Coinr – the easiest way to save.

If google is the easiest way to search, coinr is the easiest way to save.

Save money, time, relationships and quality of life.

Replace a bunch of apps with one simple box.

We find new uses for coinr every day, we hope you will too.

The world's easiest way to save.

The Private Business Platform

Coinr The Private Business Platform is coming.

Owners and other stakeholders in all small and medium businesses rejoice!

Our vision for coinr was always to provide hundreds (if not thousands!) of useful information services for you and your business in an easy integrated way so time-poor business owners can get on with innovating while we handle all your information systems needs with minimal or zero customisation.

Lots of people out there provide e-commerce software and basic accounting software but we are aiming for the stars, a simple to use yet comprehensive platform in one website that handles your specific needs with a simple ‘click-to-customise’ approach you can be up and running in minutes then gets better suited to your needs every day.

We don’t want to reinvent the wheel, so coinr will integrate over time with your popular services.

Realistically such a huge range of services takes time to build and integrate smoothly, so we didn’t expect to be telling you about this for some time, probably not until mid 2013. But we are (a little) ahead of schedule.

Already we have twenty core services all with responsive design so they work on mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops.

Some of the core services we have developed provide messaging, authentication, third party authentication, security layers, page publishing, analytics, short links with a/b testing, payments, anonymous social connection, notes, geo location, contacts, info snippets and a lot more.

We are just starting to pilot these services with wholesale customers. They are all medium size businesses or small businesses that aspire to be medium sized or even large one day. You can see our own internal pilot program using some of these services (which many people thought was a core product but really it is our first ‘retail demo app’ we call the coinr box web app.

A web app works on all devices and looks like an app, you can even easily add an icon to your phone’s home screen, but you don’t need to go to the app store or app market place to download it, just browse to the coinrbox.com site.

So small and medium businesses can soon rejoice, we expect to have some more services and apps out soon.

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Throw away that paper

Need a notepad? Need a pen or pencil? Not any more.

Still sending yourself texts when you need to remember something? Not any more.

Still keeping bits of paper in your wallet? Not any more.

Now you can drop bits of information into Coinr Box anytime anywhere on any device.

You don’t even need to sign up or sign in to save information in coinr.

It even works offline when you have no internet.  Amazing huh?

If the coinr add page is already in your browser you don’t even need to have internet access to save information, we store it in local storage inside the browser of your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.

Your information is safe.  

If you close your browser window it will still be there.

If you close the browser entirely it will still be there.

Even if you turn your device off or upgrade your browser software or operating system it will still be there.

When you are connected to the internet, the next time you use coinr, we will sync your information up to the coinr cloud (and store it on resilient servers) so your data is even backed up in the event you lose or break your device.

The next time you sign in to coinr your information will be saved into your coinr account.

Images can also be attached to coinr drops (they get stored in your dropbox account) and information like expenses can be intelligently pushed to your other apps on the web.

Startup Entrepreneurs Productivity Booster

Startup founders and co-founders have started adopting Coinr Box as part of their daily routine because it helps make them more organised with just one app not ‘hunting and pecking’ around dozens of apps.

It is as simple as sending a –

  • text message on your iPhone or Android a
  • status update on Facebook or a
  • tweet on twitter…

But ‘coin drops’ on coinr are so much more useful, they are automatically connected to popular services on the web like –

  • Github.com issues (track bugs or new feature ideas for apps or web sites, ideal for tech entrepreneurs) – use tag #bug
  • Dropbox.com for images and docs (your drop box not ours so you keep control) – use tag #file or drag-and-drop the document or image into your browser
  • your accounting system (now only Saasu.com but looking to add more) – use tag #expense
  • lots of built in coinr services (like dynamic lists to capture #ideas, #iou, things #tobuy, things #todo etc
You can even combine the above, for example –
  • add a screen shot with the bug or
  • add a receipt image with the expense
  • add a person’s name to a todo so you can remember to pull up the list for @patrick next time you are talking
With coinr you are not constrained by complex names like –

  • @petercooper2012red46 or @pc0 you can just use the natural names we all prefer like @pete
  • @lauramagic12345 you can just use the natural names like @laura or
  • if you know more than one girl named (say) Laura perhaps try adding their surname initial or something else to keep it simple @lauram and @bluelaura
and then tell coinr later if you want it to link to their facebook or twitter. You never have to remember funny twitter handles or online names ever again.
Best of all coinr is private so information is only see by others if you specifically tell it to make it visibile for example –
  • #public makes your coinr drop a public page, add an image to make it more interesting (useful for setting up a simple web page)
  • #share (coming soon) to share with a specific list of people
In fact you can create your own tags too, try #toread or #tobuy or #bars #nearby or even #fuel or #journal. And all your coin drops are saved with who, what, where information so you can track all the details around them to meet compliance needs or simply to prompt your memory later.
So you can see why the innovative (and busy) sweet tooth people like it –

Coinr is amazing! It will revolutionise the definition of being organised! I will definitely implement this for Leanik crepes.

