I've been using a great tool called Clipmarks for the past few weeks and it's just awesome. Given that I have a bias for sifting through a lot of information when working on a project this is exactly the sort of tool I needed because it allows me to keep track of the meaningful and useful parts of web sites I visit, thus also helping me cope with the incredible loads of information that are available. Before using Clipmarks I used to make PDF files of pages which contained some useful information. Needless to say the management of those files was a real challenge.
Features I just love with Clipmarks:
- the ability to pick several parts of a page and to save them on Clipmarks as one document (called a clip in Clipmarkese)
- the ability to send a document to friends and contacts via email
- tagging of clips
- submission of clips to del.icio.us
- the ability to organize clips as "collections" (which are pretty much like categories, but can be qualifications of privacy if you want)
- the submission of clips to a community of users who will "pop" the clip and push it to first page (a bit like Digg)
- the creation of a personal web space with all of my clips
Clipmarks is absolutely great.