So I’ve been going back and forth a bit with Tony Chang who is the developer of WebNote and he’s actually added some functionality that I’ve asked him for. (That’s one of the great things about this burgeoning community. People like Mark Fletcher at Bloglines, Mike Giles at Furl, Greg Gershman at Blogdigger…they all have been very willing to seek out our ideas and suggestions. Very cool.) He’s created a “New Note” button that I can click on my toolbar to automatically save anything I’ve highlighted to my note page, and he’s also made it so it saves with the link, at least in Firefox. (He’s working on IE.) So, I’ve been adding notes to my page for the last few days, and I think I’m starting to see some potential for this. It’s nice to be able to grab snippets of information and store them to a Web page where I can get at them from my other computers.
Interestingly, I like the way this works in Firefox better than IE. I can drag the notes around very easily, making my page as wide as I want it. I know it’s somewhat of a pain to scroll around a page like that, but the filter function let’s me find notes that I want pretty quickly. Still more to figure out here, and if Tony’s willing, I’d like to be able to do a few more things…
By the way, if you want the New Note link, just start a page and press B; a box with the link will come up. Just drag the link to the toolbar and start saving.