Sunday, August 21, 2016

A big, big, big improvement coming soon...

Ok, let's be honest: the installation of the Ninja bookmarklets on the mobile devices is a big pain in the ass. Even when I started to implement it I already knew that it was by far not the best solution. But I had to deal with it due to the many limitations of the mobile browsers. There is no way to simply drag the bookmarklets to the browser's bookmark bar like in the desktop browsers and there are other limitations as well regarding how you can invoke the bookmarklets on a mobile.

Finally we managed to figure out how to add a bookmark to your collection on mobile devices without installing any bookmarklet or anything else. Very simple: tap on Share in your mobile browser and send the link to a dedicated email address. Yes, I know I should have come up with this simple idea much sooner... :)

Due to the development of the new adding a bookmark via email feature and the slip of the implementation of the licensing, the Beta is extended until October 16, 2016.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ninja is live again

Completed system maintenance, Ninja is back!
As a result of upgrading MySQL from version 5.5 to 5.6 Ninja gained a significant performance improvement.
If a user had 20,000 bookmarks in the catalog it took more than 1 minute to load them on the My Bookmarks page.
Now it takes 3 seconds!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

System Maintenance

The Bookmark Ninja service will be temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance.
The site will be down from 2:00 AM until 8:00 AM (EDT) on August 15, 2016.

During the maintenance some of the server software components will be upgraded and reconfigured in order to improve the performance of the service.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at

Friday, August 5, 2016

Some UI related improvements

On the My Bookmarks page (both desktop and mobile):

  • Changed the background color of the Tab and Category names (in the bookmark list) from white to light gray
  • Replaced the '/' separator between the Tab and Category names with an arrow
  • Changed the color of the Notes from gray to green
  • Fixed a bug: After editing, moving or deleting a bookmark on the My Bookmarks mobile page, the icons of the navigation buttons were improperly updated.

On the Dashboard page (desktop):
  • Changed the Category caption font from bold to normal. The bold font looked ugly in some browsers.

Monday, August 1, 2016

New Ninja deployment is out with minor bugfixes

Fixed issues in current deployment:

  • In case of long Tab or Category names the width of the drop-down lists are not limited
  • If the last used Category is moved then the "remember last used category" feature doesn't work