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ASK DN: How do you collect/save resources articles, websites, images, etc?

over 6 years ago from , Graphic Designer & Illustrator

I am constantly finding new resources that I don't quite have a use for now but I want to start building a collection of stuff like tutorials, websites, images, inspiration, videos, etc so I can go back to when doing research for a new project. I use Pocket for the most part and like how I can quickly add a tag to the thing I save but just wondering if there are any other apps out there that do a better job.

39 comments

  • Gadzhi KharkharovGadzhi Kharkharov, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    There's a great app on OS X for that. It's blazing fast, has tags, folders, different view options and you can drag and drop any stuff you want into it. It's called Finder.

    16 points
  • Sam Mogil, over 6 years ago

    I use Papaly (https://papaly.com/). Been through evernote, google bookmark manager, and raindrop.io. The boards in Papaly made much more sense to me (I'm from a PM background, so the Trello-esque setup is great).

    5 points
  • Robert PaigeRobert Paige, over 6 years ago

    Raindrop.io

    Can't find anything that's better than that.

    5 points
    • Manny Larios, over 6 years ago

      Looks like it's not available in the U.S.

      1 point
      • Joshua ButnerJoshua Butner, over 6 years ago

        I've been using it in the U.S. for a long, long time. What leads you to believe that you can't use it in the U.S.?

        0 points
        • Manny Larios, over 6 years ago

          App Store tells me this item is not available in my county. I live in MN. I'll look into it. Thanks for the confirmation.

          0 points
          • Joshua ButnerJoshua Butner, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

            That is super strange. Yeah, I can confirm web, mobile, and OS X apps all work for me in the U.S.

            Maybe check that you're not using a VPN or something?

            0 points
  • Ian De DobbelaereIan De Dobbelaere, over 6 years ago

    I use https://dragdis.com/ for everything

    4 points
    • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, over 6 years ago

      I'm a bit late to the thread but I also recommend this. I tried raindrop.io but don't like it for saving inspiration, like web designs and art online, dragdis just works better because of the way it displays data, if you just want to save documents, raindrop and pocket work just fine

      1 point
    • Stoyan Ilchev, over 6 years ago

      I use that too. However, a few times saved links ended up being dead so I've lost the content I have saved. Is there anything that would address that?

      0 points
  • Dana (dmxt)Dana (dmxt), over 6 years ago

    https://raindrop.io/

    4 points
  • Tyrale BloomfieldTyrale Bloomfield, over 6 years ago

    In all honestly google. Why store it?

    3 points
    • Jesse HeadJesse Head, over 6 years ago

      Because there's so much stuff out there - sometimes you only want to see the things that you think are good.

      0 points
  • Max LindMax Lind, over 6 years ago

    I like to use Dropmark... ends up being my source of inspiration later on (websites, images, etc). I only have a couple categories I use most often, but it works really great (and the great team behind it is a major plus)

    2 points
    • Petr VlkPetr Vlk, over 6 years ago

      +1 for Dropmark

      I went through many of the options mentioned here, and Dropmark ended up what I'm using without thinking "I wish it did..."

      0 points
  • Kresimir Grancaric, over 6 years ago

    Randrop.io is the best, works flawlessly

    1 point
  • Thomas GreenThomas Green, over 6 years ago

    are.na

    1 point
  • Greg Warner, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Shared design assets in Dropbox. Websites/studios/blogs in good ol' unsexy Chrome bookmarks, organized by type (e.g. Design > Resources > Stock Photos). Articles/broader web finds tagged via Pocket for later reference. Core design assets like fonts and stock photos in... (Gadzhi, yep) Finder, categorized by classification. Oh yes, and tons of Pinterest boards for visual inspiration by category.

    1 point
  • David BarkerDavid Barker, over 6 years ago

    I use Ember, but they've put development on hold.

    1 point
  • James McGill, over 6 years ago

    I use bookmark manager for chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bookmark-manager/gmlllbghnfkpflemihljekbapjopfjik

    And organize things into folders, e.g., recipes, design, etc...

