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Stache 1.2 — smarter bookmarking for Mac and iOS

almost 5 years ago from , Founder at d3i

We just launched v1.2 of Stache (http://getstache.com) introducing support for iOS 8, iPhone 6/6+ and a Safari Action Extension.

PLUS: We've slashed the price for a limited time! Grab both the Mac and iOS apps at a 30%+ discount.

Stache makes it quick and easy to collect and re-discover pages you find useful, interesting or inspiring, in a beautiful, visual and fully searchable library.

Say goodbye to cluttered browser bookmarks and overwhelming reading lists. In one click a web page becomes part of your personal repository of useful information, archived, fully searchable and accessible in seconds from all of your devices.

Find out more about Stache at http://getstache.com

If you have any questions, fire away!

58 comments

  • Chris WinchChris Winch, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I have just installed this and would be interested in seeing how other people are organising their bookmarks?

    Im considering organising mine like so: ( folders top level and collections indented )

    Code - Articles - Tools - Tutorials / Tips

    Design - Articles - Tools - Tutorials / Tips

    Inspiration - websites - photos

    4 points
    • Patrick SmithPatrick Smith, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      Mine is organised:

      Design - Creativity - Design Inspiration - Details - Icons - Landing Pages - Showcasing - Typography - User Experience

      Engineering - Architecture - Blik (a project of mine) - Cocoa - Hoverlytics (another project) - InfinityList (project) - Technical Potential - Web

      Business & Marketing - Business Inspiration - Getting Traction - Jobs - Launching - Stories

      0 points
      • Chris NaylorChris Naylor, almost 5 years ago

        How are you finding your categories? Do you file accordingly in the folder? or are you using tags more for searching?

        1 point
        • Patrick SmithPatrick Smith, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

          I’m not quite sure how the tags work (it has tags and category folders), I haven’t explored it. I’m a very visual person, navigating based on what I can see in front of me, so I tend to not use search much. The categories seemed to fit my need so I’ve used those!

          I’ve tried to make the categories problems I want to tackle ('Landing Pages', 'Architecture', ’Design Inspiration’). I would want each to have not too many pages in there so it’s nice and relaxing to come back to browse through them. It would seem like a good idea if some got too full I would aim to split them up into two more distinct groups.

          I’ve just created the tag ‘Stuck’, for something really eye opening or clever or even reinforcing the obvious stuff I forget and haven’t learned yet. If I get stuck, I hope I can come back to here to flick through.

          0 points
          • Oliver WatersOliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

            Hey Patrick,

            Tags and Categories are very similar in how they function. The differentiator between the two is really how people use them to organise a bookmark.

            Categories can be organised by folders and nested and tags cannot. Some people use both tags and categories, others just use one.

            We provide both so people have the choice based on their organisation preferences.

            Hope this helps.

            1 point
  • Tom HareTom Hare, almost 5 years ago

    Been meaning to try out Stache for a while (my bookmarks are a mess) and this price cut prompted me into action. I am BLOWN AWAY by how slick Stache is. Holy s**t, you guys rock.

    Browser extension now sits nicely next to the default favourites icon in my browser, one click and it's synced to my iPhone.

    So much love. Congrats on an awesome product guys.

    4 points
  • Dan LeboDan Lebo, almost 5 years ago

    Make an "import from Kippt" tool (with tag support) and I'm sold.

    2 points
    • Oliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

      Hi Dan — Stache will import from Kippt but their export doesn't include tags in a standard format. It's something we do hope to include in the future though.

      0 points
  • Mike PropstMike Propst, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Just want to chime in and say that I've been using Stache for a few months and, aside from some syncing issues (especially on new computers with the first sync), I've found it to be really enjoyable. I'm hesitant to say I've completely moved from Delicious, mostly because I'm struggling with the app vs service thing, but it's a great experience. Very glad to see you've taken advantage of Safari extensions, which makes the iOS version a thousand times more useful. Awesome work, guys.

