start.me won the 6th round of the AIA16

As you may have heard, start.me has been nominated for the Accenture Innovation Awards 2016. We received a lot of positive feed back and more than 1,200 start.me users took the trouble of voting for us. And with great result: we won the 6th round! This means we will be participating in the finals in October. Thank you very much to everyone who voted (or tried to)! This literally wouldn’t have been possible without you!
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We’ve improved icons on start.me

In the previous weeks we’ve done some work in the background to improve the bookmark icons on start.me.

The main improvements are:

  • Icons are now loaded faster. On average we’ve been able to reduce the loading times for all icons on a page by almost 185ms. We’re continuing to focus on improving the overall loading speed of start.me and this is another step in the right direction.
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You can now find pages shared by other users

As of today you can find user contributed pages on start.me about topics of interest, for instance News, Entertainment and Sports. You can use these pages as a source of inspiration for your own page, or simply “Favorite” them so you can easily access these pages through your Pages menu.

Currently we have over 200 localized pages available, spanning 33 countries. More pages are added on a daily basis. Do you miss a particular page or subject? Let us know and we’ll try to make it available as soon as possible.
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Our very own Todo widget

Our Google Tasks widget is quite popular among our users.  Yet, many users asked for a Todo widget that does not require a Google account. Today we’ve made it available:

The new Todo widget has several improvements over the Google Tasks widget. The to-do items can be edited just by clicking them. They can be reordered, simply by dragging and dropping them in the order you want. The items are stored in our own database, so there it is fast and secure; the widget will feel a lot ‘snappier’. Finally, the check boxes to mark an item as completed as slightly larger, making it easier to check off items.
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Browser Iron integrates start.me as default start page

We have some exciting news to share… This week start.me has become the default start page in Iron browser. Iron is based on the open-source Chromium browser project and has seen over 1,000,000 installs since 2008.

Users of the Iron browser will now be able to take full advantage of start.me ‘s modern and advanced start page features.
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