Tuesday, April 25, 2006


This is a content-clipping tool (beyond simple bookmarking) that allows you to select and save pieces from the websites you surf, like text, videos, photos, etc. It's very similar to the pioneer Clipmarks, but there are still some differences. For instance, with clipclip you can email to other people the clips you create. They will receive the actual content of your clip and furthermore: two links, one to the clipclip page where your clip is stored and one to the original website from where you created the clip.

Clipmarks, on the other hand, does not provide the feature of emailing the actual clip but just of emailing the clipmark's URL, so your friends will need to jump from the email message to the Clipmarks site in order to meet the clip content.

clipclip is very new, so it's very behind Clipmarks in terms of community and social interaction among clippers. Anyway, despite being an old Clipmarks member, I find the clipclip interface easy to use and elegant. It does not require any software installation (unlike Clipmarks extensions) but a simple bookmarklet. However, they need to improve the method to select the pieces from a website that you want to clip, since now it's a bit limited.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


toread consists of a bookmarklet that you install in your browser favorites, so every time you find a web page that you want to keep to review later, just click on the bookmarklet and the page, as it is, as it appears originally, will be sent to your email inbox. Registering to toread only requires your email address, that one to which you will receive exact screenshots of the webpages you wish to read later. Beyond simple URL bookmarking, toread sends you the actual page, then it's up to you if you want to keep it or not as a message within your email system. If you happen to use Gmail, toread comes handy, since you can assign labels to your toread received pages, for further storage and review.


Tuesday, April 11, 2006