28 comments

  • Joel Rosen, over 2 years ago

    Buckets is a visual bookmarking tool to create your own stashes and collections of online resources.

    I built it basically becuase I couldnt find an awesome ‘create your own stash’ kind of tool, apart from one or two, which I found to be fiddly, and not with the kind of design meets usability vibe I was after.

    One of the main things I was looking for whilst hunting for this sort of tool, was that it could visually reference my favourite sites and online resources, and even better still — auto create visuals based on a url.

    So I got to work, played around with some php, tweaking the hell out of wordpress and I’m super pleased to have finished up this baby!

    Love to hear your thoughts guys!

    3 points
  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, over 2 years ago

    Love the idea! I have been searching for a new place to put my design inspiration, and i love the UI so far. I have used Dragdis extensively, and Dropmark.io is my current inspo saver.

    Quick notes: (I know you are not able to implement this stuff immediately, but they are just my thoughts. If implemented I would probably drop dropmark and move over)

    1. Chrome extension, or something similar. I won't really use this service at the moment because I would need to type in the name, address and description. If there was a chrome extension that just copied all that info and made a new bucket item I would use it much more.

    2. Make the thumbnail bigger. I have saved over 450 sites in the last year or 2 to my dragdis and then dropmark account. when I want to quickly view my items, it would be great to have large thumbnails to view. right now the thumbnail (for the site I saved) is the wrong aspect ratio for the website. needs to have a larger width.

    Otherwise, I am digging this idea! I love the collaboration aspect I was reading about, and I will most likely make this my go to if those 2 features are implemented. once you do implement them, monetizing for pro features would be a fantastic idea. I have a ton of ideas for this type of thing, if you are interested, feel free to email connor@connornorvell.com

    1 point
    • Joel Rosen, over 2 years ago

      Hey Conor - sounds awesome! Lets chat - yep, all of those things are planned, just time working on this kind of thing solo, lets chat. I'll shoot you an email now.

      1 point
  • Jared White, over 2 years ago

    This looks great! What I'm about to say please don't construe as any sort of criticism of your app per se. The problem for me is I've been burned so many times by web apps that go unsupported and then close down...at this point I'm essentially unwilling to put any personal data into an app that might not be around a while. If you were charging regular users and had an obvious business model, I might give it a shot figuring that as long as you're making money from users, it'll probably be around in one form or another. However, since it appears totally free, I'm just not going to risk it. Again, this isn't an issue with Buckets specifically...I would say this about any free tool that asks me to put tons of valuable personal data into it as part of its use case.

    1 point
    • Michael Ortali, over 2 years ago

      What I learned by launching creativelist.io is that if you ask for users to pay - even a very small amount, they don't want to do anything. It's a paradigm of its own.

      1 point
    • Joel Rosen, over 2 years ago

      Jared. I love this feedback. And, its definitely the first I've had someone not want to use one of my products... because it's free! but.. totally get your thinking.. however when you say personal data.. it's only a url to a pre existing site and some notes, we don't take any other details really, plus the idea is more of a create a helpful stash for your friends, co workers etc, alongside being a bookmarking tool.

      With that said, and with the amount of sign ups and users loving the product so far.. I've planned some new features to be bought in and will possibly adopt a pro model with a small yearly fee along the lines of dribbles pro accounts.

      Thanks again for the feedback and checking it out, appreciate it.

      Joel

      0 points
      • Jared White, over 2 years ago

        Thanks Joel for your reply, and I'm glad to hear you're getting signups and good feedback. By personal data, I don't mean in a "security/privacy" scary sense, I just mean that, if I were to use Buckets to save sites instead of the combo of browser bookmarks and Instapaper which I currently use, I'd want to make sure I'm not going to lose all of that functionality and data in, say, a year. A free product is more likely to go under than a paid product (not that paid products don't go under either).

        Case in point: Stache was a cool visual bookmarking tool that came out a few years ago. I used for a little while. Fast forward to late last year:

        • Tweet: We have run Stache as a hobby project for the past 12 months and hope to resurrect it in the future.
        • Tweet: Stache doesn’t generate enough revenue to be sustainable and as a small team we don’t have the resources to dedicate to it at this time. Source

        At the moment, I believe the apps still function, but who knows how long that will last.

        Anyway, I'm glad to hear that you're considering a pro model. I'll definitely check Buckets out further once that happens. :)

        0 points
  • Rogin Farrer, over 2 years ago

    This looks cool! Can this work on mobile? I find that a lot the bookmarking I do is from my phone.

    I'm begrudgingly using Raindrop.io right now. The desktop web app is fine, but the Android app hasn't been updated since 2015. There's so many alternatives, but not many work cross-platform.

    0 points
    • Joel RosenJoel Rosen, over 2 years ago

      Hey Rogin - yeah the site is fully mobile optimised and adding domains works well on your mobile - theres no app yet! But watch this space! Thanks for the feedback

      0 points
  • Ben Digman, over 2 years ago

    Maybe I've lost the plot but I've just started playing around with it and can't, for the life of me, find a way to add any sites.

    0 points
    • s0fa potato, over 2 years ago

      after you sign in, you have to click the avatar on the upper right and then click "Add a bucket" Not very intuitive, I took a guess there and found it.

      Update: actually nvm I have no idea :( I think buckets are a collection set?

      0 points
      • Joel Rosen, over 2 years ago

        Hey guys, this feedback has definitely led me to think about the flow a little more. It's add a bucket (from user drop) add a folder, from big green button.. then add resource from form. But.. with that said and your guys points I'm going to make it more intuitive for sure.. thanks for testing it out!

        1 point
  • Per-Ragnar Jonsson, over 2 years ago

    How am I supposed to read this: this? The strikethrough on links feels very weird.

    0 points
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 2 years ago

    Very pretty. But why are you asking for a password and sending data in the clear?

    0 points
    • Joel RosenJoel Rosen, over 2 years ago

      Hi Aaron, all passwords are being dealt with via a respected plugin.. can you let me know a little more info as to the issues you see? hello@buckets.me Thanks loads for your feedback and checking it out. Joel

      0 points