Track App Updates in 2.4 🚀

I have always had automatic downloads of updates in the App Store turned off. The reason is that I want to see what's new when an app is updated, and with automatic downloads I miss that information. I know it's there, but I just don't read it.

Another thing I've been doing is having apps installed that I never use, just to follow updates in the App Store. Sometimes, a new feature is added that makes me want to start using it. As a result, I have quite a few unused apps on my phone.

Starting today, I can turn on automatic downloads and still keep track of updates. The new Watch Updates feature in Lookmark 2.4 tracks updates and sends a notification when a new version arrives. It requires a Lookmark Plus subscription, and it works for both iOS and Mac Apps.

 

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New in Lookmark 2.4

  • Track app updates (requires Lookmark Plus)
  • Rich notifications.
  • iOS 11 and iPhone X support.

 

Please consider a Lookmark Plus subscription if you are interested in monitoring updates and/or price changes for iOS and Mac apps. Or if you just want to support the development of the free features in Lookmark :)

You can follow Lookmark on Twitter or Facebook.

Thanks!

Claes
@claesjacobsson

 

 
 

Lookmark 2.3 🚀

 
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I'm excited to announce that Lookmark 2.3 is now available on the App Store.

So what's new? The main focus in this release has been to make it easier for users to get started using Lookmark.

 

Onboarding

An important part of Lookmark is the share extension. Users find iTunes content on a web page or in apps like Twitter, Facebook or the App Store and use the share extension to save it to Lookmark. Previously, the app didn't guide the user on how to install the share extension. The new onboarding hopefully does a better job.

 
 

 

User Account

Until now, it has been mandatory to create a user account to start using Lookmark. That has not been a great user experience. In fact, on almost 40% of the devices that downloaded the app a user account was never created. Accordingly, many potential users never got a chance to see if Lookmark would be useful to them or not.

With this release, you can get started using Lookmark without creating a user account. Later on, when you know more about how the app works, a free account can be created to take advantage of more features.

A user account is still needed to sync content between devices, to save content from one of the desktop browser extensions, and to enable data recovery. But now it's up to the user.

 

Widget

The widget is simple, but hopefully useful. It lets you open the most recent lookmarks from Notification Center. On 3D Touch enabled devices, it's also available when force touching the app icon on the home screen. Enjoy!

 
 

 

3D Touch

Users with 3D Touch enabled devices can now use force touch to peek at content in Lookmark. Also, the widget and some useful shortcuts are available when using force touch on the app icon.

 
 

 

 

Lookmark 2.3 also contains lots of smaller improvements and bug fixes, such as improved sync performance.

Oh, I almost forgot the new and pretty universal link web pages that are linked to the content you share from Lookmark. What do you think? https://lookmark.link/eqEp/VIQXZBcqpE

I really hope you'll enjoy this release. More exciting features are in the works, so stay tuned. You can follow Lookmark on Twitter or Facebook.

 

Thanks!

Claes
@claesjacobsson

 

 
 

Problems with the Safari Extension?

Are you experiencing problems with the Lookmark Safari Extension on your Mac? A new version was submitted to Apple several weeks ago, but unfortunately it has not yet been reviewed. Until the new version is available in the Safari Extension Gallery you can download it from our server.

Sorry about this! Please get in touch if this doesn't work for you :) 

 

UPDATE: The updated extension is now available in the Safari Extension Gallery.

 

Thanks!

Claes

 

Lookmark + Mac Apps = True

Something many users have asked for is the ability to lookmark Mac apps. Even though we can't install them on our iOS devices, we often come across an interesting Mac app when browsing the web on our iPhones.

With Lookmark 2.1 you can lookmark Mac apps just like any other iTunes content. Later, when sitting by your computer, you can use AirDrop to install the app on your Mac.

 

 
 

 

Lookmark Plus users will be able to monitor price changes for Mac apps in addition to iOS apps. One more reason to go Plus :-)

I hope you'll like this update. More exciting features are in the works, so stay tuned.

Claes

Lookmark All the Things!

The months that have passed since Lookmark's launch back in October have been amazing. Users all over the world have used the app regularly to simplify iOS app installation. I'm very happy about that!

Meanwhile, I've been hard at work creating the next version of Lookmark. From the very start a few major features have been on the roadmap. Lots of positive and constructive feedback from users has encouraged and helped to enhance that roadmap. Today, I'm happy to share some new features with you all. 

