Tempad

Subscription-Free, Synced & Secured Markdown Notes.

#4 Product of the DaySeptember 04, 2017

Tempad is a subscription-free, ad-free and simple yet innovative way of typing of note taking.

Featuring forever free syncing with iOS + Android without iCloud lock-in.

No hassle, no distractions, just you and your notes.

macOS: FREE

iOS: FREE

Android: Was planned. Cancelled.

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Reviews

 +8 reviews
  • Pros: 

    Great concept, i've been waiting for a product like this ... but

    Cons: 

    iOS only!? Sadface.

    Launching an IOS only app tells the world that the product's makers are not inclusive and could be 1%-ers (rich elites) that only interact with other 1%-ers.

Discussion

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Lakshman Ramesh@lr_94 · Student
Any plans on adding tags? Its crucial to my workflow and I prefer categorizing my notes.
Tiffany Tso@thetiffanytso · Software engineer @Salesforce
@lr_94 I agree, this would make Tempad much appealing for Bear users.
Pavel B.Maker@inlinecoder · Front-End Dev & Digital Product Designer
@lr_94 hmmm... Now tags are to be seriously considered! Thanks for the suggestion.
Lakshman Ramesh@lr_94 · Student
@inlinecoder Thanks Pavel would definitely make the switch from Bear once this is implemented. Looking forward to it.
Lakshman Ramesh@lr_94 · Student
@thetiffanytso This and if there was a way to export the notes to Tempad.
Pavel B.Maker@inlinecoder · Front-End Dev & Digital Product Designer
@thetiffanytso @lr_94 importing notes from various sources is already on a roadmap. Glad to hear you'd like to switch :)
Manuel@manuelauer · Law student, cereal lover, internet fan.
How does this compare to Ulysses/iAWriter?
Pavel B.Maker@inlinecoder · Front-End Dev & Digital Product Designer
@manuelauer first, that's a bit incorrect to compare Ulysses vs. Tempad, as the first one is a behemoth for professional writers, but still, it's ok to compare iAWriter vs. Tempad as their functionality and purpose have a greater intersection. It's a matter of what you prefer visually in terms of being native and behave like that; features; etc. Tempad is no feature creep app and it doesn't try to cover all possible writing / note taking scenarios. In other words, for writing books and exporting PDFs you'd use Ulysses as you're a professional writer. But, if you're interested in a much simpler note taking flow with no iCloud lock-in (so you can access your data beyond Apple eco-system), you'd enjoy Tempad. (there're no plans to compete with Ulysses directly)
Hayden Evans@hayden_evans
I like the idea but why force a cloud storage provider on users instead of just allowing them to choose whichever one they want? I don't like being forced to store my data with Google, or logging into sites via Facebook, etc. There's a lot of language on the app's page about "platform lock-in" via iCloud - which is fine, that's understandable. But isn't this just forcing "data lock-in" with Google (in the case of sync)? Just a thought.
Pavel B.Maker@inlinecoder · Front-End Dev & Digital Product Designer
@hayden_evans I hate to login anywhere either with facebook, twitter or anything else (so I know what you feel), but we had no choice, but relying on Google with their free services OR writing our own sync service with our own servers. We can't afford keeping server up and running for our own cost. This model just doesn't work. Plus, iCloud is a closed system, you know that. Embedded ads or s**t like that is not a solution and never will be considered. Or maybe you want yet another yearly subscription? :) Relying on iCloud (as we had it in early working prototypes) is a deal-breaker for Android, Windows and Web access... :(
Hayden Evans@hayden_evans
@inlinecoder Totally understand! What are your thoughts on Dropbox as an alternative? Also, let me just say that it is definitely refreshing to see that you have built a product that is not ad-based opting instead for a purchase model - I really hate the ad model as it has severely brought down the quality of software in general. Overall, this app does look great, keep up the good work!
Gezim Hoxha@happygezim · CEO, HNdigest.com
@hayden_evans I second this. iOS and macOS app that doesn't work with iCloud is a no-go for me.
Pavel B.Maker@inlinecoder · Front-End Dev & Digital Product Designer
@hayden_evans @happygezim hmmmm.. Ok, added iCloud to a consideration list a one of sync sources.
Dmitry Kornyukhov@dkornyukhov · Translator, Founder of theopenmic.co
What a simple and beautiful note taking app! I've been looking for something like this for quite some time now! Congrats on the launch, guys!
Paul Shuteyev@paul_shuteyev · CMO, PromoRepublic
Another great and simple note taking tool! thnx!
Pavel B.Maker@inlinecoder · Front-End Dev & Digital Product Designer
@paul_shuteyev thanks for the kind words! Hope you've decided to support the future development ;)