Yahoo Search Pad – a new web research tool

February 5, 2009

Today I have received a lot of info about new Yahoo tool – Search Pad that can be used for Web research (online research) and note taking.  Results can be easily printed or send by email.

But I could not test it as only some users can do it.
Search Pad is currently only in testing and is not visible to all users.”

In any case you can look at demo or presentation.

One excerpt

“Search Pad attempts to mitigate search time by “intelligently detecting users’ research intent,” according Yahoo. The feature automatically collects visited sites and provides users with simple tools to organize searches and take notes.

Once triggered, users can edit, delete and re-order notes they have taken about a particular search topic. That information can then be printed out or sent in an email to coworkers, friends and families. Notes can also be saved and accessed at a later date via a user’s Yahoo ID.


Kreeo – a new KM system that can be used as a Web research (Web clipping) tool as well

January 25, 2009

Look at a new system Kreeo that can be very successfully used for Web research (Web clipping).

Kreeo developers in India  describe their system as a Knowledge Management platform:

“} Kreeo is a knowledge management (structured and unstructured) platform for the enterprises and masses with dynamic portal support

Kreeo as a KM platform can be used as a

– Web research (online research) tool

– Web clipping tool

– note taking (capturing) and saving tool

– social discussion tool (forums, question-answers, polls)

– blog

– storage for knowledge (concepts with descriptions and detail info at lower level)

– public and personal tool

– communication tool

– and more.

They enable to save information of different types (text, graphic, photo).

You can very easy capture info from the Web and save both in your personal notebook (you can create a number of notebooks) or public notebook ( ERRORNO PUBLIC NOTEBOOKS – I have received such a comment from kreeo developer).

As Kreeo is beta not all features are operating now. I am waiting for a feature – capturing info from RSS as I browse each day a lot of RSS and I should like to save my selected info.

There are more usefull features and shall write about them later.

Kreeo is beta so far but and now you can use it for a lot of different purposes.