Thursday, March 18, 2004

WSJ.com - Personal Technology: New Tool Cleans Up The Messy Business Of Web Research

WSJ.com - Personal Technology: New Tool Cleans Up The Messy Business Of Web Research: "It's pretty easy to find things on the Web these days using Google or other search engines. But it's not so easy to capture, save and organize the information you find for later reference offline, especially if you're doing significant research.
Some people print out the relevant Web pages, but that can take a lot of paper and ink. Others cut and paste important passages into a word processor, a slow and clumsy method. Still others save the Web pages as files to their hard disk. But, depending on the method you use and how good your file system is, these saved pages can be hard to locate and open later.
Now, a new company based in Cambridge, Mass., Onfolio Inc., has come up with an inexpensive piece of software, also called Onfolio, which aims to solve this problem.
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I have been testing Onfolio, and I like it. Despite a few minor downsides, it does what it promises and can make a huge difference in the process of doing research on the Web. I especially like the user interface, which is clear and clean, and gives users multiple ways to do many key tasks so they can fit the product to their own styles of working.
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Onfolio works well and fills a real need. If you do a lot of Web research, it's worth the $30."

Download Onfolio today -- it's a great product.
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