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by Tony Chang
tony@ponderer.org

All opinions on this site are my own and do not represent those of my employer.

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del.icio.us + Gmail

Jan 27, 2005, 10:08pm EST

 

 

I love del.icio.us, it makes it very easy to maintain the link blog on the side of my page. However, del.icio.us is missing two key features: page caching and a decent search.

What I want del.icio.us to do is to keep a cache of every page I bookmark just in case the page disappears. Additionally, I want to be able to search my bookmarks for text contained in a page, not just the text in the URI or my extended description. At work, a co-worker[1] suggested to me that I forward a copy of all my bookmarks to my Gmail account. What a great idea! This lets me save a gig worth of pages and lets me search my bookmarks.

I’ve updated my script which runs once a day to get the links for my link blog. It now crawls each link and sends an email to a Gmail account with the From field being the page URI, the Subject being the tags, and the body being a copy of the page. In addition to searching the page text, I can filter by tags by using an advanced search (e.g., subject:python).

Now I love del.icio.us and Gmail more than before.

[1] I’m not sure he wants his name listed, so I’ll omit it.

yair at Feb 26, 2005, 12:14pm EST

i use the scrapbook extension with firefox. simmiler to furl and spurl it cache the page but localy (like commercial onfolio etc.) its works, updated regulary with new features and toghther with slogger is a mighty privteArchive thingy. it does not communicate with del.ico as of yet… im not realy into the social thing :) local cache is much faster

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