Napkin helps you to collect inspiring ideas without breaking the flow. If you resonate with an idea, don’t overthink it - send it to Napkin. Reflect on the collected ideas when the time is right and see them automatically connected to previously collected ideas.
Napkin understands what your new note is about and suggests related ideas automatically. It offers new perspectives and connections you would otherwise not have thought about. It is a timeless medium for timeless ideas. All notes are in one infinite room and liberated from folders, pages, and chronological feeds.
All ideas grow out of other ideas. Playfully outline your next essay while you browse your notes and never face a blank page again. Bring your outline to your favorite writing app with a single click and start editing.
"Curation has been too focused on the information and not enough on architecture; how we collect, store, augment, and utilize what’s already in our minds."
"Napkin is central to my goal of being a Writer. I capture ideas, often on the fly, which later become the building blocks of the pieces I write."
"The next time you run across an interesting idea, pause for a moment. Try to eliminate distractions. Sip on the idea. Savor it. Perhaps even pair it with another. What additional insights occur to you?"
We come across inspiring ideas every day. But do we have them on top of our minds at the right moment? Napkin makes it easy to capture, recall and recombine ideas at the speed of thought.
Great ideas inspire us! Unfortunately, our memory isn't perfect. And while note-taking apps are great for storage, they make it difficult to rediscover our ideas. Napkin makes it easy to build and explore our personal idea-collection.
Your Napkin’s structure emerges based on the ideas you collect. You don’t need to manage your knowledge. Just reflect on your stream of thought instead. Simply focus on one thought and see related thoughts appear instantly - just like your mind works.
We began working on Napkin because we believe in the power of ideas. The right idea at the right time is a powerful lever on the world.
Thanks to the recent information explosion, it has never been easier to come across a good idea. However, the constant stream of information and the siloed nature of our media make it difficult to reflect on ideas and access them at the right moment.
At Napkin, we explore how to thrive in information overload. We work to augment human creativity and help people lead more inspired lives.
"We are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people who are able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely”. - E. O. Wilson