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Previously mentioned web-based note-taking tool UberNote has just released a Google Notebook Import tool to move your Google Notebook notes into an app with a future. It's a good bet that every note-taking tool looking to grab new users will create a similar tool (we're looking at you, Evernote) now that Google Notebook has stopped active development, but UberNote looks like the first. Not keen on UberNote? Check out our suggestions for where to go when Google Notebook goes down.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Google Bookmarks is sporting a new look and feel, boasting a quicker interface and an "infinite scrolling" feature that dynamically retrieves more bookmarks when you reach the end of your list (kind of like Google Reader). The new interface has moved Bookmarks to the confines of Google Notebook and is being called "a better way to organize your bookmarks" on the old Google Bookmarks home page. Google Operating System notes that old Google Bookmarks features—like full-text search and web-history bookmarking—are missing from the new version, but the more responsive, more Gmail-like AJAX interface of Google Bookmarks inside Google Notebook looks promising. If you're a big Google Bookmarks fan, let's hear what you think of the changes in the comments.

Google Bookmarks in Google Notebook

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Google Notebook already offers quick-clipping tools for Firefox and Internet Explorer users (although the IE7 version requires adding the Google Toolbar), but the recent addition of a "Note This" bookmarklet closes the gap for anyone on Safari or another non-standard browser, or those who like their browsers lean and clean. Select text on a page and hit the bookmarklet to take a quick note, or hit it with nothing selected to create a link to the page. Opera users (insert sigh here) can only view notebooks, unfortunately, so this won't help them add notes. Other than that, Notebook fans will want to make room on their toolbar for it.

Google Notebook bookmarklet

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My latest favourite web tool, Google Notebook, has been buffed with a few new features including mobile phone access, integration with Google Bookmarks, labels, and the ability to quickly save snippets from web pages into your Notebook.You can access your notebooks on your mobile phone by pointing your phone's XHTML compliant web browser to http://www.google.com/notebook/m. You can't create new notebooks from your phone, however.You can use the in-browser Notebook tool to collect snippets from web pages - both images and text - by hightlighting what you want to save and clicking on the yellow star at the bottom of the notebook.And finally you can use labels to tag the notes in your Notebook. Get the full rundown on the new features here.

I <3 Firefox + Google Notebook. :)

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If you need a tool to save a web page or entire web site for offline use (or because you think that hilarious but highly actionable website might not be online for long), Online Tech Tips recommends the ScrapBook Firefox extension, saying it is "light, speedy and accurate".

I'd also point out that, as previously mentioned, Google Notebook allows you to very simply save snippets from webpages by highlighting them and hitting the 'star' button (all without leaving Firefox, bliss!)

Save web pages or entire web sites in Firefox using ScrapBook

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Google quietly added mobile functionality to its Notebook web clipping tool recently, giving phone browsers some of the functionality of Notebook and its recent Bookmarks integration. The mobile version lets users add notes to a "Mobile Notes" notebook and browse their existing bookmarks and notes. That's about it, unfortunately—no adding of bookmarks or labels, note editing, or searching from the smaller screen. But for devotees of the Notebook—and those using it to Get Things Done—it's a nice tool to have on the go. Like most mobile Google webapps, Google Notebook requires an XHTML-compliant browser that also allows SSL traffic.

Google Notebook Mobile

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Web-clipping service Google Notebook now has two helpful organisation features, labels and bookmark integration, that should make life easier for those who store lots of ideas away for later. Labels make sorting through your clips easier, of course, and web links stored inside the "unfiled" notebook are automatically added to Google Bookmarks. The Google Notebook Firefox extension has also been updated to make adding text notes or bookmarks as easy as clicking on a star button. Looking to get started with Google Notebook? Check out Gina's guide to getting things done with Google Notebook.

Google Notebook