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Use Cases and Workflows

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Collaboratively Curating, Annotating and discussing websites & PDFs
Quickly saving and recovering pages without the need to organise upfront

The power of Memex is in being able to overcome the "bookmarks black hole" problem where you save tons of stuff but never find it again. Instead it should be easy to save and recover things.

Keyboard Shortcuts (default)

  • Save current page: alt/option + s
  • Add tags to page: alt/option + x , use the layer icon next to each result to add the tag to all open tabs
  • Add page to a collection: alt/option + x , use the layer icon next to each result to add the tag to all
  • Open Search Dashboard: alt/option + f

Video Demo

Tab Manager & Session Saving

You can add all open tabs in a window to a collection or tag via the layer icon in the tag or collection selector. Available via the Popup or in-page ribbon, not via dashboard result elements.

So far we don't have a way to open saved URLs all again. A workaround:

Getting-things-done Inbox

All pages you save, annotate, tag or put into a list are available in the Inbox section of the dashboard. There you can further process them later.

Automatically getting all notes to Roam/Notion/Evernote via Readwise

How to set this up:

  • In our Memex, go to: Settings > Import & Integrations > Readwise Integration
  • Enter and confirm your readwise API key that you find here: https://readwise.io/access_token

How to use it:

Annotating Youtube Videos

Press cmd+y (mac) or ctrl+y (win+ linux) in the editor field to add the current youtube timestamp.

In the editor there is a ? button that shows all the formatting options.

Reference sections of articles you read

You can create links to highlights by clicking on the lock icon on each annotation card:


Recipients see the highlight this way:

Giving feedback to an article people have sent you

You can send people a link with all annotations on a page

Feature Tutorials

Saving, Organising & Searching

Quick Save Content
Organising into Spaces
Searching saved pages and annotations
Getting-Things-Done Inbox
Tab Manager


Annotation Basics
Annotating PDFs
Annotating Youtube, Twitter & HTML5 videos


Text Export Templates
Organise or Tag all open tabs
Importing to Memex from other services
Export your data locally & to any cloud provider
Pioneer Plan Details
Restore your data from an old extension


Where is my data stored?

Your personal data is by default stored locally, both in the Memex browser extension and Memex Go, the mobile app. The actual location of your data will depend on your browser. For example see this Firefox forum to read about where Firefox add-ons data is stored and see this Chrome support channel to read more about where Chrome extension data is stored.

To facilitate the sync and cloud backup, your data is also stored on our Firebase servers. We do value privacy a lot, but encrypting this data is right now outside of our capacity and has strongly negative impact on our ability to iterate on the product quickly and to get it to a point of high user value. We tried with earlier iterations of the sync and backup but it was a real mess. Instead we choose the route of changing Memex business incentives to prevent data exploitation. Namely our company cannot be sold and offers only capped profits for investors and the team. We do this to remove the profit maximisation incentives usually leading to data & privacy exploitation.

Why do I need to install another app to make my backups?

Automatic backups to your local hard drive (and via your favorite cloud provider's local folder) would be completely impossible without the app. Due to the browser's security features, extensions can't automatically save things on your hard drive. Therefore it would cause a lot of clicking (= pain) to do incremental backups on your local hard drive. You would need to select a folder each time you want to make a backup.

Does what I add to Memex automatically get added to my browser bookmarks?

Bookmarks made in the browser are synced to Memex, however not vice-versa. Memex saved pages will not appear in your browser bookmarks.

Support a Venture Capital free service

We want to protect users and their data from profit maximisation incentives resulting from uncapped profit potential. Memex is built without equity-based Venture Capital investments and caps investor and team profits . We want to build a service that people are willing to pay for because it solves problems for them, not grow at all costs with free services to then build privacy violating business models on top.

If Memex is already useful, you can see yourself using it for a few years or you want to support an alternative way of running a business, you can support us with our $150 Pioneer plan while we are in beta. In return it'll give you (at least) 3 years of Memex subscriptions once we launch them.

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