Poole is intended to be a useful companion to all those sites which are generated into static files and then uploaded to be served with no server-side logic. We think that you can include user generated content and other posted material even if you serve static files. Your build process just needs help from a faithful helper.
Poole is free to use, but we set some limits. You can have up to 10 forms and make up to 5000 Posts and up to 3000 Gets per form each month, free of charge. We think that for most people, that will be plenty but a pro version with higher limits is coming soon.
We have soft limits and will let you know if you are going over your allowance. We will never just stop processing your data without talking to you first.
The maximum payload size of any Post is 0.5MB. That's a lot of text and should be plenty for most uses. If you have a usecase which demands more, tell us about it over on the roadmap page.
A principle of Poole is that it stays as dumb as possible. We'd prefer to keep this simple so that it is suitable for a lot of different uses. As such we don't transform or manipulate your data, with one important exception:
All data posted to Poole is posted at your own risk. Please refrain from posting confidential material.
Poole came about because we were scratching a bit of a web development itch. We built it because we needed it.
Poole was the name of Dr Jekyll's butler in Robert Louis Stevenson's book, The Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Since this site serves content to static sites, such as those generated by popular libraries like Jekyll or Hyde, the name Poole seemed fitting.