Wired-Marker (Firefox Add-on)

A really cool Firefox add-on I recently stumbled upon: Wired-Marker
Wired-Marker is a permanent (indelible) highlighter that you use on Web pages. The highlighter, which comes in various colors and styles, is a kind of electronic bookmark that serves as a guide when you revisit a Web page. The highlighted content is automatically recorded in a scrapbook and saved.

Surprisingly it wasn't really slowing down Firefox as I expected it to be. Maybe that is because all the information is stored in a SQLite database, which also allows you to sync your markers between other computers by using a free Online Storage Service like Dropbox. More details on how to set this up is here.

Wired-Marker is easy to install and to use, but it also offers a lot of different options for the more advanced user.

Personally I prefer a minimalistic approach. I deleted the default preset markers and created just three simple markers with different colors and each linked to a keyboard shortcut:
  • Yellow (ALT+C): just an interesting word or line on a web page, which I want to emphasize from the the other content
  • Orange (ALT+D): important stuff, which I wanna find quickly again.
  • Green (ALT+F): follow-up, for an item that needs more time to continue reading or a lead I'd like to follow.
Overall Wired-Marker is super simple, easy to install and to use. It quickly became one of my favorite daily tools, which I don't wanna miss any more.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, that´s a nice tool.
    For the same reason I use the diigo.com toolbar with highlight and bookmark feature.

    It stores everything directly and also let you manage thins very easy. Best plugin ever.

    The only thing it can´t do - or I didn´t saw it until now - is to store different colors in different folders. (maybe it can). I use the tags for that.

    have a look at it if you haven´t.