Note-Taking At Its Finest: Letterspace

What is this?

With the fast-paced lifestyle that we have, people often have no time to jot down to-do list and whatnot. Mobile productivity apps have long been helping people on the go with different types of activities made easy and accessible with just a tap of the finger. There is one productivity app that has been making a buzz lately because of its simple aesthetic yet easy to use features. Introducing,Letterspace, a note-taking app that is a pleasure to use.

Letterspace doesn’t come with bells and whistles when it comes to design. It literally is just a blank slate which makes it easy for users to type important errands to accomplish. Users have the options to purchase different texts or fonts though if they want to. The most interesting feature of this app is its way of organising by using hashtags and mentions. If for example, you put #Moviestowatch, all of the list under this category will be set in the same place.

 

Why is this important?

It’s minimalist design makes it more appealing because there isn’t too much going on so you can easily see what you have typed. Although this app is not the first one to offer this type of experience, it still stands out because of its simplicity and friendly interface. Also, this will prompt mobile app developers to create future apps which aim towards keeping things simple without compromising quality and function. Could the way Letterspace designed their app change your mind when it comes to design?

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Sampler Sends Free Samples And Takes It To The Next Level!

What is this?

Sampler is an app, which enables companies to give way free product samples online through the app. Our lives are often too fast paced for us to stop in the supermarket to try free food samples for example. Not only that, there is so much to think about when providing a free sample to a potential customer. Going back to the food samples; they need to know the ingredients, where they can buy it, what other products can be cross sold, Social media pages that are available to browse etc. Sampler puts all this information in one place for the potential customer thus enabling the company’s product to be reviewed and advertised efficiently. The company raised $1 million from Canadian investors including Bank Development Canada and MaRs IAF as well as David Perkins the ex-CEO of Molson Canada. They have 89 clients and 250,000 customers have used the app to pick up samples.

 

Why is this important?

This app is effective in giving the user something they want, a freebie (who doesn’t love a freebie!) and receiving very valuable information such as product and demographic feedback. This is the information that all companies strive to get to improve and build their business/brand. By creating an app which acquires this information, you are creating something valuable that companies will want to use and pay for.

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Large Goods Transporting App Raises $3.8 Million

What is this?

Often when we buy large furniture items, it can be a struggle to transport the item. Not to mention, it takes organization and often requires a specialist vehicle that may not be readily available for you to use. Lugg is an app which makes this easier. It puts you in connection with local movers who will pick up your item for you and drop it at the destination of your choice. To use Lugg, customers just need to upload a photo of the item, location, drop off point then pay through the app. The startup, a recent grad from Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 class, has now raised $3.8 million in funding from a number of investors, which will allow it to grow its team and expand to new cities.

 

Why is this important?

It shows how you can take a simple business that already exists and make it become worth more by expanding its reach and customer base using an app. The idea is already there, you just need to think how your app can help your business expand and reach new levels.

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