Over the past few months, as I’ve explored numerous curation services, I’ve started to get a clearer idea of what it is I’m looking for. Ironically it’s the very thing that I now crave that turned me off Qrait when I first looked at it a couple of months ago – simplicity. At the time it seemed a little bland, after all I’d been playing with lovely looking drag-and-drop UI’s and the like. However, it wasn’t until earlier this week when I took a second look at Qrait that I uncovered its full potential.
At the time I was pulling together some information. I decided to give the Qrait bookmarklet a try. Within minutes I had my data and I’d grabbed the embed code. My initial reaction had evaporated, and as I began to dig a little deeper further treats were in store.
The Qrait.com website makes the following claim: ‘Qrait a real-time content curation tool that makes it dead easy to curate content from around the web.’ – and that’s the key for me. All you need to do is enter your text, or your URL, or your twitter search, and it does the rest – even offering you the ability to use rich text within your comments. In addition to this by using a combination of OEmbed and their own embedding system, Qrait ensure that not only is it one of the easiest tools to use but it also provides attractive looking results from a wide variety of sources.
My advice, get along to Qrait.com and apply for a place on the Alpha. The next few months could prove to be very interesting.
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