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#1 Jeayese

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 10:50 AM

Hey fellow Winmatrixians how are you today? it's been a while right? I hope you're doing well, let me introduce you to a project i've been working on for a while now;

 

This is stART: http://thinqtek.com/start

 

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A homepage of beautiful bookmarks and images. Although...That's only the.. Start.

We Do Not collect users settings and data.

A new way to "Start" your browsing experience, we aim to make it the best possible browsing experience.

 

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- Customisable Bookmarks

- Elegant minimal design

- A Large selection of Images to use from Reddit, Bing or Chromecast

- Custom Reddit Sort Options – Top, Hot or New

- Custom Image Library - Use your own images

- Search window with latest news, photos and videos - Start your day with all the latest and greatest information available at your fingertips)

- Widgets (still in beta) - Add your IP & Time on the homescreen. Currently working on weather & several other widgets

- HTPC Ready! - we have taken into consideration that browsing on a HTPC is a must and with start we don’t forget about you guys, StART is HTPC ready and works with keyboard or remote control.. simply bind the keys to the remote using the "Hot Keys" info available in the settings page

and heaps more, Dive into the open beta and see for yourself what StART can do

 

What is coming in future updates?

 

- #1 requested feature - Sync settings - Simply sign in with your favourite social network and all your settings will be backed up and synced to any device! - No need to customise anything!  (yeah, we're listening)

- Media player settings - we said HTPC earlier and we meant it, StART will be able to play all your media and organise your Movies or TV shows.

- Slideshows effects - we will give you more options than just a fade in/ fade out effect.

- Text Effect Selection styles

- Notifications

- Categories

- use images instead of text for bookmarks/links/ apps

- !Pronto AKA Siri, Google Now, Cortana

- iOS App

- Android App

- Windows 10 & Mobile app

- Mac OS X app

- Opera extension

- Konami Code! (for s**** and giggles)

I would love to hear what you guys have to say.. i look forward to hearing back from you.

Cheers,

Jason



#2 Darren 54

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 05:48 PM

I like it's look. Very clean design.



#3 Jeayese

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 04:24 AM

I like it's look. Very clean design.

 

Thanks Darren! please do share what you have played with so far



#4 Shaun of the Seven

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 10:40 AM

It looks good indeed but do people still use custom start pages? Last time I used a start page in Windows XP.



#5 Jeayese

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 12:00 PM

It looks good indeed but do people still use custom start pages? Last time I used a start page in Windows XP.

heh, only time will tell!



#6 P.McGinley

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 06:30 AM

I like the looks.



#7 Jeayese

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 12:53 PM

Hey WinMatrix! How are you? it's been a while but we're ready to release a new build for you guys to play with!

 

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  • Overall Loading times have been dramatically improved.

  • Loading overlay is now removed

  • The cursor changes to pointer on clickable elements.

  • Wallpaper Sources and basic Copyright information are now a new feature. 

  • Bookmark autohide functionality added

  • Animated Walls Added. In early development. Support for Most YouTube Videos and quality settings as well as some suggestions.

  • Notes - Still Beta (use with caution)

  • Search Options Added: Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and Yahoo.

  • Lightbox added for columns within the Expansive Search - supported video and picture sources are; YouTube, Vine, Vidme, Streamable, Vimeo, Imgur. Other sources will open in new tab.

  • Export and Import of Settings Added. JSON and XML are functioning options to both download or directly edit for the advanced user.

  • Significant Code Optimisation.

  • Column Scrolling in Expansive Search, currently limited to top 50 results with scrollable loading in development.

So head over to http://thinqtek.com/start and jump right into it! or simply download our google chrome extension

if you're currently using stART, head over to the about screen and "Clear Local Cache" for the new update to take effect!

I look forward to your comments and remember, positive or negative, I would love to hear it all.

Enjoy Champagne!



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