 

 
 

What's New in Lookmark 2

  • Lookmark now supports most iTunes content including:
    • iOS Apps
    • Audiobooks
    • Books
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Podcasts
    • TV Shows
  • The redesigned share extension lets you lookmark iTunes content from web pages in Safari as well as in the iTunes content apps (App Store, iTunes Store, Podcasts, Music, iBooks). Very useful!
  • Unread marks makes it easier to keep track of new lookmarks.
  • Subscribe to Lookmark Plus to monitor the price of an app and get notified when it changes.
  • Of course, the browser extension for your computer also supports the new stuff. Download it to release the full power of Lookmark.

 

 
 

 

To get the latest news, follow Lookmark on Twitter or Facebook.

Happy lookmarking! 

Claes

 

 
 

A Nasty Bug

While hard at work on new exciting features, a nasty bug appeared out of nowhere yesterday. It makes it impossible to lookmark apps in the iOS App Store :-(  So sorry about that! The good news is that the problem has now been solved and an update has been submitted to Apple. Hopefully they will process it swiftly.

UPDATE: Lookmark 1.0.2 is now available in the App Store.

Thanks for your patience!

1.0.1 on the Way

Lookmark has been the talk of the town (not saying which one ) for a couple of days, and we couldn’t be happier. Thanks to all users for making it happen!

Some of you might have bumped into one or two of the bugs that sneaked into Lookmark 1.0. Sorry about that!

An update has been submitted to Apple and it should fix the problems mentioned here. Everything is now being done to get it out to you as soon as possible. However, it could take a week or so.

Update: 1.0.1 is now live in the App Store.

If you would like to stay in the loop regarding Lookmark updates in the future, please follow us on Twitter.

As always, if you like Lookmark please consider to write a review in the App Store. Each review means a lot :-)

 

Thanks again!

Claes

 

Lookmark on Product Hunt

Lookmark on The Next Web

Hello Lookmark!

Lookmark 1.0 is released! I am really happy about that and I hope you'll find Lookmark useful in your everyday life.

Read more about the background of Lookmark here.

 

 
 

 

Below you can see a couple of videos showing the main features of Lookmark 1.0.

 

ON YOUR PHONE

Shows how you can lookmark an app in the App Store for later. For example, you can be reminded when a WiFi connection is available. Saves data! 

 

 

ON YOUR COMPUTER

Left: a computer with the Lookmark Chrome Extension.

Right: an iPhone with Lookmark installed.

(Full screen recommended) 

 

Get Lookmark for iPhone here.

Get the Lookmark Chrome Extension here.

 

Many great features are in the works for upcoming versions. Stay tuned!

Happy lookmarking!

Claes

 

P.S. Try the great apps from the video above: Shut Up  &  Alto's Adventure - why not first get the Chrome Extension and then lookmark them from this page?

The Beginning

I’m happy to welcome you to the home of Lookmark – a new app for smart and easy app installation on iOS.

It all started a few months back. As an iOS developer I’m always looking for interesting apps to use or to be inspired by. I find them on the internet or through recommendations from friends and colleagues. This happens a lot, often several times per day.

Usually I’m sitting by the computer, so I visit the app’s website to check it out. However, clicking the "Download on the App Store” button is not the most streamlined user experience. On my computer, that makes iTunes launch wanting me to download the app and then synchronize with my iPhone. Not so smooth. Most of the times I just pick up my phone to do another search for the app in the App Store. Not ideal either.

I gave this problem some thought and came up with a solution that would save me both time and money. Even if no one else wanted it, I would use it every day. Lookmark was born.

A few months later and Lookmark is soon ready to go live. This is what you'll get in 1.0:

Lookmark for iOS collects all your lookmarked apps for easy installation. You can lookmark apps in the App Store with the Lookmark Share Extension. If you want to, Lookmark can remind you to install the app when you get WiFi connection. Saves you a lot of data!

The Lookmark Chrome Extension can be used when browsing the web on your Mac or PC. When visiting a page that has an iOS app link on it, the link(s) will be detected and with a couple of clicks the app is lookmarked and sent to your phone.

If this sounds like something that could make your digital life slightly easier I hope you will give Lookmark a try.

Many exciting features are in the works. This is just the start. The beginning.

Happy lookmarking!

Claes