Use Kippt with Readability
When we started building Kippt, we wanted to make it the place for your links, but reading is really important too. We have had Instapaper integration for a while now and today we have added support for Readability! It also works automatically with your Read Later list:
- Go to Connect with Readability
- Enter your Readability account information (don’t worry, we wont store them)
Now when you save new links to Read Later list they will be automatically pushed to your Readability account.
And one more thing. You can now easily send individual articles to Instapaper and Readability from the Reader mode:
Open sourcing Kippt’s extensions
I’m happy to announce that we have decided to release Kippt’s Chrome extension as open source. This means that anyone can fork, modify and improve it and everyone can enjoy they additions.
When we started building Kippt, one of our first task was to create a Chrome extension. It was a simple code that pulls a part of Kippt into a iframe. After some time people started to took our extension apart and port it to other browsers as it was relative easy. This was something we were totally ok with as we haven’t had too much time to work on extensions for all the platforms. It’s also a great feeling to see others build things on top of your app/platform.
Last week, two of our users notified us about their implementation of our extension to Firefox and Opera and they wanted to share their code with us. After some though, we decided to create MIT licensed projects to GitHub to which people could send their implementations as pull requests. Later we also released the source code for our Chrome extension.
So now we have a working extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera. If you want to add keyboard shortcuts, you can just implement it and we can share the functionality with everyone using Kippt. We’re still missing Safari but we created a repo for it if there’s people familiar with the platform. If there’s anything you need to implement to Kippt’s iframe page, we’re more than happy to do it in order to get better support.
kippt-chrome / Chrome Web Store
kippt-firefox / Mozilla Add-ons
kippt-opera (Still waiting for approval from Opera)
kippt-safari (No Implementation)
Drag and drop clips
Today we’re happy to introduce a better design for drag & drop clips between lists. The feature has been bit obscure in the past, so we hope the new design will help.
Hit refresh in your browser to get the new styles!
Kippt’s API enters developer preview
It’s been a long time in the making but after few redesigns and rewrites we’re finally pushing out our developer API for Kippt. Today we will release it for developer preview which means that we’ll gather feedback publicly from developers during next two weeks. We’re doing this as we feel that API design is really important and we want to make sure everything works as it should. We’re also prepared it to be compatible with our bigger future changes which will impact the service.
If you want to contact us for questions or comments regarding the API, please use the new mailing list or send us an email. We’ll also use the mailing list to announce changes and updates to the API.
Meet the New Reader
Saturday hacking got us a improved Reader!
- Sidebar for actions like Share, Star and Add Notes
- Kippt.it short urls for articles
- Images are now floating or centered depeding of their size
- General typography tweaks
Go read something on Kippt!
Kippt on Mobile
Just today, iOS mobile web traffic surpassed Mac desktop globally. We use our smartphones more all the time, and mobile client has been one of the most asked features of Kippt. Today it’s here.
Kippt Mobile is web app, which you can access or download just by logging in to your Kippt account with your. (If it doesnt work, just try https://kippt.com/mobile/ directly)
In the first version you can access your lists, and read your intresting articles with the reader mode, and well as open them in in the mobile browser. There is also a mobile bookmarklet and with the new Save links via email, you can just email the links to Kippt.
Try it out or view the screenshots below.
Kippt’s search just got better
Improving Kippt’s search has been one of our most frequently requested feature so far. This is understandable as after you have build a big library of links it can be hard to find the thing you need the most. We also know that our previous search wasn’t that good: it returned the results but you couldn’t see you notes not to mention in which list the clip was in.
We have now pushed out the new version of our search which works mostly the same way as the rest of the app: you can drag&drop clips from list to list, read content or edit your notes. Only difference to a regular list is that we show the list name next to the result’s domain information. We’re pretty excited about this feature and we hope you like it as much as we do.
Try it, it’s fast!
Kippt and SSL connections
I’m happy to tell you that we have started using SSL connections with Kippt. This means that your connection will be encrypted and you don’t need to worry about un-secure WLAN connections anymore. To access the site with SSL, just visit https://kippt.com
This might get a bit technical but we decided not to enforce SSL at this point so the site will work without it as well. Reason for this is that our bookmarklets and Chrome extension needs to be updated to work with SSL connections. We have issued an update for the Chrome extension which you can download here. You can also update it by clicking Update extensions now button from Chrome’s extension page. The extension should update automatically after a little while and we’ll be starting to enforce SSL after a week or so. Our signup and login pages will use HTTPS by default from now on.
Ps. We added also minor improvements to the extension so you should really update it.
Save links via email
Saving links from your phone to Kippt can be a hassle some times. While our quick bookmarklets also support iOS and Android phones, we have noticed that in most cases it would be just easier to email links to Kippt.
Well now you can: just head to Tools page and you can copy&paste email addresses which let you save to both Inbox and Read Later lists. Remember to save these as contacts because it makes link saving really fast!
Ps. If you’re planning to build such a feature for your service, I highly recommend Postmark’s new inbound API. It’s awesome.
Integrate Kippt with your Instapaper
Many of our users like Instapaper and have been asking for ways to integrate Kippt with their account. We have now added a feature to do this and it work automatically with your Read Later list:
- Go to Connect with Instapaper
- Enter your Instapaper account information (don’t worry, we wont store them!)
Now when you save new links to Read Later list they will be automatically pushed to your Instapaper account.