Licorize To-Do Manager for Bookmarks - Free Premium License to Nonprofits

Lori Halley 12 October 2010 0 comments

Do we really need yet another web-based service to save and share bookmarked websites? Another way to capture notes and ideas for a project? Or yet another to do manager?  The developers at Open Lab think so:

We searched for a tool that could ... classify the information from web sites, mobile phones, status updates, social contributions, and use it for managing and sharing projects, ideas, goals, teams. We could not find one.

So we built one.

Licorize.com is a web-based bookmarking tool with a difference. It effectively turns your notes and bookmarks into a project-based to-do list – and they offer a free, non-expiring, premium account to qualifying small nonprofits.  Take a look at a few of the features, and perhaps take it out for a spin.

 


 

Bookmark and Import

Save a bookmark – quick and easy with browser plugins for Chrome, Safari and Firefox, and a bookmarklet for use with IE and Opera browsers. It even plays well with smartphones and iPad/iPod.

Or you can add notes and ideas manually, through the web interface. 

Or import the bookmarks you save to other services. Licorize imports from Delicious, Instapaper, ReadItLater, Google Bookmarks and browser bookmarks; syncs from Twitter, LinkedIn, DropBox, Evernote; and even lets you pull in any RSS feed to your bookmarks (and to-do list) – your own organization’s blog posts or the feed for a custom news alert, for example.

licorize-typesOrganize and Collaborate

Tag, categorize – goal, idea, note, to do item, etc. – and assign your notes and bookmarks to a project. All of these are searchable, of course.

The premium version lets you set up unlimited projects and invite others to join your project team. Assign bookmarks or notes – Licorize calls them “strips” – to another team member right away, or use the drag-and-drop interface to distribute any number of items between your projects and/or team members.

And if, like me, you’ve ever bookmarked something and forgotten to go back to it later, Licorize has you covered with a “Get Things Done” style of weekly review. It is quite effective at nagging about bookmarked items you’ve not yet taken action on!

Curate and Publish

As for sharing, you decide whether to make a project public or keep it private – privacy is the default. When you mark a project as public, the related notes and bookmarks are published online as a compact list (like this one) or as an attractive “booklet” complete with generous screenshots.

Free and Premium

In short, Licorize doesn’t just collect your online bookmarks. It aims to help you to organize them in a variety of ways, and keep them in context of the timeline in which you collected them, so you – and your work team – will actually be able to “get links done”. 

This is one of those tools you will need to play around with a bit, to try out all the features and see how the tool best fits into your normal workflow.  The free account is ample for individual use, and a few days of use should give you a clear sense of how Licorize can work for collaborative projects within your organization – everyone who signs up for a free Licorize account gets 2 months of premium usage so you can really give it an effective test drive.

The premium version ($5/month or $49/year) lets you create projects, invite team members to join, and assign bookmarks or other to-do items to others on your team. Nonprofits may request a free premium license that never expires.

Thanks to Ryan Turner (ChangeMatters) for introducing Licorize!

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Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 12 October 2010 at 2:24 PM

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