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Google Notebook Is Being Ditched

Move Your Web Clippings Out of Google Notebook.  Now.  The free service has already stopped allowing new registrations, and will no longer be updated.

I can’t express the grief I have over this, as I have been a hardcore Notebook user since I discovered it about 9 months ago.

In case you haven’t heard of it, Google Notebook is a tool which allows you to save clippings, notes, and bookmarks which you run across while cruising around the information highway.  It’s easy to save parts of web pages using the Notebook plugin for Firefox, and you can add bookmarks, pictures, and notes, and to boot.

There are alternative services offered, the most popular of which seems to be Evernote, but being forced to switch services is just not cool, not matter how good they might be.

I have had an Evernote account for quite a while, but I never used it because I preferred Google Notebook’s ease of use and simplicity.  The worst part is that in order to import half of what I have saved in Google Notebook, I will have to purchase Evernote’s premium service and do it all by hand.

So, check back soon for an Evernote review!

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