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Top Delicious Alternatives To Hop Onto

Delicious is winding up, you can export your bookmarks so that you have a backup copy. You could also import your delicious bookmarks into Diigo, Xmarks, Chrome, Opera, Firefox and Internet Explorer, however, what now? Which bookmark service can you use to store your bookmarks in the cloud?

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Thanks to the internet you will at-least find a few options for something you want to do, some of them might be free, some not. Here is a list of alternatives you could use for bookmarking in the cloud.

Google Chrome Sync – If you use , it has a handy feature which allows you to sync your bookmarks in the cloud. You could make use of it and have your bookmarks available on any PC running Google Chrome. If you don’t have Google Chrome handy, you will find all those bookmarks in . Alternatively you could also use Google Bookmarks.

Firefox Sync – Just like Google Chrome, also has an option to sync your bookmarks to the cloud. Use this service if you are a heavy Firefox users.

Opera Link – Another browser based backup service, but this time for . I guess I wouldn’t even have to tell Opera users about this. Use this service to backup and sync your bookmarks across Opera.

DiigoDiigo is another good service which provides with an easy way to bookmark web pages on the web. It also has some cool apps which allow you to read those bookmarks on a device like and read the webpages while you are offline. Diigo also offers a called "Read Later Fast" which allows you to store webpages in Google Chrome and read them later.

Xmarks – Many of you might be aware of Xmarks which was recently acquired by LastPass. This service has been very popular and is used by thousands of people. Xmarks also provides users a way to discover new webpages using information stored by other users, something similar to what Delicious provided users with.

I find that these three alternatives should be able to get you over your Delicious hangover, however, if you are looking for more you can always try out one of other options available below.

What’s your favorite bookmarking service? Were you a core Delicious user and are shifting to a new one. If so which one do you prefer to shift to.

How To Import Delicious Bookmarks Into Xmarks, Diigo, Chrome, Opera, Firefox or IE

Delicious is closing down, the first thing you have to do is export your Delicious bookmarks so that you have access to it. Now, what do you do with those bookmarks? Well there are several things you could do now with your Bookmarks.

Few of these include importing them to your favorite browser including , , or Internet Explorer. You can also import your Delicious Bookmarks into Xmarks, however, more on that later.

Also Read: Top Delicious Alternatives to Hop Onto

Import Delicious Bookmarks To Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer

For Google Chrome

Import Delicious Bookmarks to Google Chrome

Click on the Setting icon in Chrome and select Bookmark Manager. In the bookmark manager click on Organize and select Import bookmarks. Now select the HTML file you downloaded from Delicious and it will be imported to Google Chrome.

For Firefox

Import Delicious Bookmarks to Firefox

Click on the Bookmarks menu and select "Organize Bookmarks" from the menu. Alternatively you can also use the shortcut key "Ctrl + Shift + B". Click on the "Import and Backup" and select "Import HTML" option. Now navigate to the HTML file you downloaded and import it into Firefox.

For Opera

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In order to import your delicious bookmarks to Opera, click on the "Menu -> Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks". In the Bookmarks manager, click on the File Menu and select "Import Firefox Bookmarks" from the list. Now navigate and select the downloaded HTML file from Delicious and import it into Opera.

For Internet Explorer

Import Delicious Bookmarks to Internet Explorer

Go to "File -> Import and Export" and select Import from a file. Click on Next and select "Favorites" on the next screen. Click next and select the downloaded HTML file and then choose the folder you want to import the bookmarks into.

Done, you now have your Delicious bookmarks in your favorite browser. Now how about moving it to Xmarks? Turns out it is easy, check the steps below.

Import Delicious Bookmarks to Xmarks

Import Delicious Bookmarks to Xmarks

Xmarks provides an easy way to import your bookmarks from Delicious to your account. Login to your Xmarks account and then head over to http://my.xmarks.com. Now click on the "Tools" menu and select "Import Bookmarks from Del.icio.us". Provide your Delicious username to Xmarks and it will download your bookmarks and add it to a new folder.

