Just when I think I’m ahead of the game, I learn something new. I did not know Microsoft currently maintains a site called “Microsoft Live Labs”. Live Labs, established by Microsoft in January 2006, is a test bed for Windows Live projects that are developed through the collaberation of engineers, scientists, researchers and the online community.
During my visit to the site, I was introduced to what I think is a jewel of a cloud application, called “Thumbtack”. Thumbtack, currently in development, is an online application that serves as your personal collecting point for notes, web clippings, pictures, web sites, etc… Thumbtack allows you to publish and share your collections with others. Thumbtack is an AJAX application, has no OS dependencies and currently supports the Internet Explorer and Firefox 3 browsers. Using a bookmarklet feature associated with thumbtack, you can quickly (and easily) grab content from the web and have it automatically delivered to your Thumbtack account for future reference. As an avid blogger, I can see where this cloud app will serve as a great research tool. If you currently have a “Hotmail or Windows Live” account you can easily give “Thumbtack” a try.
If you do not have an account, you can [ click here ] to get started.
To learn more about “Thumbtack” I encourage you to visit the “Thumbtack Site”.
Reflected below are (2)-two video which explains the features of “Thumbtack”.