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About this Add-on
- Quick and easy saving of the link to the current page over the Firefox add-on in the database
- Quick search and access to the stored bookmarks over an easy and quick backend interface or over the standard FireFox search field
The Global Notes consist of two parts:
- A Firefox add-on, which has to be installed into the Firefox.
- A Backend WEB application, written on PHP 5.2.x and MySQL 5.x. This application should be downloaded and installed either by your provider or at your own server. The installation is done over a simple wizard and is easy for anybody.
Saving of a bookmark:
While surfing, the user does one click to call the edit mask – either over the context menu (right mouse button) or over the hot key [Ctrl+F9]. Then, he does the second click - OK button or the second time [Ctrl+F9] - to store the link and additional information to the backend. The title and the URL are automatically placed in to the edit mask. If the user has selected some text, it is also automatically placed into the edit mask. Optionally, the user can provide some keywords and assign the bookmark to tags.
Searching saved bookmarks:
The user comes directly to the note list; the search field gets the focus, so that the user can directly type in the search key and press the Enter to find the desired bookmark and click the target link.
The backend WEB application can be added to the standard FireFox search field so that the search of the Global Notes can be initiated directly from the FireFox toolbar. For that, go to the address backend WEB application with the FireFox and open the dropdown list of the search options of the FireFox search field. You should see the option “Add Global Notes”. Click this option. Then, the Global Notes search should be listed among other search options of the standard FireFox search field.
Why have I developed this solution?
I was a happy user of the Google Notebook, until the Google has stopped the support of the Google Notebook and the corresponding Firefox add-on. I switched to the Zoho Notebook, but my luck was not long, the Zoho has stopped the support of the Firefox add-on since the version 4 of the Firefox. I tried out some other solutions, but was not lucky with them. All they has bulky, severe and uncomfortable user interface, the user had to do much more actions than necessary, to get result.
The Global Notes let do it as quickly as possible.