Let’s be blunt about this. Social bookmarking tools are not rare to come by on the web. With delicious, Diigo, ClipMarks and the dozens of other tools in the marketplace, it’s now an extremely difficult nut to crack. Thanks to TechCrunch, there has also been a wee bit of fanfare over an “anti-social” bookmarking tool called Pinboard. Today however, I want to bring to your attention a bookmarking tool that meets the ‘minimalist antisocial’ and ‘feature-rich social’ approaches midway – introducing Marro.ws.
Marro.ws is a web clipping/social bookmarking tool that makes snipping items of text from across the web a breeze. After sign up, which takes just a few seconds thanks to Facebook connect, you can use the sites bookmarklet or Firefox/Internet Explorer extensions to save clippings from across the web and access them via your Marro.ws account in either PDF, DOC, TXT or HTML.
The Turkish startup makes is keen to point out that they are not interested in replacing the likes of Delicious but rather focused on becoming a researchers tool by helping you save the most valuable part of an article or the most important part of a web site. Marro.ws saves the actual content of the site, so if the original site goes down or the article disappears – everything is stored on Marro.ws for future reference.
You can share your finds on Twitter, Facebook, Digg and various social bookmarking tools. You can also email the link off to friends in a matter of seconds, though they’ll need to sign up if they want to leave a comment – something I hope Marro.ws will change.
If you’re someone who is constantly scouring the web for relevant quotes and nuggets of information. I highly recommend giving Marro.ws a try. You’ll be hard pressed to find another tool with equal amounts of functionality and simplicity, and founders willing to go the extra length to help you get what you need done