The downside of this feature is that it only supports 100 public bookmarks, so your private Delicious bookmarks and those which are above 100 won’t be imported. To get over this problem you can simply download a sync tool for your browser from here and then sync your imported bookmarks in the browser to Xmarks.

Import Delicious Bookmarks to Diigo

Import Delicious Bookmarks to Diigo

Another good service for bookmarking is Diigo. You can also import your delicious bookmarks to this service. To import your bookmarks to Diigo, sign in to the service and head over to this link. Now navigate to the downloaded HTML file and upload it to Diigo.

Using these import guide will ensure that your Delicious bookmarks are not lost.

Note: This article was updated to add instructions for Opera.

Surf the Web with Chrome and Google Will Donate To Charities on Your Behalf, No Kidding

We have all received those silly email and SMS forwards promising that some rich guy (often Bill Gates) or big corporation (Google, Facebook, Yahoo etc.) will donate towards a noble cause if you just pass the message along to everyone in your contact list. Most of us knew better. However, Google is now actually doing something as unbelievable.

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All you have to do is install Google Chrome, install the “Chrome for a Cause” extension, and surf the web. For every tab that you open, Google will donate to one of the five chosen charities. Here’s what your tabs are worth:

  • 10 tabs = 1 tree planted
  • 10 tabs = 1 book published and donated
  • 25 tabs = 1 vaccination treatment provided
  • 100 tabs = 1 square foot of shelter built
  • 200 tabs = 1 person’s clean water for a year

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This is a win-win situation for Chrome users, and might even get a few people to jump ship. This scheme will be valid only from December 15 to 19. So go ahead and make the world a better place with Chrome.

Parrotfish raises #newTwitter’s inline media providers to 165

One of the things that I really love about #newTwitter is the inline display of media via oEmbed. In simple terms, #newTwitter displays media from some of the most common media providers inline in the tweet details. For instance, here’s how twitpic looks like.

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As of now, #newTwitter supports 31 providers. Till now, that is. Enter Parrotfish. Parrotfish augments #newTwitter’s default providers to 165 sites, including WordPress, ESPN, Posterous, Tumblr amongst others. If this wasn’t good enough, Parrotfish also has Instapaper support, so you can mark it as Read Later and it will get added to your Instapaper’s Read It Later list.

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Parrotfish is currently available as a Chrome Extension ( Chrome v4+) and is a must-have extension if you spend loads of time on twitter and is a worthy addition to some of the best Chrome extensions list.

Waiting For a Cr-48 Laptop From Google? Here is How To Track It

Google is sending out free Chrome OS Cr- 48 laptops to users who register on a selective basis. If you are one of the people who registered for the pilot program, here is some bad news, Google is not sending out emails to users who are going to receive a laptop, they want it to be a surprise. However, you can track Chrome laptop deliveries in your area thanks to a nifty app.

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The Cr-48 Tracker app uses the UPS API to display shipping information for the laptops that have been shipped or are in transit. Once you enter your city and state, the app will display information as shown in the screenshot above. The good thing is that, it drills down deliveries down to zip codes, so you can easily see if your zip code is receiving any laptops.

Pretty nifty and nice way to track your Cr-48 laptop deliveries.

Google Destroys 25 Laptops to Drive Home Chrome OS Cloud Features

is something Google is betting on to succeed when it comes out. They even want people to get a Chrome OS laptop for free so that they can test it and help them improve it further.

So what is so good about OS? Cloud computing and living in the web. To drive this point across Google created a video which shows how quickly you can get back your data and other things even if your laptop has a disaster.

Check out the video below to see how Google is driving the Chrome OS in the cloud point to users.

Chrome Adds Multiple Tabs Closure Warnings

Looks like Google has finally added a much needed feature to the browser, an alert while closing multiple tabs. This feature was hugely in demand but was ignored by Chrome for a long time. I had written on ways to restore accidental windows closures in Chrome and also about an extension which alerted you when closing a tab.

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However, the latest dev version of Chrome 9.0.597.15 dev, seems to have this feature built-in. The request for adding a popup notification was submitted back in September 2008, however, it was ignored for the past couple of years.

