Refind Discovery Tool

Refind Discovery Tool. No 140 Characters Needed!

There’s a new site with a rapidly growing community called Refind that caught my attention quickly. It’s become a site that I visit all the time even without entering its domain name in my address bar.

What is Refind exactly?

To me, Refind is many things:

  1. It’s Medium, but, all the traffic goes straight to your site.
  2. It’s Pocket, but, there’s no guilt when you accumulate a lot of articles.
  3. It’s Twitter, but, without the 140 characters.
  4. It’s Pinboard, but, with modern design.
  5. It’s ProductHunt for articles.

All the sites above have a common aspect, did you guess what it is?

Discovery! All of them can be used as a content discovery tool.

And with Refind, you can use it as a discovery tool to read new content, Share content that you wrote or enjoyed reading, and put articles you can’t read right away in your reading list.

Coming back to what I said above:

It’s become a site that I visit all the time even without entering its domain name in my address bar.

If you’re asking yourself how is that even possible?

The answer is their awesome Chrome extension which replaces Chrome’s default ‘New Tab Page’ which displays the Most Visited links and Google search bar with Refind’s homepage on each new tab you open.

Which mean you’re going to constantly see new content that is tailored just for you based on your interests.

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They also have another Chrome extension which allows you to share links quickly or save them for later. An iOS & Android app so you can take the same exact experience of browsing the site anywhere. And, even a bookmarklet.

Cool thing about the second Chrome extension is that it shows you if you saved a link before to your profile in Google Search Result which is really helpful.

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There’s much more I’d like to write about but, since this is INVITE ONLY, I’ll let you discover it on your own.