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 supply a self-texting possibility, Qept is best with regards to the group and enhancing a part of note-taking. He mentioned that the app additionally helps you to make fast to-do lists so you’ll be able to simply plan for groceries or day by day duties.
Identical to any chat app, you can begin typing and hit “ship” to write down a be aware or a thought. There’s a useful checkmark signal above the textbox, so you’ll be able to simply create a guidelines or a to-do record. You may assign a “Subject” to a be aware for higher group, nevertheless it’s not crucial to do this.
All notes — with or with out a subject — will present up within the dwelling timeline. Customers can even edit them even after sending a be aware to the timeline. De Beijer mentioned that, in a future replace, the app will permit 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 similar to improved visible look and navigation, a filter for archived notes, the power so as to add a reminder to a be aware, and the power so as to add bullet factors as a formatting possibility. De Beijer plans to launch a Mac app this yr and launch options similar to be aware search, bulk edits, and help for wealthy hyperlinks.
Customers can obtain the app totally free, however so as to add greater than three subjects, they need to pay $7.99 per 30 days. The developer mentioned he plans so as to add extra professional options down the road, similar to picture and file help.
Performance-wise, Qept is just like Stashpad, which raised $1.8 million final yr 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 gadget to 50 notes. You may pay $10 a month or $96 a yr to unlock limitless be aware sync and professional options.
Qept is a greater free possibility for customers who’ve primary note-taking wants and rely rather a lot on checklists to get issues performed.