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Thread: Weeding out bookmarked sites

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    Weeding out bookmarked sites

    It was getting hard to find things in my lists of saved sites. If there is such a thing as a website collector/hoarder, I guess I qualify. My sewing, quilting, blogs, and garden categories had over a hundred names in each.

    I decided to do some weeding out, and was dismayed to discover that some of the sites were no longer there. The information, tutorials, and photos that I thought I could rely upon for future use were gone. I am so bummed out!



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    That happened to me too. DARN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    It was getting hard to find things in my lists of saved sites. If there is such a thing as a website collector/hoarder, I guess I qualify. My sewing, quilting, blogs, and garden categories had over a hundred names in each.

    I decided to do some weeding out, and was dismayed to discover that some of the sites were no longer there. The information, tutorials, and photos that I thought I could rely upon for future use were gone. I am so bummed out!


    This is why I love Pinterest. It doesn't guarantee that links won't be broken at some point but the page image will remain the same and you can make notes so that you at least have some idea of what you were saving.

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    Time for me to also clean out bookmarks, I don't really use them anyway. If I want to save something good I make if a PDF or save a copy of it in word for future use.

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    It's good to clean out bookmarks, and I, too, have been dismayed to find some links dead. But then I figure there are so many more cool links yet to find, it will all even out in the end!

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    I found a cool way to deal with bookmarks...I set up a Word document and I place all bookmarks in the doc. When it reaches 8 pages, I start another doc and save the first. After 3 successive saves, I go back to doc 1 and run through all the links, saving the good ones, deleting the so/so. Takes very little space and time to do this.
    Meanwhile, my Microsoft Office came with an application called One Note... I LOVE THIS PROGRAM. You can make tabs and copy projects on each page of the tab. This is for a project that I really dont want to lose. Take a look at it over at the Microsoft site. It's really cool.

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    I have a mac and there is a free program like One Note for macs. Its called Growly Notes.

    How else do you use your One Notes? I am interested.

    Quote Originally Posted by leighway View Post
    I found a cool way to deal with bookmarks...I set up a Word document and I place all bookmarks in the doc. When it reaches 8 pages, I start another doc and save the first. After 3 successive saves, I go back to doc 1 and run through all the links, saving the good ones, deleting the so/so. Takes very little space and time to do this.
    Meanwhile, my Microsoft Office came with an application called One Note... I LOVE THIS PROGRAM. You can make tabs and copy projects on each page of the tab. This is for a project that I really dont want to lose. Take a look at it over at the Microsoft site. It's really cool.
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    There is a free web site organizer on www.portaportal.com The free one does have ads at the bottom, but I just ignore them. The hardest part is deciding on your categories. I have created more for quilting because the lists became so long. It is easy to use, and they have never given out any info.

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    Pinterest!!!!!!!
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