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Jul 26, 2019 14:06:52

Station App - My New Favourite Tool!

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Jack Lyons

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Recently I was chatting with @brianball about app ideas which lead me to my new favourite tool, Station. Their value proposition is simple: One App To Rule Them All. It's a simple piece of software that you download onto your Mac (maybe Window too ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and it allows you to bookmark all your favourite app's and websites in one place.

Actually, I don't even think it downloads Apps;  I believe it simply uses a Web View to load up the App of choice. At the end of the day, the concept isn't novel -  but it is brilliantly executed. The UI is clean and very intuitive. You can literally get set up in minutes and best of all, it's free.

Maybe there's a catch? I don't know, haven't figured that out yet. But essentially the app is just like a web browser for your favourites sites and that's it. Sure I could just use my in-browser bookmarks, but Station just feels simple. It's enjoyable to use. Best of all, you can load up any website you want - so now I've got 200 WAD just one click away!

Check it out at https://getstation.com/

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    @jacklyons wow awesome tool. And unbelievable that it's free. Which got me asking the same question you had: what's the catch? I worry that the catch is user data...I wonder if they track what sites we use, and sell them...

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jul 27, 2019 21:11:46
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      @jasonleow yeah you are right, they would certainly sell our user data to the apps and companies in their system ... Nothing is really free in todays day and age!

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jul 27, 2019 13:36:14
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    @jacklyons Not trying to ruin the fun of discovering new tools. I've used this app for quite some time and I like the fact that I could easily search for any specific tab using some built-in shortcut command (Cmd + T) in mac. One con that I've experienced with it is that it was making my laptop a little bit slow. It seems it was eating a lot of my RAM. So I tend to close it after I've used it.

    There is something similar app that consolidates all your messaging app called Franz(only for Mac). It functions the same but for messaging application. One drawback I've experienced with it was it was getting slow through time since it was doing caching of previous messages of each application so that it will load the information.

    Chris 🤔🇵🇭 avatar Chris 🤔🇵🇭 | Jul 27, 2019 14:22:18
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      @chrisdeuda Yeah speed is an issue, especially with Electron apps. But so far it hasn't been considerably damaging! You know what is tho, Firefox! Ever since I upgraded last year it's always smashing my CPU!

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jul 27, 2019 13:07:54
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      @jacklyons same problem before with too much electron apps. I just switched from chrome to Safari when doing research while coding (PHPstorm with docker). Works really well and I didn't feel a slight lag when too many tabs open.

      Chris 🤔🇵🇭 avatar Chris 🤔🇵🇭 | Jul 30, 2019 02:22:33
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