Saving websites to read later or share with friends can sometimes be a hassle. Whether the problem involves a broken link, a jumbled tag, or a malfunctioning computer, the end result is the same: The information you once tried to save is either temporarily inaccessible or gone for good. Scrible offers a solution to that, by providing a new way to save, annotate, and organize the websites you love.
To use Scrible, you don’t have to download any programs or install any new systems. Just drag the Scrible bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmark toolbar and you’re ready to go. When you come upon a site worth saving, click the bookmarklet button and a Scrible toolbar will immediately show up at the top of your screen. Click the “Save” button to save a copy of the website as it currently appears to your Scrible account, or click the “Add Note” button and type a quick note to remind yourself why, exactly, you’re saving this site to begin with. Although Scrible is a functional bookmarking tool, its real usefulness has to do with annotation and collaboration. Click on the “Highlight Text” button, select a color, and you can start highlighting all the most important parts of whatever website you’re on. Add sticky notes to explain your annotations and include a dynamic legend to organize your annotations by topic.
Once you’re done marking up a page, you can export the annotations to Microsoft Word or share them with others via email. Colleagues will be able to access the annotated version of the webpage you saved and add further annotations of their own. Scrible also gives users access to their own powerful personal libraries, where they can save webpages to refer back to at any point in the future. This is especially useful in cases where sites have been pulled down or when links have been broken.
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