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Overview of tools and usage.

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Extensions

Extension is the recommended way to use Remarkerbe, as it is more powerful and has less limitation. For example, due to browser's safety policy, you can't use the bookmarklet way in HTTPS pages, while extensions have no that worry.

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Bookmarklet

Remarkerbe offers bookmarklet way for other browsers(except IE). You need to drag the following button to the bookmarks bar. Please ensure your broswer's bookmarks bar is visible .

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Select, press. After all export.

Create mark

When you want to mark some useful content, click Remarkerbe. Every marking involves two step:

  • select a fragment you think is important;
  • then press a certain key to classify it.

Export & Save

After finishing reading and marking, click "Save" to quick save content to your Evernote account. Remarkerbe will automatically choose to save the whole content or only marks according to what you marked.

If you want to determine what to save manually, click "Custom save" in the dropdown menu. Choose the view you prefer, then click "Save the current view".

* For now Remarkerbe supports Evernote only. For non-evernote users, please copy and paste it manually. We are planning to supporting other note services.

Learning from reading involves keypoint and outline. Keypoint let you focus on important things, while outline helps you grasp the main idea and logical relations . They are also the two main kinds of tools Remarkerbe offers.

Keypoint tools

Keypoint tools are used to stand out something important. They can meet basic marking needs.

These tools virtually add certain style to the content, such as bold and underline, which are common in text editor. We recommend Highlight tool for general. How to combines these tools is up to you.

List of keypoint tools

  • Highlight

    This sentence is highlighted.

  • Bold
  • Underline
  • Italic

Demo

Remarkerbe is an intuitive, powerful and innovative webpage marker you ever want.It is for those who love marking while reading. PKM fans especially!

Outline tools

Outline tools are for advanced users, who may know PKM(Personal knowledge management) or mindmap. Getting the outline or structure of an article is very useful for learning and reviewing.

For now, there are only topic tools.

Topic tools

Here comes one concept called Topic Analysis.

Topic Analysis

It is a method to help analyzing and evaluating a thing, similar to 5W1H or SWOT to some extent.

It first defines a topic. A topic involves many aspects , including:

What

What the topic is; its defination...

How

How it works; how to do; the steps...

Why

Why it; reasons; things behind...

Good

Good parts/strength/advantage of the topic.

Bad

Bad parts/weakness/disadvantage of the topic.

Example

Example/demo of the topic.

Topic tools implement Topic Analysis. Firstly, create a topic mark(select + press T). Then you can use other topic tools to create items which describe the topic.

List of topic tools

  • Topic
  • What
  • How
  • Why
  • Good
  • Bad
  • Example

Demo

The Pomodoro technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodoros' (from the Italian word for 'tomato') separated by breaks. Closely related to concepts such as timeboxing and iterative and incremental development used in software design, the method has been adopted in pair programming contexts. The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.

There are five basic steps to implementing the technique:

  1. decide on the task to be done
  2. set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes
  3. work on the task until the timer rings; record with an x
  4. take a short break (3-5 minutes)
  5. every four "pomodoros" take a longer break (15–30 minutes)
Exported in outline view

TPomodoro technique
    1. What is it
    2. a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.
      • uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodoros'
      1. Why
      2. based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.
      1. How to do
      2. decide on the task to be done
      3. set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes
      4. work on the task until the timer rings; record with an x
      5. take a short break (3-5 minutes)
      6. every four "pomodoros" take a longer break (15–30 minutes)
      1. Example
      2. adopted in pair programming contexts

    Utility tools

    Utility tools are a set of efficiency tools for different scenarios.

    Q&A tool

    This tool are used for marking a question and its answers. It is specially helpful when you are searching something for a question.

    Demo

    [xxBBS] Thread: I'm a new fan of PKM.What do you think of productive tools?

    [Anonymous]: As far as I'm concerned, don't be enslaved by tools. Some tool may solve some people's some problems on some occasions. But there is no silver bullet. So don't count all on it to fit all your needs. If you have any suggestions, feel free to eamil hustgock@gmail.com

    Exported in outline view

    QWhat do you think of productive tools
    • Adon't be enslaved by tools
    • ASo don't count all on it to fit all your needs

    Cancel tool

    Cancel tool is used to delete a existing mark. Just select part of the mark, and press z. The whole mark will be deleted.

