A Very Nice Hidden Speed Dial Application To Launch Your Favorite Bookmarks

I not sure how I even happened onto this, but if you go to “www.topsites.me” you can sign up for FREE  (very nice) speed dial utility that will allow you to add your favorite bookmarks. Below is the speed dial I created with various categories, as a sample.

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After finding this hidden speed dial (not really promoted anywhere), I did some further research. This speed dial utility is managed by Nimbus Web Inc. who are the developers of Nimbus Note, Nimbus Clipper, and Nimbus Capture. They also are the developers of a very popular speed dial utility, similar to what I found, but is actually a browser extension called FVD Speed Dial. After digging further, Nimbus also has a sync utility that sync’s the speed dial (called Eversync Everhelper) that if installed allows you to manage your speed dial pages and back them up. I also found that the same sync utility works with the browser extension (FVD Speed Dial) as well, which leads me to believe (have not tested) that I could sync the speed dial I created to the one associated with the browser extension. Now that this is all clear as mud, I have been experimenting with the speed dial I created at “www.topsites.me” and have found it so far, after about a month’s usage to be very reliable.  I also installed the Everysync Everhelper client that allows me to manage the tiles and perform backups. Also, you can add your own background images to the speed dial and in my case, I am using a Weather Channel static map image that routinely changes with updated weather.


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Geek Squeak #17-019: Pocket Extension for Chrome – The best way to save articles, videos and more

I love the Pocket web service to save web pages (and links) instead of using my Chrome browser’s bookmarking feature. By using Pocket, all of the sites I put into (or bookmark to) pocket automatically sync to my phone, tablet and computer and can be viewed at any time, even without an internet connection.

To get started using Pocket, go to getpocket.com, sign up for an account (for FREE). To make the best of Pocket you can then save your finds’ from your email, browser or via the 500+ apps that is integrated with Pocket.

In my case, when using my computer and the Google Chrome Browser, I installed the “Save To Pocket” browser extension for Google Chrome (source link below). The extension is loaded with many features that allows you to capture and save content that is of interest to you… Once you get the hang of using Pocket, whether it be on your computer or smartphone, you will wonder how you did without it.

Extension Features:

  •  One-click saving of any page with the toolbar button or keyboard shortcut
  •  Right-click menu item to save any link, no need to load the page first
  •  Quickly add tags
  •  See related recommendations when you save to Pocket
  •  See trending stories and topics when you open a new tab
  •  Syncs across all devices – iPhone, iPad, Android and more
  •  Completely free, upgrade anytime to Premium for a more powerful Pocket experience

SOURCE: Google Chrome Store – Save To Pocket


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Save Webpages To Google

Google recently came out with a Google Chrome Extension called Google Save that gives you another way to bookmark webpages and images (similar to Pocket). I have been playing around with Google Save for approximately a month now and I am already seeing some improvements.  After you install the extension you will see a star type icon. If you want to save a webpage for later viewing simply click the star.  You can also use tags to categorize and organize the pages you save. To get to your saved pages, simply go to google.com/save …

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