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[Web] Save, collect, organize and share your favorite online content with FaveBucket

Posted By Kent On January 12, 2014 @ 11:22 AM In World Wide Web | No Comments

FaveBucket [1]Do you like to browse the web for all sorts of interesting content? If you do, then it would be nice if you can save all of your favorite online content in just one place so that you don’t have to look for them all over again. Speaking of which, there’s this free web service that lets you do just that and it’s called FaveBucket.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

FaveBucket is a free web service that lets you save, collect, share and discover all sorts of online content. Its concept is similar to Evernote Web Clipper but unlike the latter, it is way simpler plus it lets you sort your web clippings into “buckets”. You can also keep some confidential items. These are the web clippings that you can protect using a secure four-digit PIN and are totally hidden from your normal list of buckets. With FaveBucket, you have a personal “faveboard” that you can access whenever you like. All you need to do is to register a free account and once you’re all set, you can add its special bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmarks bar. You can also opt to install its free browser extension for Chrome, Safari and Firefox.

Pros

  • Neat user interface, easy to use
  • Lets you sort your web clippings as “buckets” – you can also add tags to each of your saved items
  • You can post comments to your web clippings
  • Lets you share your “faves” to others via email, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest
  • You can read the full content of your saved item without visiting its actual page or link
  • You can save all sorts of online content as confidential items – these are the items that you can protect using a four-digit PIN
  • There’s no limit to the number of items that you can save into your “faveboard” – you are also allowed to save any type of web content regardless if it’s an article, blog post, image or video
  • You can directly import content from Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter
  • You can add items to your list of “favorites”

Cons

  • Does not allow you to create a public faveboard
  • You cannot set alarms or reminders for your web clippings
  • You cannot opt to save just a part of a web page or post
  • Does not support keyboard shortcuts
  • No offline support; not being able to save new content without being online is understandable but I’d like to be able to access saved content without internet access

Discussion

FaveBucket for Web [2]As I’ve already said earlier, FaveBucket is a free web service that you can use to save, collect, share and discover all sorts of interesting web content. Well, even if they’re not really that interesting for as long as you think that their “save worthy” then you’re free to save them.

With FaveBucket, you get started by creating a free user account. You can create an account by providing your preferred email and password. You can also link your account to Facebook, Google or Twitter. Once you’re done creating an account, you will be prompted to add its bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar. If you do not want to use the bookmarklet, the said web service also offers a few alternatives such as its free browser extensions for Chrome, Safari and Firefox. Once you’ve installed the bookmarket, you can start viewing your “faveboard”. You can access your faveboard by clicking the home button and it is where you can view all of your saved web content except, of course, for those that you’ve chosen to keep as confidential items.

In FaveBucket, your saved items are called as “faves” and you can sort them out into categories aka your “buckets”. There is no limit to the number of web content that you can save and you can save any type of content regardless if it’s an image, article or video. To save the web content that you like as “faves”, all you need to do is to click the bookmarklet. A new window will then appear and you will be asked to sort out your new fave by saving it to one of your buckets. You can also add tags and comments. As for those items that you want to keep privately, you can place them into your confidential items. These are the items that you can secure using a four-digit PIN. These items will not appear on your faveboard.

So far, I haven’t experienced any problems while using this web service. It is very stable plus I like the fact that it is very easy to use. Its settings won’t confuse you and you can easily save any type of content in just a few clicks of a button. It’s just that this web service doesn’t support offline access so you must be connected to the internet in order to view your faveboard.

Furthermore, FaveBucket does not allow its users to create a public faveboard. You can only have one faveboard and you cannot also use keyboard shortcuts to automatically save a post or article to your faveboard. It’s also a bit of a downer that this web service lacks the option for creating alarms and reminders. This option will come in handy especially if you have certain posts that you want to follow. You cannot also use this service to clip a specific portion of a web article or post. It would be nice if these features would be added in its future versions.

Conclusion and download link

FaveBucket offers a simple way to save and manage your favorite web content. It may lack some useful features but all in all, it does a good job plus it is very convenient to use. I also like the fact that it uses a four-digit PIN to secure your confidential items, although I wouldn’t use it for high-risk content. Over, this web service serves as a good alternative to Evernote’s Web Clipper. So go ahead and check it out.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: N/A

Requires: Works on any type of modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera etc.) on any desktop operating system (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.)

FaveBucket homepage [3]


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