Bundlr allows users to bring together web content to create a detailed resource on any topic or idea. The user can clip and share content on a unique Bundlr page. All content is selected by the user; there is no automatic content generation. Bundlr works with all types of content, including text, images, videos or files. The user can begin by installing the Bundlr browser button. Once the button is installed, the user can quickly add content to Bundlr. Sharing tools are also included so the user can invite others to review their bundled content on Facebook, Twitter or by email. Every bundle created is publically available so anyone can review the content. Stats and clips are updated in real time so the user doesn’t have to maintain individual pieces on their Bundlr page.
Bundlr was founded in September of 2010 by Sergio Santos, Filipe Batista and Pedro Gaspar. The idea was conceived when the trio realized that there was a wealth of information on the internet, but no good way to sort through it. The application was intended to help prevent information overload by giving users a place to corral content they feel is worthy of being included on a Bundlr page. The current version does not limit the types of content that can be displayed. Users can add video clips, images, articles, links and Tweets all in one convenient place.
Although there aren’t a large number of them, there are other applications that work much like Bundlr. The concept is not terribly new, although it is very helpful to many users. Some users may find the design less appealing than competing websites. Users who prefer Bundlr pages that look more like search results will appreciate the design a little more than those who are searching for a cleaner way to sort their related content.
Bundlr is very easy to use and allows the user to compile a large quantity of information in one place. The application allows many types of content, which enables the user to create an interesting, diverse collection of information based around a topic. The page layouts are easy to understand, although they look a bit haphazard compared to other websites. Images are displayed in rows and columns, giving the application an image search engine feel. Basic tools allow the user to sort content and add items to their favorites.
Visitors can check out existing Bundlr pages without an account. Those who would like to create a Bundlr page are required to sign in. This can be done by clicking either the “Sign in with Twitter” button found along the left hand side or the white “Facebook” link below it. There are no other options available at this time. All users must sign in with an existing social networking account to use Bundlr.
Bundlr is a convenient service that thrives because of its user base. Without the user, there would be nothing to see. The application is free, which is the perfect price for this type of service. Users can create new collections of content based around any topic imaginable. Charging a fee would be difficult to do at this stage because Bundlr offers little else to the user.
GoBundlr.com is a handy application for users who would like to compile themed information in one place. Students could gather resources while others can share their knowledge by supplying quality resources on a subject. The application is easy to use and looks much like a search results page, so visitors can easily navigate the content listed. The application borders on sleek, but never quite makes the jump. The user interface is clean and includes no clutter to get in the way of content exploration.