Individuals have a behavior of utilizing messaging apps to ship issues to themselves. A lot in order that chat apps like WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram have built-in options for bookmarking or note-taking. Developer Willem de Beijer has developed a brand new note-taking app for iOS known as Qept with the “DM-to-yourself” phenomenon in thoughts.
The developer mentioned that, whereas widespread chat apps provide a self-texting choice, Qept is healthier relating to the group and modifying a part of note-taking. He mentioned that the app additionally helps you to make fast to-do lists so you may simply plan for groceries or every day duties.
Similar to any chat app, you can begin typing and hit “ship” to jot down a word or a thought. There’s a useful checkmark signal above the textbox, so you may simply create a guidelines or a to-do listing. You possibly can assign a “Matter” to a word for higher group, nevertheless it’s not mandatory to try this.
All notes — with or and not using a matter — will present up within the residence timeline. Customers may edit them even after sending a word to the timeline. De Beijer mentioned that, in a future replace, the app will enable customers to cover or collapse notes from a subject. Moreover, customers will be capable of simply present/cover archived notes with a single faucet.
Within the subsequent few weeks, the developer will roll out updates corresponding to improved visible look and navigation, a filter for archived notes, the flexibility so as to add a reminder to a word, and the flexibility so as to add bullet factors as a formatting choice. De Beijer plans to launch a Mac app this 12 months and launch options corresponding to word search, bulk edits, and assist for wealthy hyperlinks.
Customers can obtain the app free of charge, however so as to add greater than three matters, they must pay $7.99 per 30 days. The developer mentioned he plans so as to add extra professional options down the road, corresponding to picture and file assist.
Performance-wise, Qept is much like Stashpad, which raised $1.8 million final 12 months from Alex Solomon (CTO at PagerDuty), Will Larson (CTO at Calm), operators at Postman, Loom, and Webflow. Nonetheless, Stashpad is concentrated extra on builders and it limits free utilization throughout the system to 50 notes. You possibly can pay $10 a month or $96 a 12 months to unlock limitless word sync and professional options.
Qept is a greater free choice for customers who’ve primary note-taking wants and rely rather a lot on checklists to get issues performed.