Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bookmarks on the Cloud

I finally found a "cloud" bookmark application that I like. I have my Google reader for all the blogs I read, and I thought I could use that, but you can't have folders (or I haven't found them anyway). I guess it's a reader and not a bookmarker (thus the name Google READER, silly).

I found "marklet", and maybe you know about it, but if you don't, I'd recommend it. Benefits so far:

* I can have visual folders for my different things (computer science, teaching resources, fitness ideas, etc).
* I can put a "button" (is it called an extension?) at the top of my browser (like the "Pin It" button from Pinterest. That way, when I come across a site I want to bookmark on any computer I frequently use (and have "extended"), I can just click on the button and it's put into my "clouded bookmarks".
* It's free.
* You can import your already existing bookmarks.
* I can have easy access to all my bookmarks all in one place no matter what computer I'm using.
* Now I don't have to suffer the agony of not having my home bookmarks available when I'm at work and visa versa.
* I get to say marklet, which just rolls off the tongue.


  1. I just wanted to say thank you for making this blog. I've been teaching Geometry for 5 years and Precalculus only for 1 (ack!) and I was trying to find new ways to explain and teach the concepts. I still consider myself a somewhat new teacher. Your blog is FULL of awesome little tidbits and I just want to thank you! I'm so glad I found this!

  2. Sally,

    Thank YOU for commenting :). AND good/bad news, I'll also be teaching geometry and precalculus again next year, so maybe I can come up with new things.

  3. Can others see your/my marklets?

    That's why I would want it. I'm using google bookmarks to save the pages I'd like to remember. I don't particularly care for the interface, but I'll stick with it for myself. What I'm looking for is something like pinterest, to share my finds with others. (But pinterest requires a photo, which my finds often don't have.)

  4. Hi Sue, I don't know if it's sharable, but through this google search:

    it seems that maybe Diigo is sharable. Hope that helps.