Monday, June 23, 2008

[TIPS] An Awesome Highlighter

Many thanks to Kathy Blair for sharing this with me via the for:jgates513 tag in Delicious.

Since citebite no longer works with Firefox 3 I was happy to learn of this tool. Create an account and add the firefox extension. Then, when you find some text on a page that youd like to point to, simply click the [AH] icon in the toolbar, highlight the text on the page (up to 2000 characters) and you get a specific url to email to your friends or to post as a link. You can add comments to it, as well. When your friend views that page there is a frame at the top with a button the take the person directly to the highlighted section (Jump to Highlights). They can read your notes, as well. There is even an RSS feed for your page of highlighted sites. Heres a quick example:

This feels much like Diigo to me, but at a much simpler level. Ive not figured out how to add a note without losing my highlight, but Im sure its MY rush to get back to work that is the issue.

Anyway, its a nice way to point someone right to a spot on a page. Oh, and dont forget eyejot, the site that lets you record a little movie that shows up in the top frame. Like this example:

1 comment:

ifrit said...

Thanks a lot for the tip!!

I was looking for an alternative to Citebite and this is just perfect!

And you don't need to create an account for use it ;)