TextData is an online and open-source platform that helps you save what you know and find what you don't. Use our website or Chrome browser extension to form communities, bookmark webpages, and take notes to create and save online information.
Then, using everything that you and your collaborators have saved, we'll help you find old information, ask and answer questions, and contextualize new information.
Below, we describe how TextData helps you create, save, and find online information.
A community is where you save information. A community consists of any number of users, all generally interested in a similar topic. Learn more.
Make one for private personal archives, for class notes, for working on a class project, or for thoughts on interesting articles.
You can join a community by copy-pasting the community join key (accessible from clicking the 'Key' icon).
All information saved to a community is accessible by any member of the community, and only members of a community can see the content.
Create markdown-style notes and save them to any of your communities. Learn more.
Adding a Submission URL will link your notes to an external webpage. Use this to take notes with respect to something online (e.g., a lecture video).
The title should briefly describe the note's purpose, and the description can be whatever you like.
You can create submission from the website and from the Chrome browser extension.
Search, view recommendations, ask questions, and more from the content submitted to your communities. Learn more.
The submissions to your joined communities are searchable using the search bar on the website or in the extension.
View your recommendation feed on the homepage or open the extension on a webpage to see contextual recommendations. Open the extension with highlighted text to see submissions tailored to your selected context.
Use the extension to ask questions in context, summarize selected text, and drive curiosity with automatically generated questions.
Visit a submission's TextData-specific page to read, reply, visualize, share. Learn more.
You can edit a submission, add or remove it from a community, delete it entirely, or provide feedback.
Replying to a submission will create another submission and display it beneath the description. This way, any future user who visits this submission will see your reply
See how similar submissions are related by interacting with the graph.
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