Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Feature: Import

Linkpad now has the ability to import your favorites or bookmarks from any browser!
  1. Sign in to Linkpad.
  2. Click "Edit" in the upper right to begin editing your page.
  3. Click "Import Favorites" in the lower left, and follow the promts.
Happy Linkpadding!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Make your browser open your Linkpad on New Tab

First, make sure your homepage is set to your Linkpad URL. If you don't know how to do this, log in to Linkpad and then click "Edit" in the upper right. Then click the house icon for instructions.

  1. Install the New Tab Homepage addon
  2. Restart Firefox

  1. Install the New Tab Redirect extension
  2. Drag chrome://extensions to your browser location bar (or type it in manually).
  3. Under "New Tab Redirect," click "options"
  4. In location enter: "http://www.linkpad.me/mypage"
    • replace "mypage" with your URL

Internet Explorer:
  1. Click the Gear icon and then click "Internet options"
  2. Under "Tabs" click the "Settings" button.
  3. Under "When a new tab is opened, open:" select "Your first home page" from the dropdown menu. 

  1. Click the Gear icon and then click "Preferences..."
  2. Under "New tabs open with:" select "Home page" from the dropdown menu.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feature Requests

We are happy to create the most-requested features.

Here is the current short-list:
  • Ability to drag and drop entire columns
  • Import 
    • (allows you to export Bookmarks/Favorites to an HTML file, then import to Linkpad)
  • Tutorial videos
    • Not a feature per-se, but expect to see some videos highlighting how to use Linkpad, and some of its advanced features.
Additional features currently under review:
  • Ability to resize columns
  • Background color chooser
    • pick your own background color! Perhaps link color, too.
When can I expect these features to be available?
We hope to release about 1 feature per week. However, some features turn out to require more technical effort, and may take 2-4 weeks.

If you have other feature requests, or want to vote for one on this list, please comment on this post. Alternatively, you can email support@linkpad.me

New Feature: Bookmarklet

Now you can add any page to your Linkpad by clicking a button on your browser bar. To do this:
  1. Log into Linkpad, and click "Edit" in the upper right
  2. Hover over the Star icon
  3. When the popup appears, drag the blue "Add to Linkpad" box to your favorites bar.
  4. Navigate to any site, and click the "Add to Linkpad" button in your browser bar. The new page will be added to your Linkpad.
Internet Explorer Users: To make this work, you'll need to add Linkpad to your trusted sites.

  1. Open "Tools" > "Internet Options." 
  2. On the "Privacy" tab, click "Sites."
  3.  In the window that appears, enter "linkpad.me" and click "Add." 
  4. Click OK several times.

Happy Linkpadding!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Linkpad Screenshots & Test Page

A look at the Linkpad interface.

Here is a demo page: http://linkpad.me/test
This is how the page looks in "View Mode"

When logged in, here is how the page looks in "Edit Mode" (screenshot below)

Coming soon: A 40-second youtube intro video, demonstrating the drag and drop user interface.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Linkpad's Story

My name is Eric, and I am the creator of Linkpad.me.

Back in college, I used to keep all my favorites (or 'bookmarks' in firefox parlance) not in the browser, but on an HTML file on my computer. One day, I uploaded it to http://occulens.com, which is still up today. Occulens has been my Firefox homepage for thee years. It was convenient to have all my most-used links on a webpage I could access from any computer. But editing the page was a pain. I would have to sign into my server and edit an HTML file each time to make an edit. And if I made a typo, I could break the formatting of the entire page. It was a messy way to implement a fairly simple solution. So I finally decided it was time to create a web service that automated the process of editing and displaying your favorites. And Linkpad.me was born.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Linkpad.me launched on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 10:00PM EST!

Go get your account now!