We are now developing Licorize 3: after a detailed analysis of the current UI and usage, we decided to update the application redesigning the UI with several simplifications, making also booklets more approachable. As for every update, we’ll also expand the functionalities and make better usage of HTML5 and CSS3 as supported by current browsers. We hope to make the core of Licorize – joining bookmarks with to-do’s – more approachable and friendly.
New community Q&A
In the last year we’ve been constantly under spam attacks, and we’ll take the opportunity of Licorize 3 to release a new community service for Q&A which we rebuilt entirely in-house, inspired by the StackExchange family. So sorry if temporarily the links to the community service are broken – all discussions are actually preserved and we’ll release a better interface soon.
Commercially, we’ll make usage for friends invited on your projects free; we’ll reintroduce yearly licenses and raise the price for the non expiring one. Of course all owners of a current non expiring license will enjoy the advantages of the new service – so get a non expiring license now
Made in Open Lab
Open Lab – the company producing Licorize – has a quickly growing spectrum of customers for our HTML5 apps (ranging from web based publishing to browser games – see Pupunzi for technical examples) and a stable presence in project management enterprise apps (with Teamwork – also see the amazing jQuery based free Gantt editor), which make it possible to invest new development efforts in our dear Licorize.
We hope to release Licorize 3 by January 2013 – maybe earlier… . You can follow Licorize developments and news on Twitter.
The increasing relevance of getting information from web for everyday work and life is making online bookmarking a space for increasingly specialized web applications. Once there was only Delicious, which was used both as a “social bookmarking” tool for spotting and sharing trends and also as a tool for personal classification of useful information. This ambiguity in aim made people migrating from Delicious go to very different apps.
This is Pinterest:
Stream of images with comments from the web.
And here Licorize:
To-do’s, ideas, projects from the web.
In Open Lab, where we develop Licorize, there are several of us that use both.
Pinterest & Licorize – different worlds
|In short: Share images you love.||In short: Get things done on the web.|
|Basic user need is “showing to the world the beautiful images I found”||Basic user need is “get a lot of information organized with no hassle”.|
|Stuff bookmarked is meant to be shared to all.||Stuff bookmarked is meant to be shared to people working together on something.|
|Everything is… an image bookmark.||Nothing is just a bookmark.|
|Most common themes are pets, weddings, furniture, food.||Most common themes are projects, ideas, work, marketing.|
|Is mostly used at home.||Is mostly used at work.|
P.S. As Licorize developers, we tried to bring the deep usability of the latest generation of social web apps in the traditionally hostile world of to-do manager, without over-simplifying the subject matter.
We just released the Licorize iOS app that is a free iOS app that synchronizes with your online account and allows you to read, create and edit all your strips. You can work on your app also when offline, everything will get synched as soon as you go online. Yes you can use the QR code above to get the app with your iPhone.
Technical feat: all in HTML5
All these has been done by creating a unique HTML5 application for all devices and also for browser based access. So the same core set of functionality is in a platform specific wrapper, and every maintenance /evolution of the code will benefit all users.
So the Android “native” app too is actually the same app, and also the mobile version which you can use through the browser. Yes you can use the QR code below to get the app with your Android phone.
Licorize always had a full-text search, but latest update does stemming of the contents and supports search operators.
This means that you can now search with AND’s, OR’s, and searching “running” you will find strips with “run”. Thank you Lucene.
In latest update we also simplified settings, and published an update to the mobile online version which is a step towards the stand-alone client, due soon.
Hope this helps!
Latest update introduced the possibility of enrolling and authenticating using external services: Twitter, Facebook, Google.
- We introduced a search-in-features as a help – a bit like OSX’s spotlight.
- We fixed a bug concerning encoding of titles of pages that are not in UTF-8.
- Setting priority on a strip can now be done without going into edit.
- Booklets can have a specific presentation text.
- Imports from external sources can now be set on specific projects.
Note: in order to benefit mostly from this update if you are using a browser bookmarklet (not a browser plugin) you should remove and regenerate the bookmarklet from Licorize.
We have decided to change Licorize pricing in order to fit it better to its users and usage. Licorize was initially targeted to team usage, but we have found that it is actually mostly used by individuals in semi-isolation. So from now on there is no distinction between free and “pro” or “premium” Licorize: we ask all new users to contribute once – and once only – with a minimal fee: 14.99$, and give full features to all. New users have seven days of free usage to try the application before we ask for the one time fee.
From a different perspective, the price of an unlimited Pro license has gone from 149$ to 14.99$ – exactly one tenth!
Users who bought Licorize non-expiring at the old price can write us at email@example.com and we’ll send them 10 more licenses that they can give to colleagues and friends. Thanks for your early support and sorry for any inconvenience.