Have a Gmail account? Consider adding the free GmailThis! bookmarklet to your web browser. I've been using it for a month, and I love it!
When I'm at home and find a website I'd like to use for work, I can — without leaving the webpage I'm viewing — click the GmailThis! button on my browser tollbar to send the link to my work email address. And vice versa: when I'm at work and find a resource I want to explore on my own time, I just mark the relevant text and click the GmailThis! bookmarklet to send it to my home email address.
When you click the GmailThis! bookmarklet, it creates a "mini-interface" with Gmail, and pops up a Compose Message window that's pre-populated with a link to the web page you're at, as well as any text you may have highlighted on the page (up to 1000 characters.) Enter the email address to which you want to send the message, add some text to the body of the message if you'd like, then click the send button to mail it off. (if you aren't already logged in to your Gmail account, the log in screen will display first; just log in and re-launch GmailThis!.)
Here's a handy trick to remember, especially if you're viewing websites on a small screen, or if you use extra toolbars that take up some of your browser's "real estate." For example, if you want to get the best view of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 page, you may need to have your browser go full-screen.
The newest version of the Firefox web browser was released on March 22nd, and since by default Firefox is configured to automatically check for updates, you may already be using it. If not, you can upgrade to Firefox 4 by clicking this link; when the install process is complete you'll just need to restart Firefox.
Last week it was my turn to publish a post at the Project Play blog, and the topic seems like too good of an idea not to share with a wider audience of staff who might not regularly read the postings there. So for this month's Internet topic, I'd like to simply point you there to read all about how to add new search engines to your Firefox. Here it is: "Customize Firefox to Search Si