Thursday, November 13, 2008

LinkBunch is Down for Maintenance

It's been a while since I've posted here and what better time could it be than to announce a big change in LinkBunch since it's inception?

LinkBunch is currently down for maintenance. The service has gotten mightly popular and, as a result, the existing, rushed-up code didn't hold up too well. The database server was getting hammered, so I had to take the site down and sit and redevelop it.

Now that I know what kind of traffic I can expect on the site, I should be able to build a better performing, more scalable LinkBunch with a few extra features that have been requested often.

And, as a bonus, I'm also going to sit and redesign it!

Hold on to those links. We've got a lot more bunching to do!

Friday, May 16, 2008 lists LinkBunch

After covering it in WebWare, C|Net's newly opened web apps section on has now included LinkBunch.

We are delighted to inform you that our editors have selected LinkBunch to be listed on CNET CNET is expanding its content coverage to include Web-based applications. We feel that your product is one of superior quality and essential to helping us build a world-class download library.

Head over to C|Net's listing of LinkBunch.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Lockergnome sees the future with LinkBunch!

Around ten years ago, I had developed an application called QCI, which was a back-up utility for the then popular ICQ instant messaging client. Lockergnome had written about it in the newsletter, which was all Lockergnome was back then!

Ten years later, I've developed something that fancies Lockergnome once again! LinkBunch is now featured in Lockergnome's April 15th post. Here's what Brandon Watts had to say about LinkBunch:

With online communication becoming more streamlined than ever, a lot of people are now communicating using links instead of words, and it’s time for links to be able to do more than just go to a single Web site. LinkBunch is about as simple as it could possibly be. All you do is provide a list of links that you’d like to create a single link for and the service will then bunch them all together so that when someone click on the LinkBunch link, they’ll see a list of URLs that they can then visit. You know, sometimes big things come in small packages.

Now I just hope it doesn't take me another ten years to make something that LG can wrote about once again! :)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New feature: "Copy Bunch to Clipboard"

It was highly ironic that LinkBunch made it so easy to share links by just pasting them all into a box, but it wasn't as easy to get the links back out of the bunch in the same format. Not anymore!

There's a new feature in LinkBunch - Copy Bunch to Clipboard - which, when clicked, copies all the links in the bunch to the clipboard in plain text format.

Due to size and layout restrictions, long links are snipped short when they get displayed. As a result, it isn't possible to simply select the links on the page and copy them to the clipboard. The new copy bunch to clipboard feature makes it even simpler now.

Try it:

It's tested on Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. If you still run into any problems, do let me know.

Monday, March 24, 2008

LinkBunch at Barcamp Mumbai 3

All roads lead to IITB in Powai, Mumbai this weekend as the famed Barcamp Mumbai 3 will finally take place on the 29th of March.

I will be "introducing" LinkBunch in the product demo/startup introduction track, so do join in if you'd like to talk about it or just watch me do the talking! I will also be collaborating with Chetan Thaker (@ceetee) for a session on Dropbox in the Technology Track, so stick around!

Don't know what Barcamp is? A simple Google search will help, and so will this brief entry on Wikipedia.

See you there!

Friday, February 29, 2008

LinkBunch featured in C|Net's WebWare!

C|Net's WebWare, a Web 2.0 resource I frequent several times a day, has mentioned LinkBunch!

They had the usual stuff to say about what it does and what it's used for, but Josh Lowensohn was a little turned off by the fact that a LinkBunch with a single link would still show you the whole page instead of redirecting you to that link directly. Well, Josh, I didn't add that feature because LinkBunch was always meant to be used for more than just one link. For single link URL shortening/redirection, I'd recommend regular TinyURL services like or! But still, thanks for the mention!

Visit: LinkBunch makes multiple huge URLs tiny (C|Net WebWare)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Following changes to the Google AdSense Terms of Use, LinkBunch now has a privacy policy and terms of use page in place. Please take a moment to read through the text on the page.

Continued use of LinkBunch indicates your agreement with the terms of use and acceptance of the privacy policy.

Thank you!