Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Get a Sneak Peek of Our New Feature: Suggested Tags

We are excited to announce Suggested Tags, a new feature that will recommend a list of relevant tags each time you bookmark a site.

What makes this feature especially useful is that you can instantly find tagged bookmarks by typing tag names into the Firefox 3 location bar. This is one of the quickest ways to organize and recall bookmarks in Firefox 3. However, if you don't use tags, you can turn off this feature via Foxmarks Settings.

Suggested Tags is currently available only for the Firefox browser and suggests only English tags. We will add support for other browsers and languages in the future.

We aren't releasing this feature as an automatic upgrade yet, but you can try it out early by downloading it right here:

So how does it work? As you may know, Foxmarks manages over half a billion bookmarks every day. We're now putting this data to work for you by analyzing this giant collection of information to determine the best tags for your bookmark. As always, we are careful to protect your privacy and our algorithms will never expose any personally identifying information.

We hope Suggested Tags helps you better manage your bookmarks. Give it a spin and let us know what you think!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Seeking Seattle Syncers

UPDATE: All slots have been filled, but if you’re interested in participating in future studies, please sign up via the link below. Thanks to all who signed up!

We’re looking for Foxmarks users in Seattle to participate in a usability study that we will be conducting the first week of February (2 - 6). We will be testing some of our latest features as well as improvements to a few existing ones, and are keen on learning what you think!

To participate, you need to have been a Foxmarks user for at least a month and must be available to meet in the U-District or alternatively, somewhere in the greater Seattle metro area to spend an hour with us the week of Feb 2 - 6. We respect your time and will compensate you with $75 for the hour that you spend with us.

If you’re interested, please write to us and let us know (a) the times when you’ll be free that week , (b) if you are able to meet in the U-District or where would be most convenient for you and (c) your Foxmarks username. We only have 5 slots available for this study, so hurry!

Sign up for the usability study

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Brief downtime Friday 10am PST: COMPLETED

UPDATE: Downtime completed; thanks for your patience!

Foxmarks will be mostly unavailable Friday, January 16th, 10am-11am PST. We'll post here once we're back up, and we'll also post updates in our Get Satisfaction forums.

During this downtime, sync will not work, and most Foxmarks website access will be unavailable. (The Foxmarks blog will also likely be inaccessible.)

If you have any questions or concerns, please post them at Get Satisfaction.

Thanks for Foxmarking!