To respond to some of your ideas feedback:
* I do plan to sell the service by some combination of charging to buy the native version and a monthly/yearly fee for the cloud version.
* By offering the native version I hope to assuage any privacy or legacy concerns -- all you data is on your machine (encrypted and backed up however you see fit). You'll even have access to a local API to extract or do whatever you want with it.
* One idea I've had is to offer a cloud version / native version combo. You would sync to the cloud only your bookmarked sites -- all the other indexed pages you visit would stay on the local version. This way you control what gets put up on the servers but can still have access to your links from all your devices. Thoughts?
* I'd also consider open sourcing it (it's built on Meteor and ElasticSearch) but really do need to get paid for my efforts (just had a baby) and am not familiar with all the ins/outs of open source based businesses. I'd love to hear ideas and advice!
* This has turned out to be quite a lot more difficult than I'd thought but I'm real happy with how things are coming along. Two words: ElasticSearch Rocks.
Update: Another idea - maybe you could integrate with pinboard or delicious.com (if anyone still uses it) to backfill-index all links saved to those services. Maybe this could be a premium feature.
Here's my feedback: I do want the native version for privacy concerns, but I also want the syncing. Why not offer a program (or Docker container?) that I could put on my cloud of choice? That would be the real freedom. If people don't want to hassle with it, they will just pay your cloud offering.
I really value products that pay attention to this 'detail'.
So yeah, that's what I would pay for in this case as well.
I'm otherwise a bit paranoid to let all the text of every homepage I visit be captured by a closed source plug in. Still - amazing job, and technically very, very impressive.
I'm a regular user of Diigo, about 10K links, 500 different tags. Don't like it being cloud only.
My favourite feature is my ability to annotate a link (mostly highlighting text), so it effectively creates a chronological and topical feed of the exact sentences of what I want to remember from a link. It's kind of a self writing blog of what I read and experienced, complete with what stood out to me, and any notes I wanted to make.
I find I more remember a point or a sentence from a link than the link itself, and having a full text search of the words I remember highlighting and saving is incredibly powerful. I actually end up revisiting those links.
I have some experience with research and filing large databases of articles and images at a job in another life.
Look forward to chatting :)
does it index existing bookmarks? seems its not doing it now. The reason i wanted to build this is because my bookmarks are grown toooo big. And i wanted a way to search.
Please add this feature. and indexing the history too if possible
This product is amazing, had something like this in mind for a long and couldn't find a proper implementation.
I would be glad to pay reasonable price for such service.
Localhost/native version is a killer feature. Don't drop it! If you open source the code I'll be glad to contribute...
I am wondering how localhost works. When Linux version comes out, will it support storing database on a remote host? In other words, using own virtual host as a server.
btw will it have a way to export the data also ?
i'am ready to pay for this service
keep me updated for the linux version :)
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