The Next Chapter

May 06, 2014 — by @karrisaarinen

Two years ago we started working on Kippt, a tool to store and share knowledge, ideas and inspiration from around the web. What began as side project for us eventually grew into a Y Combinator backed company.

Today we are excited to share with you that the company behind Inc, Kippt, is joining the team at Coinbase. Read more ›


Effective companies share - Inc is built for them

June 20, 2013 — by @karrisaarinen

Since starting Kippt, we have used Kippt to build Kippt. It’s extremely useful and soothing when you have a single shared place for all of the important stuff.

Press talks about our startup? Cool - let’s save it our press list. Find interesting news about our industry? I will share this to our team. Having a ideas for the next release? Let’s make a note out of it.

However, while using Kippt like this and talking to other companies who did the same, we have found out it wasn’t always a breeze. Getting your team to use any new tool is never easy. What about privacy and security? Keeping your own clips separate from company collections?

“Effective companies tend to communicate more, their people are curious and they have opinions.

We realised that even though Kippt can be useful for companies, their needs differ quite a lot from individuals.

While exploring this problem and talking to companies about it, we saw more and more need for this. Effective companies tend to communicate more, their people are curious and they have opinions.

Our new product, Inc, is built for those companies and teams.


Meet Inc, a better tool for companies to effectively share and collect knowledge

You can share links to your team, make notes (ideas, memos or questions) and discuss about important files. Inc ends up as your private company knowledge base, where ideas, discussions and decisions are archived in one place. And everything is searchable.

In Inc everyone can see who has seen what, so you don’t need to wonder if people have actually checked the things you post. Also if a new person joins your company, they can easily get up to speed on important resources.

Inc respects your focus, it’s there when you need it. If you don’t have time during the day, you’ll get a daily email summary about things you haven’t seen yet. And did I mention we also have an OS X client?

If you want to join companies that communicate better, and get rid of annoying company wide email spam or dead “company social networks”, join Inc today with your Google Apps or company email.

Go to SendtoInc.com


Introducing new Kippt Pro

June 11, 2013 — by @karrisaarinen

Kippt Pro

For many, Kippt is a professional tool, and as such, it sets a high bar for the product. To meet this, we want to give something our most active users, by introducing new premium features for Kippt.

List Folders

List folders

One most visible addition of the new features is the list folders. Folders are new way to group lists in to meaningful collections, say Design or Development, which then can have multiple lists about different topics. It took us a while to get the concept right and we hope that you like how folders are now implemented.

The search also got more powerful for Pro users. You can search everything, including the page content of the links you have saved. For example there specific quote you’re trying find from a article, you can now find it easily with the advanced search.

Premium Imports

Importing links from browsers and other services got better. As a pro user, when you use the import tool, we’ll now fetch the content and media for all the links you decided bring over to Kippt.

To view all the features and to upgrade your account today, visit kippt.com/pro


How creative agency TOKY uses Kippt for research and to sharpen their minds

May 17, 2013 — by @karrisaarinen

Creative agency TOKY did a great posts about how they use Kippt for their industry research and for building their culture:

How We Work: Using The TOKY Research Library to Maintain Sanity & Be Sharper For Our Clients

While we spend a great deal of our time here at TOKY crafting concrete deliverables for our clients — identities and websites, videos and books — there’s another strategic role we play, one that’s fairly constant: We read and watch and reflect. We look ahead and recommend. Whether we’re discussing an emerging trend with clients over coffee, or delivering a full boardroom presentation, having organized, at-hand research means our minds are sharper, our thoughts clearer, our counsel more firmly rooted in the real world.


Say hi to apps and APIs

April 10, 2013 — by @jorilallo

Kippt’s API is little over year old now. It’s been a fantastic experience as we never expected how much it would be used for different kinds of apps or hacks. Personally it’s also the first API I have ever designed and build from the ground up so it’s hard not to get excited. Overall it has changed the way how we build Kippt as a product and a company to be more open about things (remember our open sourced extensions?)

Today we’re releasing Kippt’s new API to the public. It’s the same exact API that powers our web service which you’re familiar already. In terms of openness we wanted to open it complete for the public, even the parts we still consider to change in near future. This means that you can build your own version of Kippt and some people have already done this: during our alpha period Alex Robinson updated his Kippster app for iOS (formelly know as Clippt) to support the new API and Kippt’s social features. This came to us as a complete surprise and it’s been fantastic to follow the development as Alex has used a private Kippt list to gather feedback and comments regarding his beta builds.

