Plum: Collect Anything

Posted on March 2, 2007 Under Life

If you’re anything like me, you thrive on accumulating massive amounts of information and data. I can tell you how much I spent on gas in March 2005. While sites such as help you aggregate bookmarks, and programs such as EverNote helps you keep clippings and take notes, Plum hopes to do it all. It truly is a one-stop-shop digital scrapbook. Currently in beta, Plum is able to collect websites, bookmarks, images, videos (YouTube & Google Video, and Yahoo! Video currently), email, office documents, etc. The list is growing with each new update to the site. Through the use of browser and desktop tools Plummers, users need only a click to add whatever they may be looking at to a collection. The tools are intelligent enough to comb the document or site for images that you may want to use as a thumbnail. It also generates a list of suggested keywords which you can add to your tag list by clicking. You organize your clipped items via collections which you can rename, delete, or share as you please. It’s fun to be able to explore collections from other people which range from recipes to information about Norway. The tools and site are easy to navigate and straightforward. They scream AJAX and Web 2.0. Check out Plum by either requesting a beta registration or if you’re lucky, a kind soul will extend an invite!