1. Gimme Bar: One Year Old

    Exactly one year ago, today, Gimme Bar was born.

    Gimme Bar has been the focus of my work for that entire time, and I haven't blogged about it (much).

    Ironically (sort of), I've been far too busy working on Gimme Bar to do much writing about Gimme Bar, but I thought it fitting to take a couple minutes to write a few words about it today.

    The elevator pitch for the project goes something like this: Gimme Bar is a personal utility to help you capture and collect interesting things you find in your day-to-day use of the Web.

    I'm admittedly not very good at the pitch, but my colleague (and Gimme Bar's backer) Cameron is, and we released this demo video, yesterday:

    We're in the middle of some huge changes on the technical side that I intend to blog about, and once those are released, I hope to add a lot more active users. If the video makes it sound like something you might be interested in, be sure to sign up for an invitation. We've got some really great stuff coming in the pipeline, too, for existing users.

    I'll post more, soon, I hope.

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    • Just saw this yesterday. Excited about trying it out (the idea of an instapaper for all media, especially videos, is intriguing to me). A solid iOS app (iPad _and_ iPhone) is probably critical as well.

      Gimme an invite already. ;)

    • This looks great, can't wait to try it. Well done guys.

    • Really like the look of this. Looking forward to getting an invite.
      And I love Gimme Bar's tagline 'Save the Web' :)

    • Marcus Betts

      2011 Jan 20 12:34

      Great App...like others I can't wait to try this...hopefully Android/iOS versions will come out sooner than later.

      You might want to take a few minutes and clean the links on the site.  It has a mix of "http://" and "https://" which causes browsers to freak out about the SSL.

    • god, gimme bar looks so cool. i'd been lazily planning the development of something similar, but just for my own use...and now i don't have to. THANKS, GIMME BAR!

      i love you.