[Apture rocks. Click the icon beside Shirky, and the one beside “addons”, and then click each of the icons that I loaded, and watch the magic. I don’t have to spell out how rich a tool this is for every use, educational and otherwise, you can think of, do I? It’s in invitation-only beta right now, so get over there and get it before it runs out. ***UPDATE: A nice person from the Apture team left a comment saying the invitations are out, BUT–if you send an email telling them you saw it on this post, they’ll make an exception for you. So leave a comment saying “I want one, please,” and we’ll try to make that happen. And don’t I feel special? ]
Sitting in my Hong Kong hotel, dinking instead of reading more of the Shirky I bought today. Dinking, particularly, with Apture. To demonstrate its usefulness, I’m going to share a few lesser-known Firefox/Flock addons I’ve installed on my new MacBook this week. Just click the little icon and see how Apture works.
A screenshot of the Apture popup and search editor (click image for large view):