Special Invite: Test Drive Designbuggy.com This Week!

Special Invite: Test Drive Designbuggy.com This Week!

Maxwell Ryan
Dec 15, 2008

This week, we're inviting AT readers to test drive two really, really new sites that are looking for feedback. Read about the site below and be among the few to check it out. We'll be posting again on Friday to hear your comments.

Site: Designbuggy.com
Test Drive Capacity: 300
Challenge: Create a Portfolio

Description: If you have trouble keeping track of products or ideas you find on the web (and, of course, you love design), here's a site tailor-made for you. Designbuggy.com is a bookmarking and collaboration tool specifically for the design community. It lets users store all their discoveries in one place and easily share them with collaborators - it's as simple as adding a bookmark to your Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari browser...

Our site is launching in earnest next year, but we're offering 300 Apartment Therapy readers a first look starting today. In fact, we're going to run a little beta focus group for you, so we can gauge how it all works and could be improved. We encourage you (or the first 300 of you who sign up) to test it out for the next five days, and then check back here on Friday with your comments. AT will run another post for everybody to let us know what you like, what needs more work and what features you'd like to see. If you can't get in, don't worry. We'll let everybody know when we expand the beta group.

In a nutshell, the site lets you bookmark, organize and share products or inspirations from sites across the web. You can file items in project folders, by categories or simply keep track of your favorite websites. For a second look at items, you just click the picture to return to the original site. Think Delicious for design. And on steroids. Designbuggy also offers some other cool tools, like uploading your favorite photos from your computer (great for visits to flea markets), building a profile to showcase your own work or products, creating feeds so you can track users, websites or categories you like and creating or joining groups to share ideas with users with similar tastes and interests.

To get a full picture of what the site does, take the tour here:

>> //www.designbuggy.com/index.php?page=tour

Or just register right here:

Front Page with Registration: >> //designbuggy.com.

Bear in mind that this is the first public beta invitation, and there may be technical issues we're still working out.

So give it test run, and then look for the follow-post on Friday to give us your input!

Chris Kincade
Founder and CEO

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