Memonic is a free web-based tool that seeks to help you clip out just what you need from your web-based research and organise it in a personally meaningful and helpful way.
Memonic allows you to move away from the model of bookmarking sites that contain data you want and instead snipping that data out of the page and saving it to your Memonic account. If you're doing research on a holiday for instance you wouldn't bookmark every page you found with interesting content about that vacation you would use Memonic to clip out the bits that were of interest to you — a specific restaurant review from a restaurant critic page, a landmark you want to visit you found on the visitor's bureau site, some photos of local street performers you'd like to keep an eye out for, and so on. All the things you clip end up in your Memonic inbox, seen below:
From there you can sort and organise your clips, edit the associated information, and share your clippings and organised portfolios with others. Memonic accounts are free and you can enter information into Memonic using a bookmarklet — see the top screenshot, the green box is the clipping border — or by emailing the information to your Memonic account or manually creating a new entry within Memonic. If you're curious to try out Memonic but hate signing up for new accounts, you can try out all the features of Memonic just by visiting the main page. If you like the service you can create a free account to save the clippings you made during your trial run.
Have a favourite service for gathering web-based clippings and media together? Let's hear about it in the comments. Thanks Mick!