Your brain is for having ideas, not holding them. Whenever you resonate with an idea, save it in Napkin. It works via direct entry, iPhone app, Chrome extension, and Readwise.
"Aha moments" happen whenever you connect two seemingly unrelated ideas.
Take a moment for yourself each day and reflect on your new ideas. Napkin understands your notes and magically shows you related ideas, opening up new perspectives and idea combinations.
Whether you have a decision to make or an article to write, Napkin makes it playful to assemble relevant ideas.
“I feel so much peace of mind now, knowing that I have a central place where I can put everything, and the app itself is making all of the connections between notes that I was never able to make myself.”
"After a couple of weeks, Napkin started tagging my thoughts how I would have, and often sees additional connections I wouldn't. Getting exposed to your past thoughts this way is a game changer."
"Because of Napkin, I have many of these pure, healthy, present ideas that I can use when I feel frustrated, confused, or even joyful to realize how much more valuable life can be."
It’s not difficult to have good ideas; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to have them. Reflecting on your Napkin sparks inspiration and helps building your creative muscle.
The web is full of great ideas. Sadly, it’s curated by attention-maximizing algorithms and not your former self. Napkin is your private space for serendipity.
Ideas beget ideas and learning begets learning. Collect ideas while you read and start compounding inspiration beyond the limits of your memory.
In “Your Brain at Work,” neuroscientist David Rock compares your short-term and long-term memory capacities to a theater.
Your short-term memory is the stage. Your long-term memory is the audience.
You are the director. When trying to connect concepts to generate ideas, you’re pulling spectators onstage to act in scenes. Meanwhile, new concepts come in from backstage. But the more actors you have on the stage, the more difficult your scene becomes to follow.
At some point, you need to send some actors offstage and place them in the audience.
Your job is to have the best ensemble on stage for each scene.
Napkin helps you to manage the stage better.