April 25, 2019

An application to solve my own organised chaos

I am working on an application called Matterbase. It is very new and there is still a lot of work to do. I have decided to release the basics first in order to start using it myself. In short, I have always found a calendar too structured for my own liking and wanted a place where I could just jot down ideas & notes I had that are related to certain events or tasks etc.

As mentioned I have plans to add useful features like multi-user workspaces etc. to empower collaborative workflows in the future.

You can visit my MVP at https://matterbase.io.

I would love to answer any questions or take in any suggestions. Feel free to also reach out on twitter - @Hermann_Harris.

#product-feedback-request

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    I was having a difficult time understanding how to use the product and its value proposition based on what was on your landing page. You mention in your post,

    I have always found a calendar too structured for my own liking and wanted a place where I could just jot down ideas & notes I had that are related to certain events or tasks etc.

    I think a variation of that language should go onto your landing page because that was the aha moment for me. The current content doesn't tell me why I should be using your product, or what it actually does.

    I do like the Time at the core callout. That provides great context and is a good way to differentiate and position the product.

    I think there is a disconnect between the three feature sections of the landing page. From the landing page itself it isn't clear to me how Matters are connected to workflow blocks and the notepad. Maybe instead of "Document" on the "Blocks" screen, use "Notepad" so there is cohesiveness in terminology.

    I am also not a fan of the Matter terminology. A card makes more sense to me, because that is a known term, but that said it does makes sense and helps keep your product features onbrand and differentiated.

    All that said, I do think the idea is interesting and promising. Currently, my workflow is to put meetings on google calendar, while agenda and notes, action items and decisions go on confluence. If all that could be put in one place where content is easily accessible and searchable, with integrations into other commonly used products, it would be great!

    Hope this helps!

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      This is some of the greatest feedback I've ever received. Thank you so much!

      You have made valid suggestions and I will get to work on them :).

      Really appreciated. Have a great day!

      HH

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        Glad I could help. I think Matterbase could eventually be useful for me and I would love to be able to keep track of your progress, if at all possible.

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          I have updated the platform based on your feedback.

          • Added my calendar issue comment

          • Added some arrow images connecting the feature blocks

          • Changed Document wording to Notepad.

          I have been thinking about possibly adding a public Product Roadmap to the website. This might help you to stay informed of what features to expect in the future. I will also send out emails every now and then to summarise new features.

          Thank you once again for the great feedback. Shout if there are any glaringly obvious features that are missing that you need for your workflow. HH

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            That was quick! 😀

            On the blocks page, consider adding the name of the event/Matter the user is currently viewing.

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              It's quick cause I just get so excited by feedback :-)

              I have added the Matter name to the blocks page. Great idea!

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                Awesome!