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Hopper

Free Online Bookmarking Tool


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Published 03/14/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Hopper is a paste bin intended for anything. The application’s function is extremely simple. The user can copy content (an image or text) and paste it into their hopper. Items can also be dragged and dropped directly into the bin. Hopper can be used to share images, content, links and files or to track content while the use is working or otherwise busy. Users can search for past pasted content using a search bar presented on the Hopper homepage. The user can search by keyword, date or the file type. A bookmarklet is available that users can install on their browser and use to instantly save items to their Hopper account. The application gives users a convenient way to hold on to any kind of content they want to share or access later.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Hopper was introduced in 2012, the result of the efforts of Joshua Gross. The application’s popularity is growing. It has already earned mentions on numerous review websites, including Killerstartups. The reason Hopper is appealing is not because it brings a new or unique service, but rather because of what it doesn’t bring. Unlike some of its competitors, Hopper keeps everything as simple as possible and only gives the user what they need to save, share and reference content.

What are the differences to other apps?

Hopper’s features list is very short, and that’s why some users love it. Rather than try to pack in more services and functions than the user will ever use, Hopper gives users only what they truly need. The user can save content and access it from any device with an internet connection. The user is given three ways to save content, either by dragging and dropping it, copy and pasting it or using the bookmarklet.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Along with its simple service, Hopper also offers a simple interface. The clean color scheme features pale colors that creates a cool, relaxed feel. The application doesn’t push ads or flashy images in front of the user. Instead the user is presented with all their content saving options. A dashed line indicates the bin space for dragging and dropping while instructions show the user how to use the bookmarklet or copy and paste function.

How does the registration process work?

New users can create a Hopper account by clicking the white “Sign Up” link near the top, center of the homepage (inside the darker header). The registration form appears at the center of the next page and asks the user for an email address and password. After clicking the white “Sign Up” button below the form, the user is automatically logged in to their new account. Hopper does not require any further confirmation.

What does it cost to use the application?

Hopper provides its services for free to all users. There are no subscription fees and users are not required to make a purchase or take any action to maintain account access. The service is extremely simple and do not offer any fancy extras the user might consider paying for. The free price tag is just right considering the level of service Hopper offers its users.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Hopper is a great solution for anyone who wants a fast, easy way to save images, links, text and any other content. The user is given three convenient ways to save content. The application keeps the process as simple as possible so the user doesn’t have to waste any time and can retrieve their content from any device with an internet connection. The service doesn’t include any detailed features, but it also contains no obstacles to slow the user down.

  • Bookmarklet lets users save content without visiting the Hopper website
  • Drag and drop interface makes it easy to save content
  • Built in search lets users locate files by name, type or date
  • Content can be shared online using Hopper
  • Free access includes all current features


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