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Do you use a homepage in your browser?

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_tthias's avatar
a year ago
Tobby for a simple pin board

I use tobby it’s a great tool if you use a couple of links for your daily work. You can also organise your pins in kind of folders.
As a freelancer I have a folder by clients with the main urls (project management tool, mains docs, etc).
It’s a free chrome plugin. I miss it on mobile.

5 points
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@adamdlurie (replying to @_tthias )
a year ago

Holy smokes I love this. Exceptionally useful if you have disparate ongoing projects going on simultaneously. Thanks for the rec!

2 points
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@maguay (replying to @_tthias )
a year ago

Neat! I'd seen people recommend that to manage tab overload, and hadn't thought of that as a homepage, but makes sense. So you basically end up using it instead of bookmarks?

1 point
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@_tthias (replying to @maguay )
a year ago

Exactly, I never used bookmarks I feels it's too slow to access and hard to maintain

1 point
ADPetersmith's avatar
a year ago
Home computer- google, work computer- company homepage

Have had google as my homepage for years.
Have company homepage on work computer so I can easily get to expense reports, timecard and other useful links.

4 points
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@DavidKaneda (replying to @ADPetersmith )
a year ago

Would be curious—when you say company homepage, do you mean their public site, or some sort of intranet?

2 points
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@maguay (replying to @ADPetersmith )
a year ago

That's a great setup! I have at various times used different homepages in different browsers to split work stuff into Chrome and personal stuff into Safari.

1 point
hirodusk's avatar
a year ago
A fully blank tab with nothing to distract from typing a search or domain into the URL bar is the only correct answer 🤓

I use this extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/blank-new-tab-page/jonikckfpolfcdcgdficelkfffkloemh — but there are many others like it. A must-have IMO

3 points
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@maguay (replying to @hirodusk )
a year ago

Ohhh great idea—I used to use about:blank as my homepage in Firefox, but now that you can't set a homepage in Chrome, that's a great solution.

1 point
iCanAutomate's avatar
a year ago
FYI (usefyi.com)

Find any document in 3 clicks or less. It just works and save a lot of time looking for docs -- something knowledge workers spend a lot of time doing.

3 points
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@maguay (replying to @iCanAutomate )
a year ago

That's awesome it's become your homepage! Do you use it typically as a search page, or do you find yourself using its history/recently used documents list more?

1 point
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@iCanAutomate (replying to @maguay )
a year ago

The history/recently used pages more but the search is also very useful!

1 point
adventurelewis's avatar
a year ago

I co-founded lagom.io a few years back. Simple new tab page with rotating daily minimalist designs. Meant to be a sort of digital detox. Good design-focused alternative to the blank page suggested below :) Check it out!

3 points
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@maguay (replying to @adventurelewis )
a year ago

That's beautiful, nice work! Is it just using the IP address to guess at location? Because it got my weather right without asking for location access.

1 point
JamesTimmins's avatar
a year ago

I used to use Momentum (https://momentumdash.com/), which was a nice visual. Nowadays I don't use anything. I figure that if I'm opening a browser it's bc I want to look up something specific, whereas if I want to visit a common site, it's trivial to go there directly.

2 points
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@maguay (replying to @JamesTimmins )
a year ago

I'm the same! Added Momentum after seeing colleagues use it and it was fine—IMHO better before they added all the to-do list features and such—but for the most part, I just start with a search, so the default new tab page works.

2 points
shoaibgm_khan's avatar
a year ago

My homepage is set to product hunt, it's nice to see check out and discover new products :)

2 points
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@maguay (replying to @shoaibgm_khan )
a year ago

Interesting! Do you find new stuff you end up using often, or just use it more as a pulse of what's out there?

2 points
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@shoaibgm_khan (replying to @maguay )
a year ago

More of a pulse of what's out there mostly and also check out UI / UX patterns. Sometimes I find things I can use.

1 point
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