A while back, I signed up for something called Product Hunt. Found out about it in a blogging buddy’s post. You have to use either your Facebook ID or Twitter to sign up. I’m not totally a fan of that, but I used my Twitter ID @tassitus_
It’s fun — it feels a little like in those good old days of FriendFeed, which kept you on top of all that was new and shiny on the web.
Then there are all the new, note taking apps:
I’ve been using several and never felt good about that. For a while, I was all about EverNote, but that’s a long time ago now. It’s become so complicated and cumbersome to organise. I’ve used SimpleNotes [owned by Automattic/WordPress] and it’s nice. I’ve even used DayOne — my journaling app — for notes, plus, of course, the Notes app that comes with the iPhone. All of this makes me feel insecure. It’s not good to be spread out like that.
I need to make up my mind about these ones, and right now I’m looking at two, new ones I’ve found. There’s Bear, which I haven’t really tried fully, yet but it looks good. Then there’s BetterNotes, which makes use of hashtags and I love that. I want to settle for one, and keep it. Right now, I’m leaning towards BetterNotes … it’s still in its infancy, and there are probably lots of improvements in the making there. One needs to bear in mind that notes are for yourself … you don’t write them for other people. As soon he’s got the syncing sorted out and released a Mac/web version, I may move over to this one entirely. Then, of course, there’s always the big question: “What about all your old notes?”
DayOne is another thing I want to make up my mind about. After the upgrade to DayOne 2 (!), I don’t like it as much as I used to. They took away the choices of where to sync. You used to have three options: DropBox, iCloud and themselves. Now it’s only the latter. You’d have to really trust them, to have something as personal as that stored only at their servers. Besides, I don’t like the looks of it anymore. Still, it feels almost a little scary to change — like a divorce. So … still hesitant.
Anyway, I guess what I wanted to say with this post, is that ProductHunt is a lot of fun, but can be extremely time consuming 🙂.