    Tag tool

    Tag tool is used to add tags to you marks, for knowledge searching and organizing. This is easy to understand because it's just like tags everywhere. But it's incredibly convenient to creat tag. You'll love tags.

    Word tool

    This tool are for foreign language learner. You can use it to mark new words, good expressions or beautiful sentences.

    Demo

    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. … we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have dead in vain---that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom---and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

    Standalone marks are easy to create. But when different kinds of marks mix, there are rules you need to know.

    Affiliation

    Structured  marks are better than standalone marks. Because they reveal logical connections and create memory clues.

    Affiliation is the way to  make marks structured. Generally, a outline mark can have other marks to describe it. 

    Demo

    Getting Things Done is a book by productivity consultant David Allen that describes the method/procedure that he created with the same title name, often referred to simply as GTD. The Getting Things Done method rests on the idea that a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them externally, so the mind is free from the job of remembering the tasks that need to be completed. One can then concentrate on performing the tasks, instead of remembering.

    Exported in outline view

    TGetting Things Done
      1. Why
      2. rests on the idea that a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them externally,
        • the mind is free from the job of remembering the tasks that need to be completed.

    In the above example,  the whY mark describes the behind idea of "Getting Things Done" , while the highlight mark explains the idea further on. We say that ,

    • The whY mark is affiliated to the Topic mark;
    • The highlight mark is affiliated to the Y mark.

    Active Mark

    When there are so many marks, which mark is the one you want to describe/create a affiliation? Active mark is to indicate the master mark, which has a red tag. It is unique. You can click a mark to make it active.

    Illusration

    Detailed Rules

    Topic-* marks are affiliated to a topic mark.

    This is easy to understand, as topic-* marks describe the topic.

    Keypoint and utility marks can be affiliated to an outline mark.

    For example, you may want to mark some words as description for a topic-how mark. Then you can create an highlight mark for it.

    Outline mark cannot be nested.

    Usually, you needn't pay attention to this rule. Unless you are trying to creat a sub-topic mark for a topic mark, and this is not allowed.

    The page has at most one active outline mark at a time, which has a red tag.

    You can click another mark to set it as active. When a topic mark is created, it will automatically be the active mark.

    Later created marks will be affiliated to the active mark if possible.

    Affiliation rule is described above.

    Keypoint tools

    • hhighlight
    • bbold
    • iitalic
    • uunderline

    Topic tools

    • TTopic
    • WWhat
    • HHow
    • YwhY
    • GGood
    • BBad
    • EExample

    Utility tools

    • qquestion
    • aanswer
    • ttag
    • wword

    Other

    • zcancel
    • Ctrl + Enter Export

    Usage

    If your chrome/firefox could view PDF file, just click Remarkerbe as usual in the tab.

    Local PDF file

    You can use Remarkerbe to create notes on local file! Just open the file with chrome/firefox, or drag it into the browser, when it is loading, click Remarkerbe and have fun.

    * Chrome users need extra step:

    1. Go to Menu->Tools->Extensions
    2. Check 'Allow access to file URLs' option for Remarkerbe

    Limitations

    Currently it only supports saving in the outline/mark view, which means not able to save the whole content of PDF.

    Please use extension if you want PDF support in chrome. The bookmarklet way only works in firefox.

    Q: If I don't have Evernote account, how can I save?

    Sorry, we only support Evernote now. If you are used to other note service/software, please click "Custom save" in the dropdown menu and choose a proper view, then select-copy-paste manually.

    I'm planning to supporting other note services. You can tell me what you want as well. Contact me.

    Q: I use Vimium in Chrome. Remarkerbe has key conflicts with it. How to solve this?

    According to Vimium doc, before you use Remarkerbe on a page, press i to enter Vimium's insert mode, where

    all commands will be ignored until you hit esc to exit.
    Now Vimium is temporary closed on the page, you can use Remarkerbe successfully.