As part of the new API we’re also publishing a complete developer site at developers.kippt.com and new API documentation is now moved to GitHub. As both projects are now publicly accessible at GitHub, and licensed under MIT, anyone can follow changes and even make improvements to them.

As part of the developer site we also added an app gallery where 3rd party developers can feature their apps, hacks and libraries. There’s already a good amount of projects listed including:

On behalf of Kippt I hope you enjoy the new API and all the apps that people are creating for it. If you want to keep up with the latest developments, follow us on Twitter or join our developer mailing list.

-Jori


The future beyond bookmarking - Welcome to new Kippt

March 19, 2013 — by @jorilallo

When we started building Kippt a couple of years ago, it was meant for saving and sharing links for ourselves. Since then the idea of collecting and finding useful information has grown on us. A few months ago we began to design Kippt from the ground up based on our experience and the thousands of feedback emails we have received during the past year.

The new Kippt is designed on the idea that everything can be referenced by a URL. A website, an article, a video, a note and a file can all have a URL and in most cases already do (just think about Google Docs and Dropbox). Not only does it make them accessible from the browser, but it makes things instantly sharable.

This is where we think the web has outgrown old-fashioned bookmarking: a link itself doesn’t say much about the content. Storing a link in itself isn’t valuable – it should be the content.

And this is where the new Kippt is different. Based on the content of the object you save, we do our best to show it on Kippt. On top of usual articles and videos we support everything from Dribbble shots to GitHub repositories and Speakerdeck presentations. We’ll be adding support for new services in the future but it’s already likely that we support your favorite services and content.

We want you to be able to save anything you find online and find it easily later, would that be after 5 minutes or 5 months. With the new Kippt you get a quick look at the content, we make it searchable based on the content and you can collect useful articles, videos or inspirational images into lists that can be shared with your friends or co-workers. Kippt is built for professionals who work on the web and depend on their knowledge.

During our beta period we have seen people use Kippt in more ways than we expected:

  • Collect design inspiration from Dribbble and Behance
  • Build a company-wide reading list of useful articles
  • Save useful GitHub repositories and blog posts when learning a new programming language
  • Research for school paper
  • Store your favorite music from Youtube and Soundcloud
  • Collections of animated gifs (yes, gifs are support in Kippt)

In addition to a more visual approach we’re also introducing notes that can be written and shared inside Kippt. They work great if you want to quickly write down a meeting memo or draft a documentation for your new web service. They’re all Markdown formatted and you can write in fullscreen just in your browser.

For our existing users, there’s a whole ton of new features including batch editing for clips, @-mentions, realtime notifications and emojis. We compiled a short list here. We have also heard that there will be new 3rd party apps coming to support new features.

We hope that you enjoy the new Kippt and will find it useful in your everyday life.

Jori & Karri


Add keyboard shortcut to the Kippt Chrome Extension

January 11, 2013 — by @karrisaarinen

Kippt Chrome extension doesn’t have a keyboard shortcut (yet). However there is a way to set a keyboard shortcut for opening an extension.

How to set up a keyboard shortcut for an extension

  1. Go to your Chrome extensions page Window > Extensions

  2. From the bottom of the screen click “Configure Commands” Click Configure Commands

  3. Set a shortcut, for example cmd+shift+k for Kippt Set keyboard shortcut

  4. All done!


Maintenance break on Thursday 10th January 5AM PST

January 09, 2013 — by @jorilallo

We’re moving Kippt to a new hosting provider tomorrow and because of that we’re having a scheduled maintenance break around 5AM PST (1PM GMT). The service will be down for approximately two hours.

We hope that this change will improve our reliability in the future. It’s also the first move towards some bigger changes on which we have been working on for the past few months.


Access your links with clipApp

November 28, 2012 — by @jorilallo

clipApp on OS X

I did it. I created an app. I have had a few ideas for small Mac OS X apps for a while. However, nothing so simple that I dared venture out and spend time and money to get it done ever presented itself.

At Kippt we love to build things but what we love even more is to see others building on top of what what we have already created. Above quote is from a blog post by Henning Molbaek, a Kippt user, who created clipApp which is a small menubar app for Mac OS X to access and search your Kippt archive. APIs are a great starting point for prototyping something small and we’re happy to see that Kippt’s API for these kind of small projects.

