Public API: Everything You Need To Know In Order...
You might have seen it on our frontpage already, a link to our public API that enables you to make use of thinkery’s technology on other platforms, for example native apps on your Mac or alternative clients on mobile phones, or a simple tool that will add a new thing to thinkery. Three things you need to know: Our API is based on OAuth2. You need to register your app before the API...
New Frontpage: One for all.
In an effort to better explain how thinkery can help you and what features we provide in order to do that we just relaunched our frontpage. Check it out
Accessing thinkery through SSL now the default...
We have completed an invisible but important feature: thinkery.me now uses SSL/TLS by default for encrypting the data transfer between your device and us, therefor making access to your things more secure. Using SSL/TLS is especially helpful when accessing thinkery through a public wifi network in a coffee shop, conference venue or other location. At the same time we have also updated our...
Hello Android! Get the thinkery App from the...
After tuning the last bits we’re happy to announce the release of our thinkery Android App. It is now available in Google’s Play Store! The app is free to use for locally storing your thoughts and things. The syncing feature is available as an in-app purchase ($2.59 or €1.99). The most important features at a glance: Quickly add, edit, delete things on the go Super-fast search...
Now With Auto-Save & Refined Tag Settings
Did you ever jot down thoughts then switch to another thing only to find out your notes had been lost? No more! Today we’re introducing our new Auto-Save feature so you can stop worrying. While in Edit-Mode your notes get saved automatically every 60 seconds, and, we also save the currently opened thing when you switch to another one. A lot of people have requested this feature so...
Faster Loading Times & Better Performance
You probably won’t see any change but hopefully still notice it. We have optimized bits of the underlying code so you should experience faster loading times and generally have more performance when using thinkery. Before the app was requesting 37 assets and you had to wait for around 3 seconds. After our optimisations there are only 6 requests and load time is down to 1 second. Hurray! :)
New Text Editor
We have integrated an improved and more modern text editor in thinkery. It enables you to use keyboard shortcuts, for example for making text bold using Ctrl/Cmd-b a nice full screen mode where you have more space for editing your things it works properly in mobile browsers (iPhone, iPad, Android) tables, horizontal rulers, images, links, etc. We hope you enjoy the new editor! As always we...
Anonymous asked: On Android?
Anonymous asked: how to make a todo list?
Anonymous asked: Hi...I'm really interested in using Thinkery. It sounds so efficient and easy. But I just have one question. You see, I'd love to upload all my favorites to a site like your's and then be able to delete from my computer without losing anything. Will I be able to do that?
Improved Settings For A More Personalized...
Following user feedback and feature requests (Got some? Use our form here) we constantly enhance our Settings page: the place to go to customize thinkery’s behavior to your own taste. As we’ve learned over time people tend to use thinkery all in a slightly different way. While some users want to add things by simply pressing enter, others want to explicitly hit the...
Improved Search: Now Faster And With More Relevant...
While thinkery’s database and the number of users has grown over the last couple of months the search experience wasn’t as great as we envisioned it to be. Due to the sheer size of the database it got slower and slower, so it was not unusual to wait up to 3 seconds or more to get results. Also, the old search lacked a couple of helpful features that are pretty much standard nowadays....
New: Import Your Evernote Data
We’re now supporting the import of Evernote data. Head to our importer page, select the Evernote export file and hit “Import things”…done. Let us know in the comments if you encounter any issues or have feedback!
Responsiveness = Goodness
While our mobile apps are being actively developed we took the chance to improve a couple of things which you will immediately notice: thinkery is now responsive, i.e. the web app resizes properly to the device you’re using. this works from desktop down to tablet and mobile. the mobile web app now provides a better user experience, for example the header is sticky and allows you to...
thinkery Android App Beta
A lot of our users had requested an Android App for using thinkery on the go, and, in our increasingly mobile world this is as natural as having your morning coffee orange juice. It has been a long time coming and we are happy to announce that we are in the final stages of releasing our app. It is already very usable and has the most important features like: Quickly add, edit, delete things ...
Improved Reading Experience
As you know saving and reading is a core feature of thinkery and we want to make sure the experience is as great as possible. After a lot of improvements under the hood, more specifically the extraction process when adding URLs, we are happy to launch it to the public. The new method greatly improves the reading experience as you can see on the screenshot below. Text paragraphs and lists are now...
