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Tools to help with organizing, sorting, and arranging information found online.
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Bookmarks

  • Delicious
    Free tool to save, organize, and remember the links you find interesting on the web.
  • Diigo
    Collect and organize bookmarks, highlights, notes, screenshots, documents, audio, etc
  • Symbaloo
    Free tool to organize bookmarks in a visual fashion. Drag and drop icons/logos to organize.
  • Zootool
    Visually bookmark, organize and share images, videos, documents and links from the web
  • Scrible
    Free service offering a set of tools for highlighting, annotating, and bookmarking webpages. Scrible offers browser bookmarklets for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Ideal for research.

For Video

  • Miro
    Open source music and video player. Once it is installed you can search for, watch, listen to, and download media.
  • Yokto
    Free video platform, allows you to collect videos and presentations from around the web.
  • Squrl
    Free service that allows you to create a playlist of videos from sources all over the web.
  • Shortform
    Video curation and distribution platform, provides a player that can be customized.

For RSS Feeds

  • Flipboard
    Social-network aggregation, magazine-format application software for Android, Windows Phone 8 and iOS.
  • The Old Reader
    Social RSS reader very similar to the Google reader.
  • FlowReader
    Combines RSS from your favorite sources with feeds from your Facebook and Twitter for a faster way to handle online content.
  • Feedly
    Organize your blogs, news sites, podcasts and Youtube channels and access them all in one place
  • Blog Bridge
    Wrangle RSS feeds from blogs and news into one organizer. Open source.

Apps

Many of the tools listed in other sections of this guide are also available as an app for mobile devices.

  • SkyGrid
    Creates a personalized newspaper based on the news topics and publications you choose.
  • Pulse
    Newsreader that allows you to customize your experience and share stories to your social networks.
  • Zite
    Intelligent magazine, helps you discover interesting things to read.
  • Pocket
    Put articles, videos, etc into Pocket and watch/read at any time. Referred to as DVR for the web, formerly known as Read It later. Can be used to organize content.

For Files and Notes

  • Evernote
    All of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use. Bookmarking, note-taking, and media storage.
  • Google Drive
    Store and access your files anywhere -- on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go.
  • Dropbox
    Free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.
  • Dispatch
    Works exactly like email. Create notes, post links, and even share your work from Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, or Box.
  • Zotero
    Collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages. Automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes.

For Sharing

  • Scoop.it!
    Create digital magazines — to aggregate and distribute content from across the Internet.
  • Pinterest
    Pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies.
  • Livebinders
    Visual portfolio based on the three ring binder concept. Combine your cloud documents, website links and upload your desktop documents - share and update your binders from anywhere.
  • Storify
    Create stories using social media. Import content from various forms of media into a timeline.
  • eduClipper
    Explore, share, and contribute resources and materials to help enhance teaching and learning.
  • Pearltrees
    Visual and collaborative digital library, you can collect web pages, photos and notes. Connect by interest rather than contributor.
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