April 5, 2011

Thinkery – Storage For Thoughts & Ideas

Thinkery is a web-app that helps people keep track of the things they’ll forget if they don’t write them down – from decorating ideas and spring-cleaning chores, all the way to funny YouTube videos that just have to be saved and watched again later. More than just a to-do list app or a basic bookmarking tool, Thinkery keeps track of ideas, goals, and important URLs. Unlike the binders and notebooks where people normally jot these things down, Thinkery automatically tags each idea or thought and files it away under the correct category.

Type in a thought, a task, or a URL to begin using Thinkery. You’ll need to register for an account to save your new thoughts, after which you can begin bookmarking websites and typing in random notes to yourself at any time. Thinkery is a “smart” web-app, which means it knows enough to be able to automatically extract information in order to categorize and tag each note, thought, task, or link you add. Tags can be browsed or searched for, and you can edit, delete, or archive any note in the future. Thinkery also works as an excellent bookmarking tool, letting you play videos without having to click back to the websites where the videos came from and also displaying the product information – including the price, picture, and customer reviews – for any bookmarked page from a popular retail website. Thinkery is completely searchable and completely private, which gives it a leg up on much of the competition.

In order to get the full effect of Thinkery, you need to use the web-app’s bookmarklet tool or Chrome extension. Either tool makes it possible to store URLs with the click of a button. Thinkery also offers a bookmark import feature that makes it possible to move the bookmarks you’ve been saving elsewhere into your Thinkery account. Although Thinkery is still in the process of rolling out new features and functionalities, it has already got enough useful tools to help people stay organized and in control of their online lives.

Practical Uses:

  • Save your favorite websites and YouTube videos to refer back to later
  • Keep track of the gifts you’re planning on buying during the holidays
  • Create a to-do list of everything you need to get done this week
  • Store motivational quotes and inspiring ideas in a place where they won’t get lost

Insider Tips:

  • Download the Chrome extension to quickly save any URL
  • Use the Delicious bookmark importer to move bookmarks from one service to another
  • Hashtags are used to tag notes and thoughts
  • Thinkery’s bookmarklet tool works on iPhones

What we liked:

  • Thinkery is essentially a bookmarking application that also stores ideas and thoughts
  • To-do items can be archived without being deleted
  • Ideas and notes are tagged based on any hashtags the user includes
  • Users can add detailed notes to anything they post on Thinkery

What we didn’t like:

  • Thinkery still has a number of planned features that haven’t rolled out, such as allowing people to log in with Twitter or Facebook


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. If psychologically prepared, all preparations have been completed!

  2. Thinkery is fast, efficient and shortcut ready with it’s sleek and slender design…

    Web applications have come a long way since the standards were set.

    I believe is on it’s way to being the BEST productivity app for personal use.

  3. Hi there would you mind sharing which blog
    platform you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own
    blog soon but I’m having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something
    unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

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