I stumbled across a pretty cool web application today. It won’t have as many users as Google Docs, but I can see an occasional need for something like this. It’s called Awesome Highlighter, and it is an online web tool that lets you highlight a website, then share that highlighted website with others.
Check it out. Here is a screen shot of what one of my blog entries looks like normally when you first look at it:
So you go to awesomehighlighter.com and put in the URL that you want to highlight, it takes you there, but it gives you a set of tools, like a highlighter that has color choices, and sticky notes. You highlight and add sticky notes and then click Done. Then it gives you a tiny URL that you can visit and share, and the highlighted version of the web page is there at that tiny URL. Here’s what the above blog entry looked like at the tiny URL after I highlighted a few words and added a couple sticky notes:
Pretty cool, huh? I could see how this could come in handy every once in a while when you’re trying to show someone something, but you’re not right there face to face to point to it and you’re not necessarily in a position to do desktop sharing or something like that. Nice job, Awesome Highlighter!