I spend a LOT of time on the Internet doing research for my business, for this blog, for my creative writing projects, for community group activities. I’ve got a list of Web site bookmarks that is as long as my arm and frankly, a bit unwieldy.
So when I learned about clipix.com, I thought that looked like just the ticket for organizing all this stuff that I want to come back to later. And sure enough, clipix is pretty darn neat.
I found it easy to set up and get started. A lot of software claims to be intuitive but I found that setting this up was truly a no-brainer.
First, I went to the clipix.com site to register. You can do that via Facebook or Twitter, or as I did, supply an email address. Once I had a clipix account, I could add the Clip button to my Favorites bar. From there on, whenever I visit a Web page, I can click the Clip button and the link to the page gets saved to a “clipboard” in my clipix album.
Clipix suggests several different clipboards like Vacation Ideas or Interesting Articles. For example, I clipped a link to a blog post that I contributed to eaglefordshale.com to my Interesting Articles clipboard, and the link https://www.createspace.com/3637700 for the novel The Lost King to my Books I’d Like to Read clipboard. Here’s what that looks like:
I can create additional clipboards and rearrange them. Using Multiboards, I can create a category that contains multiple clipboards. I can see organizing my next novel this way, with clipboards for Locales, Characters, etc. all grouped together under the title of the novel.
Any clipboard can be private, for my own use, or public, to be shared with friends or the clipix community, via Facebook and Twitter. I can make clipboards for anything, like an article I want to read, something I’m thinking of buying, instructions for a home repair job or a recipe I want to try.
This can even be done collaboratively, using Syncboards. When anyone adds a clip to the syncboard, everyone else I collaborate with will see it in real-time. So say I’m working with a committee planning a fundraiser. As people on the committee get ideas for needed supplies, they can clip links to the Web sites to the shared clipix clipboard to build a shopping list.
If I find that this is enormously helpful and I can’t live without it for a minute, I can download the iPhone app, take all my clipboards with me and add to them on the go. I can use my smartphone to take photos of things I see and add the photos to my clipboards.
clipix Sound useful to you too? For information, visit the clipix.com Web site and give it a try. Feel free to leave a comment and a link to any of your clipboards that you want to share with other readers of Dee-Scoveries.