Gone

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.

Reviews

  • Darrin Malonelittle engine inc, President
    Pros: 

    Simple interface, Less GTD more GTDRIGHTAWAY

    Cons: 

    No way to access offline, no way to see what tasks you've missed.

    I have used all of them... To Do List Apps. This is great because its so simple. I also have the ongoing problem of having 37 overdue tasks whenever I open one of these apps because I either forgot to cross them off or they were trivial tasks that didnt get done.

    I love this idea. Focus on the next 24 hours.

    However, as it IS a website. I cannot access or add offline....

    Darrin Malone has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Fun to do app that creates an incentive to complete.

    Cons: 

    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 :)

Discussion

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
The Snapchat of to-do apps 👻
jeremy carson@thejeremycarson · Founder, creata.co
@rrhoover New business model: make a to do list reflecting random social media and/or dating app. next up: To-Do Stories!
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@memanharsidhu · Sr Product Manager
@thejeremycarson can you elaborate what you mean by random social media / dating app?
Pavel@pavel_novikov · Kidga Games
@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@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 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@syedaliahmed · Tech Entrepreneur
@ubbedall @jsngr brilliant app @jsngr was looking for something like this, congrats on the launch
Selçuk Ahmet@_selcukahmet · Co-Founder of At Kafası (horsehead)
What if I told you, when you built a TO-DO App a puppy dies?
Chris Kalani@chriskalani · CEO at Wake
I built this 6 years ago: http://chriskalani.com/post/2617...
Yuriy Shikhanovich@uxiomatic · Developer, UXiomatic
Love this idea. Any plans for mobile apps?
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@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@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.