Ok, now we all know how new and hip Pinterest is for sharing content in the form of images. That’s for sure. But have you ever heard of a site called Meaki? When I first heard of it the first thing that popped into my head was Mister Miyagi (no lie), but that’s off topic, and it’s actually pronounced (“me-kee”). All lame jokes aside, Meaki is very cool. It’s similar to Pinterest, except you can save clips of entire webpages (called “clipsets“) and share them with others.
How many times have you been to a webpage and wanted to save it for future reference? It’s a pain in the butt first of all, because there is no guarantee that the webpage will be online forever, so that somewhat rules out saving it under your browser’s bookmarks (plus, don’t we all have enough of those already as it is?).
Another option is to try and save the HTML and graphics to your hard drive which you end up never going back to it anyways. Or you end up creating 2 or 3 screenshots of the webpage, and pasting each of them together in Photoshop or MS Paint. You end up with a butchered up webpage saved as a .jpg file that took you 25 minutes to create. Fun ehh! NOT.
Meaki allows you to quickly and easily capture any webpage in seconds, and save it as a “Clipset” which you can then save and share with friends through social media. The way it works, is you install their “Clip-it” bookmarklet to your browsers bookmark bar. (It takes just a minute to sign up with your email and created user password) After it’s installed, it will look just like this:
After you have it installed, it is extremely easy to use. you simply click on the new Clip-It bookmarklet, and a graphic pops up on your screen and asks if you’d like to clip the webpage, go to your clipsets, or close. If you choose to clip the webpage, another window pops up and asks you to enter a title and description for your new clipset. Once you fill in the fields, just click “Save” and you’re done. Your new clipset is added and saved along with your other clipsets. It’s that simple.
If you’re worried about a webpage being too long, then don’t. It takes a full clip of the entire webpage. Once opened, you can fully scroll down and see everything. I have waited for something like this for quite some time. Yeah, I was “that guy” who cut and pasted multiple screenshots in order to save a webpage that I wanted. This is a huge time saver for me. In fact, it makes me want to save even more webpages. plus I like how I can save pages and share them with my friends. Heck, you can even grab a recipe and give it to your mom. Or you can create a clipset of your Flight Itineraries etc.. The options are endless, because you can clip any webpage.
They also have a Meaki Premium version (Free 30 day trial) that allows you to use Meaki as a group and allow anyone in your group to edit or contribute to your clipset library. It also give you access to their “Meaki Genius” that helps suggest sites for your collections, and allows you to keep your clipsets private.
I have a feeling that Meaki is going to become VERY popular in the not so distant future.
What do you think? Leave your thoughts below.