Recollect

Make your New Tab page a productivity hub

No Employees
Founders Code
Solo Founder
Productivity
Utilities
Writing

Recollect is the easiest way to stay organized. No more messy bookmarks and lost notes. Save links for later, write down what you need, all in your New Tab page.

August 11, 2021 Landing page v2 launched

After the soft-launch in July I asked for feedback on my landing page. Some kind people on Indie Hackers and Twitter offered their opinions and I compiled them all for later.

This time around I fully designed the page in Figma before building it. This let me iterate quicker, and try things without wasting my time. Once I felt happy with the design and the copy I went about coding the page in React.

Before and after: https://twitter.com/drkcsm/status/1425320908634402817

Recollect landing page today: https://recollectapp.co/

August 2, 2021 10 users! And lots of great feedback

After soft launching I started sharing my app around a lot more. I posted on Reddit r/chrome and shared more on Twitter. Also Gabe from Divjoy kindly added Recollect to the showcase section on Divjoy's landing page.

I reached out to most of these first few users and got a lot of great feedback on things to improve.

The main points:

  • Folders for notes!
  • Display links in a grid so you can see more at once
  • The homescreen "recent notes" widget could be a lot more powerful
  • Onboarding is pretty rough, need to build a nicer welcome experience
  • Better keyboard integration for common tasks

Most of these will be built in the upcoming release - I'm excited to see how the app improves more with time & feedback from real people now.

July 20, 2021 Soft-Launched to the Chrome Store

After 8 months of development on the side, and an internal alpha testing group, I've finally posted the first version of Recollect up for public use on the Chrome store. You can visit and install the extension here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/recollect/fohanmdflalfggigogcneldkdekpmblk?hl=en

It's been a long time coming, and this is just the start of the journey. Short-term I will be building in lots of user feedback and improving the product, and focusing on simple marketing strategies.

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Recollect is the easiest way to stay organized. No more messy bookmarks and lost notes. Save links for later, write down what you need, all in your New Tab page.