Haters gunna hate, but I like the spirit of the presentation.
This is better than a flashy flat one-page design with a lot of color and no substance. It's more personal, and is a unique touch. I know why he created the product, what it does, and how to get it.
As for the product itself, I think there's a real need for better bookmark organization that's done well. I'm not sure if this is it, because from the features exhibited it seems a lot like just using Evernote Web Clipper. I'd like to see features that help organize my bookmark folders better, maybe using tags for links and folders or some other creative organization tactic. Evernote WC can do this, but it doesn't do it in a lightweight way where I can get good overview of my links.
Better yet, having a relation graph would be nice too--grouping by links added in a certain session or around a certain concept. For example, I want to find all of the links I found when I was looking up "CSS vertically centering div".
I saw this while browsing from my phone at a coffee shop and thought to myself, "hey, bookmarks are a pain in the ass, let's have a look"
The product could be awesome, but it took so long to get to the point that I gave up, and when I did, my history was completely full of worthless slides that it was easier to close the tab than go back.
This presentation is a great example of bad design. It wastes the readers time by failing to convey useful information quickly. I am forced to sit through a seemingly endless stream of totally worthless transitions and effects.
A presentation like this reflects very badly on the product it represents. It assumes that it is more important than me, the person on the other end of the keyboard.
I liked the presentation, didn't like the history-filling aspect.
But what I don't like is the fact that I have to change the way I bookmark things, and I certainly don't like the fact that I've got to highlight text. Can't you change it to a plugin which hijacks the default add bookmark feature, and indexes the text of the page automatically?
Here's the deal: this is a personal project I wrote for myself (and anyone else who wants to use it).
I decided some time ago that I wasn't going to worry about making stuff work in IE unless I was getting paid for it. In this case, I'm not. It's free (it doesn't even have ads). I don't use IE. I don't even know anyone who uses IE. Even my older non-technical family members use Chrome (or Safari, if they have Macs).
I've spent way too much time working around IE brokenness to want to do it for fun.
Microsoft has had 18 years to fix IE. They still haven't done it. At this stage, it's not my problem (again, unless I'm getting paid).
Sorry, in that presentation you just come off as jumping onto the "look at me, aren't I rad for not supporting IE" smartarse bullshit wagon. Perhaps leave an explanation as to why even IE10 isn't supported?
I really don't want to have an IE flame war here. "Not supported" means just that: "not supported". It might work in IE 10 (or more likely, 11). I don't know. If it doesn't, I won't fix it. Not for free.
Microsoft has $68 billion in cash. They can afford a lot more developer time than I can.
That's fair enough. Given you aren't actually charging anything for it, then there's no cheek. I'm hoping that most people understand that this is a personal project.
FWIW, ignore these comments. Their tone is ridiculous and not constructive. Instead of saying "I think that there's an issue with clicking on the back button, here's a pointer to fix it", they've decided to use non-constructive criticism along the lines of "You're a loser because you can't allow people to use the back button".
Honestly, I've never understood this sort of thing. It smacks of elitism, but the underlying causes is a deep seated unease about the commenter's own confidence.
Still prefer http://historio.us - it scrapes the pages you bookmark for better searching too. I want my bookmarks available to me on any computer, not just the ones I happen to have installed certain software on.
Your long-winded reply of "just use tabbed browsing" does not address the fact that this is a sloppy UI choice. You're also implicitly stating that when someone makes a website it's ok for them to base their design decisions around the assumption that the user will be using tabbed browsing in such a fashion.
Then tell him that specific bit? Your short-reply about his presentation polluting your browser history didn't add much, either. :P
IMHO, I think he chose reveal.js because it was so highly regarded on HN just a few days ago. I don't think he would've expect that people would comment on that rather than his actual efforts, a.k.a. the bookmark storage and search.
When someone makes a website, they always base their designs around certain assumptions; his was to assume that people usually open new links in tabs. (I do, too.) Over time and after feedback is when these decisions are either vindicated or proven wrong.
I apologize for the passive-aggressive nature of my comment. It's just that the HN hive-mind has been quite snobbish towards budding developers of late and it has left a bad taste in my mouth. Personally, I believe that every developer who does a "Show HN" deserves at least one positive comment for every criticism they receive. YMMV, of course.
This is pretty neat, when I finally got to the tab i opened it on, it was on the last slide (of a deck i did not know existed). When I clicked to try i had no idea what was going on. My suggestion, write your presentation in paragraph form and put it with the product somewhere.
Great idea, I've been meaning to do something like this since forever and it always got sidetracked. Big plus on the ability to free-text search all the content (not just title/url/etc...). I am not sure if any other service offers this for free (though Google might). It's a big fail [for me] to have a bookmarking service that stores my URLs but doesn't allow me to search all of the text.
As someone who has been using the same bookmarking service since about 2006 and has several thousand bookmarks related to various development domains/langs/etc; this is very useful.
Org-protocol + bookmarklets makes it easy, just click the "Bookmark" bookmarklet and it sends the URL/Description (anything on the page that I want really) to emacsclient which uses my own capture template and prompts me for some keywords.
C-c / /, ack, and ctags makes searching those bookmarks very fast and easy for things I vaguely remember!
I like the idea and the locality of it all, and I like the execution. However, I've been using dragdis for a while now and it solves most of my bookmarking needs in a similar way (though 'cloud' based). Regardless though - this is a very nice solution.
I really like this. Nice presentation and cool app. The only problem is, I'm a big fan of synchronized bookmarks which work on all my versions of Chrome. For now, I'm going to just attempt to organise my bookmarks :)
Terrible presentation. Unless I'm missing something, Scrapbook on FF has been doing all this for me for a couple of years. Admittedly it is not supported as yet for > v17 but otherwise it's a terrific tool.