Today a tip for shuffling through web pages that works with any browser. And a freebie too.
My wife visits a cooking site that has drawings for books and cookware. They have many giveaways going and you can only enter each one once a day. She was getting confused each day over which ones she had entered and which ones she hadn’t. So I showed her the following idea. After I explain it I’ll give you a few more ways to use it.
Here is the high level outline of the process:
- For each item on the list you want to enter right-click on the link and choose “Open in New Tab”.
- Repeat this for each item you are interested in.
- Go through each tab, enter, close the tab.
- When the tabs are closed you are done.
If this is something that uses the same pages each day go ahead and create a toolbar bookmark folder to put all the pages in. Then you can just right-click the folder and choose “Open All Bookmarks”. Makes really quick work out out of checking a set of pages each day.
I know that was very brief so I made a little video showing you how. It will be easier than typing it out. You can view that video here:
In the video I use a news site and show how I’ll read only the articles that interest me. Because the available articles is covered quickly I don’t get bogged down. I can also read the articles throughout the day as I get some free time.
Other times I will use the technique when reading a forum with the topics I want to respond to. This lets me spend extra time on the replies. Same with online email. Open the ones I want to respond to in a new tab.
And here is the freebie and it is only good today – October 9, 2013. It is a free Kindle book by William Wittmann. I have enjoyed all the books of his I have read. This one is called “Drawing the Sacred – communing with the sacred through drawing.” If that sounds interesting to you check it out. You don’t have to have a Kindle you can use Amazon’s free Cloud Reader:
Hope something here is useful to you.