It's a great time to be a maker.
Low-code tools like Webflow, Voiceflow, Bubble and Airtable are making building more accessible (and faster) than ever. By 2027, the U.S. is projected to have more freelancers than full-time employees and more professionals are learning towards remote working. In 2018 alone, we saw over 20K products launch on Product Hunt as Makers have become more empowered to share their startup, side project or weekend experiment with the world.
But while working — and launching products — from anywhere can seem glamorous, it has downsides. Folks that work from home told us that loneliness, a lack of human interaction, and difficulty collaborating with others can be disheartening.
So we set out to build a tool that might help.
What it is: For the past few weeks we’ve been beta testing a new browser extension to help makers share what they’re working on, support others, and stay productive.
How it works: In every new tab, the question “What are you working on?” is presented to encourage focus on a singular task alongside other makers. People — especially those in the Product Hunt community — want to support each other but they don’t know how. Sharing goals in public creates serendipity and attracts help without social awkwardness or fear of rejection.
We’ve seen all kinds of goals, reflecting the varied interests and roles of the Product Hunt community.
You might be 3,000 miles away from Chris, Jessica, Daria, and the others but we’re all working “together”.
Join our coworking community by downloading Product Hunt Tab for Chrome or Firefox (Safari coming soon!). 😊
In this week's episode of Product Hunt Radio, FYI founders Hiten Shah and Marie Prokopets joined us to chat about:
👀 Transitioning from a big company to the founder of a startup
💪 The story of the MVP they built in just 5 days
🛠 The tools they use to gather feedback from users
Listen now and big thanks to our sponsor AngelList, FreshBooks and Bubble for their support. 😸