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  1. I wish I could choose to remove the center App and just have 8 more tiles.

    Ditto on the symbaloo love. I never use the google, youtube, or any other center apps because I have them built into my browser. For me personally this means the center is wasted space. I would prefer to add 8 more tiles in the center. Please make this a settings option so that people that do use it, still can.

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      57 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone!

      Thank you so much for using Symbaloo. Unfortunately you cannot remove the center Google widget, but you can change it to other search engines, such as Sweet Search for educational use, or to a time, date, or many of the other widgets we have.

      To change the center box in a regular Symbaloo account, go to account preferences and you’ll be able to change it in there. In order to change the center box in a premium account, you will need to send feedbackus@symbaloo.com and we can change it for you.

      If you’d like to add more tiles, you also have that choice when choosing “options” at the top of your webmix. From there you can add rows to the sides of your webmixes, but these new rows will not appear in the webmix preview option when sharing your webmix link with others, since it only displays the…

    • Launch any Windows applications using Symbaloo (e.g. Word, Windows media, Control Panel, etc).

      It would be great if we could launch any Windows application (Word, Excel, Windows Media, Control Panel, Radio readers etc.) from Symbaloo.

      471 votes
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        7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow multiple owners to edit one symbaloo webmix. (i.e. If a teacher creates a webmix but gives me editing rights.)

        Allow multiple owners to edit one symbaloo webmix. (i.e. A teacher can create a webmix but grant another teacher editing rights.)

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          38 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi there,

          Thank you for your great feedback. I will forward this on to our developers, and hopefully they will be able to work it into Symbaloo in the future.

          Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns! Thank you for using Symbaloo.

          Best regards,
          Lauren | Team Symbaloo

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            5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              8 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi there Symbaloo-ers,

              You can absolutely search your own account for webmixes and alphabetize your webmixes in the tab bar and side bar. Check out these articles on how to do so!

              http://www.symbalooedu.com/didyouknow/searching-your-own-symbaloo/

              http://www.symbalooedu.com/didyouknow/arranging-webmixes/

              Make sure to visit our blog every Tuesday and Thursday at noon to get the latest on new features, deals and how-tos at www.symbalooedu.com

              Best regards,
              Emma | Team Symbaloo

            • Be able to link to documents not just websites.

              I know you can link a document to a website and do it that way but its an extra step. If you could just upload a document like you can a photo that would be a timesaver and would make my symballo truly a one stop place for students to go.

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                2 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a way to archive and recover all links.

                I have become quite dependent on Symbaloo for bookmarks. I would hate to lose all of the links. Provide a way to archive and recover them in case of an accidental deletion, etc.

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                  6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi there,

                  Thank you for using Symbaloo. Your Symbaloo account is always saved and backed up in our secure cloud. We do not offer the feature for you to be able to save your webmixes outside of Symbaloo.

                  Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

                  Best regards,
                  Lauren | Team Symbaloo

                • Add mouseover pop up desciption of a tile

                  My students need more details of each tile than just the title. Would be great if they could mouse over a tile and see a longer description.

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                    4 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi there,

                    Thank you for your great feedback. I will forward this on to our developers, and hopefully they will be able to work it into Symbaloo in the future.

                    Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns! Thank you for using Symbaloo.

                    Best regards,
                    Lauren | Team Symbaloo

                  • resize tiles

                    Please please please add in the function of RESIZING TILES! Yeah, I know, Metro UI has ruined us all, but on my webmixes, there are some sites I would really like to have the tile take up 4 tile spaces instead of one. It CAN be done, you know it can, otherwise the NEWS webmix would all be 1x1 squares. Let US do it too!!!!! PLEEEEEASE!!!!

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                      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        completed  ·  8 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • choose your own icon from icon files you have on your computer

                        Many ppl have icon files on their computer and it could make bookmarks more meaningful

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                          completed  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Text to separate areas or classify different types of links in a mix

                          I really need to organized the links and it is nice to have the buttons but I would like to put a text based block and border so the links are classified and organized better. One overall title does not give me enough space to identify my links.

                          67 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 65 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi there,

                              Thank you for your great feedback. I will forward this on to our developers, and hopefully they will be able to work it into Symbaloo in the future.

