First let me say – I have no connection to Papaly.com, other than I recently discovered the website and really like how I can use it to organize my online bookmarks. I have tons of websites that I’ve bookmarked, but it almost becomes pointless at some point because it’s too hard to find anything. And once it becomes hard to find a bookmark, I end up re-bookmarking websites, which just exacerbates the problem!
So I started looking for another solution and I found Papaly.com. Here’s what I like:
- I was able to import my existing bookmarks using an HTML bookmark file that I exported from my browser (Chrome).
- I can create multiple boards, and then within the boards have multiple sub-boards by category to keep everything organized.
The one thing I didn’t like: it made itself my default new tab when I open a new browser window without asking me. And finding the setting to change that was a little difficult.
So here is how I’m using it to organize my bookmarks:
- I have multiple categories of bookmarks – not just genealogy. So I created separate boards for each of those topics. To start, they currently are:
- Just for Fun (silly, mind candy websites)
- Work Related (my 9-5 FT job)
- Truck (for my husband’s 1958 Chevy Truck Restoration)
- My Husband’s Business
- Personal Finance
- Genealogy (of course!)
- Within Genealogy, I have multiple tiles with lists of the websites related to those topics. I have so many Genealogy topics, however, that I think I may need to even break up that board into multiples. But for now, within my genealogy board, I’m organizing my bookmarks in the following way:
- Different sub-categories for Places – State, Cities, Countries where my ancestors lived. Some examples: Germany, Georgia, Brooklyn
- Blogs I Follow
- Genealogy Sub-specialites, such as Military, Native American, Genetic Genealogy, Newspaper Research, Immigration
- Maps and Geography
- Genealogy Education – webinars, classes
- Genealogy Societies
- Images – sources for royalty-free, public domain and unrestricted use images
- Timelines – websites for generating timelines
- My blog – websites I use to manage my blog and generate content specific to blogging
- Genealogy writing websites
- Professional Genealogy websites
- Google books and other digital books I’ve found
- Repositories and Libraries