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NSF funds web annotation tool

May 12, 2011

Last week Scrible, a new web annotation tool, launched in beta. It has web page annotation functionality similar to that of Diigo, which we recently highlighted as a social bookmarking tool.

Scrible (pronounced scribble) is positioning itself as an online research aid that will help you

  • Highlight and annotate web pages
  • Tag, filter and search
  • Share and collaborate

The research angle is not surprising, considering that the company received a $500K Phase II grant from the NSF. For now, the service is free, but a paid edition will be offered in the future, with additional features.

I set up an account for myself, which took very little time. You install Scrible by dragging a “Scrible Toolbar” button to your bookmarks bar. The tool is activated by clicking the button. The graphic below shows the activated toolbar and a few random annotations.

I found this tool very easy to install and use during the few minutes I tried it. When I need to do web annotation I will give Scrible serious consideration.

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  1. Victor Karkar permalink
    May 16, 2011 4:14 am

    Chris, thanks so much for covering our launch and helping to spread the word about scrible! As you know, we’re in public beta. So, please let us know if you have and feedback or run into any snags… We’ll do our best to make changes and fix bugs as quickly as possible! We want to provide a great experience.

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