The business world changes quickly these days, and while we try to stay on top of what's happening in our local market as well as innovate in how we find, cultivate and nurture our client leads, our daily lives can get in the way. You know – our jobs and such. That's why I recently tried a bookmarklet called cc:to me. It seems that some days, I only have small segments of time to catch up on news, new apps and websites. CC: to me enables me to send bookmark reminders to myself on the fly.
The app's purpose is similar to Instapaper and Read It Later, but it also allows you to just pull snippets like text, images or entire articles. This is more than just emailing yourself a URL.
To get started, go to cc: to me's website and sign up with your email address. The service will then send you a link to your account page so you can either change your email address later or add multiple addresses (like if you want to also be able to send things to your team members, clients, etc.).
Once set up, you simply drag the bookmarklet to your web browser's bookmarks bar. Now to use it, all you have to do is drag and drop whatever it is you want to send to yourself or others on your account to read later right into the bookmarklet form. It will preserve the content in its original format and include the website link in the email in case you need to reference the full article later.
In an age of information overload, apps like this can go a long way to keeping us sane so we're not always sitting around thinking, "Now where did I read that interesting statistic?" or "What publication had that great perspective on the housing market forecast I wanted to share with my clients?" This way, you can use your spare time efficiently, and get the golden nugget of knowledge you discovered right at your fingertips later.