Online research can take a lot of time, especially if you do not take care to manage your bookmarks properly. There are many tools available for keeping your bookmarked pages ordered properly so that you always know where to find that interesting snippet of information you found last night at 1 a.m.
This is a web application which can sync all your bookmarks across your devices. Firefox Sync allows you to access a bookmark you found at work on your iPad, phone or laptop.
If you have a few people doing research in your firm, and you wish to keep everybody up to date by having a central bookmark repository, then Xmarks is the product for you. It was built with teams in mind. You can either use its web application or set it up on your firm’s own web servers.
Diigo is another great tool for teams. It not only shares bookmarks but annotates them, archives them and allows you to share them with other members of your team. Diigo provides extensions for both Chrome and Firefox, so you never have to leave the page you are on to create your bookmark.
This service probably needs no introduction. It is the oldest bookmarking service online. Not only is it great for managing your bookmarks, but you can also use it to find the best funny kitten videos on the Internet.
Google Bookmarks is fairly straightforward in that it is not meant for social sharing. However, it has loads of great features and can sync between any Chrome browser you are using while signed into your Gmail account. There are a few public elements in Google Bookmarks, but it is best used for your own personal bookmarks.
Do you use a different service? Leave a comment to tell us what you prefer to use when bookmarking your research.