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Somehow I am not a great fan of Browser Bookmarks, what would be an alternative solution to managing my Browsing links, sometimes I like only a section of the page and would like to tag them and keep it for offline viewing in the future.
What would be other effective ways to manage the internet(so to speak)

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have a local tiddlywiki and copy, paste and link in it

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You could use Evernote for saving all the stuff you find interesting. Here's more info from the site:

Stop forgetting stuff! With Evernote, remember everything and find it any time.

  • To-do lists
  • Snapshots Text and ink notes
  • Audio recordings

Evernote can even recognize text in images. Take a snapshot of something and send it into Evernote. We'll make it searchable.

It also has Google Gerars integration, so you can use it offline if you want.

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Is it open source / free software? –  Kevin Boyd Sep 14 '09 at 5:36
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It's free (there are paid accounts as well which offer you a higher upload limit and support for more file types), but it's not opensource. It's a highly recommended service; I've heard a lot of praise for it and I like it as well. It's a bit overkill for me, though; I mostly use Google Tasks for note taking. –  alex Sep 14 '09 at 6:37
    
I want to like Evernote, but the lack of linux support, and gears only working in the desktop (not the mobile) version stop me. –  salmonmoose Sep 14 '09 at 7:07
    
You don't have to like it :). As I said, I prefer Google Tasks myself, but Evernote seemed better suited for what AeonFlux wanted. –  alex Sep 14 '09 at 7:12

There's also ScrapBook for Firefox. From the add-on's page:

ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support. Major features are:

  • Save Web page
  • Save snippet of Web page
  • Save Web site
  • Organize the collection in the same way as Bookmarks
  • Full text search and quick filtering search of the collection
  • Editing of the collected Web page
  • Text/HTML edit feature resembling Opera's Notes

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/427

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I'm sure it sounds kludgy, but for me it works: if I encounter a link or piece of text I want to find in the future, I copy/paste it to Gmail and mail it to myself, adding a few selected keywords. Whenever I need to access the text/link, I search for one of the keywords. It's uncomplicated, doesn't require installing extensions or software and works from every computer.

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I use Google bookmarks and subscribe to the RSS feed of each tag as a bookmark folder. Saves messing about :)

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I would recommend using Bokemarks.com, which is an online bookmarks manager. It does not have the functionality you are asking for in regards to "saving a section of the webpage" but in regards to ways to "manage the internet" I like it a lot because it saves the "important" part of the webpage so it's easy to remember.

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