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Collaborative page highlighting: Wizlite January 17, 2006

Posted by lukaszfelsztukier in ajax, Collaboration, Javascript, tagging.
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Alex Kirk, guy behing bookmarklet manager blummy, announced a new piece of software that came from his hand. It’s called Wizlite and basically it’s a web marker allowing you to mark parts of text that’s particularly of any interest to you.

Wizlite toolbar

It comes as either a bookmarklet of a firefox extension. When you set up the account at wizlite.com, you can then save your marked snippets for later, e.g. while doing a research on a certain subject. But wait – there’s more! What’s even cooler – by creating groups of folks you are able to share your findings. TADA! Collaborative it really is!

It’s not the first tool for annotating web pages, but others require a browser plugin, which is one massive barrier to widespread adoption. Using various Ajax technologies, Wizlite is able to work anonymously, without a plugin, and on all browsers; the Firefox extension is only an optional extra.

If you want to integrate this into your homepage, all you need to do is place a piece of Javascript right there on your page. As soon as you embedded that code, Wizlite will pop up automatically and display all selections that are marked as “public”.

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1. Toufeeq Hussain - June 12, 2006

Though not a collaborative tool per se, you might like to try out this firefox extension: WEB-MARKER : http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2679


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