Product Hunt Tab

A virtual co-working space in your browser's new tab

1.0/5
About
Product Hunt Tab is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox (Safari coming soon!) to help you stay more productive.
Open a new tab to discover the day's most popular products and join fellow makers from around the world in a virtual co-working space.
Would you recommend this product?
Jesse Wallace
Sr. UX Designer, Dragon Army

It does the opposite of what I want it to do, which is quickly show me the products as the surface throughout the day with no cruft, and the ability to read and react to comments. Probably an immediate uninstall now. Why wasn't this a separate tool?

Pros:

It's really pretty.

Cons:

Blog? Coworking? Pomodoro? WHAT?!?#!

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Ryan Hoover
Maker
Founder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
Thanks for the honest feedback, Jesse. We considered creating an entirely separate extension but then we'd be competing with ourselves. This is v1 of blending the two experiences together. It's definitely not perfect and we had concerns that this might push the products too far down the page. We're going to explore solutions here!

A great example of giving people what they don't want. If they had just added todo list and random product as an option but still allowed me to see the top 6 new products without scrolling then how could I complain? Instead this basically hides the main reason why I was using this extension in the first place. * Shoves a todo list into an extension that wasn't intended to be a todo list. * Doesn't allow me to move the todo list to the bottom or remove it entirely * Prioritizes a random product instead of showing the top product of the day * Low information density * Uses my entire new tab page and yet only shows me ~ 2 products for the day

Pros:

I suppose at least it might get me to stop using product hunt? Is that good?

Cons:

Basically removes ability to at a glance see top new products aka the only reason i used this extension in the first place.

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Ryan Hoover
Maker
Founder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
Appreciate the honesty, Paul! I agree that the day's top products are too far down the page, requiring one to scroll to view more. This was one of our concerns with the new presentation. We have plans to explore alternative views and potentially give people the option to customize aspects of the extension.
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if you want the old one : https://github.com/producthunt/p...
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Ragupathi Swww.ragupathi.in

Plsss give me back old PH extension where I can see the products of the day.

Pros:

It seems like a collaborative platform now

Cons:

I don't want to see/know about makers, i just want to see the products for each day.

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Yes, i miss the high content density!
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Was using the old version since day one even it doesn't update but still using it everyday. But now it make my new tab much slower and don't see anything useful anymore. I might remove it soon.
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DayalFreelance UI/UX Designer
You might get options in future!
Funny, my reaction was the polar opposite. Product hunt stories of the day aren't really something I'm interested in- I just want a fleshed out version of the virtual coworking space idea. I think the current product hunt audience and the audience for what this is pitched as might have limited overlap and the two might want different things.
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Ryan Hoover
Maker
Founder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
Appreciate the honesty, Ragupathi! We had concerns this change might be jarring for some people using the old extension. We also realize that not everyone cares to share or discover what other people are working on. This is v1 and far from perfect so your feedback's helpful. We're doing a roadmap session early next week to plan out next steps. I'll chat with the team to see if we can share mockups of v2 with yourself and the community before we start building. 😊

As someone passionate about design, screenshots of the the products at a glance encouraged me to open some products that were well down on the list, but still nicely designed. Not what I wanted from PH! :( Would love the option to go back to old PH extension.

Pros:

Looks very good.

Cons:

- Screenshots of the the products at a glance are gone. - Animated gifs as the product images are very distracting when I open a new tab.

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Derek Shanahan
VP Growth @ Exer

I was a massive fan of the old PH Tab, which just showed the days best products gallery style. PH hijacked it for this half-baked thing that's really just a light version of their homepage, which I avoid already. Really sad to see such a great simple product go away to make room for unbridled growth goals. Or whatever the point of this thing is.

Pros:

It was so great. Now not so.

Cons:

It's not coworking at all. It's just the PH homepage, which is awful UX, stuffed into an extension that was 10x better.

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Where is the old one with all the products? Why would you break something that worked?