– Nik from Leanik.com

If you would like to have your quote and your business featured here in our next blog post and reach thousands of coinr users give coinr a try and let us know what you think in the comments.

Get Attached Yet Remain Independent

So you want to store a picture on Coinr Box? Just use #file (or tap the camera icon or drag and drop).

Perhaps it is a picture of an expense receipt.

Maybe it is a product picture from a competitor you want to share with colleagues and publish with a short link and analytics and social marketing tools.

Perhaps it is a marketing campaign idea or a new creative idea for a store you have just opened?

Just drag it onto the browser when you are making a coin drop (go to coinr.com/add) and type a little bit of text then drag on the image.

For example –

#expense $25 lunch with @dan

Then drag and drop an image on to your browser (before you hit save) and it will look like this

#expense $25 lunch with @dan #file receipt_image.png

The above creates a private purchase transaction in your accounting system (e.g. saasu) and a contact (if it doesn’t already exist) and pushes the image to your drop box.

Or to make it public just add #public to make something like this very high resolution image that some find a little humorous – https://www.coinr.com/public/3Ikykpax0p

Don’t forget you do need to have at least a free dropbox account plus maybe an account at saasu for your accounting and setup credentials at coinr.com/credentials

How It Works

Coinr is still in the very early stages of development but it is already very useful. It works similar to twitter or google search but with some smart differences.

Instead of making a tweet on twitter you add coin drops on coinr.com into what looks like a simple text box.

Just like in real life, you wouldn’t walk down the street dropping money as you go, so don’t drop your information, keep it safe in coinr.

Much of the information you have every day is valuable, so drop it into the coinr box and we will make it even more valuable for you by organising it and intelligently linking it to hundreds of the best services on the web.

Maybe that information is a little #idea you want to remember to explore further, or a task #todo sometime, or an #expense you need to claim for work or personal tax or maybe a startup business, or perhaps it is that #book you want to remember #tobuy online or at the shops or something you need to get @ikea next time. Maybe it is #feedback to @coinr about a new service you would like added or you are logging your #fuel consumption or a personal #journal or a #restaurant recommendation.

The list is endless.

Coinr is a simple little box but it uses advanced technologies to work offline and online on iphone, android, ipad, tablets, macs and PCs and it sync securely across all your devices.

If google is the easiest way to search, coinr is the easiest way to save. Save money, save time, save relationships and save your quality of life.

Instead of using one set of apps for your day job, another set of apps for your personal life and maybe another set of apps for your hobbies or startup businesses, coinr gives you one simple box that takes instructions from you and gives you useful and often very smart help in return. Perhaps it is a forecast on your restaurant expenses or a #map of all those cool little back alley pop-up bars. Maybe it is #feedback to the government about that pothole at the end of the street or a two for one promotional #deal from your business you want to offer to local students @university and #nearby.

You can travel without internet access and capture weeks worth of expenses, todos, meeting minutes, contacts, receipts, etc and sync when you get back online.

Coinr will push your transactions to your accounting systems, your files to drop box, and other things to the right place too.

Remember coinr is just like twitter or google, you just type in the box (or speak in some devices) except coinr is –

  • ultra private for example you can connect with suppliers, customers, tem members, prospects etc without disclosing personal information
  • ultra personal for example use the language you prefer such as @pete rather than @pete_on_twitter_46

We find new uses for coinr every day, we hope you do too. Coinr is getting connected to more web services every month so make sure you tell us what you would like to see.

Try coinr now or read more about how coinr works using hash tags (#tags) and at tags (@tags).

Track business & personal expenses

Tracks and stores in your choice of accounting system.

Just type #expense followed by the details of your purchase and it will be logged into coinr with a date time stamp, location and who incurred the expense automatically.

Add the name of the merchant e.g. @exchangecafe and the names of the people you were with to meet your personal and business record keeping requirements for tax purposes. Using a name adds it to your contacts list. You don’t need to use complex twitter handles, just use the language you prefer e.g. @pete @laura and coinr will learn who you mean over time and auto-enable smart connections.

Click ‘lists’ to see all your expenses in one place.

Click ‘Account’ then select ‘Cloud Settings’ from the menu to automatically push your expenses to your favourite personal, small business or enterprise accounting system.

Coinr is dropping support for IE

We have spent a bit of time looking at the Microsoft Internet Explorer support for HTML 5 and basically decided it is not worth it. We are dropping IE effective immediately.

After too many years of pandering to Microsoft’s proprietary ways we have had enough.

Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox are all excellent browsers and we want to support the migration of the world to better browsers with the best support for open standards. We will also give the Opera browser some love.

Basically we are writing the app to support the standard and putting minimal effort into individual implementations.

End of rant. Commencement of joy.