Author: Stefan van Dierendonck

For many years Stefan has been active as a blogger, building and maintaining his own and other websites. He is also the author of two well received novels. Wherever possible he tries to combine modern technology with literary or at least pleasantly legible content.
Introducing exciting new features: search widget and more

Introducing exciting new features: search widget and more

After making start.me faster than ever, we’ve been working really hard to make it more useful to everyone. Our brand new search widget will do the trick. In this article, we explain the basic features but also the advanced personalization options. It will really save you time! We also introduce a minor improvement, you’ll love all…

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It’s here: a new and faster start.me

It’s here: a new and faster start.me

A faster start.me has finally arrived! Millions of users already use start.me to make their browsing experience more efficient. In order to prepare for future growth and to keep up with user demands for faster loading times, we’ve decided to invest in a complete rebuild of the start.me frontend last November 2017. We’re happy to…

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How to add attractive colors to your homepage

How to add attractive colors to your homepage

As Google managed to monopolize the Internet, it also locked us in a dull white screen with only their primary-colored logo to provide some relief. Simple, but boring. And a prime example of sensory deprived advertising. Smart! Now we’ve established this charming little fact, we propose an alternative: why not break free from the behemoth…

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How to quickly add multiple bookmarks to your startpage

How to quickly add multiple bookmarks to your startpage

One of the great things about your own personalized startpage (like start.me) is the possibility to save any page. Quickly, easily and safely. But did you know you can add multiple bookmarks at once? With other bookmark solutions, like the ones you get with modern browsers, this is simply not possible. Your browser wants you…

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A simple hack boosts this musician on his way to fame

A simple hack boosts this musician on his way to fame

How many musicians are there in the United States? It’s a question we couldn’t help asking ourselves when we first met artist Johnson Slinger*. He’s an imposing self-taught guitar player. His voice bears a remarkable grunt, not unlike Tom Waits or Bob Dylan, but that won’t hold him back. He performs his authentic tunes, just…

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Boost your productivity by using these simple widgets

Boost your productivity by using these simple widgets

Who wouldn’t want to raise their productivity? I know many of them, frankly. In our country, it’s been rumored about anyone working for the government, local or not: “That’s where the lazy people work.” They were the smart ones, who didn’t walk any faster than they had to. They urged and eventually trained their younger…

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Want to be safe online? Just install more browsers!

Want to be safe online? Just install more browsers!

The numbers are clear: almost 60% of internet users prefer Google Chrome as their browser. As usual, Google is leading the pack, trailed by other crowd favorites like Safari, Firefox, and Edge. There’s only one problem with this statistic: the fact that we can’t tell how many browsers people actually use. We might have more than…

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