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.”
- 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.