A new user interface for Browserling!

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Exciting news at Browserling! My team and I just launched a brand new product interface for Browserling. The new interface lets you access all browsers on all platforms and all features through a single neat menu.

You can try the new user interface right now by following this quick browsing link:

browserling.com/chrome/110/catonmat.net/new-browserling-ui

This link will open this same blog post in the latest version of Chrome.

The menu

The new menu contains everything you need to work with Browserling browsers. The top part of the menu focuses on the platform, the browser, and the website that you want to test, and the bottom part lets you quickly access the most popular features.

The features include display options (allows zooming the browser and changing resolutions), screen capture (allows capturing browser screenshots and quickly annotate them), local testing (allows opening an ssh tunnel to localhost or local network to test local websites), on-screen keyboard (allows using an English keyboard on non-English computers, and allows using a keyboard on mobile devices), share a browser (allows sending a quick link to the current browser and website you're viewing), and send feedback (we love feedback!)

Operating system and browser selection

The operating system and browser selection lets you quickly access all available platforms and browsers. With a click or two you quickly load the browser version you need.

URL navigation

The URL navigation field lets you quickly navigate to the website you need. Just enter the address of the website, click the go button, and a browser will open and load the website.

Display options

The display options feature lets you zoom the browser in and out (especially useful if you're on a 4k screen) and change the resolution to a bigger one or a smaller one. Also, this feature lets you do responsive web testing as you can see how your website looks on various screen sizes.

Capture screen

The screen capture feature lets you quickly capture screenshots of your browsing sessions. Once you select the browser region you want to capture, it opens a screenshot of this region and you can use the editing tools, such as a pen, rectangle, text annotation, and eraser tool to make modifications to the screenshot.

I'll be writing another more detailed article about this feature in one of the next posts as it has many other amazing features that let you quickly copy screenshots to clipboard, share bug reports with your co-workers by emailing them, uploading to Imgur, downloading, or saving to your account for later viewing.

Also, coming soon, you'll be able to record your browsing session to a GIF (we call it a GIFcast) or a video.

Local testing

The local testing feature lets you test your local websites that run on the localhost or any local network machine through ssh tunnels. The initial dialog lets you enter the hostname and port of your local web server.

Then, once you run the ssh command and establish a connection between your local computer and our tunneling service, it changes to connected state and you can start testing.

If the connection drops at any time, you'll instantly be notified through a yellow warning message.

I'll be writing another article about local testing as there's a lot to explain.

Onscreen keyboard

The virtual keyboard lets you easily send keypresses to the browser even if you're using a device that doesn't have a physical keyboard, like a tablet. Also, it's very useful if you're using a non-English keyboard, such as German or French keyboards as they have keys for "at" and "slash" symbols in different places.

The keyboard window can be resized to any size, made more compact if you're on a smaller screen or expanded if you're on a bigger screen.

Share a browser

The browser sharing feature lets you quickly share a link to the current platform, browser, and URL that you're viewing with your co-workers and friends.

Also, coming soon, we're launching a collaborative browsing feature that will let you and your team share the same browser.

Send feedback

We love getting feedback, so we also added a quick way to share your thoughts. Let us know what you think about the new UI! My entire team gets all feedback messages.

Technical details

We built our user interface using plain HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the if statement. We started with an empty text file and finished with a fully working self-contained application that we deployed to production in 0.1 second. There are no frameworks, no dependencies, no node modules, no bundlers, no rust, and no modern web crap. There's just code that runs the user interface that lets us keep our focus 100% on the product and 0% on resolving node module issues.

What's next?

Next, we're launching a new browser streaming algorithm. The new streaming algorithm will offer near-native experience when using remote browsers. Then, we're adding a collaborative browsing feature that lets two or more people use the same browser at the same time. After this, we're adding a screen recorder that lets you capture your browser sessions to gifs and mp4 videos. And then! More awesome things!

What's Browserling?

