Micro.blog

manton
manton
Micro.blog 2.0 will launch next week manton.org
Cheri
Cheri

@manton This looks great! 😁

MitchW
MitchW

@manton Micro.blog is becoming a read-later service? Interesting! I'm looking forward to learning more.

johnbrayton
johnbrayton

@manton This looks great. I am looking forward to it.

tkoola
tkoola

@manton This is looking very cool, very happy to be part of micro.blog community!

Burk
Burk

@manton πŸ‘ Excellent! Can't wait to give it a go! πŸ˜€πŸ‘β­οΈ

ronguest
ronguest

@manton OMG did you say editing replies! 🀩

KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@manton This is so exciting! I've been considering an upgrade and the bookmarks/highlighting feature might convince me to move earlier on that than I would otherwise.

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jthingelstad
jthingelstad

@manton πŸ‘ looks great! Maybe inching closer to supporting a link blog?

pratik
pratik

@ronguest @manton That's what caught my eye first too :)

pratik
pratik

@manton This is a great-looking update. Moving menu items to the sidebar is a good move. Harmonizing web app and iOS apps was long overdue so glad you made it happen.

paulrobertlloyd
paulrobertlloyd

@manton This looks great – with a welcome improvement to the overall IA. Any thoughts about using a standard set of icons across the different platforms?

manton
manton

@paulrobertlloyd Thanks! On iOS and macOS, I'm using SF Symbols (when available), but unfortunately Apple won't allow developers to use them on the web.

manton
manton

@kimberlyhirsh Great, hope you like it! I think renaming the plan to Micro.blog Premium is going to help us think about more ways to improve it, rather than focus only on podcasts/video which not everyone needs.

manton
manton

@MitchWagner I'm going to try to make a video of it this week. It won't be as full-featured as something like Instapaper, but I've found that it's really useful to have bookmarks and highlights together, because they are often part of the writing process for new blog posts.

bruceblog
bruceblog

@manton Very excited for 2.0! Especially the read later feature! What is the yearly price of the premium?

manton
manton

@brucegodin Thanks! $100/year (basically 2 months free). Everyone on the current podcast/video plan will automatically switch over to Micro.blog Premium for the same price.

bobschulties
bobschulties

@manton Oh, wow. Back in the old Slack room I pined for an updated iOS and Mac app, but the website looks like it's gonna be great. Good work, Manton and team! I can't wait!

paulrobertlloyd
paulrobertlloyd

@manton Or on Android either, I suspect. A bespoke set of Micro.blog specific icons however would bring coherence across the different platforms, and perhaps even a little personality, too. And you’d have full control over their usage πŸ˜‰

bruceblog
bruceblog

@manton Awesome! What if I am on the regular yearly plan and want to switch to premium yearly?

manton
manton

@brucegodin The current web interface doesn’t make it easy to switch without cancelling first, so best to email me and I’ll update your subscription. Thanks!

bruceblog
bruceblog

@manton Ok. Will do. Thanks!

Miraz
Miraz

@manton This looks excellent! Making it easier to get directly to pages, design etc will be a boon fr customising things too. // @custom

SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@manton ... wow. No wonder you can't wait for everybody to get access to the update. 🀯

MitchW
MitchW

@manton Instapaper does too much. I'm looking for someting that saves links, saves my place when I have to interrupt reading in the middle of the article, and eliminates clutter. That's all. I don't even need an archive – I have other tools for that.

maique
maique

@manton I want next week now! 😊

lmika
lmika

@manton Very nice update. Looking forward to using it.

aa
aa

@manton looks awesome!!!

MitchW
MitchW

@manton I love it that you're giving love to us linkbloggers.

jsonbecker
jsonbecker

@manton this might help me quite a bit and push me over the edge. I toss links into a note in iawriter and try to remember them later to write a post all the time.

mroutley
mroutley

@manton exciting!

manton
manton

@dominikhoecht Simple bookmarks are available to everyone, just like favorites are today, but the archiving and highlights are only included in Micro.blog Premium. I want it to have enough features that it's useful even if you don't need podcasting. (No speaking in the reading interface, by the way.)

cdevroe
cdevroe

@manton Does M.b 2.0 include the ability to reply to all users that are mentioned within the post being replied to? Right now it just does 1.

manton
manton

@cdevroe No change to replying yet. There's been good feedback about how we handle this in Sunlit, so we may adopt that in Micro.blog later.

mcg
mcg

@manton Any chance 2.0 will support better read position holding or add anything to the API to allow clients to more easily implement?

stevesnider
stevesnider

@mcg @manton I know I am kind of a single issue voter on this front, but I'll cast my ballot with Matthew on this one. Tweetmarker for Micro.blog, please.

manton
manton

@stevesnider @mcg An API for third-party apps is coming. The official M.b apps are still not very well-suited for it right now.

mcg
mcg

@manton Glad to hear this is still in the works.