April 7, 2008 in Business

Saving that Web page

The Spokesman-Review

How do I easily save a Web page so that I can always find it later?

Assorted products and browser tools have come forward to tackle this job. In the old days you’d save the link in bookmarks, and you hoped the same link would still be there in a few months.

It often wasn’t. So then people saved the whole page. But that step used up hard drive space.

We recommend two options: Furl.net or the Zotero plugin for the Firefox browser.

Furl is a simple Web service that lets you park pages you find and want to save. You create a free account and then add a little bookmarklet (an icon that you drag to the browser menu bar). Anytime then when you want to save a page, you click the bookmarklet and it lets you save the page online. That lets you find it later whenever you hunt through your Furl links.

Zotero is not an online option. It saves pages in complete form to your hard drive, but it offers a great search and directory option to help you keep track of what you’re organizing. For those not inclined to save the full page, Zotero also lets you save just a link to the page you’re saving.

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