Pensieve

All your data in one safe, convenient place

Pensieve lets you search across all your tools from one safe, convenient place, so you’re never wondering whether the sales pitch deck was shared via slack or gmail, or where the latest design doc is kept.

(Win a $400 Amazon gift card by tweeting your best Pensieve puns @pensieveai with #PensieveForYourThoughts. Winners announced on June 18th.)

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Neat idea! Could you please clarify how it works without storing my data? Purely through APIs? Btw… I also use InVisionapp. Can you find comments from there?
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@fullstackml Thanks! Yep, we use the APIs provided by other cloud services to power our search so we don't have to index any of your data. From their site, it sounds like InVision doesn't have an API for this kind of search yet, but they say they're working on it so hopefully we'll be able to support them soon.
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@ajprax Got it. Thank you. InVisionApp - it would be helpful to search through all the versions.
Hi Product Hunters! I’m Aaron, the other half of the Pensieve team. Renuka and I worked at the same couple companies over a few years, and things just went better when we were on the same team so we decided to “drop out of school” and see if we could make it on our own. While building Pensieve, we talked to loads of folks who feel the pain Pensieve aims to soothe, and one of the most consistent things we heard from them was concern that their data be kept secure. Data security is especially important for us since connecting to multiple services makes us an appealing target for hackers. To keep our users safe, we built our system from the ground up to require no user data or credentials stored on our servers or in our database. This means even if someone were to compromise our servers, they wouldn’t find any of your stuff there. If you’d like to talk more about how we think about data security, I’d be happy to chat. We also heard from people about the tools they use today, including cloud services where they search for things, and note taking tools, but we’re always looking for more. How many tools do you have to search regularly? Got one you use a lot that we don’t support yet (gmail, gdrive, dropbox, slack, evernote)? Tell us about it.
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I’ve been usung it for a month now. It replaced the notes app for me as a way to capture all these information pieces along the work day. Pensieve is fast and flexible to capture unstructured stream of notes and help organizing them.

Pros:

Simple to use, lightspot that replaces notes and expands to all your external knowledge sources

Cons:

Integration with mac is not perfect, icon is visible in dock

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Hey Ivan, Thanks for the feedback! The dock icon has been a bit of a thorn in our sides as well. Because we built on Electron we have somewhat less control than if it was an entirely native app. Removing the dock icon would mean removing the ability to switch to Pensieve windows with cmd+tab and would have some other subtle UX effects. It's definitely something we think about though, since we want Pensieve to be as low friction as possible.
Great job!! 😊Will check it out
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Hello PH! This is my first time posting on Product Hunt, and our second take on Pensieve. Pensieve lets you search across all your tools from one safe, convenient place, so you’re never wondering whether the sales pitch deck was shared via slack or gmail, or where the latest design doc is kept. The problem that we’re trying to solve — information being lost in different tools, and not being able to consolidate it in one place — is one that I’ve felt acutely, everywhere I’ve worked. Whether it was developing device drivers or building large scale infrastructure or managing teams; be it at a large company or a startup. We’ve learned a ton from our first attempt; and have hopefully executed on all the lessons and feedback. We’d love to hear your thoughts. We’re also running a fun contest — Win a $400 Amazon gift card by tweeting your best Pensieve puns @pensieveai with #PensieveForYourThoughts. We'll announce the winner on Monday June 18th. Be creative! ❤