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LinkDragon.com- Bookmark manager for contractors on the move
by DavidGardiner at 14:50 09/11/01 (Conference Papers)
Shout99 Conference by David Gardiner, LinkDragon founderIn today's mobile world, access to information is key and nowhere is this truer than on the Internet. Finding information on the web can be difficult even at the best of times. Contractors in particular often need to access technical information from web pages they have previously bookmarked in their web browser. The problem is that these bookmarks are not available when they are mobile, e.g. when they go to work, when they change location, when they change desks even!
The answer is simple. Everyone should use a free online bookmark service to store their favourite links.

The Problem

When people use an online service they quite rightly want it to be as quick as if they were accessing the information on their local PC. This means that they do not want to wait three seconds for each page of links within a folder to be served back up to their web browser. They want a convenient, easy and familiar interface that responds instantly to their clicks. In short they want a service that can totally replace the need to store favourites in their browser. This is not easy to find.

The Solution

LinkDragon.com is a free online bookmark service with a difference. It is the first web-based application to successfully replicate the familiar 'Explorer' style interface. There is no need to wait for web page after web page to be served up to the browser. Access to your links is instantaneous and you can organise them into folders by using 'Drag and Drop' features like those available with Windows Explorer. All this is achieved without the user having to install any software. All of this functionality is available directly through the LinkDragon Explorer web application.

LinkDragon will be of great use to many Shout99 readers
It's free so sign up for an account here
LinkDragon features

  • Access your favourites and links from any computer.
  • Bookmark web sites to your LinkDragon account while surfing on any PC.
  • Import existing links from Netscape, Internet Explorer and AOL.
  • Keep your bookmark information secure and in one place (don't lose your browser links if your computer crashes or your disk fails)
  • Share bookmarks with others (let them use a Read-Only copy of your account)
  • Export bookmarks for your own personal backup.
  • Organise your links using an 'Explorer' style interface.
  • One click bookmarking via 'Klink' will save the current page to your LinkDragon account (and you don't even need to be logged in to LinkDragon to use Klink!)
  • Privacy - people who share the same computer can use separate LinkDragon accounts in order to keep their bookmarks private.
  • It's a totally free service - To get your own account just go to www.linkdragon.com

The LinkDragon website and application were developed by Simon Tew and David Gardiner. Simon and Dave are independent computer contractors who live and work in the Manchester area. Their aim was to produce a 'best in class' application that would be useful for all Internet users.

The challenge they set was to produce the best possible interface with the most functionality while also making the application very fast and easy to use. They hope that LinkDragon has taken a step forward in demonstrating the capabilities of web-based applications and that the service will prove to be useful for many Internet users. LinkDragon already has thousands of registered users and hopefully it will be of use to Shout99's readers.

Follow up

Simon and Dave will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this paper or LinkDragon in general in this Conference Hall.

Please feel free to comment on and make suggestions for future enhancements to the LinkDragon application.


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LinkDragon.com- Bookmark manag... DavidGardiner - 9/11
    LINKDRAGON IS GREAT! chrisbyatte - 22/11
       Thanks for the compliment DavidGardiner - 22/11
    Sounds interesting, but... ksts - 26/11
       The Answer to your questions a... DavidGardiner - 26/11
    Solved this ages ago adamq - 28/11
       However, there are other benef... DavidGardiner - 28/11
       I think the key word is 'occas... simontew - 28/11
          No it's not as slick adamq - 28/11
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