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Online bookmarks - mobile viewToday I am very excited to share with you, a new development in easyBM online bookmarking service. Now you can access your favorite links from your iPhone or any other Smartphone with GPRS, Edge or 3G. You will get all your groups and be able to see the individual links therein for the good old 1-click access to the sites.

Have you ever wanted to visit some of your favorite sites with a mobile phone because you needed to check that important thing? Or as it happened to me recently, access your server control panel while in a meeting? I am sure you have felt the pain of having to remember that cryptic URL and type it on that cramped keyboard. Missed your desktop because you could just open your easyBM bookmarks page and clicked once to open the site? Now you can relax.

What’s more – you don’t have to remember a new URL for mobile access. Just visit your regular URL like www.easyBM.com/username and the system auto-detects that you are visiting the site from a mobile and redirects you to the special mobile version of the site.

I am sincerely hoping this will make your life a little simpler. If you enjoy the new feature or encounter a bug, please do write to us from the feedback section (only available in the desktop version – you don’t want to type all that in your mobile).

You might be using the Firefox plugin to add online bookmarks to your easyBM account much more easily. If you have already upgraded or are planning to upgrade your Firefox to the latest 3.5 version, you should download the latest version of the plugin here. If you download the plugin through Firefox, it will automatically prompt you to install the same.

The Firefox bookmarking plugin to bookmark your site easily has been updated for compatibility with the version 3 of Firefox. You may uninstall the current plugin and download a fresh copy here. Just install it and use it. Have fun!

 

I was recently going through the new sign-ups for this online bookmarking service and was amazed to see more than 95% sign-ups are with a Gmail account. Has Gmail surpassed all other email providers by such a huge margin?

While I can understand that most of the people sign-up with a free email account fearing that we may spam them (which we don’t as the existing users can tell you), this statistic did come to me a big surprise. Do you agree that Gmail is now the most popular email service or you or you can think of some other reason why I am seeing so many sign-ups with gmail.com addresses?

 

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After lying low for a long time, we have a new logo and home page look. The users’ personal bookmarks pages have been updated too. I would really appreciate if you can take a minute to tell us how you liked it (or disliked it) and what new things you will like to see?

We want to help you bookmark your favorite links easily and quickly and 1-click to these sites when you want.

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I want to announce our most important update in the recent times. We have implemented the multi-column, multi-row stacked layout that will make this bookmarking tool extremely useful for the most demanding user.

For quite some time, I have been worrying about the wastage of space in the lower half of the screen when your groups have few sites each.

Multi-column layout without stacking

I have been silently testing a layout that will help reduce this space wastage. This multi-column, multi-row layout helps you to squeeze many more links above the fold, thereby making it easy for you to 1-click even more sites.

Multi-column layout without stacking

How to get your groups stacked for better organization

You have to be a little adventerous. While we are working on an easy interface for this, you will have to play a little with numbers for now.

– First you must login to your easyBM page with ‘Remember me’ ticked.

– Now enter this in the location bar (or address bar) ->www.easybm.com/stackform.php

– You will see a screen like the following ->

Stacking of bookmark groups

We want to have Forums group in the 2nd column at the top, so I put 2 in column and in row fields. Now I want Blogs group in the same column but after Forums. So I put 2 in column and 2 in row fields.
Similarly, you can see how we implement stacking in the 4th column. You may have noted that column 3 is missing. Actually the numbers have to be in ascensding order but all numbers do not need to be present.

There you are. If you are feeling adventerous and want to make the best use of the screen space, you can implement stacked groups and 1-click to many more sites.

Note: This post is made in a lighter mood and you may skip it without any problems 🙂

We have this site put up on the HEDIR forum for reviews and a nice lady, Aunt Renee  recently mentioned that EasyBM sounds like an acronym for easy bowel movement.

While this is an amusing comment, I want to assure you that we will continue to offer an Easy BookMark service only and do not intend to offer products for easing your bowel movements 😉

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The strength of EasyBM private bookmarks is its multi-column, multi-row layout that puts the maximum number of bookmarks in front of you – above the fold – ready to be 1-clicked.

However if you are using a PDA or a mobile to browse the Internet, you cannot see multi-column data easily. So we have introduced a new way to see your favorite links and browse to your target sites on your handhelds. If you visit
http://www.easyBM.com/mobile/?u=USERNAME&pwd=PASSWORD, you can see all your links in a single column. Just scroll down to your desired site link and click with the joystick or OK button.

For best results, keep the number of links in this account low and put only the links that you will like to browse with your handheld. Also, if you set the homepage of your mobile to this page, you will have all the links ready, right in front of you when you access the browser.

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We already make it easy for you to locate the frequently visited links by grouping them together. Now we are pleased to offer you several new link highlighting options.

While the default color of the new bookmarks will be blue, you can make important links red or green or whatever tickles your fancy. You can also have the system make certain links bold or italicised by choosing the appropriate options while adding or editing the links.

We are committed to make your personal bookmarks as easy to use as can be.

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You asked for an easy way to add the sites to your personal bookmarks page. Well, you got it!

If you are using Google toolbar, click on this link to add a button for easyBM to your toolbar. You will be prompted to download version 4 if you don’t already have it.

Then there will be a pop-up box telling you that your information will be sent to easyBM. Don’t worry – all your information is not going there. Only the URL (site address) of the page where you click the button will be sent to easyBM so that your site can be bookmarked.

Once installed, using the button is a breeze. Keep browsing the Internet sites and if you like some place that you want to record in your favorites, just click on the easyBM button on the toolbar. You will be prompted to add the site and then, returned to the page you were browsing.