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].

11 Responses

  1. Nick September 6, 2016 / 14:15

    This new extension is broken. I can’t bookmark new pages. A dialog box opens that says “Sign in to start.me,” and nothing else. It’s infuriating when an “update” breaks what was already working beautifully. Additionally, a number appears on the extension icon, as if I have notifications or something. But again, when I click on the icon, I get a blank dialog box. It’d be great if I could revert to the older version of start.me, one that actually works.

      • Rob September 12, 2016 / 18:51

        I am on 2.1.3 and the chrome bookmark extension only seems to work on this site when I try either a lifehacker site and others a box to login to startme appears and then it disappears and the screen goes gray and nothing else happens.

        • startme September 14, 2016 / 16:35

          Hi Rob,
          Others have reported this issue as well. We’re working on a fix and will release a new version soon. Apologies for the inconvenience.
          Best regards,
          Arjen

          • Robin September 26, 2016 / 16:38

            Hi Arjan,

            how long will it take to release the fix.
            It”s pretty useles now.

  2. Jon Boeckenstedt September 7, 2016 / 21:07

    I get a notification that the permissions for the Chrome Extension have changed, and Start.me can now change data I enter on web pages. Can you clarify for me what these changes mean?

    • startme September 8, 2016 / 16:36

      Hi Jon,
      Unfortunately we don’t have much control over this (standard) permission message in Chrome. The new extension doesn’t change the way start.me works. We can assure you that we do not use or change your website browsing data in anyway. Our privacy policy can be found here: https://start.me/privacy.

  3. ugh September 8, 2016 / 01:48

    Why must everything that serves a basic need be expanded to make toast and walk the dog, too? Can you just give folks the basic new tab ability without all of the razzamataz?

  4. Bloatware June 25, 2017 / 14:26

    Why has this been installed into my Chrome browser without my consent? And why can’t i remove it from the Extensions menu?

    • startme June 27, 2017 / 15:06

      Are you referring to Torch Browser, or Chrome?

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