How can we improve Checkvist?

Easy bookmarking to list during web browsing

Although [Checkvist Bookmarklet](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/checkvist-bookmarklet/pheahjlflgbnajeilgglgcdlbkdckamf?hl=en) does provide the basic feature, it lacks polish. When I want to save a bookmark, I want saving it for later to be as [friction-free](https://www.uxpin.com/studio/blog/kill-friction-before-it-kills-your-ux/) as the Pocket Chrome extension.

With Pocket, I click the Pocket logo (effectively a button) and it saves the url to Pocket. One click and done. [No thought](https://www.sensible.com/dmmt.html) required. A popup then appears allowing me to add tags, if I want.

With the Checkvist Bookmarklet, I see the icon in a similar spot (to the right of my address bar), however, clicking it does not save the current page's url to Checkvist. Rather, it opens a menu. The first menu option, Checkvist Bookmarket, takes me to the plugin's page in the Play store, something no typical user would ever care to do. The other menu options are are not directly tied to my desire to save a bookmark in Checkvist, so more noise. Rather, you have to press Alt+Shift+C, but doing this requires a confirmation of the desired destination. More friction.

Save a url with Pocket: click.
Save a url with Checkvist: Alt+Shift+C, click Add to List. All of this plus a meaningless button on my address bar.

A good UI should at minimum allow me to specify a default list, so that when I click the Checkvist button on the address bar it's instantly added to that list. It might then present a small popup in the upper right that allows me to target another list, if I want.

With a friction-free interface for saving bookmarks, Checkvist could effectively replace Pocket (or a comparable bookmarking app) entirely.

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    Mario T. Lanza shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Mario T. Lanza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks, Kirill.

        I know Checkvist isn't designed for bookmarking; however, the bookmarks I save will be included as information that gets related to projects I'm working. I am not using it for bookmark management, but it makes sense to routinely associate bookmarks to work.

        Under getting things done (GTD), the capture and organize steps are separate which is ideal. Writing an article used to take me forever. I later learned that writing and editing are separate steps. You don't do one while doing the other. I feel the same truth applies to GTD. Capturing and organizing are separate steps. An inbox list acts as an in-basket of unfiled thoughts (including bookmarks). Initially, I just want to capture things into the inbox. Filing comes later.

        By the way: great product.

      • AdminKirill Maximov (Admin, Checkvist) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello, Mario,

        Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Checkvist bookmarklet.

        Checkvist is not designed as a bookmark-collecting app, though it can be used this way. Personally, I always add either a tag or a due when saving a page, so one-click saving is not very useful.

        As for extra space in menu, you can safely hide Checkvist bookmarklet in the toolbar. Right-click on its button -> Hide in menu.

        For faster work with the extension - Alt+Shift+C shows the extension window, and Ctrl+Enter to add to Checkvist without changing the target list. You don't need to touch the mouse and I believe this would work faster than clicking on the extension button.

        But to make the extension button adding the current page to some default list is a good idea, and we'll implement it one day :)

        Thanks a lot!
        KIR

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