Late last year, Google made their biggest mistake since Images - they withdrew the amazingly simple yet massively useful Notebook
! Since then, I have been looking around for a suitable replacement. There have been dozens of blog posts on the subject, and I have trialled many of the suggestions, but I cannot find one as goos as Memonic
It works pretty much like Google Notebook, except that it does not have the beauty of being part of Google's larger suite of online software with which Notebook was compatible. However, a quick registration with Memonic, and a click to their installation page provides the user with a widget which is simply dragged to your browser (in the case of Firefox, to the Bookmark Toolbar).
Now, when coming across any text and/or pictures on the web (or anything else on your screen) which you want to capture, simply highlight it and click the button. Another click takes you to the webpage where your clip has been saved.
This can then be shared, printed and organised into folders. Simple, but very effective - and useful!
Oh, and a further grump about Google (which I rarely do!)... I had a lot of clipped articles in my Notebook account when the app was withdrawn. It is still there, and Google say that it will continue to be safe there, but I wanted to export it - Google Docs was the best available option for me - so I went ahead to do just that...
...every time I tried over a period of two weeks! Of course, Google being the corporate monster they are, there is no way to report this to a person, so I had to resort to copy and paste. It remains to be seen if Memonic exports better.