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.

Find pages of interest

(1) Open the Pages Menu (left top icon) and select “Find Pages of Interest”.

(2) Here you can browse Public pages and Team pages.

  • Public pages – Pages created by other users or by the start.me content team. Pages can be filtered using the Subject and Country drop down.
  • Team pages – Pages created and shared by other members of your team.

(3) Once you found an interesting page, you can add it to your Pages menu using one of the following two options:

  • “Favorite” page – Click the yellow star icon next to the page title to Favorite a page. You’ll instantly see updates (e.g. new widgets that are added) by other users on this page, but you can’t edit the page.
  • Edit page – Click green edit icon in the right top to Edit the page. You won’t see any further updates made by other users on this page.

Example pages

To give you an idea of the pages that are currently available:

  • US Elections 2016
    Interested in US politics? With this page you can easily follow the most important headlines about the upcoming US elections.
  • Technology
    Do you want to stay up-to-date about the latest tech news and innovations? You’ll find a curated list of the best tech news feeds and sites on this Technology page.
  • Shopping
    Looking for a selection of the best online destinations for shopping? Then don’t forget to follow this Shopping page.

Share your page with the rest of the world

Have you created a page that could be useful for others and are you willing to share it? Then please e-mail us the the URL of the page. After we reviewed your page, we’ll feature it in the new “Pages of Interest” section.

Provide us with your feedback

As always we’d like to hear your feedback about this new feature. Please e-mail us or leave a comment below.

Integrate Facebook pages

After the successful introduction of our very own Todo widget, we bring you yet another new widget: the Facebook Page widget. This widget allows you to embed a public Facebook Page into your  start.me page and is perfect if you like to integrate a group or company page.

To add the new Facebook Page widget to your page, follow the next steps:

  1. Click the green ‘+‘ icon at the top-right corner of your page
  2. Select ‘Browse Widgets’
  3. Search for ‘Facebook‘ and select the ‘Facebook‘ search result
  4. Find the URL of the Facebook Page that you’d like to embed, and fill it in, in the ‘Facebook page URL’ field
  5. Click on ‘Done‘ to add the widget to the page

We hope you like the new widget. Try and customize it by tweaking the widget’s settings. One warning, though: the widget only supports displaying public Facebook pages. If you would like to integrate your own timeline, you will have to wait a little longer. We are working on that.

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.

Instructions

To add the new Todo widget to your page, follow the next steps:

  1. Click the green ‘+‘ icon at the top-right corner of your page
  2. Select ‘Browse Widgets’
  3. Search for ‘Todo‘ and select the ‘Todo List‘ search result
  4. Click on ‘+ New task’, fill in the name of a task and hit Enter

Once you’ve completed a task, you can mark it as completed by checking the item’s checkbox. To edit an item, click on it once. Alternatively, you can right-click on an item, and select ‘Edit‘ from the context menu. To edit multiple items in one go, select ‘Edit‘ from the widget menu. To delete an item, right-click it and select ‘Delete‘.

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.

We want to welcome all Iron users and hope you’ll enjoy using your new (personalizable) start page!


Press release

The Hague, Netherlands (March 3rd, 2016) – Today, SRWare and start.me announced the integration of a new personal start page service in the popular Iron browser.

The web-based start page solution provides advanced bookmarking capabilities; support for RSS feeds and thousands of widgets that help users connect to their cloud services right from their start page.

start.me’s founder Arjen Robijn said: “start.me offers users a great way to start their journey on the internet. We’re proud that SRWare has chosen to work with start.me to provide our unique start page experience to the Iron browser community.”

Iron’s founder Stefan Ries commented: “start.me has built a start page that is fast, beautifully designed and contains many personalization features. We are really excited about this partnership, as we believe it will significantly enhance the browsing experience for our users.”

The start page can be accessed at https://iron.start.me. Users can use the start page anonymously or register for a free account to take full advantage of the cloud.

About SRWare

SRWare has developed the popular alternative web browser Iron. Iron is based on the open-source Chromium project. The first version was launched in 2008. Iron has seen over 1,000,000 installs and is popular because of its enhanced privacy features.

About start.me

start.me has developed a modern start page that is used by over 700,000 users every month. start.me’s white-label start page helps browser developers and portals to increase user-engagement and generate revenue through start.me’s built-in monetization platform.

More information

For more information about start.me, please visit https://start.me/about or contact [email protected].