Your bookmark manager does nothing to help resurface things you've saved — so it becomes a graveyard...
You bookmark things to do something with it. Some are like a todo list — read this or watch that. Maybe you want to buy that new pair of shoes before the sale ends. Or be reminded to read that blog post on Monday. Other times you want to save a tool you don't currently need but know you will.
It's time for a bookmarks manager with the perfect balance of helping you remember things and then getting out of the way. That gives you total control and power to organize however you wish. A bookmark organizer CANNOT be a one-size-fits-all solution.
So, I’m doing the crazy thing and building a brand new one from scratch…
This is #1 because it’s #1. ‘Nuff said!
We’ll make it easy to resurface saved content in various ways. Like set reminders or snoozes on individual bookmarks. Or each day we can show a random list of bookmarks you haven't visited in awhile.
You save something because you want to do something with it, not forget about it!
It must be EASY to bookmark things — maybe even a little bit fun
Search must be easy, fast, and most of all ACCURATE
Sometimes good search capability makes up for poor organization, but there’s often a type of content you DO want to organize, like read later or to-do items.
In Acorn, everything is a tag. But what about FOLDERS? Easy peasy — you can display tags as folders, and they'll work like you expect. EXCEPT a bookmark can live in two folders at the same time. Sweeeet.
You have your own opinion on how a bookmark organizer should look and function, and Acorn TOTALLY gets that. You can customize everything.
It’s 2019 — there’s no excuse for slow software. GO FAST or GO HOME!
Bring your existing bookmarks from anywhere — they'll instantly feel at home in Acorn
Third party plugins to add brand new functionality. For example, get notified about price changes on bookmarked ecommerce pages.
I plan for Acorn to run until the end of the internet. I know many of you have been burned by sites like Delicious.
Acorn will be open-source from the start to ensure that if anything happens, someone else can take over and run it without me.
Granted, Acorn won’t nail each of these right out of the gate. But I’ll be working super hard to nail every single one. If Acorn fails at any of these, ACORN IS A FAILURE.
I’m an experienced entrepreneur, senior full-stack developer, designer, pilot, and last but not least, a husband. I know how to plan, execute, and respond to unexpected changes.
This isn’t my first rodeo. My other products include Storeo for Instagram and The Gluten Project. I know how to provide amazing customer support. I know how to deliver good user experiences. You can be sure I’m going to give Acorn everything I got!
Acorn is my next big venture. It’s not a hobby, and I don’t take it lightly (but I will have fun — you will too!)
Your bookmark warrior,
P.S. If you use Twitter, you'll love this free extension I made to search your bookmarked tweets