    1 point
  • Marko NikolovskiMarko Nikolovski, almost 5 years ago

    Hello, I just downloaded the apps, they look really well made. Great job! I wanted to ask if you have a way to import existing bookmarks from Pinboard?

    1 point
  • Samuel AlderSamuel Alder, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Looks nice! But fyi, I wasn't able to buy it at the discounted price. It said 5 Swiss Francs in the App Store, but when I tried to buy it, I got a message telling me that the price had changed to 7 Francs.

    // edit: Nevermind, it worked!

    1 point
  • Ketan Anjaria, almost 5 years ago

    This looks tight but it's odd that the extension requires the Mac App. Other bookmarking services don't have the same limitation.

    1 point
    • Tom HareTom Hare, almost 5 years ago

      Stache syncs via iCloud (no separate Stache account) which I guess must be controlled via Mac/App Store settings rather than a browser extension alone.

      1 point
    • Oliver WatersOliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

      Hi Ketan — Stache is a Mac and iOS app, not a service. The extensions are simply an easy way to Stache pages from your browser to the native apps.

      0 points
  • Marlon LMarlon L, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Please add the ability to store into collections and add tags directly from the extensions so I'm not forced to do it in the app afterwards.

    Other than that great job!

    1 point
  • Seth KaskySeth Kasky, almost 5 years ago

    After iceber.gs sold out I was happy to find this alternative. Keep it up!

    1 point
  • Arma GetronArma Getron, almost 5 years ago

    Are you able to nest folders? It's a dealbreaker without this.

    0 points
  • Robert NiepiekloRobert Niepieklo, almost 5 years ago

    Are there any plans for dropbox support?

    0 points
  • Jesse C.Jesse C., almost 5 years ago

    Just bought it due to the sale!

    Websites change quite regularly and the one I bookmarked for reasons x, y, and z might not hold up on the latest version. I've already had this happen! The good thing with GimmeBar and Inboard are the full-page screenshots though unfortunately both of those are dead.

    There's an export screenshot but that removes even needing Stache. Could you please [consider] adding full-page screenshots within the [Mac] app itself?

    0 points
    • Oliver WatersOliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

      Hi Jesse — You can view full page screenshots by hitting space when a bookmark is selected or Right-click > Preview. In the top right of the 'quick look' window you can switch between, 'web-archive', 'screenshot' and 'live' views.

      1 point
  • Kevin SuttleKevin Suttle, almost 5 years ago

    Looks great, but I'm going to play devil's advocate: How is this different than Pocket?

    0 points
    • Florian GrauFlorian Grau, almost 5 years ago

      Pocket (like Readability or Instapaper) is meant as short term read/watch/look-at-later bucket, whereas Stache is a bookmarking tool for the long-term saving of links.

      So basically it's exactly the opposite.

      (You'd probably be able to use each service the other way round too, but yeah ... )

      1 point
    • Oliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

      Hi Kevin — Florian nailed the answer to this. Stache is designed for storing any page you find useful or interesting, which you may want to refer to in the future.

      Full-content search, page archiving and a full-page screenshots help you quickly find that page, even if you can't remember the page title.

      0 points
  • Joe TurnerJoe Turner, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I have been trying to use Stache for a while but have some concerns. I stache from my browser, and I would like the ability to store into my folders and collections from there.

    Either this, or have a unassigned section inside Stache for Mac, as my inbox is full and I'm not sure what's been assigned and what still needs to be assigned. Does that make sense?

    That being said, this is a really great product that just keeps on growing. Keep up the good work. My current setup with Stache.

    0 points
  • Ozan Caglargil, almost 5 years ago

    Looks great but I have a quick question..

    Why your chrome extension needs to "access and modify all my data on the websites I visit"?

    0 points
    • Oliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

      Good question. This is required for the keyboard shortcut. Sounds a lot more ominous than it actually is! No data is collected from your browsing.

