Bookmarks Toolbar Evolution
I’m generally having one of those days where you sit down to do “something” on the computer and three hours have passed and you’ve done a lot but not the “something.” I can generally avoid this problem because I have a bunch of online tools that help me do it, but today I’m working in someone else account and those tools aren’t available as easily.1 That’s when it dawned on me, when did my bookmarks toolbar become so really, really important?
Here’s what my toolbar looks like in Safari on my Mac (looks about the same in Chrome on my Dell).
However, you might also want to pass this particular article along to some folks who you know also might want to see it. Personally, I’m a firm believer in thoroughly reading what I forward. The value of the network depends on how much we fact check and filter. But sometimes the source is enough and that’s what the Sharethis bookmarklet will do for you. It generates an inline dialogue box that lets you share the article with friends in innumerable ways (email, delicious, friendfeed, facebook, ust to name a small few).
The list of handy bookmarklets goes on. “Post to Delicious” will let you track your bookmarks online at delicious.com so you can get to them from any platform or machine. Todoist is a fantastic to-do tracker that I’ve raved about before—their delegate bookmarklet will let you turn pages and online email items into to-to items in your lists. And is.gd will take horrendously long URLs (like mine) and make them bite-size for posting to something like Twitter or just making your emails easier on the eyes.