ClipApp is Henning’s first Mac app and it’s a must have if you want a quick access to your links. It’s currently available via Mac App Store at 30% discount for the rest of the November ($3.99). So go download it now.


Automatically archive all your shared links from Buffer

October 03, 2012 — by @jorilallo

Kippt adds Buffer archiving

Finding links you have shared via Twitter or Facebook can be a tedious job. Of course you can save the links separately but we think there should be a better way. Few weeks ago we added automated link syncing from Twitter, Pocket and GitHub to name a few. Today we’re adding a new service to the mix: Buffer.

If you don’t know Buffer, it’s a great tool for posting timed updates to your social networks and you don’t need to worry about flooding your followers. Now you can hook up your Buffer account with Kippt Sync to save all the links you post. To set up syncing, visit Kippt Sync, activate Buffer connection and turn on the sync. You can also check out Buffer’s blog post for detailed guide.


Updates from the community - Clippt v1.1 and Klippr for Meego

September 12, 2012 — by @jorilallo

At Kippt we love APIs and it shows in almost everything we do: our own web app and extension rely on our public API. On top of this we have integrations to probably 20 different 3rd party APIs (we literally lost count). For this reason we get really excited when we see others using Kippt’s API. Here are the latest updates from our developer community.

Clippt updated to 1.1 - New look and iPad support

Clippt is our favourite Kippt app for iOS and it has been fantastic to see Alex updating it. Version 1.1 just hit the App Store and it adds iPad support, landscape mode and new design among other things. You can read more about it here or download it from App Store.

With the new version Clippt also supports app urls and you can add a quick bookmarklet. Really handy!

Klippr for Meego

Martin Borho has been working on a Meego client, Klippr, for Nokia’s N9 and N950 devices. It’s still in beta but developing fast. He also ended up open sourcing it so you can contribute on the project at GitHub.

Dribbble shots!

There’s also designers using Kippt and it’s fascinating to see how they envision what Kippt would look like on mobile. Here are few shots from Dribbble. If you’re a developer, get in touch with these guys and helps them build these apps.

Kippt iPhone by Fabio Basile


Kippt for Windows Phone and Windows 8 by Corey Ginnivan


Popular read later app Pocket adds Kippt support

September 11, 2012 — by @jorilallo

Pocket adds Kippt support

Pocket (formerly Read It Later) is one of the most well known read later applications with millions of users. We have been working together with the Pocket team and now we’re happy to say that the new iOS app supports saving to Kippt!

Once you have read an article with Pocket, you can save it to your Kippt list with your notes. Just add Kippt to your share menu by logging in with your account.

If you’re an active Pocket user you might also want to archive all your saved links to Kippt instead of saving them individually. You can do this with our Sync features which we added last month.


Give a new home for your Diggs

August 30, 2012 — by @jorilallo

Digg

Today we’re happy to tell you that during the past few weeks we have been working with the new Digg team to provide a new home for the historic Digg user data. Digg is adding an archiving service for their old users to export all of their data and we’re one of the partners committed to storing people’s submissions, saves, diggs and comments. Once you have imported your links into Kippt, we archive them and make them searchable.

» Archive your Diggs

If you haven’t checked out the new Digg already, you definitely should. It’s built from the ground up by the team behind News.me, a Betaworks company, in NYC. We’re absolutely thrilled to work with them as they are also a small startup and act like it: the new Digg v1 was build just in 6 weeks.

At Kippt we believe that everyone should own the data they create and we try to provide the best possible tools to make everything portable. We’re committed to adding more tools and APIs in the future so that you don’t ever have to worry about losing access to your data ever again.

The Kippt team


Maintenance break Sunday 26th August 3PM PST

August 24, 2012 — by @jorilallo

We have scheduled a maintenance break for this upcoming Sunday. Starting 3pm we will be taking Kippt down for roughly one hour.

The reason for the maintenance is that we’ll be switching from MySQL to Postgres. This is the first step in our larger scale plan to improve Kippt’s performance and reliability.


Read with Mr. Reader, save with Kippt

August 24, 2012 — by @jorilallo

Mr. Reader

Many of our users love blogs and we get requests for different RSS reading app integrations almost daily. And it’s understandable, once you have read a good blog post, you want to save it.

This is where Mr. Reader steps in. It’s one of the most popular Google Reader clients for iPad and with the new update (v1.10) it adds Kippt support. You can add Kippt as one of the save options and the app support everything from notes to lists. If you haven’t already tried it, it’s available from Apple’s App Store.

