Janus Workspace

transforms your new tab page to a split screen workstation

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#2 Product of the DayMarch 18, 2017

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Amrith ShanbhagHiring@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
@k_ivanow great tool! Thanks for making it! @leafbomb you wanted to build something like this?
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Kristian IvanovMakerHiring@k_ivanow · Tinkering with everything
@ambonium @leafbomb Thanks! It is still buggy and there are plenty of websites that refuse to load, but bit by bit, it is getting better.
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Alexander Ostapenko@alexander_ostapenko · Web-developer
interesting idea!) You can add a function to split current tab. So on click extension get current link and initialize app with opened page.
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Kristian IvanovMakerHiring@k_ivanow · Tinkering with everything
@alexander_ostapenko Interesting, do you propose to add an option in the context menu (on right mouse click) in chrome with which you can save/insert websites in the extension's new tab page? Or did I misunderstand you completely?
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Alexander Ostapenko@alexander_ostapenko · Web-developer
@k_ivanow User side view: 1. Open some site (e.g. facebook.com) 2. Click on extension icon 3. Window divided on to parts. Left part - facebook, right part empty page.
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Kristian IvanovMakerHiring@k_ivanow · Tinkering with everything
@alexander_ostapenko Oh, I see. Thank you for clarifying. I will see what I can do about it after I finish testing other users ideas.
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Alexander Ostapenko@alexander_ostapenko · Web-developer
@k_ivanow ok, good luck with it ;) I see your extension becoming more popular) Can you suggest which way of promotion chrome extension seems more productive for you?
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Kristian IvanovMakerHiring@k_ivanow · Tinkering with everything
@alexander_ostapenko If I have to rate them #1 - Product Hunt (by far) #2 - pitching your plugin to tech oriented blogs (after Product Hunt, blogs started writing about it, even without pitching it to them) #3 - lots of subredits - r/SideProject, r/Chrome, treads in subreddit, for giving mutual feedback, etc. Reddit allowed to get initial bump in the user count and also, showed pretty well, which part of the plugin weren't perceived the way I thought about them. Things often are not as easily understood by users, as the developer believes them to be.
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Kieran Daniels@kieran_daniels · CEO, TopAgent.io
Onboaridng is super rough! What do you do after hitting the plus? how do you navigate etc? interesting idea!!
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Jason Cutler@jasonology
Chrome only. This is like the IE fiasco of the 90s once again.
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Kristian IvanovMakerHiring@k_ivanow · Tinkering with everything
@jasonology To be fair, Chrome has the highest market share according to every statistic I have found. Converting it to Firefox as well will probably be easy, considering the fact that MDN have better documentation that that of Chrome. What browser did you had in mind, when saying that is only for chrome?
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Jason Cutler@jasonology
@k_ivanow I use Firefox, Safari and sometimes Opera. I just like having some choice and avoiding Google products if possible.
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Kristian IvanovMakerHiring@k_ivanow · Tinkering with everything
@jasonology Fair enough. However I made that plugin for a couple of weekends and after my "work hours". It is at a sort of proof of concept stage. If there is enough interest in it, I would make it for Firefox as well and I would probably follow up with opera and Safari (eventually, since I don't have a mac, with some VM)
@k_invanow I like the concept, but it's quite difficult to use right now. Pre-made 4-split and 2-split workspaces would be a nice touch. I'm failing alot with manually resizing each window to the same equal dimensions.