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CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
16 years ago8,702 views

How are others using Google Notebook? How do you guys think Gadgets can possibly be integrated? Will it allow gadgets to be brought along with you anywhere you surf, essentially making the Google Personalized Homepage obsolute?

pacificdave [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

not really digging the whole Google Gadgets concept but like the integration with Gmail.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

not sure..where this is heading personal hompy vs notebook ??

If that be the case, I still prefer Hompy..l as its accesible via into my smartphone

With notenook, its like you locked into your desktop

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Emailing in notes or an option from within Gmail (PREFERRED) is bound to come soon. The thing I think about Google Notebook though is that it is pretty much designed around a paradox. Here we go...

== You want to keep track of notes from the web. You could do this in a word document on the local system you are at but it would be cool if it followed you round onto any PC. So you use the ultra new Google Notebook. It is web based it will be on any computer with a web connection.

== However to add things to the Notebook in a useable fashion as you browse you need to have the Google Notebook extension / addon installed which the vast majority of computers DO NOT! So your notes are online, and you can read them (and add to them via but you cant add to them in the cool way it was designed from anywhere.

I ask this: If Gabbly can make this sort of thing with no download:

Then why cant Google make an Ajax thing that follows you round with no plugin required?

Clement [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

I'd like to see some nice featur enabling the integration of notebooks in blogs.
This would enable a blogger to post some stuff he thought were interesting, but not enough to post an actual article.
So blog-readers would just see the notebook updating live, and would make bloggers' lives easier :).

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Why is that certain WebPAges dont have the "Notebook Icon" on them ??

e.g. bloglines and my local intranet ??

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

   For me, I mostly go between three or four computers. three of which I can install whatever I need on. So if I were using notebook that would still be quite a benifite for me. But the UI stinks so I'm not using it yet.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

it could be extremely useful for students – a central place for your lecture notes.

KoreV [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

I think Google Notebook is improved version (i like it more ;) of Yahoo's MyWeb.
What do you think?

blackscribe [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

I just installed Notebook yesterday. At first I thought it was really cool, but now not so sure. The main thing I hate is that if you don't manually save a note your working on, it's lost. I use Firefox and I often have multiple tabs open. Say I'm making a note about one page and I want to check the spelling of a country or the name of a song, so i open a new tab to get that info quickly. If I don't save my Notebook entry it's lost even though I didn't manually close the window. That sucks.

So the result is that it's actually more work than say, having notepad open on my desktop.

jilm [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Google Notebook is really great! Firstly I didn´t get the idea, it seemed to me as something like But finally I found it very useful when I was planning my trip around France. That´s exactly the purpose of Google Notebook – when you are searching for something (in my case accommodation, prices, sightseeing etc.), visiting many many sites and making some notes. For that all together is the best solution using Google Notebook, Notepad is too unclear.

ProjectInProgress [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

There is notebook a gadget for the desktop sidebar
It permits to access to the notes stored on your google notebook.

Developer site
Google desktop

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