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.
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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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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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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Faster overall speed, HTTP/2 and some more

Faster overall speed, HTTP/2 and some more

Update February 24, 2020: We’ve been improving the overall speed of our app again. Check out this more recent blog post. We have been posting about our efforts to improve the overall speed of start.me before. That’s because we think speed is a very important characteristic of a service you use every day. Today an update…

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More widget customization options

More widget customization options

The most important building blocks of start.me pages are widgets. No wonder we get a lot of feature requests from people who want to customize their widgets. Thus far, most of the customization options allowed you to change the functionality of the widget. Today’s release gives you more control over the widget’s looks. You can…

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