I'm looking for a personal archive management tool since plenty of information in my head for a while, and I probably don't want to use many apps in the same time. Below is my experience by chronological order:
I almost use it as a word processor and presentation program. For instance, create resume, draft my ideas, make a really simple presentation with graph, calculate with spreadsheet when I didn't want to program. Sometimes need collaborators to complete these tasks. However, I don't like the folder system of Google Drive either the mobile app is not fully-functional now (can't create a new document offline).
I've stored the physical files in Dropbox like save games, system configuration to share among my working computer, photo destination for ifttt. What I like in Dropbox is cross-platform, you can use in all major OS: Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, web and it automatically sync. That's awesome! (before others can)
I use Evernote to collect short notes, as its name, mostly daily usage note e.g. booking number, hosting ip, my different addresses, wi-fi password, expenses while traveling, movies wish list. I like the web clipper extension that make a lot easier to save any text or page.
I didn't use this so much, just only when I tried to create a collection of Thai music video from YouTube. I think it's good for creativity finder, fashionista, woman and who are tired of the old layout style.
I once tried Clipboard since they first lunch in 2011. It has the cool clipping snippet, and that's it! :)
I found this geeky tool (look at the UI) while I was searching for services. Their promising business model makes this service different, and they also provide cool API for developer, so it has many awesome app that connected to Pinboard, like DeliBar.
You can highlight text or even add sticky note to any web page, and it'll show when you revisit it.
I'm looking for a personal archive management tool since plenty of information in my head for a while, and I probably don't want to use many apps in the same time. Below is my experience by chronological order
Things to concern:
- collect interesting articles
- capture my thought
- with tagging system
- collaborating (at least for sharing)
- full-text search
- archive reading (read it later is just for one-time-read article)
- cross platforms (or at least web + mobile app)
- unlimited upload size
- history control
- jot note
- pricing, ads
- import/export (in case of service is shutting down)
In my opinion, Clipboard, Google Drive and Evernote are well-suited. Clipboard, Evernote's rival, look promising but I don't have iOS device for now. Evernote seems to be the best even though the premium is costly ($5/month or $45/year) and I hope Google will make a better mobile app for their service sooner or later.
Updated: Clipboard is dead after acquired by Salesfoce in May 2013