New: Remove your broken links

We just released a new exciting feature… the Broken Link Checker! The Broken Link checker will tell you which of your links are (most likely) broken, so you can remove them. This will help you keep your bookmark collections organized and stops you from visiting dead ends.

How does it work? Links that we’ve identified as broken will now be displayed as Link title in your bookmark widget.

Example bookmark widget:

Broken Link Checker helps you identify links that are no longer working.

Upon clicking the dead link a new menu is offered with the following options:

For each link we identified as broken, we offer a menu with various options.

  • Open anyway – Open the link in a new window (to check if it’s really broken or not)
  • This link is not broken – Mark link as normal (e.g. not broken)
  • Delete bookmark – Remove this link from the bookmark widget
  • Edit bookmark – Correct this link manually
  • Search for an alternative link on Google – Try and find an alternative webpage on Google
  • Visit homepage of link – Go to the homepage of the link

We hope that this new feature will make it easier for your to clean up your old bookmarks. Happy housekeeping!

Please leave a comment below or e-mail your suggestions/feedback to [email protected].

Premium-only
The Broken Link Checker is only available to PRO subscribers. Not a PRO subscriber yet? For just $20/annually or $50/lifetime you get access to all premium features and an ad-free experience. For more information: https://start.me/pro.

New widget: Trello Boards

Today we’ve launched a new premium widget: Trello Boards.

Trello is a popular web-based project management application that allows you to organize anything using boards and cards.

With the start.me Trello boards widget, you can now automatically add deep links to your Trello boards on your start.me page. This gives you one-click access to the various boards that you frequently use.

Instructions

To add the Trello Boards widget to your page:

  1. Hit the green “+” in the top of the page
  2. Click “Widgets”
  3. Select “Premium” tab
  4. Add “Trello Boards” widget
  5. Authorize your Trello account, so that start.me can access your Trello boards

In the Trello widget settings you have the following options:

  • Filter boards
  • (Select what kind of boards you want to see: Personal-, Starred- or Team boards)

  • Visible boards
  • (Select the number of boards you want to see by default)

This widget is only available to PRO subscribers. Not a PRO subscriber yet? For just $20/annually or $50/lifetime you get access to all premium widgets and an ad-free experience. For more information: https://start.me/pro.

Search: a new way to find your bookmarks on start.me

Especially when you have many bookmarks stored on start.me, you don’t always remember the name of the bookmark or the page/widget where you saved it. Chances are that you waste precious time to find the bookmark you are looking for.

For this reason, we have added the ability to search inside your stored bookmarks. Simply enter the name or URL of the bookmark in the main search box and a list of found bookmarks will appear. See below:

Search in bookmarks stored on start.me

In the near future we will further expand and improve the search capabilities on start.me. Please let us know your thoughts on this new feature. Leave your comments below or e-mail us at [email protected].


Update:
Based on the feedback we received from various users, we have released the following new features today (June 8th, 2017):

  • We added the page and widget title for each bookmark, so that it’s clear where you saved the bookmark.
  • We added an ‘edit’ icon so that you can immediately edit/delete the bookmarks from the search results list.
  • We improved the search algorithm so that it provides better search results.

New on start.me: soccer results & league tables

We have some good news for all the football (aka soccer) fans out there… In partnership with WorldFootball.com it is now possible to  follow the latest results & standings of your favorite leagues and teams right from your start.me paqe.

Premier Leagye widget by WorldFootball.com

Instructions

We have added several widgets for the most popular soccer competitions to our content library. Simply search for a league name (e.g. “Premier League”, “Serie A”, “Bundesliga”, etc) in the new Content Adder and select the widget from the list of widget suggestions. You can also go to this page for an overview of the pre-configured soccer widgets.

Don’t see the league you are looking for, or do you want to adjust the styling of the widget? Go to http://www.worldfootball.com/syndication/widgets and create your own custom soccer widget. You can choose from over 400 leagues and customize the styling of the widget. Once you are done, simply copy the embed code, paste it into the Content Adder on start.me and click on the “Embed” link.

Please let us know your thoughts on these new widgets in the comment section below or e-mail us at [email protected].

 

Need Inspiration? Add a Motivational Quote to your start.me page

Sometimes all the inspiration you need to uplift your spirit can be found in a few simple words of wisdom. You can now get a daily dose of inspiration by adding a Quote Widget to your start.me page.

ThinkExist - Daily Quote

Several quote widgets are available, covering a variety of topics, including: Arts, Business, Life, Love, Management, Motivational, Nature and Funny Daily Quotes.

Quotes are provided by BrainyQuote, The Quotations Page, Quotes Daddy and ThinkExist.

 

Adding a Quote widget to your start page

To add one of the widgets, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your start.me page
  2. Click the +icon in the grid to open the Browse Widgets dialog
  3. Search for “quote” and browse through the list of Quote widgets
  4. Select the widget your choice and add it to your start.me page

Do you miss a particular Quote Widget? Leave a comment below or simply e-mail us at [email protected].

Realtime monitoring of the Financial Markets

For those of you interested in the financial markets, we have some good news: with our new Finance widgets you can now follow the financial markets in realtime on your browser’s new tab page. Building on the great tools by TradingView we can now offer you realtime overviews of the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and many other markets (see the list below).

Data and widgets are provided by Trading View.

Following markets are available

  • S&P 500
  • Dow Jones
  • Nasdaq
  • Futsee
  • DAQ
  • CAC40
  • Swiss SMI
  • Nikkei
  • Hang Seng
  • Australia ASX
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Crude Oil
  • Brent Oil

Adding a Finance widget to your start page

The new widgets can all be found in our Finance widget category. To add one of the widgets, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your start.me page
  2. Click the +icon in the grid to open the Browse Widgets dialog
  3. Search for one of the above mentioned markets or browse through the entire list by selecting the Finance category.
  4. Select the widget/market of your choice and add it to your start.me page

 

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].

View your Google Analytics data directly from your browser’s homepage

We have just released a brand new Google Analytics widget that allows you to keep track of your website traffic stats, directly from your start.me page.

The Google Analytics widgets displays your key Google Analytics data in a chart that is easy to read and understand. You can customize the data by selecting from a large number of Metrics and Segments.

Multiple Analytics widgets can be added to your start.me page, so you can keep track of all your Analytics KPI’s from across all your websites on one simple dashboard.

Instructions for adding the Google Analytics widget to your start.me page

1. Click the + sign in the page-grid to add a widget
2. Search for “Analytics”
3. Add the Analytics widget to your page
4. Authorize start.me to access your Analytics data using your Google account
5. Use the Settings dialog to select the Site, Metric and Segment that you want to display

Please let us know what you think of this new Analytics widget, by leaving your comment below or by e-mailing us at [email protected].

Available to Premium users only

Please note: This widget is only available 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!