Author: Michiel de Wit

Michiel is CGO and co-founder of start.me. He is a software professional with a lot of experience in developing enterprise grade web applications. He is a certified Scrum Master and a great proponent of modern software development practices.
The largest personal startpage in the world!

The largest personal startpage in the world!

It is official: we are now the largest personal startpage in the world. Last week, Alexa certified us as the largest Personal Startpage service in the world, surpassing our colleagues of established sites such as Netvibes, Symbaloo, and igHome. It is a great achievement that we would like to celebrate with you, the ones that helped…

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Dark theme and embedding content

Dark theme and embedding content

Some weeks ago we published about the new Dark widget theme we added. It is being used by thousands of users already. Today we released a new (mini)feature that makes embedding content in dark themed widgets more attractive. Not all embeddable content supports a dark theme and we found a way to ‘solve’ that.

Using markdown to markup bookmarks and pages: Part 1 – Basics

Using markdown to markup bookmarks and pages: Part 1 – Basics

There are many features to start.me most users don’t know about. And that’s fine: that leaves something to be discovered. Today I will start a series of blogs about one of these ‘hidden’ features: Markdown. This easy to learn markup language is supported by start.me and allows you to add some extra style to your…

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Dark theme for widgets

Dark theme for widgets

In the past weeks, we have worked on a new design, support for a dark page theme and custom theme colors. Today we continue our journey and add another customization option: dark widgets themes. This new feature, that allows you to create widgets with a dark background and white text, was a little more complicated…

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Custom theme colors

Custom theme colors

Last Friday we announced the immediate launch of the new 2018 design for start.me. We received a lot of feedback. There were some compliments, but we received some complaints and requests as well. The main feedback we got was about the color of the new design. Some of our users were quite fond of the dark…

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A bookmarks block header to add context

A bookmarks block header to add context

Grouping bookmarks in blocks is the primary function of start.me. Over the past few years we have added many smaller and larger features to help customize bookmark blocks: adding descriptions, icon and detail view modes, selecting custom icons, transparent backgrounds, et cetera. Today’s addition is not a huge new feature, but it will surely open up…

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Easier bookmark and content adding

Easier bookmark and content adding

Its’ been a while since you’ve last heard from us. That’s mainly because we have been very busy. Behind the scenes we are working on all sorts of cool things. Today we launched a very cool new feature. We call it the ‘Content Adder’. What it does? It makes adding stuff to your start.me pages…

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New name for our paid plan

New name for our paid plan

When we introduced our Premium subscription July last year, we did not give much attention to the naming of our premium subscription. We figured Premium would be fine. The main reason we introduced the paid plan was because users were asking us for it.  A year and a half later, the Premium subscription has become…

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