11 March 2007

New Toys

I am not the kind of person who always has to have the latest in technology. Don't get me wrong, I love my toys...I just don't feel a need to be a leader of the pack with things. Recently, I've been playing with some new tools and thought I'd pass the ideas along.

Nearly a year ago, I made the switch to Firefox as my browser and I couldn't be happier with things. All of the annoying hiccups and glitches I used to experience with Explorer aren't issues anymore. Netscape was starting to be a bit fussy, too. If you haven't tried Firefox, I'd recommend downloading it and giving it a try. There are so many ways to customize the browser and personalize your experience on the web. I now have a tool which really works for me.

If you roll over any of the links on this page (in posts or on sidebar), you'll now see that they have Snap. This is a preview tool that lets your readers have a gander at the linked page without leaving yours. What a great way to get a glance for updates (if you don't get RSS feeds) or "try before you buy" in terms of looking at a new-to-you blog.

Have you tried Clipmarks yet? Instead of bookmarking a page, this tool will allow you to "clip" just the parts you want (including video) and save them. You can also use the clips for your blog. I'm looking forward to using my account more often and be able to have acces to some different pieces of information, regardless of what computer I'm using.

If you stumbled across something which is making your digital life more manageable, I hope you'll leave the info in the comments. A gal can never have too many toys...especially ones that don't need batteries.

1 comment:

Exhausted Intern said...

Thanks for the tips, SG! I'll be sure to try some of them out as I figure out this whole blogging thing. One new discovery I'm enjoying is Google Reader (www.google.com/reader), which allows me to subscribe to my favorite blogs and brings them all to one page for me. I can adjust my view to look at all my favorite blogs, or just the ones that have been updated since my last view. Pretty cool stuff!