Archive for the 'new features' Category

Drag bookmarks between widgets

Friday, February 15th, 2013

By popular demand, we’ve made it easier to manage your bookmarks. You can now drag bookmarks between widgets, or even drag them within a widget to reorder them. To drag a bookmark, ensure that you drag it by the bookmark icon. As before, you can still click the ‘edit’ button on a bookmarks widget to […]

Protopage Chrome extension

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

We’ve just released an extension for the Google Chrome web browser that makes it easy to add bookmarks and news feeds to your Protopage. Simply click the icon and the extension will show you if the news site or blog you are currently visiting can be added to Protopage as a news feed. It’s also […]

New widgets, new look, new wallpapers and more

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Due to popular demand, we’ve just released a new version of Protopage with a flurry of new features: New Accuweather weather widget, Yahoo! Finance stock quote widget, Google Calendar widget You can now see the weather in any city in the world, add your own stock quotes and charts, and add your personal Google Calendar […]

New tablet and smartphone support

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Due to popular demand, we’ve just released better support for tablets and larger smartphones, so that you have the choice between viewing the mobile version or the normal version of Protopage on your device. We were previously automatically redirecting mobile devices and tablets to the mobile site, but we now present you with a choice […]

Two new Twitter widgets

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

We’re pleased to announce two new Twitter widgets. You can now add your own or someone else’s Twitter feed to your page by clicking the ‘Add widgets’ toolbar button and then clicking ‘Add a twitter feed’. You can also add a Twitter Search widget, which displays the latest tweets on a particular topic or search […]

Embedded Google Maps update

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

We’ve just upgraded our Google Maps widget to support embedding. If you go to a Google Map in your web browser, you can click the “Link” icon (as indicated in the image above) and then copy the embed url. Then click ‘edit’ on a Google Maps widget on your Protopage and paste this into the […]

Protopage Mobile goes live

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

We’ve just launched a major update to Protopage, which includes brand new mobile features. Protopage Mobile has been specially optimized for dozens of mobile phones including the Apple iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, Windows Mobile 5/6, HTC and Palm. To access it, simply visit on your phone. News feeds are automatically […]

News Feed Thumbnail Previews and Auto Arrange

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

We’re introducing two experimental features today – we have not enabled them by default for existing users but you can try them by following the instructions below: News Feed Thumbnail Previews Our news indexing system has been upgraded to provide thumbnail previews for your news feeds, in order to give your page a more exciting […]

Tab system update and online manual

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Hope you’ve all had a fantastic Easter! We’ve been conducting a number of focus groups over the last few weeks, and have made some final tweaks to the tab system. In particular, we have simplified the look of the tab bar, and created a new button to provide access to the tab sharing features. We’ve […]

Performance optimizations and automatic return linking released

Monday, December 4th, 2006

A few of you have written in about Firefox using some extra CPU time. We’ve just released a set of tweaks that will increase performance and lower CPU usage to zero when the page is idle. We’re also working on further improvements including a new caching layer which will decrease page load times. We also […]