- Most of my efforts to publicize BrainTool did not move the needle at all. But a single positive review in a well-respected publication like ZDNet gave me all the early adopters I could handle.
Adding BrainTool into an emacs & org-mode workflow
I’m an ascii-text note taker. Over the years I’ve experimented with a paper notebook per topic, then a single big notebook for everything, then smart pens and clipboards, then scannable paper notebooks, then an iPad with Pencil or the Galaxy Note. I’ve played with mindmap tools and EverNote. But I’ve always based my development environment around emacs, so inevitably I drift back to a text buffer in emacs - I type faster than I write, my handwriting is hard to read, its easy to cut and paste and organize text, and I can search or grep to find things fast even in the middle of a conversation....
Observations on the initial BrainTool launch
The First Two Thousand BrainTool Users
BrainTool 0.6.3 just hit the Chrome Store, so it seems like a good time to record some observations.
My whole life I’ve been looking for, and thinking of building, the perfect note-taking and personal information management tool. But it was always too complicated, with too many things to track, in too many places. Revisiting my personal process with a clean slate and some time to invest in early 2019 I realized that these days almost everything I refer to is in my browser and that an MVP-for-me tool was within my ability to prototype over a Summer sabbatical....