Rating System

I have now integrated a rating system to blummy. You can rate blummlets at the "view code" page and the "Rate" link on the top left.
Furthermore there is the first library function for blummy: Blummy.getSelection(). It will retrieve the selection not only in IE and Firefox but also in Safari. If no selection is given you can add a string as parameter that will serve as question in the prompt box.

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Bugfixes and Interface improvements

I've released a new revision of blummy with the following changes:

  • [Bugfix] Improved HTTP Headers for Caching (now ETag and Last-Modified).
  • [GUI] Now there is a loading sign for ongoing searches.
  • [GUI] Predefined searches such as Random or Most Popular have been moved to tabs.
  • [GUI, Feature] You can resize a blummlet now by using the shift-key.
  • [GUI] A grid is shown on blummy to make it more obvious that the drag and drop function provides snapping to that grid.
  • [Feature] You can now specify to be logged in automatically on each visit.

The first point may be the most important one. It should improve speed of loading enourmously. Please give me some feedback if it works for you. Also any other feedback such as feature requests or bug reports are welcome.

Improvements

There are some new features I have implemented lately.

  • There is a random blummlet display
  • Search shows how many pages there are all in all.
  • You can also chose presets (empty, anon) so that you can easily start over or start from the anonymous blummy such as on the first page.
  • You can copy an uneditable blummlet to correct an error in another blummlet.

Blummy Feedback Roundup

People seem to like blummy very much :) There have been several blog posts about blummy in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (I was astonished that Google Translate — accessible via blummy ;) — was able to translate all these languages to understandable English):

Software As She's Developed: Blummy: The Mother of All Bookmarklets

Ajaxian: If you are one of those people who love bookmarklets, and your bookmark toolbar is getting larger and larger for it, then this could be for you.

Max Kiesler: Blummy is […] in my opinion this is the best free apps of its kind. […] I review countless numbers of ajax and rails widgets, functions and apps every week but Blummy is truly a new and useful app that everyone who adds content to multiple websites should try.

UNEASYsilence: Blummy is the single browser bookmarklet to top them all. This nifty piece of javascript will single-handidly allow you to replace all your other favorite individual bookmarklets […] The screenshot does not do Blummy justice.

slapjack: Blummy Rocks. […] Maybe breaking free of the browser isn?t as important as I once thought.

Downloadsquad: Blummy: Configurable uber-bookmarklet – Today's Browser Tip

Brandinfection: blummy – The Tool to end all Bookmarklets

The Social Software Weblog: Blummy addresses that problem quite admirably by collapsing a number of bookmarklets into one bookmarklet (or blummlets, as it were) to rule them all. […] It?s a bookmarklet aggregator. It?s the Flickr of bookmarklets, yo.

Libraryclips: This is a great idea, a place to keep all my bookmarklets to use on any computer, also relieves some space on my very heavy Links bar.

German: netbib weblog, Sprblck

Italian: dowload blog, SKY TG24, Tutto Gratis

Spanish: Microsiervos, Genbeta, ├▒blog

More: WebLeOn (Chinese), PleasureDelayerDiary (Japanese), Korean Jurist, Linmagazine (Hebrew)

Thanks for the feedback!

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Introducing: Blummy

So the project I've been working on lately is called blummy.

blummy is a tool for quick access to your favorite web services via your bookmark toolbar.
It consists of small widgets, called blummlets, which make use of Javascript to provide
rich functionality (such as bookmarklets).

blummy in action

You can create your own blummy by drag-n-dropping blummlets onto it.

It's hard to explain unless you've tried it yourself. So Come along. (it's free, of course)

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