Google Notebook

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Google Notebook
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Developed by Google
Latest release / January 2007
Type Electronic notebook

Google Notebook is a free online application offered by Google that provides a simple way to save and organize clips of information when conducting research online. This personal browser tool permits a user to write notes, and to clip text, images, and links from pages during browsing. These are saved to an online "notebook" with sharing and collaboration features.

Google Notebook is an interactive scratch pad for any visited web pages, offering to collect web findings within the browser window.

Sharing functions permit a user to make public notebooks visible to others, or to collaborate with a list of users (with or without making collaborative notebooks public).

A mini version of the Google notebook is available through browser extensions (available for Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer) that allows clipping information from the web without leaving the displayed page using a quick "note this" function available within the context right click menu from anywhere inside a webpage. The latest version of the Firefox extension is

A few months after the Firefox extension was released, Google added a "Note this" link to each Google search result when users are logged in. Clicking on it opens up an AJAX user interface near the bottom right of the screen just like the extension, but without the need for installing a browser add-on.

Notebooks may contain headings and notes. New notes go at the bottom of a notebook, unless an insertion point (any specific note or section) has been pre-selected in the mini-notebook sub-window. Using the full-page notebook view, drag-and-drop features allow moving and reorganizing notes within a notebook, or between notebooks. It is also possible to export one's notebooks to Google Documents. As of November 1, 2007 labeling has now become available.

Google Notebook was announced on May 10, 2006 and made available May 15, 2006. In early 2009 Google announced that they were stopping development on the service [1]: it is no longer open to sign-ups by new users nor being improved/debugged, however current users can still access all notebooks and data.

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