Research tools links

December 26, 2010

Mery Christmas.

I propose to browse links about Web research and search tools. My comments I shall try to write after Christmas when I shall find a time to try them



CintaNotes – simple saving and organizing on the Web

March 14, 2010

You should test a simple application Cintanotes:

Excerpt from their webpage

A free, lightweight and user-friendly personal notes manager

CintaNotes is your essential assistant in the daily task of organizing information, such as your own thoughts and ideas, article excerpts, blog postings, quotes from famous people, research data, curious facts, Wikipedia entries, you name it.

Can clip text from anywhere.
Just select it and press the hotkey!

It lets you quickly jot down and tag any useful text that you come across. Unlike browser-based tools like Google Notebook, CintaNotes does not require a web browser to work: the text-clipping “magic” works in any application that can copy text to clipboard!

Fast as-you-type searching

Retrieving information is also trivial: just open CintaNotes and start typing! Only notes containing the typed phrase remain in the list. More sophisticated search criteria are supported, like searching by title or by URL the note was taken from.

No sticky notes clutter

CintaNotes saves your screen real estate and does not clutter it with “sticky notes”. All notes are neatly organized in an easily navigable list.

Run it from your flash drive

CintaNotes is a totally self-contained application, meaning that you can put it on a flash drive and run it directly from there. In this way, your notes will always be with you.

Need more information? Take a look at the help page or ask the program authors directly on the CintaNotes forum.”

100 Powerful Web Tools to Organize Your Thoughts and Ideas

February 4, 2009

You can find lists of different tools categories:

  • note taking and documents
  • bookmarking
  • Mind mapping
  • Personal Wikis
  • Highlighters and sticky notes
  • To-Do lists
  • Collaboration
  • Calendars
  • Timetrackers
  • General organization and Task managers

You should look at each category as Web research tools  do not have exact categorization rules, e.g. you can find Evernote in note-taking category and Webnotes in highlighters and sticky note category.

But I did not find Web research tool Zotero or Scrapbook in any category.

It would be useful to add the category “Web clipping” as well.

In general it is very useful list of  tools and you should read it carefully.

17 Noteworthy Alternatives To Google Notebook

January 28, 2009

There is a list of tols to replace Google Notebook.

But me and other commentators are surprised that Evernote is not mentioned in the list.

Evernote is only mentioned at the beginning

Google’s decision to discontinue development of Google Notebook had some users petitioning to save it, while rival service Evernote is already offering Google Notebook imports. So for those left in the cold, and those not yet sold on Evernote, what are your options for alternatives?

How replace Google Notebook

January 18, 2009

Those who are interested how to replace Google Notebook (more and more info about Google discontinue Google Notebook service)  should look at cnet info

Seven worthy Google Notebook repalcements

You wiil find short info and recommendations how to replace by

  • Evernote
  • Zoho Notebook
  • Clipmarks
  • Ubernote
  • Springnote
  • Delicous
  • Magnolia

Select next tool evaluating your needs, tools using type and all tools benefits and advantages.  Some short info about tools you will find in my previous blogs.

Webnotes – an interesting tool for collecting and saving notes

January 7, 2009

I have started to test an interesting tool Webnotes.

It enables (info from their homepage)


I have downloaded it as a Firefox extension,. You can use and with IE.

It has very simple tutorial – pay attention that you can repeat studying of each page a few times. There is no mark that you have ended.

Very useful that you can collect snippets with automated saving of the title and URL. You can add your sticky note as well.

Later you can publish selecting different parts of your saved info, e.g. ALL (Title, URL, note,  your snippet (selected info) and surrounding info) and only reference info (title and URL).

You can publish both HTML or pdf.

It would be nice if Webnotes operated faster.