Big thanks for this integration goes to our users who requested Oliver to add Kippt to Mr. Reader.


Sync and archive your links

August 16, 2012 — by @karrisaarinen

We all use plenty off apps and services, many of them have links. To help you keep track of all your favorite links, we created App Sync.

App Sync

App Sync

App Sync lets you automatically pull the links from your favorite apps and and services to our system, where we make them fully searchable. At the moment we support Twitter, Github, Pocket and Readability and we’re adding more services as we speak.

› Check out: App Sync

Full-page Archives BETA

Archive

Another thing we’re excited to announce today, which we will roll as a beta feature for pro users, is full-page archives for your links. So any link to save or sync to us, we can make full-page copy of it, including text, graphics and all assets, and it’s there even if the site goes away.

› Signup for the beta Archive

Let us know what you think. Tweet to @kippt or email us.


Does it make you win?

August 12, 2012 — by @karrisaarinen

Does it make you win

When you get forward with your startup, you tend to come up with more and more ideas. Talking with users helps with this. Problem is, not all ideas are that big.

Recently we had really good discussion with a friend about improvements and feature ideas for Kippt. After a while, he simply asked:

Does it make you win?

For many of our ideas, the answer was no.

For each startup, winning means a different thing. First you need to get something out that works. Then you need to get 10 people using it, and maybe after you get to 100 or 10 000 users.

It’s about multipliers. Each step is a huge multiplier and win. From nothing to 10, from 10 to 100. When you get forward, it’s gets relatively harder and harder, about come up with things that would make you tenfold again.

Advice like that sounds obvious but it’s easy to forget in the midst of the daily grind and while reading all kinds of crazy threads about growth hacking and open graph. You come up with lots of cool ideas, but not all them are that big ideas.

It’s still good stop to think about what you’re actually doing. Why did you start this in the first place? Who is you using your service now?

The most important question is - what would make you win?

Continue the discussion on Hacker News.

If you have comments or feedback, you can contact me on twitter or by email: karri@kippt.com


Extension updates with Buffer!

August 08, 2012 — by @jorilallo

New Chrome extension

Lately we have been working hard on improving extensions for Kippt. As the extension is your main interface when saving links to Kippt, it needs to be perfect in many ways. Our old one was good but it was slow to load and waited for the clip to be saved. When it comes to saving links, it’s all about milliseconds and we wanted to make the new extension as fast as possible.

Kippt’s new Chrome extension is build from ground up, with new design and more relevant features. Thanks to new design, it loads immediately, and you can save pages without waiting for them to save; it all happens in the background. Other new features include:

  • Duplicate check: Extension check if you have already saves the link and you can use the extension to modify it
  • Create new lists: You can easily create new lists in the extension and set their privacy
  • Toggle Read Later: As you can flag links for read later in Kippt, it makes sense to do this already in the extension
  • Easy sharing: Once you have connected services to your Kippt account, you can easily share you links to Twitter, Facebook or your favourite read later service (we support Instapaper, Readability and Pocket)

Install Chrome extension or visit Kippt Tools for updated bookmarklet and Firefox and Opera extension

Finally here: Safari extension

Kippt Safari extension

After we had finished the new code for the Chrome extension we started working with one of our users, Joao Carlos, who translated the new extension to Apple’s Safari browser. This was possibly as all our extensions are open sourced and build on top of our public API. After the initial work by Joao we have now continued the development of the extension but we accept user contributions via GitHub.

Download Kippt Safari extension

Schedule your posts with Buffer

Kippt hearts Buffer

Buffer is neat service for scheduling your tweets and other posts. We have been friends with the Buffer team for a while now and thanks to our new extensions, Kippt is also adding Buffer integration. Buffer is great when working with a team and you want to time your tweets better. Thanks to Kippt and shared lists, you can all use one tool and save your shared links into one place for archiving and discussions.

To enable Buffer just head to Connection settings and connect your account with them. After that you can choose which profile you’re using for sharing. Once you have done that, Buffer will appear in your Kippt extension.


Go out, talk to your users

August 07, 2012 — by @jorilallo

Go out and talk to your users

One of the most intimidating parts of building a product can be talking to your users. Many founders either don’t know how or are afraid of it, yet it’s one of the key pieces of advice that Y Combinator gives its companies (we’re in the current Summer 2012 batch). We learned the value of it almost accidentally when we first launched Kippt as a side project last winter. Since then it has grown to become one of our deepest values:

We do our best to answer every single email and tweet from our users.

