Scrible is a free service offering a nice set of tools for highlighting, annotating, and bookmarking webpages. Recently, Scrible released a new Chrome extension that includes tools for highlighting, creating sticky notes, and altering the font on any webpage that you save in your Scrible account. Scrible also offers an option for formatting bibliographies while you bookmark. And to help you organize your favorite parts of articles Scrible allows you to compile your article clippings into one package.
The Scrible Chrome extension notifies you when you’re on a webpage you previously annotated. The Chrome extension will prompt you to load your previous annotations when you visit a page you’ve previously saved. To help you keep your most research fresh in your mind, Scrible’s Chrome extension automatically loads your most recent annotations while you browse the Web.
Applications for Education
Tools like Scrible are excellent for students to use when they’re conducting online research. The benefit of using a tool like Scrible is that students can take notes on their bookmarks and bookmark only the parts of a website that they need to reference in their reports. Saving bookmarks in this manner saves time when you go back to visit a site because you’ll immediately see what it was that promoted you to bookmark it in the first place.
Students can get a free Scrible account that has double the storage capacity of the standard free account.