Ever write yourself notes and/or emails? Enter Jot

#3 Product of the DayAugust 13, 2014
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Dan Hopwood
Dan HopwoodMaker@dan_hopwood · Founder, Drivn
Hi guys, built Jot over a weekend 2 weeks ago – something I'd been meaning to do for a while. Like all of us I'm sure, things pop into my mind all the time, whether I'm in the middle of working, at an event, meeting, etc. These thoughts can be anything from ideas, things to think about, suggestions or todos. It's typically painful to capture these thoughts in the moment and so I would generally think to myself, "I'll remember that" when most of the time either I forgot completely, or I'd remember a week later; by which time it was too late. For a while now I've been emailing myself, which works (since we all live in our inbox) but it frustrated me that my inbox would get clogged up with my notes. Jot is optimised for speed and convenience: open the app and immediately capture what's on your mind. Add as many as you need to throughout the day and receive a single morning email (7am) with all the Jots associated with that day. Jot is also internationally aware meaning you can be anywhere in the world and you'll receive your email at the correct time. Note: it doesn't track your location, rather it uses your device's locale. Jot is free to Product Hunters today and tomorrow, paid download from Friday :) I would love to hear your feedback & thoughts!
Alex Schiff
Alex SchiffHiring@alexschiff · Product Manager, Occipital
@dan_hopwood love the concept of compiling the emails into a digest, as the overload/noise is a major problem you run into with the "email yourself" model. I've done toooooons of user research on that behavior if you ever want to compare notes. Just as a heads up, I couldn't find Jot when I searched "Jot" on the app store. I searched "Jot notes" and it was still like the 10th one to the right. @Kane - funny story to your funny story, we almost named Fetchnotes Jot too! We were at a Startup Weekend and decided to stay away when we noticed was owned by Google :)
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Yesterday, a similar "email yourself quickly" app was posted called Noto by @kane. I like that it batches all notes for the day into a single email. Smart, @dan_hopwood. Are you planning to make updates to this or is it just a weekend project?
Dan Hopwood
Dan HopwoodMaker@dan_hopwood · Founder, Drivn
@rrhoover Interesting, hadn't seen Noto – amusing how similar the design is! Great minds @kane :) I suspect both took inspiration from Captio, which has been around a while now. Actually it was the limitations of Captio (1 email per note) that motivated me to build Jot (and hence the daily grouping feature). Re the future, while simple, I love the concept and have some ideas where it can go over time. This will of course be influenced by the users/feedback and observing how people are using the app.
Kane Hsieh
Kane Hsieh@kane · Hardware VC, Root Ventures
@dan_hopwood funny story - @danielsuo and I almost named Noto Jot! Great minds indeed.
David McKinney
David McKinney@davidkmckinney
I send myself notes all the time, and I've used Captio a lot. Checking out Jot and Noto now. Nice!
Johnny Quach
Johnny Quach@johnnyquachy · VP Product @ AIrhelp
@dan_hopwood You tweeted me to check Jot out because it was simliar to Noto 2 days ago. Must of been after this post lol.
Dan Hopwood
Dan HopwoodMaker@dan_hopwood · Founder, Drivn
Ash Rust
Ash Rust@ashrust · Cofounder, & CEO SendHub
Might want to put up a few more screenshots of the app, my immediate question was 'what does settings' do. I'm hoping for the same opt-in features I asked @kane wrt Noto.
James Koole
James Koole@deleted-21562
Canadians would love to use this app, I bet. Sadly, not available in our store just yet.
Dan Hopwood
Dan HopwoodMaker@dan_hopwood · Founder, Drivn
@jameskoole I'll fix that soon, thanks James :)
James Koole
James Koole@deleted-21562
@dan_hopwood Yay! Thanks!
Josh Barkin
Josh Barkin@joshbarkin · Co-founder @
@dan_hopwood Cool. We Canadians like apps too and sending feedback, eh?
Julian@juliangijsen · Co-founder & CEO of
@dan_hopwood @jameskoole how soon is soon? Would love to try this in the Netherlands! Can you let me know when it ships?
Ross Rojek
Ross Rojek@sacbookreviewer · CTO,,
nice and clean. Downloaded it and will leave a review in the next day or so. (Hey, everyone else that downloads it- do review it. Initial app reviews really do help at launch).
Dan Hopwood
Dan HopwoodMaker@dan_hopwood · Founder, Drivn
@SacBookReviewer thanks Ross, much appreciated