Google Notebook Released : User Reviews Welcomed
Google Notebook has been released and is now live and ready to be used. I have not had the chance to download it as of yet, but the browser extension is getting a flip through by Bill Slawski, who’s initial thoughts are worth mentioning.
The idea behind it is that you can use it to take notes about web pages , and copy snippets from those pages, and keep them in notebooks, which you can keep private, or make accessible to the public. A link to the page where you found the material makes it easy to return to the source of the information.
Notebooks can be organized into sections, and can contain images as well as text. The program can be accessed from more than one computer, which means that the information contained within it is stored by Google rather than on your own computer.
I really like the way that the mini notebook, and the full page notebook work together. As a tool for tracking information on the web, it’s pretty useful. I could see some value in using it as a work tool when looking at a site, and considering rewriting content on the pages of that site. Or in writing notes for a blog post, or article or paper.
One of the features that isnâ€™t working yet is the ability to search other public notebooks. The message that I received is that â€œSearch will be available in a few days .â€
And here’s a rundown of the features from Google :
* Clip useful information.
You can add clippings of text, images and links from web pages to your Google Notebook without ever leaving your browser window.
* Organize your notes.
You can create multiple notebooks, divide them into sections, and drag-and-drop your notes to stay organized.
* Get access from anywhere.
You can access your Google Notebooks from any computer by using your Google Accounts login.
* Publish your notebook.
You can share your Google Notebook with the world by making it public.
If you too have had the chance to try out Google Notebook, please fee free to lend your thoughts in the comments below.