Canvas

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#5 Product of the DayMarch 29, 2016

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Oren TeichMaker@teich · Co-founder of Canvas
Hi Product Hunt. Over the past few months we've had some great beta users, excited to open Canvas up to the world. Canvas lays the foundation for some great long term plans. Long term is great, but why use Canvas today? - Focused on flow. Folding to merge preview and editing modes. Markdown to keep fingers on keys. - Absurdly easy sharing. URLs are magic. Start up a meeting, share the URL in Slack - Hackable. Make it easy to integrate into your workflows and systems. No lock in. Love for you folks to try it, and give us feedback. The quickest way to get a feel is to hit the try button, share the URL to write with friends, then append .md to the URL and see what happens.
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McBain@grahammcbain · Evangelist, Galvanize
@teich The demo is pretty great, I like the idea if a collaborative notepad instead of another google doc!
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Craig Kerstiens@craigkerstiens · Product at Citus
@teich Congrats on the launch! Especially love the URLs for simple sharing and getting at your data in various formats.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Looks slick! Although, to be 100% honest, there are so many collaborative writing tools out there (Dropbox recently released Paper). How does Canvas compare to everyone else, @teich @soffes?
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Oren TeichMaker@teich · Co-founder of Canvas
@rrhoover It's a crazy crowded space. I love it. :) Means no one has nailed it yet, lots of potential for us or someone to win. Today, we're finding traction for 3 main reasons: - Focused on flow. Folding to merge preview and editing modes. Markdown to keep fingers on keys. - Absurdly easy sharing. URLs are magic. Start up a meeting, share the URL in Slack - Hackable. Make it easy to integrate into your workflows and systems. No lock in.
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Lachlan Campbell@lachlanjc · Hack Club design/JS—HS 🎓—they/them—🌈
I've been using the Canvas beta for several months — it's awesome. Sharing ideas is so fast, and I love the "Markdown folding." Highly recommended 👍🏻
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Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
Works really nicely. I like the idea of using this to collab on meeting notes as it's happening. How have you been using canvas to build canvas @teich? Would love to know about the tech stack as well, what are you using?
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Max SchoeningMaker@mschoening
We have been using Canvas to build Canvas canvases. Here's an unedited example of some keyboard shortcut work (https://usecanvas.com/canvas/wor...). As far as the tech stack goes: - The web app and editor are written in Ember.js - We use a Node.js backend for the real-time stuff along with some things that came out of Google Wave - Our REST API (accounts, listing, orgs) is a Rails app - Search is powered by Algolia
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Tayler@tayler2412 · Builder, Designer, StudioMinted.com
I think the idea is amazing - and it uses a concept of the "hangout space" or the web 3rd spaces to place emphasis on a notion that consumers shape the product. Its unscripted which is a great way to deliver a product. A+ and an end user from me!