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In the almost constant stream of announcements we had during last weeks (Amazon, Apple, Google, HP, …), one of the potentially most interesting and useful tool of the web has gone through a restyle in the shadow. (it’s now, but I used to love the old URL), probably the most popular social bookmarking web services, has been bought by AVOS System (the Company founded by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen … anybody said YouTube?) back in April, and at the end of September it launched with a new look and a new feature.

I joined in 2006, when I was starting to have a lot of interesting websites and pages to store somewhere and to access from everywhere. I used it a little in the beginning, then I froze my account for some 4 years, since I really didn’t find the service as useful as it promised to be. I didn’t exactly know the reason I stopped using it at that time, but I simply found out I did not go through my past bookmarks as frequently as I first thought.

Last year I logged into once again. The need to store information was at a high level and I really needed a tool (a web tool) to help me with it. Unfortunately, for the second time failed to satisfy me. I then started to figure out why it did so. And that was the reason why I surfed through the net and found tools like WebNotes, Diigo and Amplify. None of these web tools are state-of-the-art, but each of them is a few steps ahead, even after its last restyle and the introduction of “Stacks”. - Social Bookmarking Logo

Read why failed to satisfy me (and possibly many other users)


Web Notes

In the last few months I’ve felt more and more the need to store the web pages I read (and which are of some interest to me) in one single place where I can access them easily. Needless to say that “browsers’ favorites” is not the tool for me: it is somehow “local”, while I was looking for something more “free”. I therefore tried to go back to, which I used some years ago, but once again I was not fully satisfied (and in my case “being not fully satisfied” is the first step in the very sad path also known as “giving up”, when it comes to technology in general).

What I was really looking for was a tool that would allow me not only to store web pages on the web, but also to annotate them, highlight crucial sentences and points (so that I don’t have to read the whole page again to remember why I saved it), store them in folders, share them with friends and co-workers and access them wherever I go. I started Googling and one of the first result was Web Notes, a tool I now can’t imagine my weblife without.

Web Notes - A tool to annotate and share web pages

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