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Posted by Ken
Dec 18, 2008 at 05:15 AM

 

I know that Surfulator can capture a complete web page, its URL, and page title, as well as give you a field for your own comments.  But, if I just want to capture the URL, page title and have a field for comments, are there other programs that that can easily capture this data and automatically populate the correct fields like Surfulator?  I would like to start capturing this data, but I do not necessarily want to capture the web pages themselves.  Can Surfulator be made to do this?  Or, should I be looking at alternate programs?  I should also add that I am looking for a program that has a tree-like organizational structure and tagging so I can organize my data.  I am trying to expand my PIM tools to my web surfing.

Thanks,

—Ken

 


Posted by Pierre Paul Landry
Dec 18, 2008 at 01:01 PM

 

I believe that URp will do it. My own InfoQube does it nicely too, but currently only for FireFox (IE extension will be completed in Jan 2009)

In both cases, you can copy the page or just link to it

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Dec 18, 2008 at 03:42 PM

 

From what I gather, what you are looking for (URL, page title and have a field for comments) should be offered by any ‘bookmark manager’ out there. I personally use LinkStash ( http://www.xrayz.co.uk/linkstash/ ) but there are many more, some working as Firefox add-ins.

Surfulater can also do this (just right click in the page and select Bookmark this Page) but I would suggest a dedicated program is better. In addition, some bookmark managers offer cross-platform support, as well as web backup/sync.

An additional feature I would suggest you look for are tags; it’s easy to get thousands of bookmarks but not so easy to search for or manage them. I find that tags are quick to add when entering a new bookmark, and they can help significantly when searching.

alx

 


Posted by Ken
Dec 18, 2008 at 04:58 PM

 

Hi PPL,

I was wondering if this could be done in IQ.  Is there a specific tutorial or article that I should look at on the web site that further explains how this will be done in IQ?  I am hoping that the capture would be easy and somewhat automatic.  Also, would it work with the portable version of Firefox?

Thanks,

—Ken

 


Posted by Ken
Dec 18, 2008 at 05:02 PM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>From what I gather, what you are looking for (URL, page title and have a field for
>comments) should be offered by any ‘bookmark manager’ out there. I personally use
>LinkStash ( http://www.xrayz.co.uk/linkstash/ ) but there are many more, some
>working as Firefox add-ins.
> >Surfulater can also do this (just right click in the
>page and select Bookmark this Page) but I would suggest a dedicated program is better.
>In addition, some bookmark managers offer cross-platform support, as well as web
>backup/sync.
> >An additional feature I would suggest you look for are tags; it’s easy
>to get thousands of bookmarks but not so easy to search for or manage them. I find that
>tags are quick to add when entering a new bookmark, and they can help significantly
>when searching.
> >alx

Thank you for the link, Alexander.  I woudl agree with your observations.  I believe that I did mention tagging in my original post.  Web captureis a new adventure for me, as I always thoguth that I could remember my web research finding in my brain, but the volume has increased substantially, and bookmarks just do not work well enough for me.  I will take a look at LinkStash.

—Ken

 


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