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.
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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Cookie bar

Cookie bar

European Union (EU) law is rather strict when it comes to privacy. The union requires website owners to show a so called ‘cookie bar’ to all EU citizens, warning them about the use of cookies. We believe transparency is a good thing and were always open about our use of cookies (cf. our Privacy Policy).…

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Happy World Hello day!

Happy World Hello day!

Today is the 44th annual World Hello Day. This day celebrates the power of communication to resolve conflicts. We would like to celebrate this day with you. That’s why we have a little bonus for you. Say Hello! to 10 of your friends, and we will award you with a free 1 year start.me Premium…

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Easier bookmark adding and discovery

Easier bookmark adding and discovery

For most users, the main purpose of start.me is to store bookmarks. That’s why we find it important to make adding and managing bookmarks as easy as possible. We already offer a browser extension to add bookmarks directly from your browser. Today’s update enhances bookmark adding from within start.me and helps you discover interesting new sites.…

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Organize your widgets

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…

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