An ephemeral to-do list

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#1 Product of the DaySeptember 11, 2017

Gone is an ephemeral to-do list. All tasks will disappear within 24 hours of adding them. Complete your tasks each day before they go away.

  • Julian Harris
    Julian HarrisHead of Innovation, DWP (Ex-Google)

    Not tried it yet. I don't need more stress creators like this.


    I don't need a tool whose memory is worse than mine.

    The whole point of a list of things to do is that they stay that way.

  • Pros: 

    Fun to do app that creates an incentive to complete.


    If only it had the feeling of physically scratching off an item on a list

    Disappearing tasks is an old concept invented for the digital age. No more ten level nested tasks and task dependencies, just a list for today. YOLO (you only list once) is new critical path :)

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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
The Snapchat of to-do apps 👻
jeremy carson
jeremy carson@thejeremycarson · Data-Driven Creative
@rrhoover New business model: make a to do list reflecting random social media and/or dating app. next up: To-Do Stories!
Macleod Sawyer
Macleod Sawyer@mxsawyer · Founder of IdeaDrops.
@rrhoover @thejeremycarson Digital log of everything you've done that day in photo form? Sign me up ✍
Manhar Sidhu
Manhar Sidhu@memanharsidhu · Sr Product Manager
@thejeremycarson can you elaborate what you mean by random social media / dating app?
Pavel@pavel_novikov · Product Design
@rrhoover Month ago I was really impressed by the idea of Gone - and we decide to make an app for this - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...
Andreas Ubbe Dall
Andreas Ubbe Dall@ubbedall · Product Designer
What's the intended consequence of the tasks expiring? I fail to see how it would make the user more compelled to add tasks as it provides less flexibility for the task list (can't have tasks that have a time horizon over a day) and to some extent removes the gratification of 'completing a task' since it may just have expired. Unless the 'timer' is showed to people in a ubiquitous fashion prompting them to act on the tasks, which it inherently cannot being a web app, I think I fail to see the advantage. I don't mean to sound overly critical, I'm just curious about the thoughts behind this.
Jordan Singer
Jordan SingerMaker@jsngr · I build my ideas.
@ubbedall Thanks for the feedback! I think the idea is to sit down in the morning, add a bunch of stuff that you'd like to get done for the day, and check them off one-by-one. I think it creates a sense of urgency and incentive to check stuff off before it disappears to be forgotten about.
Ali Ahmed
Ali Ahmed@syedaliahmed · Founder, Robomart
@ubbedall @jsngr brilliant app @jsngr was looking for something like this, congrats on the launch
🤔@_selcukahmet · Co-Founder (Also founder) of Nothing
What if I told you, when you built a TO-DO App a puppy dies?
Zane Gocha
Zane Gocha@thatguyzane · Just Another Internet Entrepreneur
@_selcukahmet All puppies go to heaven tho right? --- Heck, I'm totally building one. I have had a to-do list on my to-do list for ages.
Chris Kalani
Chris KalaniHiring@chriskalani · Director of Design at 0x
I built this 6 years ago: http://chriskalani.com/post/2617...
Zane Gocha
Zane Gocha@thatguyzane · Just Another Internet Entrepreneur
@chriskalani What happened? Maybe you can provide some insight for the Maker. Are you still pursuing the app?
Yuriy Shikhanovich
Yuriy Shikhanovich@uxiomatic · Developer, UXiomatic
Love this idea. Any plans for mobile apps?
Jordan Singer
Jordan SingerMaker@jsngr · I build my ideas.
@uxiomatic If you have iOS, simply add to the homescreen from Safari and it will behave like an app!
Mayank Kaushik
Mayank Kaushik@mapank · Noob guy who wants to act like a pro
@jsngr Really it is awesome, would love to have it on android. Can I implement it on android ??
Greg Garnhart
Greg Garnhart@ggarnhart · Student
@jsngr @mapank You can! It's simply a web app (adding it to homescreen in iOS just bookmarks the page in app-icon form). I believe Chrome for android has an add to homescreen feature.