Browserling is the world's first online cross-browser testing platform. It offers web developers, web testers, and qa teams quick access to all browsers on all platforms. To make really great web apps and websites, you need to make sure your code and design looks and functions the same on as many platforms, browsers, and screen sizes as possible. You could maintain a bunch of virtual machines and devices or you can simply use Browserling that offers quick cloud access to all the browsers.

Browserling's customers include L'Oreal, T-Mobile, Dolby, Accenture, Payoneer, Wegmans, Library of Congress, House of Representatives, City of New York, State of Texas, UK Home Office, and Government of Australia.

What are other common Browserling use-cases?

Besides being a useful cross-browser testing service, Browserling is also used by security professionals to get a sandboxed browser for testing suspicious links and casual Internet users who want to browse the Internet in an online browser without being tracked.

Thanks everyone for following along my adventure and see you all next time!

Browserling is now a top 15k website in the world!

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According to Alexa, Browserling is now a top 15k (actually now top 13k while I was writing this blog post) website in the world. 5k positions up from 20k a year ago. It's yet another small step for a ling and a giant leap for ling-kind.

alexa.com/siteinfo/browserling.com

My goal is to make Browserling a top 10k website and beyond. Thanks for following along my adventure and see you next time! I'm still just getting started here.

Browserling Coupon Code (Summer 2024) ☀

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As the summer heat rolls in, it's time to cool off your browsing experience with Browserling!

I'm excited to offer you an exclusive summer deal: use the coupon code SUNNYLING24 at the checkout to get a special discount on my service.

Stay cool and productive with Browserling – your web testing companion for the sunny season.

PS. Today is the last day this coupon is valid.

If you build it, they will come

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TLDR: We built it and they came.

At Browserling, over the last couple of years we built a network of online tools websites. Each website focuses on one category of tools and each tool does one and only one thing. We made all tools free, without ads, and with the simplest possible interface that uses a <textarea> or a <canvas> for the user input and output. We let Google decide the fate of the project and it was a huge success – people loved our free tools, sent us backlink love, we started ranking at the top, and now, all tools are used by millions of people every month. All tools followed the same growth curve – it took on average 2 to 3 years for each site in the network to became popular. The success formula was very simple: building things that people search for + patience = success. Now that we have captured the market, we're merging all these sites into a single ultimate get things done site OnlineTools.com and adding paid plans to make it a huge financial success.

Update: Executed.

Here's what we built.

We built Image tools and they came:

We built Hex tools and they came:

We built Ascii tools and they came:

We built Gif tools and they came:

We built String tools and they came:

We built Number tools and they came:

We built JSON tools and they came:

We built XML tools and they came:

We built YAML tools and they came:

We built Unicode tools and they came:

Build too and see you next time! Just remember – if you don't build it, they won't come.

Announcing OnlineTools.com

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Team Browserling keeps shipping!

We just bought the premium domain OnlineTools.com and launched Online Tools. Online Tools offers thousands of utilities for getting things done quickly and it's used by millions of people every month.

From technical perspective, Online Tools is powered by the <textarea> and <canvas> HTML tags and it's running on a $5 micro instance in a detached screen session. Checkmate, front-end developers and devops engineers.

See you next time!

Online Tools Coupon Code (Summer 2024) ☀

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Brighten up your summer projects with Online Tools and my vast collection of utilities, perfect for all your image, text, and data editing needs!

I'm excited to offer you an exclusive summer offer: use the coupon code SUNNYTOOLS24 at the checkout to get a special discount on my service.

Don't let the heat slow down your productivity. Stay ahead and stay efficient this sunny season with my quick and effective tools.

PS. Today is the last day this coupon is valid.

We've Added 20 New WebP Tools

Team Browserling keeps shipping!

Last week we added 20 new JSON tools and today we just added 20 new tools to our WebP Tools collection.

We've done our job and now it's Google's job to index them and rank them well.

Here are the new WebP tools:

Next week we'll add even more tools. See you then!

PS. Use coupon code WEBPLING for a 30% discount on these tools.

Announcing WebP Tools

Team Browserling keeps shipping!

We just added WebP Tools to our Online Tools collection.

