I have to admit it...I have a hard time getting and staying organized, especially online! One of the things I find the most difficult while browsing online is remembering exactly where I found something. I don't really like my browser's bookmarking feature, so I just don't utilize it much. It seems to be more of a pain than it's worth. I don't know about you, but I hate having to dig through Favorites folders, trying often in vain to remember where I bookmarked something. I am a much more visual person, and prefer to find something easily with just a glance.
I try and rely on memory along to bring me back to content I want to revisit later, such as a great recipe, an interesting article, or a giveaway I'd like to enter. I can't always get things done online right away, since I am constantly being climbed on by toddlers or have other things demanding my immediate time and attention. (Ahh, the life of a mom!)
I recently discovered a great way to bookmark and organize pages I want to visit later, often when the kids are napping. clipix is an online organizing tool that allows me to post bookmarked pages on convenient boards, all organized by category. Clipix has some premade boards so you can jump right in once you sign up, or you can create and customize your own boards! Signing up only takes a second, and can be done through applications I use every day, like Facebook or twitter! If you don't use these social networking sites, you can sign up via e-mail as well.
I really love how user-friendly clipix is. Once you find content you want to bookmark, all you have to do it hit the Clip button in your bookmarks toolbar. The clipix tool will then open a small window that will allow you to choose the board to clip to, which image should be displayed, and even allows you to write a brief description. This comes in handy for giveaways especially, since you can jot down the end dates! Once you're done clipping, you can go directly to your boards. Easy, peasy! Here is a look at some of my own boards:
See? Everything is right there, perfectly organized and easy to see! I much prefer clipix to my old bookmarking methods!
Clipix can be used for so many things. Want to plan a vacation? Save your hotel, restaurant, and attractions to a vacation board! Maybe you're a foodie like me? Clip all those tantalizing recipes to a recipe board! You can even plan what gifts to buy family and friends using a gift board. This is so convenient, since a lot of gift ideas are not found at just one retailer. Perhaps you're a student doing research for a project? Link all of those important articles to a project board! I think I will use clipix while planning my next Date Night, should I ever get to leave the house again without any kids tagging along! (Hey, a gal can dream, can't she?!) Literally, with clipix, the possibilities are endless!
You can even collaborate with family and friends using Syncboards! This would be especially helpful when planning reunions or even that surprise party! Whenever someone in the group clips something, the other members will be able to see it in real time. How cool is that? There is even an iPhone app that will allow you to take photos and clip while you're out and about!
Check out this short video about clipixand see how easy it is to become organized!
I would definitely recommend clipix to anyone who wants a better way to get organized. This awesome tool can be used for so many different things, you'll always be able to find new uses for it! I am loving clipix and plan to use it for everything!
How would you use clipix? Do you have any events to plan? Maybe you're planning to redesign your home? I'd love to hear your ideas!