Chrome also provides an option to turn off multiple tab closure warning through a checkbox option. However, I did not find any options to turn this feature back on. I will keep looking and update this post when I find it.

How To Uninstall Chrome Apps or Extensions

Google recently rolled out the through which users can download several new and . There are tons of cool apps out there out of which we reviewed few including TweetDeck, Distraction Free Writing and some Note Taking and Sticky Notes App.

If you went on a app installing spree, the new tab page feels a bit cluttered. However, you can uninstall Chrome Apps or Extensions easily without having to break your head.

Uninstall Chrome Apps

To uninstall an that you installed, open a new tab and scroll till you see the app you want to uninstall. Now, right click on that app, and click on "Uninstall" from the available options. Click on the "Uninstall" button in the popup window and the app will be removed. The good thing is that if you use Chrome Sync, the app will be removed across the board on all the computers you use.

Uninstall or Disable Chrome Extensions

To uninstall an extension in , Click on the Settings icon and then click on Extensions from the Tools sub-menu. This will take you to the extensions page, alternatively you can just type chrome://extensions in the browser address bar. On the extensions page, you will see all the installed extensions. You can either disable an extension or remove it entirely by clicking on the available links below the extension description.

Have fun and do try out new extensions and apps that Chrome Web Store.

Note Taking and Sticky Notes Apps for Chrome

Since the was launched, I have been playing around with quite a few and am already loving the experience with it. Many Chrome Apps are not shortcuts and work inside the browser itself. In the next few days I will be posting about several new and interesting Apps you can start using including one for and Distraction Free Writing.

Today, I will talk a few apps for Note-taking and creating sticky notes (checkout 11 Sticky notes software for your desktop). First off, you might spend a lot of time on the browser, researching content or discovering new content on an everyday basis. Having a handy notepad to take notes is definitely one of the most important things for researching and taking notes which you can refer back to later .

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The Quick Note app for Chrome is a simple and easy to use Note-Taking app for Chrome which you will definitely come to love. It has simplicity written all over it but it really good. The app allows you to create multiple notes and search within notes. You can also easily copy and paste images into your notes which makes it pretty powerful.

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Quick Note also allows you to create a new note while browsing a website through the context menu, you can then toggle the note and continue reading the content while you continue with your work. Whenever you want to add some more notes, just click on the note in the right hand side again.

All of the notes are saved locally, so you will have access to them even if you close the application. Overall, if you are looking to take notes in Chrome, the Quick Note is the app I recommend. Download Quick Note app for Chrome.

Sticky Notes for Chrome

My second favorite app is the Stickies app for Chrome which allows you to create Sticky notes and stack them up in the browser. You can create as many sticky notes as you want and also recycle them after you are done with.

Creating Sticky notes is pretty easy too, just double click anywhere on the Stickies window and your sticky note is ready to be used. Once you are done with the Sticky note, just drag it to the recycle bin to get rid of it. However, disposed sticky notes can no longer be recovered. Download Stickies app for Chrome.

Did you find any other app that does the same job? Do let me know through your comments.

Write Space Brings Distraction Free Writing To Chrome

The launched yesterday and though there are hundreds of apps many are just simple bookmarks to a webpage. However, there are some brilliant ones including the TweetDeck app for Chrome.

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Write Space is another which is really good. If you are a writer or a blogger, you will definitely love this app since it allows you to write without distractions and just concentrate on what you want to write. Using this in conjunction with Full screen (F11) cuts off anything distracting from the environment.

Write Space also saves data on each keystroke, so just have to concentrate on writing and forget tasks like saving et all. This is definitely a really good app and I would suggest anyone who writes content to start using it.

Download Write Space app for Chrome.

Techie Buzz Verdict

Write Space is definitely a great app and can come in very handy to writers and bloggers alike. However, what I would love to see with Write Space is the ability to save the written content to the cloud so that I can start writing on one computer and then continue writing on another one without having to do anything.

Another thing I would want to see with Write Space is the ability to create multiple writing spaces and then sift through them through a menu or something. Of course that would make things a bit complicated, but it would be a good option to have.

Techie Buzz Ratings: 4/5 (Excellent)