Why we’re building Refind

Refind is the home for the best links on the web. Here’s why we’re building it. You can also read a longer version.

Problems we solve

Refind helps you deal with push and cut through the noise.



Every day more links are pushed into our faces than we have time to check out – and before Refind there was no way to manage them easily.

Bookmarks are cumbersome to organize and result in a black hole: the more we put in the less we can get out when we actually need it.

Read later is not the right action since it’s only time-shifting the problem. It’s deferral. Deferral fails in the information age because there’s always more information to read later — our reading lists pile up and read later becomes read never.


Handle push

We need a place to save links – fire-and-forget style – and that at the same time resurfaces them when we actually need them.

That’s the single-player mode of Refind: Save links with a click and then move on. Refind helps you find them again when you actually need them, for example when you search on Google.

For the occasional link you intend to read, use our Read Soon feature: Click the star to add a link to your Read Soon list. You’ll be reminded on the weekend and if you don’t read it within two weeks, we’ll move it to your Someday list. Learn more



To make things worse, a lot of what is pushed is noise – making discovering the good links time-consuming at best and impossible at worst.


More signal, less noise

Discover what matters most to you. That’s Refind’s multi-player mode. People save their most useful links to Refind. You follow people and interests – and we rank. The result: more signal, less noise.

On top of that there’s a powerful search – powered by the users’ save signals. Search for a topic and Refind gives you a curated list of the best links on the web.