Somebody bought our $200 Annual Plan!

Wanted to share a small win with the group :)

My brother and I recently launched you-tldr, a tool for increasing productivity of prolific Youtube-Watchers like us. It was a fun project and we are still in the early days of building out features.

Our PH launch was very successful and we got lots of positive comments. However, the biggest validation so far has been someone buying our Annual plan! This is a first for me. Not only was it a huge investment on their part (200 bucks) but they indicated they will be using this for a full year!

Please do check out you-tldr: https://you-tldr.com/

We have a whole list of features planned but I'd love to get more feedback on what we should focus on as we make this even more valuable for our users. :)


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    How does this work? Super cool

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      Thanks! Youtube autogenerates the transcripts for us or the creators can upload their own :)

  2. 2

    Cool! Are you downloading Youtube's auto-generated transcripts or transcribing the audio yourselves?

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    Congratulations! This is the kind of post we all aim/hope to make someday.

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    @seattlehacker Happy t hear your progress!
    I'm not so versed with the tldr concept, can you explain your product to me? Would love to learn more about it!

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      Ah that's good feedback if you're not able to grasp it immediately from the landing page. We're still trying to nail down the messaging.

      Essentially the idea is you can use the youtube video transcripts to boost your productivity by scrolling through the chunks of text as you watch the video, searching for keywords, and immediately jumping to that part of the video or deciding if you want to continue watching.

      You can even do things like Summarize the whole transcript, translate it, share a part of the video, and download it for your notes.

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    How do you generate the summary?

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      We use an ML summarization algorithm

  6. 1

    Wonderful! What’s your winning strategy to hit this goal and what’s next?

    1. 1

      Thanks! No strategy yet - still figuring out how to grow haha

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