A Better Bookmarking App2 min read

Raindrop.io is a cross platform bookmarking app. In this video I discuss the benefits of using Raindrop.io as a bookmarking app, especially for those who use browsers on different platforms, such as Chrome, Safari, or on a Windows machine in your day job and then working on a Mac when you get home.

Here’s a summary of the key points along with specific instructions in the video:

1. Introduction to Raindrop.io

  • Raindrop.io is a cross-platform bookmarking app that works on all browsers and devices. It offers an extension for browsers like Chrome and Safari.

2. Why Use Raindrop.io?

  • It allows you to access bookmarks across different browsers and devices. It also offers tagging, which is not typically available in standard browsers.

3. Search Feature

  • The search feature is particularly useful for finding bookmarks quickly. You can also use tags for more refined searches.

Instructions for Searching:

  • Use the Raindrop.io extension to search for bookmarks. Type in the search term and it will display relevant bookmarks.

4. Editing Bookmarks

  • You can edit the title, description, and add tags to your bookmarks.

Instructions for Editing:

  • Click on the bookmark you want to edit. You can change the title, description, and add it to a collection (folder).

5. Saving Bookmarks

  • You can save bookmarks directly from your browser using the Raindrop.io extension.

Instructions for Saving:

  • Click on the Raindrop.io extension icon in your browser and click “Save.” You can also save all tabs at once if needed.

6. Highlighting Text

  • Raindrop.io allows you to highlight text on a webpage and save it.

Instructions for Highlighting:

  • Right-click on the text you want to highlight and choose “Save to Highlights.”

7. Pricing

  • The free version offers most of the features you’d need. The paid version offers nested collections, full-text search, automatic backups, and the ability to upload files like PDFs and images.

You can watch the full video on YouTube here.

Ian Mackenzie

About the Author

Using technology has enabled Ian to work from home since 2001 as a web designer and e-commerce owner. It even helped him make the great escape from Sydney to Nambucca Heads in 2005.

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