Getting started

To start using TinyGem, register a free account and copy the bookmarklets to your browser favorites.

Instructions for desktop browsers

With the TinyGem bookmarklet, you can quickly add new articles to your feed.

Drag and drop the bookmarklet link below to your browser Bookmark/Favorites bar and click it to save an article.

  1. Gem this - will add the link to your public list.
  2. Gem private - will add the link to your private list.

Instructions for iPhone/iPad with Safari

With the TinyGem iOS shortcut you can save articles directly from the share menu. If you use a browser other than Safari, you can modify to shortcut to accept input from it.

Add these shortcuts to your iOS device (you may need to enable external shortcuts in your settings). In the share menu, add it to favorites and move it up as you need.

  1. Gem this - will add the link to your public list.
  2. Gem private - will add the link to your private list.

Instructions for any device:

  1. Add this page as a bookmark (click on the box with the arrow in it next to the Safari address bar).
  2. Select and copy the following code for Public bookmarklet:
  3. or select and copy the following code for Private bookmarklet:
  4. Edit the bookmark you just made and the text you copied into the URL field. Rename the bookmarklet to "Gem This".
  5. When you want to save the page, open your Favorites and click on Gem This

Getting the most out of Discover feature

Discover feature shows you automated content recommendation from curated sources around the web based on links you save and your stated interests.

Make sure to enter descriptive interests in your profile. For example "python performance" is better than "python".

The recommendation AI also uses all your saved links as a seed. The more links you save, the better recommendations you will get. If you want to stop receiving recommendations for a certain topic, remove it from interests or click 'do not relate' link on a result. You can also 'dislike' a result to force the AI to avoid topics close to that result.

How do I get that cool gem next to my profile

Everybody starts out with a black gem

Once you save ten links, you will upgrade to the orange gem

Hundred saved links gets you the blue gem

You can figure it out from here ;-)

Pro tips

  • Instead of saving HN discussion, save the link to the original article - you will get HN discussions for free, plus any reddit or twitter discussions
  • After ten saved links you'll get your own personalised discussions in the Discover menu