Easily track your favorite sports teams

Today we have officially released a new Sports Data widget that enables you to track your favorite sports teams and competitions.

Never miss a match of your favorite team anymore! Whether your team plays in the NBA, NCAA, or in the Ligue 2 in France, we have it covered. A really cool feature we hope you will enjoy!

Our detailed Global Sports Coverage includes

  • 200+ countries
  • 24,000+ teams
  • 1,600+ competitions
  • 10 sports (American Football, Basketball, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Handball, Hockey, Soccer, Rugby, Volleyball)

How it works

  1. On your start.me page, click Add widget
  2. Select or type Sport schedules
  3. Search for your favorite team or competition
    Note: You can add multiple teams/competitions to the same widget!

4. Configure the widget to show all teams/competitions in one list or as separate tabs

Questions

If you have any questions or feedback about this new feature, please contact us at [email protected].

Enhanced Google search

The last few days we have been working on an exciting new feature that integrates start.me with Google Search. From now on, every search result you find using the integrated Google search can be directly added to one of your start.me bookmark widgets. Let us show you how this works:

First start by entering your search terms in the search bar (or a search widget). Make sure ‘Google’ is selected as the search engine. To indicate the integration with start.me our logo is shown in the search bar.

You will now be taken to the Google search results page. The layout of the page is slightly different than the regular Google search results page: this is because of the integration. The page actually offers some features the regular Google search page doesn’t! Most importantly: you are now able to directly bookmark search results using the ‘Add to start.me’ links found after every search result.

The bookmark can be added to whichever widget you like. To help you quickly add multiple bookmarks, the last widget you selected will be remembered. So adding a number of nice Christmas presents you found using Google to a list of wannahaves will be a breeze!

We hope you like this new feature and hope it will help you to be more productive.

 

Custom bookmark icons

A feature that has long been on our wishlist (and on those of many of our users as well) is to be able to select custom icons for bookmarks. Today we launched a new feature that is a great first step in accomplishing that. When editing bookmarks, you now have the option to use one of our over 500 high-quality stock icons in stead of the standard website icon.

Selecting your own icons and colors allows you to build better looking pages that more closely match your preferences. The collection of stock icons contains quite a lot of brand icons and icons of common objects. We will keep expanding the collection.

Large icon view

In addition, we added a new view mode to the bookmarks widget: Large icons. This mode is great in combination with the high quality stock icons we provide. You can use it to get quick access to your most frequently visited sites. Large icons can be a good way of creating buttons on public pages as well.

Design changes

By the way: have you noticed we have been making some design changes, lately? We are working to further simplify the way start.me works. Some examples:

  • We made adding widgets easier by putting add-buttons below each column and in the header;
  • The sidebars you use to edit things and change settings can now cascade, giving you a better view of what you are doing;
  • The previews for RSS feeds have been improved, giving you a better impression of the feed you may want to add;
  • Editing pages has become easier: we added an edit-button next to the active page’s title in the header.

In the coming weeks, some other great features will be launched, including a lot of new widgets!