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Sharing Bookmarks between Ubuntu and a Nexus 7

08 Dec

I know I shouldn’t, but I can’t let go when I go to bed. Now, no mucky comments Keith.

I want to carry on browsing and watching my YouTube favourites on my Nexus 7 in bed, where I’m nice and warm and cosy. So I looked for a solution for having the same links on my tablet as my PC. Here is my solution.

I looked at Pocket, which works great on the Nexus but I could not find it for Ubuntu and it didn’t really do what I wanted, namely being able to carry on browsing the same links as I was on my PC.

I also looked at Evernote. No native Evernote program for Ubuntu. You can of course use Everpad, a nice

solution but Evernote is a bit of an overkill for what I wanted.

Up until now I had resorted to emailing myself links and going to bed and reading the emails to pick up the links. Silly I know, use delicio.us I hear you say. The ‘word on the street’ is that Yahoo are going to stop that, so I took a look at Google Bookmarks instead.

On the Nexus there is an app for this called: Gbookmark. So far so good. I use Firefox on my PC, so I could drag the Google Bookmark button to the toolbar. Getting better.

Even better is the way you can categorize the links on Google Bookmarks.

Google calls these Labels, but you may just think of the as tags. Give each links a number of relevant tags and a list of them is then given on the left hand side of the screen.

When you have built up a large number of links over time, finding the one you want is simplicity itself.

You can either search for the term that you want, for example: Nexus and it will show you all the links that contain the term Nexus, or you can click on Nexus on the left hand side of the screen and you only get the links you have tagged with this. This all assumes of course that you have labelled some links with the word Nexus.

Screenshot - 081212 - 22:00:52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This may not be your cup of tea mug of cocoa, but it gives me exactly what I want.

Off to bed to look for a ‘Mug of Cocoa’ App 🙂

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Posted by on December 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “Sharing Bookmarks between Ubuntu and a Nexus 7

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    • purplewelshy

      December 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

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