"In order that the mind may not be taxed, moreover, by the manifold and confused reading of so many such things, and in order to prevent the escape of something valuable that we have read, heard, or discovered through the process of thinking itself, it will be found very useful to entrust to notebooks ... those things which seem noteworthy and striking."

[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]

April 29, 2009

Recently mycommonplacebook.org has added a new set of features:

  • The "Export" link on the main menu when you are logged in to your account lets you export your commonplace book as a text file onto your desktop; this is an additional measure that can be taken to ensure that you always have access to your records. You can also, at any time, save your pages as a PDF file, or print out your commonplace book. 
  • "Recommend" on the footer lets you recommend this site to a friend. When you are logged in, the "Recommend" feature lets you recommend by email a particular entry to a friend. That email will contain that particular entry, a link to the commonplace book from which it comes, and a link to the site. 
  • There is now a pagination option built in, so that you can display 15, 25, or 50 entries per page when viewing your own commonplace book or someone else's. 

Please feel free to contact me at dan@mycommonplacebook.org if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments.