Hey everyone - happy new year!
In the late spring of 2020 I started working on the note-taking app I would love to use and it's been my side project since then.
The app is called Washi and it's now in early-access if you wanna try it out: https://washi.xyz
Some history: as an engineer and a manager I take a ton of notes – with paper journals, stickies, sketches, and a plethora of digital writing apps; over time I grew super tired of constantly jumping between apps that were all missing some small feature that I needed.
I did not start with the idea of building something myself, but rather from a spreadsheet of the features I wanted vs. the apps I used: since no column was acceptably "green-ish", I decided to try to build my own writing app. I've been using it every day for the past few months, and I never looked back.
Note-taking apps are weird beasts: writing and being productive is something very personal and I don't think it makes sense to try to build something that can satisfy the needs of every possible user; there's always room for one more note-taking app, and it's never a zero-sum game.
Washi is my take on writing: after showing my prototype to some friends and colleagues I got some positive feedback and I decided to try to open it to the public and see if there are more people that share the same pain points I had, and if my project can be useful to somebody else as well.
I took the best parts of other apps I used and combined together in a way that tries to be as simple and straightforward as possible, adding some personal twists on some common things.
There's still a lot of work to do, and this is my first time talking about it publicly in the open, hoping you will love using it as much as I do for both work and personal writing; I'd love to hear your feedback in case you may find it interesting. And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out 😊