When you are a small startup it’s understandable that you’re busy, but that shouldn’t be an excuse not to talk to your users. During our YC batch our response times have been slightly longer, but we still try to do our best.

Past year, we’ve learned a few things that we try to live by. I’ll do my best to highlight them in this post. It might not work for your startup, but unless you’re already actively talking to your users, it’s a good way to start.

Make it easy: add a form (no, seriously)

Get feedback

The biggest driver of user feedback for us has been a feedback form. This might sound hard to believe, but instead of a nasty popup, we’ve had a subtle link to a feedback form in our header since day one. It has really surprised us how much people use it and how nice they are when you ask them what you could do better.

Once the user submits the feedback, it gets delivered to a mailing list which goes to everyone in our team. When someone has some spare time, they answer the feedback and use “Reply All” to loop everyone in the mailing list to the discussion. This way we keep track of all the conversations and everyone gets to be part of them.

We usually get a lot of feature requests. Some of them are valid, some of them less so. But once you’ve read hundreds of feedback emails, you get to spot patterns. For good suggestions we create a Trello card then copy & paste the user’s email address to it. This way when we finish the feature we can easily ping the user and hopefully make them happy.

Use your own name and be honest

We’re a small team and we don’t try to hide it. As a user familiar with getting feedback answered in the middle of the night (I’m looking at you Ev, from Mailgun) you may know the warm and fuzzy feeling and it’s addictive. This is what we want our users to feel and it’s the main reason why we always use our own email addresses to reply back to our users. This way, they get to know us and in exchange we get to know them better.

With emails and other communication, we try to be as honest and direct as possible. We might talk about our ideas or future features and there’s really no good reason to hide them. This also gives us a good way to validate our ideas before implementing them. It’s also nice to get a thank you email from your user after months of talking to them, when you finally implemented the feature you were talking about together.

When your users get to know you, they will be in contact, and it’s really nice. Not only does it help you with the product, it makes you work harder as you don’t want to let them down. This is why you shouldn’t hire people to do your community management for you in the early days.

Conclusion

Talking to users isn’t hard and it doesn’t require complicated tools. You just need to start doing it and usually email works just fine.

The biggest benefit of talking with users is getting to know them personally; right now I’m in NYC meeting with a few of them and it’s fantastic to hear in person how they use our product!

If you ever want to get in touch, my email is jori@kippt.com and you can reach me on Twitter with @jorilallo. And you should follow me on Kippt


Jemina organizes inspiring events with Kippt

August 01, 2012 — by @karrisaarinen

Jemina

About you

I’m a student from Aalto University in Helsinki, finishing my studies in International Design Business Management. I started using Kippt when I was searching references for my Masters’ thesis, and have found lots of other ways to use it too!

How do you use Kippt

I like to host parties with my friends, but finding the perfect place is sometimes difficult. As we organize these events on our free time as a hobby, we don’t really use any project management software but rather have tons of to-do lists on paper. Getting a venue for an event usually requires going through a large amount of websites. I use Kippt to keep track of all the possible venues that I’m interested in, and then add details (like contact info and prices) to the comments. I also change the notes of each link when I’ve called some place or if they are not available.

What is the benefit / why do you use it

Keeping a list on Kippt is a great way to remember whom I’ve already talked to and which places I still need to call! Now that you’re able to share the lists too, other people can check out the venues easily and leave their concerns or suggestions. Doing this by email or through shared documents always ends up in a mess, but in Kippt it’s easy to deal with one thing at a time.

What’s your favorite thing about Kippt

I’m interested in a lot of different things and stumble upon inspiring articles throughout the day, but might not have the time to read them instantly. When I previously left dozens of tabs open on my browser, I can now send the pages to Kippt. This keeps my desktop clean and simple!

Follow Jemina’s lists on Kippt: jlehmuskoski on kippt


Clips worth liking

July 25, 2012 — by @jorilallo

It’s been now few weeks since we added the ability to start following lists in Kippt. It’s been exiting to see what people are saving and how public lists help others find useful and interesting resources.

Many times we have found ourselves really liking the content we find via feed but we didn’t really have anything to comment. This is why we decided to add a lighter way to give feedback to your favorite clips, so now there’s a like button.

It’s a small change but we think it will make a big difference.


Kippt Tips for Friday

July 20, 2012 — by @karrisaarinen

Friday is here that’s a perfect day for some tips how to use Kippt to get things done.

