Custom bookmark icons

Custom bookmark icons

A feature that has long been on our wishlist (and on those of many of our users as well) is to be able to select custom icons for bookmarks. Today we launched a new feature that is a great first step in accomplishing that. When editing bookmarks, you now have the option to use one of our over 500 high-quality stock icons in stead of the standard website icon.

Selecting your own icons and colors allows you to build better looking pages that more closely match your preferences. The collection of stock icons contains quite a lot of brand icons and icons of common objects. We will keep expanding the collection.

Large icon view

In addition, we added a new view mode to the bookmarks widget: Large icons. This mode is great in combination with the high quality stock icons we provide. You can use it to get quick access to your most frequently visited sites. Large icons can be a good way of creating buttons on public pages as well.

Design changes

By the way: have you noticed we have been making some design changes, lately? We are working to further simplify the way start.me works. Some examples:

  • We made adding widgets easier by putting add-buttons below each column and in the header;
  • The sidebars you use to edit things and change settings can now cascade, giving you a better view of what you are doing;
  • The previews for RSS feeds have been improved, giving you a better impression of the feed you may want to add;
  • Editing pages has become easier: we added an edit-button next to the active page’s title in the header.

In the coming weeks, some other great features will be launched, including a lot of new widgets!

 

Michiel de Wit

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.


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2 Replies to “Custom bookmark icons”

  1. Hi,

    I have used the chrome extension SpeedDial 2 for years and think it is great. However, I felt it was time to look for an alternative that didn’t rely on an extension being added to whichever browser I was using on whatever device. Therefore am giving start.me a go and there is a lot i like. One thing I miss from SpeedDial 2 already is that I cant have a screenshot of the webpage as my icon like i can with SpeedDial 2. I like having an instantly recognisable image when looking for my bookmark and the icons don’t always cut it. I can upload a screenshot which i am busy doing just now but it is a pain.

    Any chance this feature can be added?

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