What is the best way to bookmark?

There was a time when it was enough to just bookmark content in our browsers. However, things have become more complex. We work across multiple computers, links become broken and we are simply too overwhelmed to read everything we discover immediately.

What then is the best way to manage all of this content? Below I share my approach. However, its far from perfect and I would love to hear suggestions in the comments below.

  • http://twitter.com/tjefford Tyler Jefford

    Didn’t know about greplin, I will be trying this out now. My biggest hurdle is working on a Mac at home, and a PC and old mac at work. Finding a way to sync all of the information has been a struggle. I have used zootool (http://zootool.com) for a good web based solution.

  • http://twitter.com/tjefford Tyler Jefford

    Didn’t know about greplin, I will be trying this out now. My biggest hurdle is working on a Mac at home, and a PC and old mac at work. Finding a way to sync all of the information has been a struggle. I have used zootool (http://zootool.com) for a good web based solution.

  • Paul de Wouters

    thanks for showing Greplin! I’m glad I’m not the only one struggling with the most effective way to bookmark and more importantly retrieve bookmarks later.
    Currently, I use Pinboard and Instapaper, and sometimes Evernote, but not a real strategy like you demonstrated for each type of bookmark.

  • http://twitter.com/prisca_eyedea Prisca Schmarsow

    How about Gimmebar [https://gimmebar.com/]? 

    I used to have a similar method, saving different sources in different ways – but Gimmebar looks very promising. Been using it for a while now and it’s getting better and more efficient all the time ~ I can only recommend it :)

  • http://twitter.com/dashdotnl marjolein banis

    i use http://licorize.com, always access even from mobile, it works fast in browser crossplatform, captures images, video.. anything and you can group content in projects, tag

  • http://arogoff.com Andrew Rogoff

    i use xmarks.com which used to be great. it used to sync all by bookmarks across firefox, chrome and safari. but, ever since i moved to OS X Lion, it won’t sync properly with safari. but it still syncs chrome and firefox. i want to get my bookmarks on my iphone and ipad too and you can do this by logging into their website. it’s not ideal but at least you can get to them.

  • John Lammers

    I’ve been using Diigo for bookmarks and like it quite a bit, though I still use Evernote and Instapaper in the same way you describe.  I have the vague feeling I’m not using Diigo to its fullest…  I’ll have to checkout Greplin–that sounds great.

  • John Lammers

    I’ve been using Evernote and Instapaper in the way you describe, but switched from Delicious to Diigo for bookmarking.  Diigo has some nice highlighting and sticky note features…though in I find pull things into Evernote when I want to do that.  

    I actually use OneNote quite a bit and love it for clipping.  I’m torn–OneNote is so much slicker than Evernote–organization and reorganization is easier and faster, typography is better, and silly as it sounds, the vertical spacing in Evernote drives me nuts–for instance, the amount of space between a bullet list and its preceding paragraph is large enough that it looks like it doesn’t belong with it.  On the other hand, Evernote is more ubiquitous.  I realize that both are meant to be your one place for notes, and by using them both, I’m driving myself slowly mad….

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