                              Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns! Thank you for using Symbaloo.

                              Best regards,
                              Lauren | Team Symbaloo

                            • I would like to be able to download a document to a certain tab.

                              I am building a tab for The American Revolution. I would like to add a rubric or an assignment for my students.

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                                5 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi Symbaloo-ers!

                                You can link a tile to a Google Doc and upload your document to the Google Drive. Check out this article on how to do it!

                                http://www.symbalooedu.com/tutorials/uploading-files-to-symbaloo/

                                Make sure to visit our blog to get the latest on new features, deals and how-tos at www.symbalooedu.com

                                Thank you for using Symbaloo! If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by pressing the Contact Support button.

                                Best regards,
                                Emma | Team Symbaloo

                              • I wish I could lock my webmix.

                                I have accidentally deleted one and there is no way to recover it. My husband has also deleted my webmix by accident because he thought he was minimizing it.

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                                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi Symbaloo-ers,

                                  Pressing the remove button when a webmix is open, and agreeing to delete the webmix forever is the only way to delete a webmix forever. In Laura’s case, I bet your “minimized” webmix is still recoverable. Select the icon to the right of your tab bar and look through all of your webmixes. If you have a lot, try opening the magnifying glass at the top of your page and then in the search bar, select the “webmixes” search option and search the name of your webmix.

                                  Thank you for using Symbaloo and for you feedback!

                                  Best regards,
                                  Emma | Team Symbaloo

                                • Drag and drop

                                  You can drag and drop a url icon from the address bar down onto your Favourites bar to create a shortcut - i'd like to do that with Symbaloo - maybe drag and drop from my Favourites bar onto my Symbaloo desktop and voila...new button. PS - I love Symbaloo!

                                  43 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi Symbaloo-ers,

                                    As of now you cannot drag and drop to create tiles in your webmixes. However, you can download the Symbaloo bookmarker. It installs a bookmarker icon in your browser so that when you are on a page you want to link a tile to then all you have to do is click on the icon and voilà a new tile:) For more information on the Symbaloo bookmarker go to our blog here: http://www.symbalooedu.com/symbalooedu-bookmarker/

                                    Thanks for using Symbaloo and providing the great feedback!

                                    Best regards,
                                    Emma | Team Symbaloo

                                  • Collaborative Webmixes

                                    Please provide the ability to post a webmix and then invite others to contribute to it.

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                                      5 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi there, 

                                      Thank you for using Symbaloo. Unfortunately, there is no official way of collaborating on a webmix. However, you can edit a webmix, share it with a colleague, then have them add and edit the webmix and send it back and forth between each other until you have a finished webmix. 

                                      We apologize for the inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. 

                                      Best regards,
                                      Lauren | Team Symbalo

                                    • Allow multiple people to have editing rights on a webmix

                                      I'm pretty sure this idea has already been requested, and I voted for it, but it still hasn't been addressed. When we share a webmix to a friend, business partner, family member or student, we should be able to give them permission to use AND TO EDIT the webmix. Who's with me? Lol

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                                        3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi there,

                                        Thank you for using Symbaloo. Our developers are aware of this suggestion and they are working on creating this feature within Symbaloo.

                                        Best regards,
                                        Lauren | Team Symbaloo

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                                          10 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi there,

                                          Check out our blog on how to get your embedded Symbaloo webmixes to be viewable in Google Sites:
                                          http://en.blog.symbaloo.com/making-your-webmixes-visible-on-google-sites/

                                          Make sure to visit our blog to get the latest on new features, deals and how-to’s at www.symbalooedu.com

                                          Thank you for using Symbaloo! If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by pressing the Contact Support button.

                                          Best regards,
                                          Lauren | Team Symbaloo

                                        • A hover-over/pop-up, message for each link. Teachers know that some kiddos need that extra BOOST to investigate a resource.

                                          Please allow teachers (or anyone) the option to create a hover-over/pop-up, message for links. I wouldn't use it for every icon, just those websites that are less known to my kiddos. This is helpful for those websites that only enable a user enter through their homepage (they don't allow links to their subpages). I could remind students of what links to look for on the homepage.

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