Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Wridea – Simple Web-based Note Taking

Category: Showcase

There’s a new beta site that’s hit the web just recently – Wridea – that seeks to provide a simple method for web users to “take notes” and quickly just down ideaas from an easy-to-use web application frontend.

Never forget your ideas again. Save it when you have it. Create categories and organize your ideas. Create pages for different purposes. Like having multiple accounts!

Use wridea as basic project management software. Different page for each project and different categories for each work type.

You are the limit! You have pages, categories and ideas. Use wridea in your way!

Overall, the interface isn’t too bad, but personally, I’m store more partial to the TaDa lists. They let you seperate out the notes into different categories and pages to help manage the notes, and the “Add new item” tab makes good use of the lightbox style of interface, but it’s still just not as free flowing as I’d hoped. Taking notes needs to be something that’s fast and easy to work with, and something to gether my thoughts quickly and easily.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:11 am

2.7 rating from 32 votes


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I hate to sound like a broken record, but use a pen and a napkin. No matter where you are, you can get a pen, and a napkin. I won’t even make you log in to use them …

Comment by Dan — May 30, 2006

Wridea – Competition for TaDa Lists?

Wridea is a note-taking application with a nice Ajax-y interface.  Users can organize notes on individual pages and assign a category.The application is still in Beta, which is a good thing, because there are two features that are missing which…

Trackback by DoRealTime — May 30, 2006

I agree with you Dan. More than once I had to login to yahoo Notepad and lost the inspiration while opening the browser and getting into the system.

The interface is really nice though.

Comment by MiguelFC — May 30, 2006

Give me a pen and paper any day.

Comment by Dave Cardwell — May 30, 2006

It is nice, but there is no much features. Hard to match up to sites like Backpack. It is simple, but I’d prefer to to pick a pencil ;-)

Comment by Caili — May 30, 2006

[…] Wridea en una nueva aplicación web (basada en Ajax) orientada a la gestión de proyectos y toma de notas y apuntes. Se pueden crear páginas y categorías, y la verdad es que va bastante ligera. [Vía Ajaxian] […]

Pingback by Wridea, para gestionar proyectos y tomar notas » La brujula verde — May 30, 2006

I personally think the interface is kind of ugly. To me the it wastes too much space and provides me with tiny text entry boxes. And then besides that there is way too much whitespace in-between each little ‘panel’.

Maybe they should make the 100×10000 pixel buttons smaller and give more room for the actual use of the system, to take notes.

Comment by Philip Plante — May 30, 2006

I guess the neat thing about this is the centrality of a web app and the convenience of pen and paper. I dont know about the rest of you but I use Ta-da list all the time.. its my home page at work and also at home.. in that way I can easily send myself messages at home that I would otherwise lose track of in an email or whathaveyou.. I think some people are having trouble accepting that this is a good idea partly because its so simple!! (simple like a pen and paper?) ..

I agree about having to log in though. Tada list keeps my session for a very very long time so I never have to log in. if I had to log into a web app I wouldnt use it.

Comment by Alexei — May 30, 2006

I’m sorry, but I don’t get it. What’s the difference between Ideas, Categories and Pages? I see how you edit each one but outside that how do you link an idea to a particular category or page? And how does this qualify as any sort of project management app? It’s pretty though.

Comment by Bill Snebold — May 30, 2006

He should really make it so you can edit it when you click on the ideas… there’s really no point in viewing them and it’s an extra click to edit them

Comment by Jeff — May 30, 2006

Hi there, we have improved Wridea a bit. Changed user interface and interaction style based on our users’ feedbacks. Also Wridea keeps your session for a very long time too now. Some new cool features and improvements are on the way too.

Comment by Mert Hurturk — June 30, 2006

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