Archive for the ‘Bookmarks’ category

Xmarks app for iPhone

July 24th, 2010

The Xmarks iPhone app… for $0.99 you can access all of your saved bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. You will of course have to make sure that you also have the Xmarks extension installed in your favorite browser on your computer in order to save and access those bookmarks. This is really easy to do. Just head on over to and click on the big orange ‘Install Now‘ button. Your current browser will automatically be detected and you will be prompted to install Xmarks.
A recently added feature of Xmarks will allow you to save and access your Internet passwords. (apparently not yet available for the iPhone app)

This is awesome! (if I only had an iPhone)

Key features include:

* works with Xmarks for IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Mac Safari
* access all bookmark folders including your bookmarks toolbar
* bookmark search
* open remote tabs across all your computers & browsers
* built-in browser to view your bookmarks without leaving the app

UPDATE: Version 1.25 is NOW AVAILABLE in the iTunes App Store! This version adds a more streamlined user interface and a fix for the iPad bug in the previous version.

Coming Soon to Xmarks for iPhone:

* improved user interface
* ability to add and edit bookmarks for 2-way sync
* full screen iPad support
* and lots more!

Here is one more tidbit that is noteworthy… If you don’t have an iPhone/iPod you can still access your Xmarks via clip, share, blog, tweet and more

July 22nd, 2010 is an awesome way to clip web content and share it to many different places like Twitter, Tumblr, Blogger, Google Buzz, WordPress, Facebook and many more.

Usage is really simple. Either manually create an account with or sign in using Twitter or Facebook and add (drag & drop) a JavaScript based BookMarklet to your Bookmarks toolbar and start clipping and sharing across the Internet.

If you want to share Amplify content to your blog, but don’t want it in your posts, you can grab an Amplify widget.

This widget is dead simple to setup. Choose a color, choose a size, decide how many Amps to display, ‘Update’ and grab your code. Its that simple.

If you don’t have use for a widget but would still like to share your Amps with your audience. Consider adding an badge.

Clearspring acquires AddThis

October 1st, 2008

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Clearspring acquired AddThis. i was talking about just last week while commenting on the MadKast acquistion by ShareThis that a true competition to ShareThis was needed. i say that even considering that Widgets Lab is using ShareThis for its Quick Content Sharing or Social Bookmarking and Sharing as you may see it best.

While the Acquisition of MadKast by ShareThis was purely technologic and recruiting perfect addition to its team. Clearspring acquisition of AddThis goes the other way around. Clearspring don`t needs more Tech, Analytics or new Team Members. AddThis just provides a strong brand name, mindshare and of course the marketshare they needed to make their Launchpad for Blogs Widget to work. That is right while pretty much no one paid attention to Clearspring version of ShareThis. there was one. Justin Thorp even added context to the why Clearspring decided to go with it on blog post looking at the last Technorati State of the Blogosphere report.

Then it came the sudden acquisition of  Madkast by ShareThis. now it creates me the doubt if ShareThis knew in advance that Clearspring was eyeing their #1 competitor?. my guess is that yes. ShareThis is one of the best funded Widget Startups. it could have bought AddThis if they truly wanted it unless they had thought the price was too high for something they could end up getting done in the long haul. a acquisition of AddThis by Clearspring put this in perspective but also in question to me.

Now we are left with to big independent Widget Buttons in Tell-A-Friend and in AddToAny. maybe they could join into one for a third competitor. otherwise is very clear that the only competition will be with AddThis and ShareThis. just as it already was for the last 6 months or even the last year.



Company’s Reach Now Comparable to 7th Largest Web Property

McLean, Va. & Princeton, N.J. – Sept. 30, 2008 — Clearspring Technologies, the leading widget network connecting publishers and advertisers to audiences on the social Web, today announced the acquisition of AddThis, the No. 1 bookmarking and content sharing service on the Internet. Together, Clearspring and AddThis will serve over 20 billion views per month and reach more than 200 million unique visitors, creating the most widely used set of content sharing services on the Web.

Both companies achieved market leadership by delivering distinct content sharing products – AddThis providing the market’s most widely used tool for bookmarking and sharing Web pages, and Clearspring as the company that introduced the concept of point-and-click tools enabling users to easily move content between Web sites. Together the companies will offer the most comprehensive set of sharing tools available – becoming the de facto universal content sharing platform for Web publishers and end users. The collective footprint of the combined entity will reach a worldwide audience comparable to the 7th largest Web property.

"The Internet is becoming the backbone for digital communications – an essential part of our everyday lives," said Ted Leonsis, chairman of the board at Clearspring. "With the acquisition of AddThis, Clearspring is now at the forefront of that evolution, connecting digital content publishers and consumers via a single set of universally recognizable tools that enable people to easily communicate with content."

The sharing of Web sites, services, and other digital content as a way of communicating is growing in popularity, especially among the rapidly expanding social networking segment. In August 2008, comScore estimated that social networking users comprised more than 65 percent of the Web’s 860 million unique monthly visitors. With today’s news, the combined companies’ sharing services provide publishers with a comprehensive toolset, enabling them to make any content – whether a Web page or a standalone application – easily sharable to other Web sites, a user’s desktop, or a mobile device.

"AddThis has pioneered the easiest-to-use sharing experience, enabling users to quickly save and share Web pages. This experience has propelled the AddThis sharing button to become the biggest little thing on the Web – installed on hundreds of thousands of sites around the world," said Hooman Radfar, Clearspring’s chief executive officer. "We are committed to this paradigm and intend to make our combined offerings synonymous with ‘sharing made simple.’"

Clearspring and AddThis enable people to easily share content with trusted friends and social groups across popular sites like Facebook, MySpace, iGoogle, Twitter and Digg. Compelling content often shared includes Web pages, videos, movie trailers, news, sports updates, trivia quizzes, games, music, and more, and can be shared across more than 80 social networking, blogging and bookmarking services.

"With its highly scalable infrastructure and proven management team, Clearspring brings tremendous value to AddThis," said Dom Vonarburg, chief executive officer of AddThis. "We share their vision for empowering users and publishers and look forward to providing the industry’s standard sharing platform as we build out the next generation of Clearspring products."



Iterasi updates, adds Mac support and scheduler

August 26th, 2008


I like the idea behind Iterasi. i like the way it works and what can be used for.iterasi is a bookmarking service that not only stores the link of the site you bookmark, but the site itself in the state it was wen you found it. it captures it in time for you to revisit exactly like when you first found it. they have now added mac support and a time scheduler.

In terms of Widgets, iterasi got a very very basic set of offferings:

Iterasi Public Page Badge


A simple way to share the active linked  preview screenshot of a Iterasi saved page you can use for a posts or for a sidebar in a blog.

Iterasi Public Pages Widget Badge


Extremely basic iframe widget badge that looks like a BlogRoll for your saved public pages.

What could be next?

Given the recent craze for digital documents and the dynamic boorkmarking iterasi does. it would be great if they added a Public Page viewer widget. even in a iframe so you could make the iterasi experience truly portable. a saved page that could behave just like a digital document would be a nice evolution for something like iterasi.


Now i direct you to a already great rundown of the update by Sarah Perez over at RWW:

Iterasi Launches Mac Version, Scheduler

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