Collaborate bookmarking

Whether you’re a small team in a big company or you just have new project with friend, Kippt can help you to organize the resources you find. You can invite other people to your lists bookmark stuff together.

For example:

  • Collect sites for benchmarking
  • List of useful libraries or things to use for your project
  • Advice that you want to share with your team
  • Press stories about your product or project
  • Examples of for your client

How to use it

Create a new list and from the top right corner, click the “Share” button and invite your team members by their username or email.

Use together with read later apps

Not that well know fact is that you can actually use Kippt together with apps like Instapaper, Pocket and Readability. How it works is that when you see something want to save for later, you can save them to Kippt and mark them as read later. When you mark them as read later, they will be automatically synced to your app of choice.

To make this working, you need to go to your Settings page and connect the app of your choice.

Integrate to other apps with IFTTT

Ifttt

IFTTT (If This Then That) is a cool service that helps to make the internet work for you. For example you can trigger and email to be sent every time you favorite something on Twitter. We don’t have our own channel yet, but you can still use it with Kippt email import!

Send Twitter favorites to Kippt Inbox (Twitter + Gmail)
View the recipe

GReader Starred items to Kippt Inbox (Google Reader + Gmail)
View the recipe

Dribbble favorites to Kippt Inbox (Dribbble RSS + Gmail)
View the recipe

Or create your own at ifttt.com


Tagging is broken

July 17, 2012 — by @karrisaarinen

I hate tags. Entering tags is manual work, and if you automate it, you end up with many more tags than you actually need or want. Describing the content shouldn’t be the user’s job, it’s the job of a search engine.

However, this is still the de-facto way of how most bookmarking sites work. After all these years, you still save a page, enter tags manually or click the recommended, and then try to find with your tags. Some tags only have one item in them. Sounds like a broken system.

You might counter this by developing your own system of sanely using tags, but again I think it’s shouldn’t be the user’s job to figure out the right system. Think about searching for things from Google just with tags. Might be amazing, but many times you wouldn’t know the right tag to search for. It’s a hit or miss game.

While these taxonomies might be great for scientists and librarians, but they’re rarely optimal for others. I’m not interested in the idiosyncrasies of certain piece of information, but in the way how do I use it.

With Kippt we wanted to take the approach of making the user’s life really easy. So we focused on 1) making search useful 2) lists

In Kippt, when you save a page, we grab the content of that page and feed it to our search engine. Then whenever you want to find something, you can just search for it. It doesn’t take any user effort, and searching from a relative small set of links is not that hard.

Lists

As opposed to tags, lists can used for real context or purpose, not necessarily categorizing. You can create list for your development team, there can be a purpose like collecting best landing pages or you want tell a story with it. The links don’t need to be categorized, since the context already tells why the link is there.

With tags, all things are just these pincushions, pinned full with keywords floating in the endless sea of information. You can hook things together from this pins, but you never know why the things are there in the first place.

With lists you’re communicating a meaning, not cataloging information.

Hashtags

In Twitter, which pretty much popularized hashtags, the tags are used for channeling or grouping tweets. The tag has a purpose, like #sandiegofire, but it’s not used for describing the content.

Which Kippt we felt the same way. If we allow tags, they should have a purpose not just describing what is there. In our case, we think the purpose is to channel or filter your own links and hopefully in the future, also other people’s links.

People kept asking for tags, so we listened. In our implementation you can just add #hashtags to your clip notes, and they’re magically turned into links to search.

FAKEGRIMLOCK do not eat us!

We also implemented hashtags support for new imports: if you import your existing bookmarks, we’ll convert them into Kippt compatible hashtags. If you have previously imported links, you can just delete the import list and re-import them.

Tags are worthless, when there is no purpose. Go to Kippt ›


How Sponsorfied uses Kippt to build their startup

July 17, 2012 — by @karrisaarinen

The founders: David Matthews, Baldwin Cunningham, Stuart Ross and Cullen Wilson.

I chatted with Sponsorfied co-founder & CEO Cullen Wilson about how they use Kippt within their startup.

Tell us about Sponsorfied

Sponsorfied is a platform and marketplace for sponsorships. We help brands manage the entire end-to-end sponsorship process, as well as connect them with more relevant opportunities. Big brands like Red Bull, Pop Chips, and PBR use us to find and sponsor opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise seen, as the Sponsorfied platform allows them to do it all online.