WebP Tools allow you to edit WebP images.

From technical perspective, we used AOL, floppy, and disco dance to make them.

Here are the tools we added:

Next, we're adding paid plans to these tools. See you all then!

PS. Use coupon code WEBPLING for 30% off.

We've Added 20 New JSON Tools

Team Browserling keeps shipping!

Last week we added 10 new CSV tools and today we just added 20 new tools to our JSON Tools collection.

We've done our job and now it's Google's job to index them and rank them well.

Here are the new JSON tools:

Next week we'll add even more tools. See you then!

PS. Use coupon code JSONLING for a 30% discount on these tools.

Announcing Paid Plans for JSON Tools 🤑

Team Browserling keeps shipping! 🚢

Last month we launched paid plans for Fractal Tools and today we're launching paid plans for our next most popular tool category – JSON Tools. JSON tools are used by 30,000 people every month and they let you prettify and minify JSON objects, flatten JSON arrays, stringify JSON values, analyze JSON data structures, convert JSON to XML, YAML, CSV, TSV, and properties files, and much more.

Next, we're adding paid plans to all other online tools categories that we built and joining them into a single ultimate get things done website called OnlineTools.com, making it the top 100 website on the Internet.

From technical standpoint, we used HTML templates, Google SEO, and a $5 Linode instance to launch the paid plans. Checkmate, front-end developers and devops engineers.

You can still use all tools for free for a limited time but if you really like them, then you can get a subscription to support my team's work. See the pricing page for more information.

See you next time!

PS. Use coupon code JSONLING for a 30% discount on these tools.

We've Added 10 New CSV Tools

Team Browserling keeps shipping!

Last week we added 20 new png tools and today we just added 10 new tools to our CSV Tools collection.

We've done our job and now it's Google's job to index them and rank them well.

Here are the new CSV tools:

Next week we'll add even more tools. See you then!

PS. Use coupon code CSVLING for a 30% discount on these tools.

Announcing Paid Plans for Fractal Tools 🤑

Team Browserling keeps shipping!

Last month we launched paid plans for CSV Tools and today we're launching paid plans for our next most popular tool category – Fractal Tools. Fractal tools are used by 5,000 people every month and they let you draw fractal trees, flakes, stars, dragons, and dendrites, generate space-filling curves and mazes, and much more.

Next, we're adding paid plans to all other online tools categories that we built and joining them into a single ultimate get things done website called OnlineTools.com, making it the top 100 website on the Internet.

From technical standpoint, we used HTML templates, Google SEO, and a $5 Linode instance to launch the paid plans. Checkmate, front-end developers and devops engineers.

You can still use all tools for free for a limited time but if you really like them, then you can get a subscription to support my team's work. See the pricing page for more information.

See you next time!

PS. Use coupon code FRACTALLING for a 30% discount on these tools.

30% Discount on Selected Tools 🤩

I've added a 30% discount to 5 most popular tools.

1) Left-pad a String

Use coupon code 0000LEFTPAD to get a 30% discount on the string left-pad tool. No more node modules, uninstalled packages, and definitely no smelly Rust. Just a left-pad tool that works right in your browser.

2) Invert Text Case

Use coupon code iNvErTeD to get a 30% discount on the text case inverter tool. No more node modules, uninstalled packages, and definitely no smelly Rust. Just a text case inverter tool that works right in your browser.

3) Center Text

Use coupon code XXCENTEREDXX to get a 30% discount on the text centering tool. No more node modules, npm uninstalls, and definitely no smelly Rust. Just a text centering tool that works right in your browser.

4) Reverse Text

Use coupon code DESREVER to get a 30% discount on the text reversing tool. No more node modules, npm uninstalls, and definitely no smelly Rust. Just a text reversing tool that works right in your browser.

5) Calculate Letter Sum

Use coupon code AplusBplusC to get a 30% discount on the letter sum calculator. No more node modules, npm uninstalls, and definitely no smelly Rust. Just a letter sum tool that works right in your browser.

New discounts next week! See you all then!

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