March 03, 2005
Automatic filing with del.icio.us
Very often, I find an interesting article that I don't have the time to read
just now and I want to make sure I won't forget to read it some time later.
To achieve this, I have created a tag read_later in my
del.icio.us bookmarks. Whenever I find
such an article, I now file with this tag in my bookmarks and when I find myself
with a few minutes on my hand, I can just click on my read_later tag
and pick an article I haven't read yet (and remove it from there when I'm done).
To speed up this process, I have created
this bookmarklet which allows me to file the current Web page in the
read_later category in one click (well, two, you still need to save it, but
I like this because it gives me a chance to add tags before I file the page).
Just drag and drop the link in your toolbar, edit it to replace
YOUR_LOGIN_HERE with your del.icio.us login and you're ready to
Posted by cedric at March 3, 2005 12:21 PM
If you've got a PDA, then you can write a script to download your del.icio.us read_later pages to your PDA each night. That's what I do - works great.
Good hint, Cedric.
Now we have a global and interesting 'to-read list'
I've published a php server script that automatically forwards to the next read_later page....
Thanks, Cedric! Make it as a pop up would be even better, as u don't have to wait for it to connect and save.
Nice idea, and one that I think I'll steal for my browser. I've a couple comments, though:
From my experience, the most common tag for indicating that you want to read something later is 'toread'. Not that it really matters, since it's a tag that's pretty much exclusively for your personal use, but it makes for a more common glocal to-read list.
I like the script to go to the top item from the list. I do a similar thing with firefox's live bookmarks. I have a live bookmark subscribed to the RSS feed for my toread tag, so I get an up-to-date list of reading material straight from my browser UI.
That is a great idea indeed. I might implement something like it in a context menu in my HuntAndGather extension for Firefox...
(you can get the 0.4 version from http://huntandgather.mozdev.org/installation.html )
Sidenote, I've seen "revisit" and "system:unfiled" used as tags for this as well.
It seems like I went to a whole lot of unnecessary effort - see my latest post (http://hiddenchemistry.com/2005/03/09/one-delicious-click/) for a much simpler 'one click' solution.
I just borrowed your bookmarklet and tried it out. Works great! Thanks. Now I just need that download to PDA script that Jonathan mentions.
You need to replace the "escape" function with "encodeURIComponent" so that it works in foreign languages, like Japanese.
I use the experimental del.icio.us bookmarklets to add links. this is your bookmarklet experimental-style:
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