information conglomeration. The best part, for me, is that I can organize things into topics, but I can still do a global search. Granted, it's only ...


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I suggest using Read It Later. Even when it looks like a bookmark site, for me has been much more useful than Stumble Upon favourites and Delicious. It is very helpful that you can create an account to link your browser based app and the Android/iOS based apps. Also, many feed readers have connection to it, so it is very easy to manage your interesting ...


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It may sound a little weird, but in my experience, the more I try to memorize/organize something, the little I use those organized information. In short, we can't predict what we may/will need in the future. So instead pouring lots of effort to organize things, I find a seemingly more effective way. Whenever I found something interesting, I send it to ...


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I liked the features XMarks provided, but it slowed the browser to a halt whenever it synced (the issue may have been fixed since I stopped using it) and it was annoying to keep the extension updated on all of my browsers and machines (4 machines with 4 browsers on each). I was also disappointed at its inability to sync custom search engines and keyword ...



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