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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, 09:08pm 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.

Randy Charles Morin at Sep 17, 2005, 03:54pm EDT

You can forward you del.icio.us to Gmail with Rmail.

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