Jot.as - private notes


#1

It’s still a while off, but I wanted to start getting feedback from everyone now on what you’d like to see in our private note-taking app, Jot.as.

Overview

A mobile-first app for taking private notes you don’t necessarily want to share with the world. Its closest competitors might be Evernote and Microsoft OneNote.

Features

(A tentative list of features)

  • Hashtag organization
  • App-side encryption
  • Syncing across devices
  • Send notes to an email address, our other products, or third party services

See the full / detailed roadmap on Trello (and feel free to vote for features you want!)

Questions

  • What would you like to see in an app meant just for your own notes?
  • What has frustrated you about other note-taking apps?

#2

I currently use Standardnotes…it would have to be real similar for me to switch. Mind you if I could make one payment for all the services write, snap, jot… I would help me switch from Standard Notes… but they are a great product and worth using as sort of a guide to how to make a great private notes app. I’m sure your up to the task.


#3

Absolutely, that’s great to know. I’ve been keeping up with them a bit and it looks like they’re killing it. Anything in particular you find most useful?

Also I do think we’ll have a bundled plan in the future, once we have at least 3 fully-launched products and the revenue models are pretty much set on each of them.


#4

The main reason I use standard notes…

  • Encryption
  • local backup (encrypted or plain text)
  • Folders/Tags
  • use of markdown

On a side note…a native app(non electron) would really push me over the edge. But I understand it’s not financially viable to make three separate clients for the main platforms. But an API so others could make it would be great! …i’m a linux user.


#5

Great to know, thanks. Actually it should be doable to launch native desktop clients – I already have ones for Write.as in the works, and the central editor should be reusable, making it easier to launch these similar products. But either way, it’d definitely have an open API for this exact reason


#6

Hi Matt, my two cents. I use Standard notes for most of my drafts/references/passwords/quick notes and Dropbox paper for longer content (also for personal wikis).
I would love for a new notes service to be:

  1. Lightweight
  2. Secure
  3. Have a fast Web app + mobile sync
  4. Ability to share a link to a note/page with a non-jot.as user.
  5. Markdown support? (mostly just for viewing code - I use Dropbox paper for my programming wikis and it seems to render code well.)
  6. Easy organising (tags, folders, contexts etc)… not sure if you 're aware already, but Dynalist does a great job here.