Jot

The no-fuss way to take notes

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#4 Product of the DayMarch 16, 2018

Jot is the no-fuss way to take notes. Our app helps you get all your big ideas and little ‘things to remember’ into a simple, stripped down format. Easy swipe gestures keep your list of notes short and orderly. Remember anything by searching through your full archives. Use quick and easy todo lists, and basic reminders to stay on top of daily life stuff.

Jot leaves out all the fancy, distracting stuff you don’t need: formatting, drawing, tags, categories, shared lists, sync, stickers, etc. It’s just as simple and straightforward as using a piece of paper. Only what you need. No funny stuff.

• Create notes instantly

• No titles or saving

• Distraction free writing

• Quick feed of active notes

• Search through your entire archive

• Customization — turn off spelling, grammar helpers

• Get data out by swipe to copy

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Warren HogarthHiring@warrenhogarth · Co-Founder and CEO of Empower
Hi Team, congrats on the launch! Love the simple UI and design. It's been great for light weight and quick notes.
Matt BrownMakerHiring@brownthings
@warrenhogarth Thanks Warren!
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
Congrats on the launch @brownthings + @myunderpants 🙌 Do you have any plans for making it multi-platform anytime soon? 🖥️📱 PS: Never thought I'd tag '@myunderpants' in a message 😂
Matt BrownMakerHiring@brownthings
@myunderpants @amrith Thanks for your interest in Jot. Multi-platform is on our future roadmap... but likely through an OSX desktop app or a web UI.
JoelMaker@myunderpants · iOS Dev to the Stars
@brownthings @amrith That's why I chose "myunderpants". You deserve a little whimsy in your life!
Eivind Lindbråten@eivindml · 🦊 Developer, Oslo, Norway.
Why is there a new note taking app on PH almost every day? xD
JoelMaker@myunderpants · iOS Dev to the Stars
@eivindml Honestly, the main answer is that note taking is very personal. I don't think it's possible to make one product that will suit every need. Everyone (us included) makes exactly what they want, in the hopes that it'll scratch the itch for a few other people in the world too. Another answer is that because the core requirements of a note taking app are so conceptually simple, it offers a lot of room to explore. It's a fun passion project--and then having built it, why not put it out in the world?
Anton McCarthy@antonmccarthy · Chat, notes & tasks! JoinWorkApp.com
@eivindml @myunderpants This is what I've realised lately too. For anything you want to build, rest assured there will be zillions of competitors in some shape or form, and the level of traction you'll get is always going to be an unknown quantity. So you may as well scratch that itch and build your thing ;)
Anton McCarthy@antonmccarthy · Chat, notes & tasks! JoinWorkApp.com
Looks pretty slick @myunderpants @brownthings but not seeing how this is different from the native iPhone notes app which allows you to add a note without a title, swipe to delete, gives you a feed of notes and allows full text search? Interested in this space as I have a similar app :)
Eivind Lindbråten@eivindml · 🦊 Developer, Oslo, Norway.
My thoughts exactly. ;)
Matt BrownMakerHiring@brownthings
@myunderpants @antonmccarthy It's subtle, but the big shift is that your notes appear in full (aside from longer ones) on the main feed. So you don't have to constantly "tap in" to each note to see what's in it. Even though you don't need a title, Notes.app forces you to look at all your notes that way in the feed view. Here's how a beta tester put it: "...I find myself making lots of individual notes even if some of them are related, instead of big monster notes full of things ...this makes it easier to use the notes later cause they’re all granular"
Anton McCarthy@antonmccarthy · Chat, notes & tasks! JoinWorkApp.com
@myunderpants @brownthings Cool, I think for someone who uses notes very frequently, that could potentially be useful. I take notes only occasionally so the native app is fine for me. That said, I don't know if having full notes would be enough to make me pay for that feature, as I don't know if having to tap in is that big a deal. Like you say in another comment though, it's very much about preferences so there is probably room for lots of different types of note apps, including this one! Do you think that having a paid app will restrict growth by much, compared to if it were free?
JoelMaker@myunderpants · iOS Dev to the Stars
@brownthings @antonmccarthy It's a valid concern. We wanted to strike a balance between making the app accessible, and not completely devaluing our work. I think we'll be open to adjusting that balance as time goes on, if we're not making the sort of impact we'd like.
Chad Fullerton@chad_fullerton · Founder, FullertonMedia
Looks nice, and something I would use. ..if there was an Android version. Any plans for Android?
Matt BrownMakerHiring@brownthings
@chad_fullerton Unfortunately, not at the moment :(
Anna Filou@anna_0x · Tech Geek, Design Hobbyist
@chad_fullerton @brownthings awww come on. Pretty please?