Organize your widgets

Currently, start.me houses about 750.000 pages containing about 6 million widgets in total. That means pages on average contain about 8 widgets. Chances are, those widgets need to be reorganized every once in a while. We have supported dragging and dropping of widgets from the start. Today, we made the whole process a little easier still. We introduced a new ‘organize widgets’ mode, that can be activated through a page’s edit menu (see below) or by starting to drag a widget.

Organize widgets mode

In this new ‘organize widgets’ mode, all widgets on the page are showed minimized, giving a good overview. You can drag widgets to new positions and delete them if you want. When you are done organizing the page, just closing the blue notification bar brings you back to the regular layout.

Square and simple

You may have noticed another change, recently: the rounded corners that were visible on widgets, buttons and other parts of the start.me user interface have been removed. Everything is square and simple now. We hope you like this minor change. It is but the first step of a set of new customization features to come soon!

 

Convert Currencies From Your Browser’s Home Page

Do you buy or sell products internationally? If so, you’ll probably find yourself converting money in different currencies frequently.

With the start.me Currency Converter widget, you can now convert money right from your browser’s new tab page. Over 168 world currencies are supported, including: USD, EUR, GBP, YEN and Bitcoin.

Data is provided by Currencylayer, a provider of real-time and reliable reliable exchange rates.

Instructions:

You can find the Currency Converter widget in the widget gallery (click + in grid). After you’ve added it to your page, you can configure the default from/to currency in the widget settings.

 

Available to Premium users only:

This widgets is available only for Premium users. You can upgrade to Premium for just 20USD/annual or 45USD/lifetime. Premium members also enjoy additional benefits, including an ad-free and faster loading experience. Upgrade now!

New: Charts, Google Adsense and Image Gallery widgets

Today we rolled out a couple of new exciting widgets for Premium users. Not a Premium member yet? Go Premium now! It costs less than $2 per month ($20/annual; $45/lifetime).

Charts

Users can now add a chart to their start page that visualizes data from an external data source/application (CSV input).

This widget allows you to stay on top of your most important KPI’s, right from your start page.

Read more about the chart widget here.

Google Adsense

Want to stay on top of your Adsense earnings?

The Google Analytics widgets displays your earnings, impressions and clicks in a chart that is easy to read and understand.

Multiple Adsense widgets can be added to your start.me page, so you can keep track of all your websites on one simple dashboard.

Read more about the Adsense widget here.

Image Gallery

Want to decorate your start page with some beautiful or inspiring images? The Image Gallery widget allows you to display multiple images on your start.me page.

You can choose between a variety of presentation settings, including a slideshow. Read more about the Image Gallery widget here.

Available to Premium users only:

These widgets are available only for Premium users. You can upgrade to Premium for just 20USD/annual or 45USD/lifetime. Premium members also enjoy additional benefits, including an ad-free and faster loading experience. Upgrade now!

New start.me Chrome extension makes bookmarking easier

The new start.me Chrome extension (version 2.1.3) is now available in the Chrome store. What has changed?

New icon
The extension now displays the newly-designed start.me icon.

We simplified adding bookmarks
We replaced the “bookmark window” with a Bookmark Bar. This streamlines the experience of adding bookmarks from the extension with the start.me application. You can use the Bookmark Bar to add bookmarks and RSS feeds with a single click from any webpage.

start.me also remembers the widget you last selected. This makes it easier to save multiple webpages to the same bookmark list.

More options for bookmarking
We’ve added an “Add to start.me” link to the Chrome’s Context menu. This enables you to right-click on any link and save it to your start.me page using the new Bookmarks Bar.

Another way of bookmarking a page is to use the keyboard shortcut ALT-D.

Import your Chrome bookmarks
You can now easily import your Chrome bookmarks into your start.me page by selecting the “Import” option from the Options menu.

Control your new tab page
You can now configure which start.me page you want to see when you open a new tab in your browser. You can now also revert back to the Chrome Default startpage when opening a new tab.

Instant access to your Pages using ALT-S
We’ve also introduced a new shortcut to provide faster access to your start.me pages. Just press ALT-S from any site to open the Pages menu.

Please let us know what you think of the new Chrome extension. Leave your comment below or e-mail us at [email protected].