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Onfolio rocks

Mar 30, 20042 mins
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Okay, this doesn’t quite fall into “multimedia”, but we all use the Web for research and I had to share my reactions to Onfolio, a new tool for helping to collect and organize information found on the Web. I had seen the tool’s release written up on several Weblogs over the past week or so, but figured I’d have no real use for it. Until this past weekend when I was preparing for my fantasy baseball draft. Usually, I print out the master list of available players then versions of the same list sorted by position, etc. Usually, I just refer to the sublists once or twice, so it’s pretty much a waste of paper. I’ve tried using Excel before, but that’s a headache.

Enter Onfolio. It integrates with IE as a panel along the left side of the window (much like Favorites and Search). If you’re visiting a site you can right click and save a link to the site or the entire page (handy for offline viewing, which I needed for the draft). Everything collected can be sorted into “collections”, each with its hierarchy of folders and sub-folders. It worked great for my purposes, allowing me to save paper and make it easy to find information on players during breaks in the draft. (Unfortunately, it won’t help you actually draft a perfect fantasy team.) There’s a 30-day full-functioning trial available and it’s $29.95 if you want to keep using it beyond the trial period. I’d recommend anyone that does Internet research take a look at it.