How do you use it?

We use Kippt to share and comment on useful links internally. We are still a small and scrappy team, meaning we have new ideas and concepts we’re working on every day, and being able to collect and share ideas in an organized way is really important. Kippt makes it super easy to do just that.

For example, we’ve recently begun work on our revamped profile pages, and our designer needed as many examples of what we all thought were great examples from around the web. We used Kippt to create a collaborative list called “Profile Page Examples”, and everyone on the team added their favorites as well as what they liked about them. With comments we were able to discuss each one, and now we have a solid idea of how we’re building ours. If we would have done this with email it would have been a nightmare!

What kind of benefit you see using Kippt?

It’s a great way for the entire team to collect useful things in one place, as well as collaborate and discuss the items that are useful to us as we build out our product. This could be anything from design examples and developer tools, to tracking industry news and press for the future.

I also love the discovery aspect of Kippt. I don’t just have to rely on my team to find interesting content that might be valuable to me. I can follow my peers and anyone from the Kippt community who are likely discovering content that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

What’s your favorite Kippt trick?

Instead of emailing myself interesting links and flooding my inbox, now I send it all to Kippt. The Google Chrome extension is great as well.


Clippt, a Kippt app for iPhone

July 13, 2012 — by @karrisaarinen

To the excitement of all Kippt iPhone users out there, 3rd party developer, Alex Robinson, created an amazing client for Kippt, called Clippt. Clippt is a smooth iOS app that makes your Kippt bookmarks available on the go.

The features include:

  • Quickly add new bookmarks.
  • Add notes to your bookmarks.
  • Fast search.
  • Mark your clips as starred or read later.
  • Add, update and delete lists.
  • Read your saved articles optimized for your screen, without ads.
  • Share links via Twitter and email

Built on Kippt API

The Australian based developer built Clippt on the top of the Kippt API, which is open for all developers. Learn more about the API, and start building.

Clippt lauched this week and it’s available in the App Store for $2.99. Go get it while it’s hot and tweet your support to Alex!


Discovering something great

July 10, 2012 — by @karrisaarinen

Finding great ideas often requires discovering something different.

It’s the story about how a founder succeeded, that piece code that solved the issue, the design that inspired you. Our attention is being captured by streams that are dominated with everything new, and which page has the highest rank or which is the most shared. But usually new things happen and are being discovered by contrarians, looking in places that other people are not looking.

With Kippt we wanted to build a place for your links, whatever they are, and make it easy to share between people around specific contexts, like your team or around a topic. Discovering the interesting things people store was the next step.

The story might not be a worth much for your Facebook friends, but it might be the lifesaver for someone else like you. A great essay from two years ago, is still interesting even if it’s not new.

Discovering

To highlight some of the great content we have, we created a Discover page. We’ll continue improving it with new ways to find lists and people that interest you.

Your Feed

When you follow a user, or one of their lists, all their updates will show up in your feed, and can be commented and save for later. If you don’t want to follow some topics, you can just unfollow them.

Start building your lists

Building a lists and sharing them publicly is a great way to show what you care about, what you think is useful and interesting. Start building your lists today. That’s all for now.


Search and save quickly in Chrome

July 02, 2012 — by @jorilallo

We released our Chrome extension as open source few months ago (see our blog post). We have now released the version 1.0.8 of the extention to Chrome Web Store which includes few interesting changes:

  • Search your clips in Chrome’s omnibar with keyword k (type the keyword and press tab or spacebar)
  • You can save the current page or a link to your Inbox by right clicking it and selecting Save to Kippt
  • Highlighted text can also be saved to Kippt with the right click

While the last two are implemented by our team, the omnibar search was added by our user Bertil Chapuis. It’s a fantastic way to access your saved clips and we have found it to be really useful with Kippt. If you’re a Chrome user, the extension should auto-update but you can also install it from:

Install Kippt Chrome extension

In case you’re a developer, you can find our extensions from Kippt’s GitHub account. Thanks again to Bertil for his help!


Small update to Chrome extension

June 18, 2012 — by @jorilallo

We have had few requests for improvements to Chrome extension. This one might be small but worth mentioning if you’re a daily Kippt user: the Chrome extension will now work as a shortcut to Kippt.com when don’t have a page loaded.

Install Kippt Chrome extension

If you’re interested in helping us out with extension (e.g. adding keyboard shortcuts), the easiest way is to send a pull request on GitHub.