Thursday, March 19, 2009

UberNote - A Great Replacement for Google Notebook

UberNote has one of the best arrays of online note-taking tools that I've seen in a free application. UberNote gives users the ability to take notes from the web through a browser extension, take screenshots of websites, take notes through Twitter, take notes via email, take notes in AIM, or take notes using a cell phone.

The UberNote Firefox Toolbar allows you to highlight sections of text on the web and clip it to your UberNote notebook. If clipping text is not enough for you, you can take a screenshot of a website using the UberNote toolbar. Sometimes clipping text or taking a screenshot is more than you need, in which case you can simply bookmark a website using the UberNote toolbar. You can see a screenshot of the UberNote toolbar below.

I spend a lot of time on Twitter where I often see good links and get ideas while Tweeting with others. Using UberNote I can send note through Twitter to my UberNote notebook. AIM users can also send notes to their UberNote notebooks through their AIM accounts.

For former Google Notebook users Ubernote has an option for importing the contents of your Google Notebook to your UberNote account.

A video overview of UberNote is embedded below.

Applications for Applications
UberNote can be used for all of the same things that you used to do with Google Notebook. UberNote could be a good tool for students to use as they conduct research on the Internet to keep track of their sources. UberNote might also be used as a platform sharing notes and outlines between students.