January blazed by 🔥 and with it came some awesome things I want to share with everyone.
Hey everyone! 👋 Jeremy here with another Noted update. Let's take a look at what's been going on for the month of January on Noted!
Giving back to Open Source
As mentioned in our last update, we have been sponsoring developers in the F/OSS community. Thanks to our amazing members, we have been able to sponsor 6 developers this month! Yes, we are starting slow but I believe this will grow to be an amazing effort from the community.
If you didn't know already, any membership that is $5 or more will be partially donated to open source projects. We explain more in detail here and how you can help! If you are a free member and want to upgrade, just login and tap the upgrade button in the upper right corner.
You can save articles as Bookmarks
This is nothing new but it's something overlooked by most people. We have a built in bookmark system where you can click the icon below the featured image and save the article.
Simply click the bookmark icon then navigate to the bookmarks page. And the best part is you don't even have to be logged in. You can add and delete bookmarked articles any time, anywhere as long as you use the same browser.
Noted Community Now Open
A couple weeks ago we reviewed the open source Answer portal. I liked it so much that we decided to use it as our community portal where you can ask, answer and vote on self hosted related questions. The development team did say there will be a dark mode coming soon too!
OSS-RSS is a thing Now
Our friendly staff MediaCowboy and I have been curating a list of members blogs that relate to self hosting and homelab content. We have 10 member blogs already on the list. I also made this so you can get the feed all in one place! OSS-RSS is a simple aggregator that pulls articles using RSS from each member blog and others we feel fit the niche. Add it to your favorites or bookmarks and enjoy the reads! It looks really good on mobile devices too.
OSS stands for Open Source Software but we will also curate other related content.
OSS-RSS uses a self hosted app called RSS. I did a quick review of the RSS app here that you can check out. It's made by Dan Brown, the same developer who created Bookstack!
What do you want to see more of on Noted?
Lastly, I value your feedback and would appreciate if you could take this quick Poll so I know what you want to see more of on Noted. https://strawpoll.com/polls/X3nk46lrBgE
This will help us focus on that content and help deliver more of what you want to see here! 😀
Thank you for reading and we look forward to sharing more great content with you! 👋