I had a delightful surprise over the weekend. I got an email that TurboNav received a review. My first ever review!
Pretty exciting, this is after sharing my product in a few communities.
Also, received Slack messages from two users that TurboNav is becoming part of their daily workflow.
TurboNav is slowly but steadily making progress in it's MVP state
Last week, I released a feature Named Windows. The idea is to help you create boundaries for the tabs you have actively open.
This is one the last features I had in mind to go full-throttle on marketing. It's going to be exciting and daunting. Here's the direct link to the extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/turbonav/kcehhlafogfkbffpgkenmnjiiokcncfc
It's out! An extension to help with your tab management.
This MVP supports - Command-Line, Tab Viewer Tree, Commands to /save and /schedule!
The goal is to bring IDE-like features to your browser and improve tab management.
Check it out below to install it on Chrome! 👇
"Achieve Inbox Zero with Browser Tabs". I've had this phrase laying in my subconscious.
My goal is to introduce the Inbox Zero concept to browser tabs. It's an established goal for many that use email. I on the other hand have reached 111,094 unread emails and I'm ok with that 🪦, but I'm not ok with 100 open tabs. 😱
So that's the mission. Now to continue focusing on validating the idea and build the first feature that will help with this, Routines!
After a month of building concept designs for TurboNav on Figma. I'm ready to start getting feedback. No product has been built, the goal of the landing page is to validate the idea. I'll still scratch my own itch but getting ideas from others could shape the future of TurboNav and I'm 100% open to early feedback
Here it is! 👉 http://turbonav.com
I was itching to get starting building an MVP using React/Typescript and I did but shortly afterwards stopped.
I asked myself, "what if I'm building the wrong thing". Sure, I'll scratch my own itch, but I also wanted to make this a successful business. It doesn't help this is my first project and statistically first-time business fail.
So, I went against my engineer brain and decided to learn to design. This was on my todo list of course and they say you'll be a unicorn (Engineer + Designer) so started building a concept prototype for my extension.
After some soul-searching and some consultant work.. I noticed how it was so overwhelming with all of the active tabs I had opened. Even after using extensions that help with managing tabs, it didn't feel like I was organized in any way.
With my experience in browser extension development I wanted to fix that
I made the leap to embark on a new journey, build a software business. With no idea other than a Bear note with my "For-Profit Ideas" note.
Mainly journaled for some soul-searching. Turns out I really enjoy working on problems that have interesting technology. So now to debate between mobile or extension development
Primarily built to scratch my own itch. It's time to address the factors that cause us all to avoid closing tabs. Like FOMO for those nuggets of inspiration or insight, and avoid rediscovery of tabs.