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    Save & Index Web Pages

    I am suffering from information overload! I download stuff of the Internet and group it in this folder or that. Is there a better way? I am looking for something that will allow me to save Web pages and index them with a meaningful name to me, and preferably hyperlink related pieces of information together. I would also like to be able to add my own notes, and attaching my own files would be a bonus.

    Is there anything out there that fits the bill? And what do you call this type of product?

    By the way, I am collecting information on linking Microsoft Access to Palm Pilot's via Sybase. Any links, information, comments on this gratefully received.

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    Re: Save & Index Web Pages

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Phil Rabichow on 02-Jan-03 22:21. Edited to correct URL)</P>Hi Rupert:
    I've ocassionally used a product called SurfSaver that you can read about & purchase at http://www.asksam.com/products.asp. I forget if they have a free version. Despite the fact that it came highly recommended, I find that I don't use it very often.

    I have found that downloading & saving sites (including linked sites), hoping to read them sometime in the future, to be self-defeating:
    1. I always find new sites & rarely get around to reading the old ones.
    2. Even with a good indexing system, the vast number becomes overwhelming.
    3. Information & technology changes so fast that no sooner to you decide to go back & read everything systematically, it's obsolete. (I have plenty of unread information about fixing & tweaking that "new" operating system, Win95.)
    4. You use up a tremendous amount of space. (I once tried downloading the MVP site.)

    I have found that the best way is to either copy & then edit the information (at least that forces you to read it) & save it in a document or series of documents. I also keep a list of web sites under different topics in a Word document. If I need a reference I can go back to these, although a current search on Google is usually more reliable.

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    Re: Save & Index Web Pages

    Thank Phil,

    I recon you

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