Why Save For Offline Use
In today’s show I’m going to discuss ways that you can save for offline use all the info that is important to you. The internet is the biggest source of information that we have ever had available to us. But nothing is 100% reliable. Even the internet can go down. Right now Tropical Storm Isaac is churning up the Gulf of Mexico. Sometime today it will become a hurricane. Could a hurricane take down the internet? You bet! Besides Mother Nature, a careless backhoe operator could take out the internet in your area. There are many other types of disasters that could bring it down.
Even if the internet doesn’t go down, other reasons to save for offline use are:
- For use on the road when you don’t have dependable internet access.
- You only have dial-up where you live.
- Organizing a homework or research project.
What Can Be Saved for Offline Use?
Basically there are three types of content on the internet:
- Articles/pages/text – stuff you read.
- Audio – stuff you listen to.
- Video – stuff you watch.
There are different ways to handle each of these types of content. I’ll be giving you suggestions on how you can save each of theses types.
How to Save for Offline Use
There are many ways to save information for offline use. From built-in functions in your browser to browser extensions and plug-ins to desktop applications. I’ll be reviewing options that work in multiple browsers including chrome and Firefox. Listen to the show for all the details!
Resources / Links
- Pocket (formerly Read It Later)
- Read Later Fast : Chrome Extension | Firefox Extension
- Tutorial on using Audacity to record any PC sound
Two RSS Feed URL Formats for YouTube Channels:
Replace [username] with the user or channel name.