Thought Train

Stop using sticky notes to remember what you're doing 📒 🚫

#1 Product of the DayMay 19, 2018

Stop using sticky notes!

Thought Train is an app that keeps your notes neatly tucked into your menubar, right where you can see them, in the menubar.

✅ 10,000+ users

✅ It's a menu bar app

✅ It keeps a list of your notes

✅ Highlight more than one thought, and they'll scroll like a carousel

✅ Stop tabbing around

✅ Clear them any time

Reviews
  • Hrefna Helga (Habbi)
    Hrefna Helga (Habbi)Product manager, Promogogo
    Pros: 

    subtle yet effective, my favourite kind of product

    Cons: 

    really don't like the carousel* if there's more than one item

    I've been using this for a few days now, and I have to say it's fantastic.

    If anyone is like me and has a lot of balls flying in the air most days, it's super useful to when the 'wait, what was I working on again' thought pops up in my brain (like all the time) to do a quick glance at the top menu bar and go 'ah, there it was' – and then it's exxxtra satisfying to check it off.

    A+ from me

    *saying that, the annoyance of the carousel means I really force myself to pick one task to complete, so that's kinda nice => would be nice if the second items would just live in the little drop down though so once one task is finished, I could just swiftly move on to the next without re-gathering my planning thoughts.

    Hrefna Helga (Habbi) has used this product for one week.
  • Vincent Denise
    Vincent Denise📖 @threader_app
    Pros: 

    Simple and works well.

    Cons: 

    None so far.

    I bought this app (It's pay what you want model) because I was looking for an alternative to Stickies. Good work!

    Vincent Denise has used this product for one day.
Discussion
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John O'Nolan
John O'Nolan@johnonolan · Founder, Ghost
This is such a cool idea. Would love to hear the back story about how you came up with it :)
Marc Perel
Marc PerelMakerPro@marcperel · Coded LayersWP. Co-founded Obox.
@johnonolan Hey John, I literally got so tired of forgetting what I was doing 'between' things. Between email, Slack and Skype, and all the other distractions; I kept having a moment of "hmmm what was I doing again?", and so after a quick failed Google I decided to build something that was always visible, but unobtrusive... That's how Thought Train came about, to keep my 'train of thought'. (I'm a massive fan of Ghost btw)
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Super unique, @marcperel. I've definitely made the mistake of CMD+TAB'ing between too many things at once. Separately, this Mac menubar app is similarly minimalistic.
Marc Perel
Marc PerelMakerPro@marcperel · Coded LayersWP. Co-founded Obox.
@rrhoover When I saw Mac menubar, I thought "damn I should really put Thought Train up now!" I like their minimalism, I'm looking already at un-designing Thought Train to take up less room.
Ayush Chandra
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! 😊 Any Windows 10 version ?
Marc Perel
Marc PerelMakerPro@marcperel · Coded LayersWP. Co-founded Obox.
@ayush_chandra I'm looking for a Windows 10 developer to help me create one :)
Ayush Chandra
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
@marcperel will help you out with some leads , do connect me on linkedln
Girish patil
Girish patil@g__patil · indie hacker
@s_omeal had started working on the similar app for linux & windows I guess.
Michael Marshall Smith
Michael Marshall Smith@ememess · Novelist and software junkie
Interesting idea. Any plans to have the thought list sync via iCloud, or at least to be able to store/read the file in DropBox or similar? Be nice to be able to have them on both desktop and laptop.
Marc Perel
Marc PerelMakerPro@marcperel · Coded LayersWP. Co-founded Obox.
@ememess I considered this, but for the initial use I didn’t want to add complexity of APIs. It’s something I’ll consider though, because most thoughts arrive away from my machine too, usually on my bike 🚲 or in the car 🚗
Michael Marshall Smith
Michael Marshall Smith@ememess · Novelist and software junkie
@marcperel Makes sense. Tho simply being able to choose where the app reads/writes to would do it for DropBox...
Marc Perel
Marc PerelMakerPro@marcperel · Coded LayersWP. Co-founded Obox.
@ememess I’ll see how that pans out in an update thanks mate.