2 Simple Tools To Discover, Watch, And Share Video Clips

Have you ever browsed Youtube and just wanted to watch the video without all the extras such as comments or related entries? Do you just want a plain background for watching the video and nothing more? Quietube is your solution.


If you really don’t care about seeing comments (they’re pretty easy to ignore), the benefits of using Quietube may seem irrelevant. However, I find Quietube to be a great shortcut for video presentations without worrying about looking bad when the comments on the video aren’t in a professional context. The service supports videos from YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Viddler, and Vimeo. Quietube includes a short URL via Bit.ly to spread to co-workers or friends, a link to the original page, the ability to change the background to black, and also a link to the bookmarklet itself.

In addition to Quietube, PopScreen is another video service to try out. Essentially, PopScreen is a video bookmarking tool, a place to archive the best of the best from video clips to live web shows that you come across.


If you’re tired of mixing your video bookmarks with other content, PopScreen is the way to go. A simple bookmarklet is all you need to “pop” them into your library. Organize videos into a playlist to share with friends that want to be updated on a specific category of videos that you watch. With PopScreen you can also track your favorite live web shows from Ustream, Justin.tv, Kyte, Stickam and more to be alerted via email, IM, or SMS when they go live.

PopScreen is looking for 100 beta testers to try out the service and provide feedback.

Will you continue sharing your video findings the old way? You might look a bit smarter, and more professional by sending them using Quietube instead. You’ll also appear more organized with PopScreen to easily share a specific category of videos with colleagues and friends. No more mixing your random (and possibly embarrassing) video favorites with work related content.

Corvida Raven

A natural pioneer at grasping the rapidly changing landscape of technology, Corvida Raven talks tech in plain English on SheGeeks.net.