Undo Your Thinking...
We published a small but handy change to our chrome extension: Undo. If you are like us and sometimes mistakenly click on “Add current page to thinkery” you can now click “Undo” in the bookmark overlay (see screenshot). We hope you find this little improvement useful.
New Feature: Special Tags
We’re introducing a new and powerful feature today: special tags. You can give certain tags special properties like adding a background color to things. This could look like this: On the settings page you can edit those special tags and add some of your own. We have predefined 3 tags for you: red, green and todo. You can use a page like colr.org to find good looking colors. You can...
Featured @ Lifehacker Top 10 Under-Hyped Web Apps... →
We all discover new web apps each year but not every one of them gets the recognition it deserves. With 2011 drawing to a close, we wanted to highlight the 10 we felt deserved a bit more hype.
New Release: Improved Bookmarklet, Drag'n'Drop,...
Psst, we just released an improved version of thinkery with lots of small tweaks but also bigger improvements. Here are the features at a glance. Improved Bookmarklet / Extension Using our bookmarklet or Chrome extension you can now add or modify tags, write a note or change the title right after bookmarking. No need to go to thinkery in order to do so. You don’t have to update your...
Feature requests this way
Missing features that would make your life even easier? Use our new feature requests page to tell us what you’re missing. Hint: some of them are already on their way :-)
Did you know? Use Shift-Click to quickly take...
While we’re waiting (actually we’re working hard to get them online soon) for all the awesome new features we want to highlight a small but very practical feature: Hold shift on your keyboard and click to quickly select a range of things in your list, then use the “bulk edit” menu in order to add or remove tags, make things public / private, archive or delete them. See...
Autocomplete your brain, eh tags.
We’re now helping you to tag things even faster: with tag autocompletion. This works everywhere you would expect it: when searching or adding things in the big input field, in bulk edit mode or when you edit a single thing. As soon as you start typing the autocomplete window will open and you can select the appropriate tag with TAB on your keyboard or by clicking with your mouse. We hope...
Found an interesting PDF on the web you want to save for later reading / searching? Just copy & paste the link, or, use our bookmarklet / chrome extension in order to swiftly add it to your thinkery. Here’s a PDF example: O’Reilly Web 2.0 Report Excerpt Currently the system only extracts text (the first 25 pages, no images). We’ll improve the processing in the future.
Got Gist? The New Plugin For Developers
Following up on our commandlinefu plugin we built another handy plugin for developers: Gist. You can now add Gist URLs to your thinkery and the content will be automagically extracted, saved and made available to you. Check out the example.
Bookmarks Import now with Duplicate Check
Our Bookmarks Importer now checks if you already added / imported a URL to thinkery. This will prevent spamming your brain.
Send links to thinkery from Google Reader
@durgerking on twitter asked us if there is a way to send Google Reader items to thinkery and we’re happy to tell you it is. Just follow the simple steps below and you’re good to go. 1. Login to Google Reader and go to Settings (top right) 2. Click on the “Send to” tab, choose “Create a custom link” at the bottom of the page and enter the following details. ...
Super slick interface. I am at expert level in minutes. The delicious import...– Thanks strath!
Yeah, we now got over 1,000 Chrome App users! :) Don’t know it yet? Check it out in the Chrome webstore or check out our other tools.
New: Bulk Edit
We have users who’ve got more than 8,000 things in their thinkery, crazy! For these power users we have introduced a feature called bulk edit. But it can also be useful for people like you and me who just want to edit a couple of things in a quick fashion. For example I was collecting stuff on the web for the upcoming holiday so I opened bulk edit, selected the appropriate things and gave...
I totally love it, I’ve tried many apps before, but this one is the most...– thinkery Chrome App user. We love comments like this!
New: Mass Archive / Delete
Besides our freshly released bulk edit feature (we wrote about it here) we have something new for you: Mass Archive / Delete. This should come in handy when you imported a lot of bookmarks or added a great amount of things and you want to delete or archive all of them at once. A live preview shows you what and how many things would be affected. Here is how it looks like: With mass archive /...
