At TipTheWeb, our most important goal is to make tipping as easy as possible. In particular, people should be able to tip stuff they like while browsing the web, without disrupting their flow or distracting them from what they’re doing. That’s why we created the Tip Anywhere bookmarklet, a special link you can save to your bookmarks bar and which lets you tip the page you’re on.
A New Look and New Features
Until now, using the Tip Anywhere bookmarklet would just create a new “unfunded” Tip in your account. (Unfunded Tips are like drafts- only you can see them). To fund your Tips, you still had to go to your Tips page on your account and click one or more fund buttons. While this works okay, we found ourselves always wishing we could fund our Tips right away, and we received feedback from users that they want this too. So the new Tip Anywhere experience now allows you to choose to fund your new Tip right away, or wait until later:
The funding feature is especially useful for people who want their Tip Stream feed updated right when they tip.
Sharing Your Tips
If you like something enough to tip it, chances are that you might want to share a link to that content with your friends. So we’ve added a new feature directly to the Tip Anywhere widget where you can share your Tip (and the link it refers to) on Facebook and Twitter:
Not only will your friends or followers benefit from seeing the link, but they might be encouraged to tip it as well, which increases support for the publisher of that content, and helps spread the word about TipTheWeb.
Improved Mobile Experience
We’ve vastly improved the experience of using the Tip Anywhere Bookmarklet in the browser on your iOS or Android device. We’ve now included special instructions for installing the bookmarklet in iOS (which is significantly harder than in a regular browser), and on devices with smaller screens, we’ve changed the flow so you see the Tip Widget in full screen mode:
Let Us Know What You Think
We think every TipTheWeb user should be using the Tip Anywhere bookmarklet to create their tips- it’s so much easier than copying and pasting links, and it fits with our vision that people should tip stuff right when they’ve found it and gotten value from it. So we’d love to hear your feedback about the new bookmarklet, and any ideas about how it could work better. Let us know at email@example.com
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