Dec 15: The fastest way to store ideas, information, and inspiration. Bookmarking on steroids!
MyMind is a private hub of all of your notes, bookmarks, inspiration, articles & images all in one place. Enhanced with AI. And it is visually stunning! 😍
MyMind is available across Android, iOS, and as a browser extension.
A. The Problem and The Pitch
How do save a travel picture 🏝️ or meme that you come across while browsing?
Or remember that chocolate 🍫 you had at your friends’ party? Or save an article from a newsletter 🗞️ that you love?
This seems like a job for your mind. If it were an ideal machine.
But today, we use a combination of tools & processes for:
🔖 Bookmarking like Pocket or Instagram's own bookmarks
📝 Note-taking like Notion, Apple Notes, or Google Keep
📸 Saving images like taking a picture or a screenshot
📚 Reading articles and books like Readwise Reader
We constantly gather information and inspiration in all places (notes, screenshots, bookmarking)…"I'll look at that later", we tell ourselves, but how often does that happen? 🤷
Most of the tools we use are exciting at the beginning, but eventually, the excitement fades away as it becomes ‘too cluttered to organize’.
🎉 That's where MyMind comes in 🎉
The essence of MyMind is the exact opposite of what you experience in other tools. The idea is to get out of the way and complement your existing workflow.
Step 1: You save something with one click. No need to organize, tag, or think about where it should be placed. No time wasted.
Step 2: You search for it in the same way you think about it. That red car I’d captured 2 weeks back. Like magic!
MyMind is a private hub of all of your notes, bookmarks, inspiration, articles & images all in one place (enhanced with artificial intelligence).
MyMind doesn't overcomplicate things. For example, you can right-click wherever you are on the web & it saves to your Mind, so no more jumping between different apps and tabs.
They're focused on making the experience beautiful, invisible, and magical. Our minds are a beautiful mess, and instead of interfering with that, MyMind embraces it ✨
B. What's special?
MyMind is the most spectacular yet minimal second brain. A catch-all for thoughts. A private dump for all ideas and information. It has the potential to replace nearly every other tool you have used for collecting, thinking, writing, and inspiring.
#1 😌 Effortless so that you have more time for yourself: MyMind does all the hard work for you so that you don't have to spend time tagging, organizing, or curating information and ideas. And showcases them in the most visual way possible.
#2 🔍 Magical search: You can search anything you've saved - articles, images, notes, text snippets - in an instant. It's like your brain: You can type in anything you remember from the saved piece of information like objects, text, or even colors. And MyMind will find it for you!
Bonus: Type "tweets" and MyMind will show all your saved tweets. You can then add another keyword, like a word from a tweet or the author to do a deep search within your saved tweets.
#3 ✨ Minimal and thoughtful: Everything online is battling for your attention. For your time. Not MyMind. It aims to reduce the time you spend on its core activities of saving and searching. This means no social features, no vanity metrics such as likes, and no ads. 100% private.
#4 🚀 They're just getting started: Right now they're only focused on basic saving and recollecting of information. Next, they'll be focusing on connections and serendipity. Perhaps, something like the bi-directional linking seen in Mem and Roam Research.
Phase 1: Extend your mind
Phase 2: Upgrade your mind (Source)
C. What's more?
⚖️ There's a natural comparison with other modern 'second brain apps' like Mem (covered on Dec 2). I feel there is a subtle difference (at the moment):
📝 Mem's primary focus is active, in-the-moment note-taking like meeting notes, article takeaways, and action items like to-dos.
🧠 MyMind's primary focus is passive note-taking and visual referencing like bookmarking articles and images, and taking pictures for design inspiration. It is an invisible place to park ideas before you reference them later in Mem/Roam. This reflects in their mission too:
“Our mission is to build a true extension for your mind. A private place for your digital mind, far away from social networks, advertisements or algorithms. A place that you enjoy coming back to, yet at the same time you forget even exists because it fits so seamlessly into your life. A true second mind.”
🔗 How can we integrate the best of three worlds into one? MyMind, Mem, and Clay for the ultimate second brain stack? I will cover questions like this in 2022.
🏋️♂️ Self-sufficient: MyMind bootstrapped and entirely self-funded. And they are not planning on raising VC funding. Here's their manifesto.
🤔 Alternatives: I haven't found a proper alternative to MyMind yet. A few apps that cover some of the functionality include Walling and Matter.
D. What’s next in the 🗓️ App Advent Calendar?
🤫 Dec 16: Surprise!
💥 Dec 17: A smart canvas for your mind (And convert it into a personal website in one click)
📚 Dec 18: Read 5 epic articles every day