A few weeks ago we mentioned a new JavaScript version of the Google Notebook that was popping up on search results pages. We guessed that the next thing someone would put together for this would be a bookmarklet…and we were kinda close.

Much like the Google Talk gadget you can also put your Google Notebook in a Firefox sidebar. This gives you easy access to all of your notes no matter which site your on, and the best part is that you don’t have to install an extension. The process of getting the Notebook in your sidebar is actually pretty easy:

  1. Right-click on this URL: http://www.google.com/notebook/ig?hl=__MSG_locale__ and bookmark it.
    Google Notebook Firefox Sidebar
  2. After you have saved the bookmark, go back to the Bookmarks menu and right-click on the bookmark. Choose the Properties option.
    Google Notebook Firefox Sidebar
  3. Now check the box that says Load this bookmark in the sidebar:
    Google Notebook Firefox Sidebar
  4. Now each time you open that bookmark it will appear in the sidebar:
    Google Notebook Firefox Sidebar

It worked so smoothly that I thought I would try it in Opera. Just like Firefox, in Opera you can set bookmarks to open up in the sidebar (which Opera calls Panels). This is an option you can set when bookmarking a link in Opera as seen here:

Google Notebook Opera Sidebar

The Google Notebook site looked fine in Opera’s sidebar just like with Firefox, but there was a lot of functionality that didn’t work quite right. So for the time being there is still no way to get Google Notebook to work properly in Opera, but maybe a fix will eventually emerge.

Thanks to Trip for sending in the tip!

Source: Mitchelaneous