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

everything

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Why in the world would you change this? It was simple, subtle and did one thing well. Now it's cluttered, animated and vacant of all that was useful about the previous extension. I kept your extension for years and now I'm deleting it.

Pros:

I will try other 'new tab' extensions if that's a positive.

Cons:

This is a horrible redesign and will cause me to uninstall it.

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Ross Currie
Founder, Brutal TearDowns

As with most of the other complains, I want my old grid of new product screenshots back. It made it really quick for me to quickly see if there was anything of interest for me, every time I opened a tab. Now I have to scroll down a list . I'm too busy hustlin' to be scrollin'

Pros:

It was once great

Cons:

Bring my full-screen grid of new product screenshots back

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Waseem AlShikhCoFounder and CTO

Listen to your users and move to the old layout ASAP

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

I want old layout.

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Joe DunckoCo-Founder @ Share Securely

I dig this. Excited at the speed boost and the ability to share what I'm working on.

Pros:

I like the collaborative aspect, but my favorite part is that it loads so much faster than the old PH new tab page!

Cons:

Images for the products are smaller - makes it more difficult to make first impressions

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Antonio
Entrepreneur

I prefer the previous version

Pros:

Cool looks

Cons:

- I miss the img preview of the featured products - Having a single column instead of 3 columns is more time consuming to see all products

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Ryan Hoover
Maker
Founder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
Thanks for the input, Antonio. 🙏🏼 This feedback has come up from others. Change is always tricky and the lack of product density was certainly one of the risks in this update. We're doing roadmap planning early next week so please standby for updates! 😊
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Please give an option to use the old version.

Pros:

None anymore!

Cons:

It's no longer useful as a new tab page. Products are less discoverable than before. It's no longer something I want to use.

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Fix all please

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

All

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Please let us disable animations on PH in general! They are too distracting and too anxiety-inducing.

Pros:

None really, compared to the old version

Cons:

The animations make me jittery. I won't use this extension until I can disable them.

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Ryan Hoover
Maker
Founder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund
I agree with you, Danny. The GIFs are getting aggressive. They can be very useful for illustrating how a product works, but sometimes they're too flashy, especially when it appears in the new tab.
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Christopher BownsKeto-powered outdoorsman

I miss the old layout.

Pros:

It used to be great.

Cons:

Now it's not.

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Clock, weather, date? Stranger avatars doing blogs and writing emails? TODOs on top?

Pros:

None.

Cons:

- Aggressive permissions. - Icons instead of screenshots. - More scrolling! Poor usage of space. - Way too many things I don't care about.

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Mehdi BoudoukhaneBuilding products that take a stance

Nothing to add!

Pros:

Constantly reminds you to get inspired, which is great! Ability to switch between light and dark mode is cool!

Cons:

Nothing that I can think of at this stage

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Considering this is THE source for product info, and seeing all these negative comments, I'm so surprised this wasn't more thoroughlly tested.

Pros:

Nothing...the old one was better. All my colleagues are mad about the change too. Onto a new new tab extension.

Cons:

It's not the old one, which was better.

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Sandhya RamachandranMultimedia Storyteller

Blame it on habits, but I feel it might be good to say hello to people who are currently online. Maybe something similar to a Slack community for coworking virtually? It would be good to have a platform where I can live chat with othe rmakers.

Pros:

Love the combination of Makers' Goals + PH new tab with top products

Cons:

Is there a way we could also have Makers' Chat?

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Daniel da RochaArchitect based in Berlin

My first reaction was "cool, a virtual co-working space!", but then I realized this only means a tiny button which, after clicked, still needed me to hover on each of the avatars to see what people were doing... and even that was not really interesting info... I would love to have an expanded view of the people working ATM, with more info such as Products they are working on, or where on earth they are, who are they, all at a glance.

Pros:

It is a nice new tab page with brief info about current products that I can either dig in and explore, or just go on with my business

Cons:

Having not used the old version, I see no issues with this one; however, the "virtual co-working" space does not come through to me

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