New: Import Instapaper
We’re keeping it going following our users requests and just released Instapaper Import. While logged in to Instapaper use their “Download HTML file” function (on the bottom right) to save the Instapaper file to your hard drive. As next step you can simply use our Generic Bookmarks Importer and upload the file. Done.
New: Export your things
Many users have requested an export feature so they can reuse their things in other applications or back them up on their computer. You can now get a copy of the data you’ve put into thinkery by exporting things in XML or JSON format. Simply visit your profile and click the appropriate link. Have fun liberating data!
Got Shell? The Commandlinefu Plugin For Sysadmins
Some of you might already know Commandlinefu, a super helpful repository for command-line gems, shell commands and the likes. With our new plugin it’s now possible to add those handy snippets right to your thinkery. Just copy&paste the URL like with any other webpage. Here’s an example.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy...– Albert Einstein.
How to install and use our bookmarklet on mobile...
Users who want to add interesting URLs on the go can install our bookmarklet in mobile Safari or other mobile browsers. There are two ways to install the bookmarklet, we’ll show you how it’s done on the iPhone: (Option 1) Add the bookmarklet to Safari’s bookmarks bar on your desktop then synchronize the bookmarks (via iTunes Sync). No further work needed. (Option 2) People who...
New: Bookmarks Importer
Following numerous requests we have completed the generic bookmarks importer. “Generic” means you can import all your bookmarks into thinkery, no matter if you’re using Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer or a service like Delicious. 2 easy steps to import your bookmarks 1. Use the “export bookmarks” function of your browser (Screenshot shows Safari on OS X)...
New: Fulltext Search, RSS Feeds
Another week, another release. Today we’re bringing you fulltext search for even better access to your things and RSS feeds so you can integrate your brain into other services. Enjoy! Fulltext Search thinkery now also searches the content of websites or notes you add. Simply begin to type and results start pouring in. RSS Feeds Users who want to display their “public” or...
We Got Our First Spammer!?
Yeaaaaah! We got our first spammer, or at least it looks very much like it. We call it “brain spam”, somebody registering, adding public things to his/her/their thinkery, then publishing it. We’re honored bugged by people making use of our link juice. Future spammers: we won’t showcase you, this is a once-in-an-apptime feature.
New Release: Mobile, Favorite Tags, More Speed,...
After the massive amount of feedback we have distilled the most frequent requests and are happy to announce a great new release today! Next to having made a lot of smaller improvements we also have some big, handy ones for you. Mobile Version Want to add thoughts, things or URLs while you’re on the go? There is now a mobile version bringing the core features to your mobile device. Just open...
Thinkery is what would happen if Read It Later applied to everything you do. From finding cool stories to clipping relevant text or even creating to-do and shopping lists, Thinkery combines all of it into one simple, web-based tool where you can store them. Thinkery is a crazy-useful tool for keeping your brain organized. Read the full article on The Next Web
Review on Killer Startups: "Organize your life"
We’re honored and proud to get such good feedback: This will be a very good tool to try if self-organization is not your thing, or if you have to deal with so many tasks day after day that you simply end up neglecting some of them because time is not on your side. Thinkery has got what it takes to help people out in both cases. Read the full article on Killer Startups
Improved Bookmarklet For All Browsers
Following our user’s feedback we have improved the general bookmarklet for all the other browsers out there. You can now also select a piece of text on a website to save it to your thinkery, or, alternatively just hit the “think it!” bookmarklet in your browser’s toolbar to save the page you’re currently looking at. We provide two bookmarklets: One that saves your...
Review: Thinkery me – organiza tus cosas... →
Great review from spanish website wwwhatsnew.com! We don’t speak perfect spanish but it definitely sounds good :)
Got Chrome? Yes we do.
We have just released two new goodies for you that will speed up the process of adding things to your thinkery with Google Chrome: Extension and App. Google Chrome Extension Go to the Chrome Extensions Directory and install the thinkery extension. You will then see a button with which you can add urls at the blink of an eye. There is also a context menu (right click) with which you can easily add...
If you can’t make salt out of sugar, you aren’t trying hard enough #quote– http://thinkery.me/nader/4d4974e5747759a168000000