Beastnotes

A notebook for online courses

#1 Product of the DayMarch 01, 2020
Beastnotes is a notebook for online courses, enabling you to learn and study effectively from content across the web. The chrome extension and website work together seamlessly to help you take notes while watching MOOC lecture videos and studying thereafter.
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Holy smokes, Batman. πŸ”₯ This is the most exciting product I have seen launch for me personally. I have been looking for precisely this thing. I am a chronic course taker. I love taking courses. I try to use other tools and minimize the screen. But none of those tools are dedicated or even focus on this use case. Maybe I am crazy, but I love this so much. Please let me know if there is some way I can help you with this project. Edit: What are your plans moving forward? What are the next 5 changes? Please improve UX and get rid of purple for course creation screen. Maybe can suggest a notes-sharing feature to drive virality. I dig this!
Maker
@avery_schrader Thank you for the kind words and helpful feedback. On plans, honestly, I need to improve the on-boarding experience. There are a number of features that are currently hidden in plain sight e.g. try going to youtube, coursera, udemy and hitting that bookmark button in the text editor menu. It pulls a timestamp of the video into your notes. You're totally on point - I'm building a sharing feature as we speak! And the UX, specifically the navigation of notes on the extension, is on the cards very soon after this.
Maker
Hi all, I’m Alok, the maker of Beastnotes! I request your thoughts and feedback as I (excitedly) launch the MVP today. Try it out as you take an online course or even watch Youtube videos and see if it transforms everything into a learning opportunity as it has done for me. Backstory: Years ago, I had enrolled in an intensive 4-month coding bootcamp. Then, I had found note taking tools sorely (and surprisingly) lacking the ability to capture content in context. Ever since, I have taken numerous online courses to continue building on what I had learned, across many sites - Udemy, Coursera, CodeAcademy, CodeSchool etc. Yet, I still found myself constantly pausing videos to capture important info, and having my notes end up disorganized - in random text editors or pieces of paper. It's why I set out to build a note taking app that would: 1. help improve my focus on the content I’m learning, 2. keep things organized with minimal fuss, and 3. stay with me across all my courses and learning sites so when it came time to apply content, I had access to my entire journey. I hope Beastnotes helps you as you continue to learn new and exciting skills! If you have any suggestions or questions, please do ask away.
Hi @alokpradhan! I really loved the idea and it definitely fills a huge gap that exist in this industry! Really looking forward to it's application, branding is dope! Also, would love to feature it on my Instagram handle and would love to have on my Business Podcast as guest which will expose it to Indian masses! Looking forward to your reply! Please drop in your email address if interested! Thanks
AMAZING idea! Any plans for a Firefox extension?
Maker
@jamesdaly90 Thanks James. Yes, definitely. A Firefox extension is on the cards and will be in development shortly.
@alokpradhan πŸŽ‰πŸ˜„
Loved the concept, and product. Now, waiting for Firefox extension.
Maker
@knilkantha Much appreciated Nik. Yup, on it.
That's an awesome product.
Maker
@28utkarsh thanks Utkarsh!