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Is there a way to bookmark sites with corresponding screenshots?
January 29, 2010 7:26 AM   Subscribe

I have a LOT of bookmarks for craft tutorials, supply places, etc. Often I can remember what the page of a tutorial looked like but can't remember what it was called, or even sometimes what it was about. ("There was this project that I remember thinking was really cool at the time... the site was really purple...") Is there a Firefox plug-in, Mac application, AIR application, or online service that lets you bookmark sites with corresponding screenshots? Thanks!
posted by cyborgirl to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Evernote can do something like this.
posted by proj at 7:42 AM on January 29, 2010


Ditto Evernote, with the Firefox clipping plugin. It does EXACTLY what you're asking.
posted by deadmessenger at 7:52 AM on January 29, 2010


Have you tried Bookmark Previews?
posted by anaelith at 7:55 AM on January 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


For firefox I use "webmynd" (http://www.webmynd.com/html/)

You can visually browse your history and filter through the pages you are looking at - its a pretty slick way to view your history (though not specifically your bookmarks). It was very usable, and I never clear my history for the exact reason you mention.
posted by kenbennedy at 8:34 AM on January 29, 2010


I used to use Browseback for this sort of thing. It watches you browse and stores a PDF snapshot of every page you visit. You can configure it so you don't fill up your cache with shots of google results or whatever.

Very useful for the "I remember it was purple" sort of memory-jogging.
posted by chazlarson at 8:36 AM on January 29, 2010


Nthing Evernote. I use it to do just what you want it to do: save crafty-related stuff. All I have to do is click-drag across whatever photo and/or text on the page that I want to save, click the "save to evernote" link in my browser's tool bar and what I highlighted gets saved. I can access all the photos and notes I saved via Evernote's website, my iPhone* or offline through an application on my desktop. It's really slick and I've started to use it to save scanned in pages from magazines and library books too.
posted by jamaro at 9:05 AM on January 29, 2010


I use Wists expressly for this purpose. Added bonus that it seems to have attracted a following from the Craftster set, so you can look at other people's craft-related Wists as well as make your own.
posted by bettafish at 1:03 PM on January 29, 2010


Since you seem to use a Mac, Safari 4 actually takes snapshots of pages, and you can see them in the history.
posted by floam at 10:55 AM on January 31, 2010


And bookmarks, if you go into the Collections view.
posted by floam at 10:55 AM on January 31, 2010


I use a Firefox add on called Speed Dial, which lets you set up lots of pages and as many screenshot bookmarks as you want on each page.
posted by soelo at 1:21 PM on February 2, 2010


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