Memonic review

Fans of cloud-based bookmarking tool Delicious will be looking for something to fill a void now that the service is about to disappear.

In Memonic, we think we’ve found the perfect replacement. Part favourites manager and part note-taking tool, Memonic’s closest rival is Evernote.

If you’re already happy with that service, there are few major differences that might persuade you to change. However, if you’re looking for a new web clipping tool, it’s worth giving Memonic a look.

Having lived with it for a while, we’re actually more partial to Memonic than Evernote now. It has clean lines and a no-nonsense interface, with the same frill-free feel as Google cloud applications.

As for features, Memonic enables you to create sets or collections of information. These are comprised of themed notes – the themes decided on by you the user.

Notes can be simple text messages to yourself, clippings from websites or other media, like photos or videos. In addition, there are sharing tools that enable you to forward these notes to friends, by email, Twitter or Facebook.

Most impressively, there are a number of ways to get notes into Memonic and retrieve them. An app for the iPhone and iPad is one great tool for using Memonic, while a plug-in for Google Chrome on your Mac can streamline the process of adding web content. And because it’s a web-based service, you can access it from any browser on any platform – including a non-iOS phone or Windows.

OUR VERDICT

One grumble we have is that Memonic doesn’t yet have a desktop app for Mac OS X – but that’s a small complaint when there are so many other ways to access the service.

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