Rejuvenated Pullquote, now for Facebook too

Seven years after Pullquote launched, there’s STILL nothing out there that performs its handy functions so simply.

So we’ve been fixing bugs, upgrading hardware, and updating the code powering Pullquote’s Chrome extension. The original functionality remains free: quickly tweet a quote—with a swipe and two clicks—rather than flipping back and forth between tabs, paraphrasing text and copy/pasting a URL⁠. As a bonus, extension users can immediately locate a quote on a long page.

We apologize for neglecting Pullquote while building AdBiblio, Racery, and WhichWorksBest. They’re all solid and earning money. To ensure Pullquote is also supported going forward, we’re adding a Pullquote Pro package with extra features for power users. These extra features ($40/year or $4/month) include:

  • Pullquoting from multiple Twitter accounts,
  • scheduling a tweet,
  • shortening a Pullquote and adjusting its font or color,
  • filing and indexing quotes,
  • and⁠—our most requested feature⁠—quickly Pullquoting to Facebook! 

Again, you’re welcome to use Pullquote’s core “tweet a quote” functionality for free.  Please give us feedback about future improvements you’d like to see. You can get the extension here.

New: Pullquote powers quote-centric newsletters

If you’re a collector of quotes, factoids, info-nuggets and stats, Pullquote’s tagging functionality makes it easy to archive and retrieve all that cool stuff.

Now Pullquote is offering a way for you to share those gems with others and perhaps become famous within Pullquote’s ecosystem of quote fanatics.

Here’s what you need to know:

1) As an added benefit of using Pullquote to save and share quotes, other people now can subscribe to an e-mail update containing any quote you’ve assigned a specific tag to.

2) Likewise, you can get an e-mail when people you admire finds a specific quote. So, for example, you can get an e-mail when I tag a pullquote with “neurons,” a current fascination mine.  Or when Sean Hackbarth tags a quote with “politics.”

This functionality, which we’ve provisionally named Quotecast, replaces Twitter’s 5000 PSI fire hose and Facebook’s mysterious swirling content waterfall with an eye-dropper, doling out doses of exactly the right content once a day.  (Or less, if there’s no quotes tagged in a given do.)

3) Or you can subscribe to all of someone’s quotes.

4) Now here’s where it gets interesting for you, an early adopter of Pullquote’s tagging functionality. If you’re currently a Pullquote user, you’ll see that we’re recommending certain Pullquoter’s feeds. We’re doing this based on who does a particularly good job of tagging quotes… which means you could be a star as Pullquote grows.

So get to tagging, and we’ll put your feeds in our recommendations!

We can finally Pullquote on the go — now live for iOS8!

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Almost since the first day we launched, users have asked to be able to use Pullquote on mobile phones. Now, thanks to Apple’s iOS8, you can do it.

Think how many steps are involved in Tweeting out a piece of text right now. Copy. Open Twitter. Paste. Close Twitter. Copy URL. Open Twitter. Paste URL. Tweet.

When Apple released iOS8 it gave us the opportunity to build something that could read and quickly redirect highlighted text. We’re live and would love your feedback as we continue to tweak. Send suggestions, compliments, complaints and funny GIFs to melissa (a) pullquote . com.

Here’s the extension in action:
PQ iOS How To

Androids, we haven’t forgotten you, but this code magic is still not possible there! While you wait, here’s something everyone can enjoy — PQ lead engineer Tamas and his cute bunnies explaining some of the new challenges he faced creating the iOS extension: