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Basic Bookmark Organization Page

Published 03/20/2013 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

STARTME is a personal bookmarking tool that gives users direct access to the websites they use the most. The application is simple but offers a refreshing alternative to other similar services. The user is given access to a basic page which includes lists of their links. New users will find suggested links that include popular favorites like Google Maps, CNN, New York Times, Fox News, Tech Crunch, Trip Advisor and the NFL website among others. Each is organized into broad headers like news, travel, tech, social, tools and search. The user can change the default URL lists by clicking the customize button. Users can add and remove links at any time and create custom lists.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

STARTME offers an appealing service, although it is very basic. So far the application has not seen significant popularity. It’s quite functional but could use a few extra features to entice new users to give it a try. There are many other ways to store bookmarks, so STARTME is really going to have to try hard to stand out. The application has potential because it offers a no nonsense approach that some users may prefer.

What are the differences to other apps?

STARTME is very similar to other bookmarking tools. The one thing some user will notice is the lack of clutter and advertisements on the page. The application gives the user exactly what they came for and nothing more. The user can jump right to the URL they want without wading through unnecessary content and imagery.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

STARTME offers a design that some users will really appreciate. The design is modern but very plain. There’s a simple blue and white color scheme with pale boxes that contain a black header with blue links below it. It takes no time to figure out how to create new lists or edit existing lists. The straightforward layout is a breath of fresh air for anyone who doesn’t like too much fluff with their bookmarks.

How does the registration process work?

The account creation process for STARTME is extremely simple. New users can click the blue “Customize” button along the upper, left corner of the homepage. This takes the user to the editor where they can add or remove URLs and create custom lists. Once the bookmarks are organized, the user can click the white “Save” button in the upper, right hand corner. A short form appears at the top of the page and asks for the user’s email address and password. After submitting the form, the user can change their start page and access all of STARTME features.

What does it cost to use the application?

STARTME is available to all users at no cost. There is no subscription fees required and the user is given access to all current features. The application doesn’t offer anything substantial in terms of functionality. Charging a fee would only deter users from trying STARTME. Free is right where the application should be to encourage users to give it a try.

Who would you recommend the application to?

STARTME is ideal for users who prefer a very simple interface for their bookmarks. The application provides plenty of flexibility in terms of organization but doesn’t offer any fancy extras. The service is very basic, essentially limited to editing URL lists on a custom page. The interface is nice and clean with no annoying ads to hinder the user experience. Anyone who is looking for a straightforward bookmarking tool should give STARTME a try.

  • Store all bookmarks on one convenient page
  • Start with a list of popular websites
  • Add or remove URLs at any time
  • Create custom lists for better organization
  • Simple interface requires minimal effort to learn

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STARTME pricing

FREE - Permanently free version