      0 points
  • Andrew SapiensAndrew Sapiens, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I've been using Dewey for Chrome which does something similar but instead uses your existing bookmarks' folders as tags, and allows you to filter by search. I'm sure it's not as robust though.

    Stache looks great though, so it may be worth giving a try. My only issue with something like this is that if the service goes down, so do my bookmarks. At least with Dewey, my bookmarks will always be there since they're natively synced in Chrome.

    0 points
    • Oliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

      Dewey is awesome. If you're looking for a free way to visualise your bookmarks in Chrome it's bang on.

      Stache has a bunch of extra features including full-page screenshots, page archiving, full content search and a companion iOS app, if that's what you're looking for.

      Also worth mentioning, Stache isn't a service, it's an app so it won't 'go down'. We don't use any third party services (other than iCloud for storage) — all processing is carried out locally on the device.

      If you're worried about getting your data out of Stache, we provide an export function too.

      0 points
  • Patrick SmithPatrick Smith, almost 5 years ago

    The iOS extension has really made this so much better, been looking forward to it since iOS 8 came out. Well done, I think it’s a pretty killer app.

    Is there any way of requesting Stache to be added to the iOS app Unread’s sharing list?

    I’d be interested in hearing your story – how you handle support, what the demand to Stache has been like, how discounting or what marketing techniques have helped, and if possible at all an indication of how much revenue your apps make versus your consulting business? I hope to launch a Mac app soon, and I admire you guys for creating a Mac app as well as a iOS app and happy the Stache name is getting out there.

    0 points
    • Oliver WatersOliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

      Thanks Patrick, much appreciated! We're planning to providing integration opportunities with Stache in the future. The Stache action extension should work with any app that ability to share URL's via the iOS action sheet.

      We're currently writing an article about designing and building Stache. I'll be sure to add in some info on marketing and support. Best of luck with your Mac app!

      1 point
      • Patrick SmithPatrick Smith, almost 5 years ago

        Awesome, thanks guys! Also be interested in how you approached beta testing? I’m unsure how far to go with beta testing.

        It might be worth reaching out to Unread (or other RSS readers) as it has its own in-built sharing list with apps I don’t use, such as Readability, Pinboard, Pocket. If you could get yourself as part of that list it might be a few extra new people who wonder what that ‘Stache’ is.

        0 points
        • Oliver WatersOliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

          Yeah, we'll be cover beta testing there too. We don't go too far with it — family, friends, colleagues is a good start. We don't outsource (i.e. pay companies or individuals to test). Once the app is out in the wild it's a lot easier to recruit motivated users who really do give the app a thrashing.

          We do plan to reach out to other devs but there's technical limitations with regard to screen-shotting pages at present which prevents full integration.

          1 point
  • Ian MortierIan Mortier, almost 5 years ago

    After using pretty much everything else out there I'm going to give this a try. I heard the older version had some performance issues but apparently those have been resolved. I would love to see support for saving all the screenshots to a Dropbox folder automatically. Having to export them manually isn't ideal.

    0 points
    • Oliver Waters, almost 5 years ago

      Hey Ian, thanks for taking Stache for a spin! The performance issues we have had were due to a few bugs which have been squashed. Great suggestion, we are looking to do more on this front.

      0 points
  • Florian GrauFlorian Grau, almost 5 years ago

    Pinboard sync ... when?! :)

    0 points
  • Vince Angeloni, almost 5 years ago

    So far, so good. Currently I use a combination of Pocket/Paparazzi for bookmarking and insipiration curation. Stache easily imported all of my Pocket bookmarks including with the tags. The only thing I can say that would be nice is to have some visual feedback on a bookmark saying it is already in X collection.

    0 points
  • Tim HelbergTim Helberg, almost 5 years ago

    I like it so far, but i wish that i could bookmark straight into a collection :-)

    0 points
  • Mikel van den OordMikel van den Oord, over 4 years ago

    I have been using it a couple of days now and its awesome. Only thing is that I can't sync my bookmarks to the iPhone app and another computer. Any idea how I can make this work?

    0 points