March 12, 2021•258 words
I guess it may be derivative of me to write a note about Standard Notes but I have to say it. Standard Notes really has changed my life. When I signed up I committed to writing something everyday for 100 days and have stuck to it. Most of it gets posted on listed.to. I am definitely not Shakespeare or even John Grisham but it is fun. I have also noticed that sitting down and writing something random every night has greatly improved my ability to things I have to (like work documents).
Sure, I could do the same thing is MS Word or Google Docs and post to medium but I think it is the simplicity of Standard Notes that makes it attractive. It doesn't presume to be anything more than a basic app with a bunch of very good extension. I think the lack of clutter also helps with focus. I also cannot say enough about their support. I have contacted them twice on reddit and they have replied within hours and resolved my issue. This type of attention is pretty rare these days. The only other company I have had this experience with is 1password.
I also enjoy knowing that my data is relatively secure and I am not the product. There is no personal data sharing going on, or scraping of my profile to monetize me. They charge a fair price for a fair service. Many kudos.