dvdmon 0 Posted May 7, 2009 Share Posted May 7, 2009 Sorry, but I'm trying to get a handle on how things work when adding notes from websites via the firefox plugin vs. the bookmarklet.First, for the plugin, it seems there aren't any ways to change settings for this one. When I first was clicking it on a web page, it would prompt me if I hadn't selected anything whether I wanted to make the whole page a note, but I checked the box that said not to ask that question, and it doesn't seem like I can get that back. But I guess the only point of it is to essentially warn you that you are going to clip the whole page. The page seems to go to my local database for my desktop client and will then be synced later? (speaking of synchign I'm a little unclear about how EN does sync. My Windows desktop client currently says that the next sync will be in about 45 minutes, but does that change if I create notes within the desktop client? IE, will it push stuff out to EN's server's on a much shorter basis than it polls them to see if there's anything new to download? 45 minutes seems like a long time. I know you can sync on demand, and this is probably to minimize traffic to your servers, but it might be nice to have a setting somewhere to set this at least a little shorter? Maybe you could even offer shorter auto sync intervals to premium users?)I also installed the bookmarklet, which, as I would expect, sends stuff directly to EN's server's rather than to my local database, right? The one thing that I find interesting is that you all these options with the bookmarklet whereas the plugin just plops the page or clipping in your local database and then you need to go edit it. It does pop up that toolbar, but my suggestion would be to offer similar fields as the bookmarklet so that you can add tags, description, etc. and also have the choice as marking it as just a bookmark rather than a clipping of the entire page.Speaking of that latter feature, I do like it. I've been wondering how to just bookmark url's into EN like I did with Delicious and this seems to work. The only problem is that it doesn't provide an easy link to the page on the website. In the desktop client it's easy enough to see the url in the header and click on the icon next to it to open it up, but on the web page, you have to take the extra step of hitting the arrow next to Note Attributes to expand them and THEN click on the url... uh, wait, I just saw I can click on "Go To Source" without clicking. Not quite as obvious as seeing the link in front of you, but ok, that works! Link to comment
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