Better online reading experience: 3 tools to highlight and share content in websites

When you study or read a book, you probably want to use a colorful marker or pen to highlight important parts of the text. Hopefully, there are solutions to carry this same habit to online world.

Check these 3 highlighting tool to move your online reading experience to the next level.

Diigo

It’s been over 10 years since Diigo was first launched. Diigo is the most comprehensive highlighting and note-taking tool on the web. It also supports the majority of browsers and devices including iPhone, iPad, and Android. However, there is a catch. You can use highlighter up to 500 times in the free version. Plans start from 40$/year to remove restrictions including highlighting limit and collaboration features.

Liner

If you are using Pocket or Instapaper for saving website to read later, Liner is probably the best option for you to highlight web pages. It offers integration with Pocket and Instapaper so you can import your saved pages to Liner. There is no limit for the count of highlighting but you need premium membership if you want to use different colors. Free plan offers only “yellow” marker. Premium plan is 50$/year. Important to mention: Liner doesn’t support Android devices yet.

Highly

Highly is an easy-to-use online highlighting tool with support to popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and iPhone/iPad (Android is not supported yet). It also supports Slack. Highly focuses on socializing while marking your texts up. You can follow other fellow users and create teams. All highlighted texts are public by default. You need to subscribe for 50$/year if you want to highlight pages privately.

Find out Who Unfriended You on Facebook (Unfriend Tracker)

It’s the question everyone asks themselves at least once: “Who unfriended me on Facebook?“. Facebook doesn’t notify you when someone deletes or blocks you in order to keep the site “friendly”. However, it doesn’t stop people to look for the answer. Don’t you want to know when your ex removes you from his/her profile?

There had been several sites and browser extensions to find out people who unfriended you. Almost all of them stopped working after Facebook had shut down the developer access to friend lists.

After a long search, I was lucky to find an unfriend tracker that still works! Did She Unfriend sends you notifications when you are unfriended on Facebook. I have been using for over a month. Yes, IT WORKS!

All you need to do is to go to their website (www.didsheunfriend.com) and enter your email address as well as your Facebook profile URL.

The best part of this unfriend finder is that they offer 1 month free trial. You can use the full service FREE for a month.

After the trial period, they charge $2.99 per month. It is a small amount to pay considering how helpful these their notifications are! There is nothing more satisfying than catching those “friends” who unfriended you.

I have almost 2,000 friends on Facebook. Even if it is constantly growing while I keep meeting new people, someone unfriends me every once in a while. I am quite curious the reasons why people unfriend.

According to a survey with 820 Facebook users, 68% of the users unfriend others when they overuse the social network. Similarly, 61% of the survey participants say they unfriend people because they can’t bear to hear any more about their romance and how much they love their partners. 11% of users says they deleted friends because they were jealous of their holidays.

This is the only Facebook unfriend tracker I have found. Don’t miss anyone who deleted or blocked you Facebook! Give it a try!

Check it out: www.didsheunfriend.com

Solved: Permission issue on Google Drive: “There was a problem. You don’t have permission for this action”

I run into this message while I was trying to change filter settings on a Google Spreadsheet which is shared with me.

There was a problem. You don’t have permission for this action

Permission problem on Google Spreadsheet
Permission problem on Google Spreadsheet

Even though I have “Edit” permission, I was unable to change some settings like filtering.

Permission problem on Google Spreadsheet
Permission problem on Google Spreadsheet

Even though I have “Edit” permission, I was unable to change some settings like filtering.

Solution

There was a “protected range” in the spreadsheet and it was only editable by the owner. After the owner gave me “Edit” permission on that protected range, the problem above has gone away.