You’re a curious human being and always eager to learn more and get better at what you do. The internet is your friend. And yet…when was the last time you looked back and thought to yourself: Wow, this week I really found time for everything that’s relevant and interesting to me? If your answer is something like 😬 or 😓 or 😩 or 🤯, please read on.
Whatever you do, weeks tend to get busy. It always feels like you’re missing out on important stuff. We built Refind to help with this — but we realized we can do better.
Reading lists are great. You come across an interesting article on the web, don’t have time to read it then and there, and save it to read it later.
Except…often you don’t read it later. Your reading list becomes a guilt-inducing pile of articles you promised yourself to read later, and it just keeps growing. The median reading list on Refind has 106 unread articles on it — for heavy users, it’s 286. …
To make things a little easier for you, we pick the most relevant stories from around the web for you. Every day. So you don’t have to sift through all the noise.
That’s always been Refind’s philosophy (read why we’re building Refind if you want to know more). What’s new is that you can now choose how many links you‘d like us to pick, and what’s the best time for you to look at them.
We’ve made our integration with Google Search (available on desktop Chrome/Safari/Firefox) opt-in. So, if you want our browser extension to highlight your Google Search results, you’ll need to enable it in the extension settings (the same goes for the optional Chrome toolbar).
Note: As a result, our browser extension now transmits data only when you click the button to save a link.
This is just a quick note as we’re rolling out messaging!
Messaging on Refind is focused on links (we’re not trying to replicate messaging apps), making it the easiest way to share and discuss links with friends. Hit the Send button on any link to give it a spin.
We’ve released a number of new features recently but haven’t talked about them yet. ̶W̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶s̶u̶c̶k̶ ̶a̶t̶ ̶m̶a̶r̶k̶e̶t̶i̶n̶g̶We’re just two coders and whenever we release an update we go straight to the next. But now that new features have piled up, we feel like we should announce some of them at least.
Without a marketing person, we went for the engineering solution and integrated product news into our notification system, making it easy for us to notify you of updates (inspired by Slack and others).
With that in place, we’re now going to announce some highlights over the next few days/weeks, such as:
Watch out for the gift icon!
The easiest way to email a digest of your favorite links to your fans. Save great links as you discover them — we’ll take care of the rest.
Refind is all about discovering, reading, and saving the most relevant stories. If you want to see the best links a friend or thought leader has discovered on the web this week, you can either follow them on Refind, or you can subscribe to their weekly email digest—no Refind account required.
As Refind expands globally, we’ve been asked about language support. Although the majority of Refind links are in English, you can now choose which stories are shown to you by content language.
You can choose languages here: