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.

The bookmark-adder

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You have probably used the big green button (BGB) in start.me’s header bar. It is the quickest way to add a bookmark. Until today, this only allowed you to add multiple URLs at once. Even though that is often quite handy, this approach would not let you enter a custom title or description.

That’s why we added a ‘Single URL’ mode, that allows you to add a new bookmark, directly specifying its title and description. Adding multiple bookmarks at once is still possible. We added a button that allows you to switch between single and multiple URL modes.

It’s so simple, you may wonder what took us so long to invent it. Well, there is a good reason for that, actually…

Browsing suggested sites

On the above screenshot you may have noticed the second tab in the Bookmark adder: “Suggestions”. This new tab houses a really exciting new feature that allows you to quickly add well known sites and… discover some more!

Our team or content curators has silently worked on building a huge collection of sites, cataloging and indexing them. This collection is instantly available to you through the suggestions tab.

You can choose to browse the list of suggestions, filtering based on your interests or the country you are interested in. Or you can actively search the database by entering one of more keywords, like ‘sport’ or ‘cloud’. The filters help you narrow down the results.

Adding sites you like is simple: just select them and click Add. The sites will appear as new bookmarks in the widget you selected.

Did you know?

To quickly add bookmarks to a specific widget, you can just use its widget menu and select ‘Add bookmark’. Also, the bookmark adder will remember to which widget you last added a bookmark and automatically suggest that widget next time.

Discover new sites with start.me/discover

A personal start page like start.me is a great place to keep all your favorite sites. But where do you go when you are looking for some great new places? You might try Googling around a little. Perhaps Facebook offers you some nice articles. Starting today, you can use start.me as your source of inspiration, too! We proudly present the first beta-version of start.me/discover, a catalog of the best sites on the web, based on actual feedback from start.me users.

start.me/discover is as simple as it is effective. It offers you a directory of thousands of popular sites, organized in more than 250 different categories. Are you looking for some interesting new Tech News sites, some cool new Apps or in need of a new Music instrument? There are tons of sites for you to discover. So give it a try, discover great Tech sites or find your new favorite Shop.

Of course, every site you discover this way can easily be added to your own personal start page. And it works well on your mobile phone or tablet as well, making start.me/discover quite the ideal pastime for those waiting moments.

Our new Content Discovery section is still in beta and we are continuously working to add new features. There is some really great stuff waiting and we are counting on you for ideas and suggestions for killer features we have not yet invented. Do you think some important sites in your country are missing? Drop us a note and join our team of content curators!