    1 point
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, over 6 years ago

    I used to use Evernote's Web Clipper, but then I realized I just Googled everything anyways. I still use Instapaper for longform articles, but those are rarely resources or inspiration.

    1 point
  • Ronalds Vilcins, over 6 years ago

    Chrome bookmark manager, but its pain it the a** find there something... Folders are so much and bookmarks are over 4k :(

    0 points
  • Guillaume Palayer, over 6 years ago

    Evernote for the last 7 years.

    0 points
  • Uvis Grinfelds, over 6 years ago

    TagSpaces

    Essentially it adds tags to your files. Has a web clipper and a browser extension for tagging. Really flexible and customizable.

    0 points
  • Abdulrahman JarallahAbdulrahman Jarallah, over 6 years ago

    I used to use bookmarking tool such as Delicious, Zootools, Kippt. But they all either got shutdown or acquired and got neglected. So personally I stopped pursuing any "bookmarking" services since they'll eventually shutdown and you'll have to export your data etc, sorry for being negative. Pinboard seems like an exception, i might give it a try.

    Currently im using OneTab which is a Chrome extension. It doesnt have the luxurious features of tagging etc. But i think it does the job and relies on the browser. I've been exploring other options such as Pinterest and Pocket, but I havent found a good flow yet.

    0 points
  • Adrian HowardAdrian Howard, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    [Readability](readability.com) website / apps / plugins for text documents that I plan to read later, but don't have the time to read now.

    pinboard.in for bookmarks/tagging. Ugly, but functional. Also has public APIs so I can backup / munge the data if I want.

    0 points
  • Athanasia Lykoudi, over 6 years ago

    Lately, I've been using https://www.linkpack.io/ which is very handy.

    0 points
  • James Young, over 6 years ago

    I find myself using Pinterest a fair bit for scrapbooking design stuff and inspiration etc. It's also good for sharing boards with clients for projects. Beyond that, for general blogs/articles etc I just use Chrome bookmarks as they're available easily across devices.

    0 points
  • Dillon RaphaelDillon Raphael, over 6 years ago

    I switch between Dragdis and Niice. Here is a list of them tho. http://blog.vividaura.com/2016/01/26/12-mood-board-tools-for-creatives/

    0 points
  • Andrew ConnAndrew Conn, over 6 years ago

    For articles, sites, etc. I send them to myself in an email. I have a filter set up to automatically mark as read, then apply a label "note to self". That way I can easily browse them later, when I'm working on a project. It makes search easier too because you can search only those items containing the label. Another plus here is that any device you're on you can always access because it's just email.

    For images, I've gone through a couple iterations. I'm usually on my phone when I find something I want to save. So, the fastest and easiest for me is Dropbox plus Workflow (iOS app). I have a folder set up in Dropbox called Inspiration. When I find images I want to save for later, I run a workflow I've created that pulls the image out of the page and automatically saves to my inspiration folder. Saves you a few steps. Additionally, if I'm starting a new project I'll create a new folder in Dropbox like 'mobile app' and then create a workflow that saves there. Few cool things about this... 1) The workflow actions are available via the share/actions panel on iOS so it's available on most any app - say if you use an rss reader. 2) Next time you are on your laptop or desktop just open Dropbox and everything is right there.

    0 points
  • Dawn CardonDawn Cardon, over 6 years ago

    Google drive & docs I like spreadsheets

    0 points
  • Mihai IonutMihai Ionut, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    getpocket.com for articles and chrome bookmarks for websites/videos

    0 points
  • Alex GeoffrionAlex Geoffrion, over 6 years ago

    You could give Yojimbo or Together a chance, they are great manager.

    0 points
  • patty castanedapatty castaneda, over 6 years ago

    I've used a mix of pocket, bookmarking and Pinterest. They're all great for jumping back into the original source. But I'm also curious for other apps to use.

    0 points