Yet Another App for Writers.

I love index cards. I have a stack of them on my desk at all times. I carry a few with me at all times. I use them for all sorts of things.

Last weekend I was obsessed with an idea. What if there was an app out there where I could use virtual index cards to plan out my writing? There are a few programs out there for keeping digital note cards, but none of them really hit the sweet spot for me. For example, I already own a copy of scrivener. Yes, it has it’s cork board index card view – and that works great. However, I often crave simpler programs, especially when I’m just batting around ideas. I don’t want a zillion colors or copious amounts of meta data about each card. I just want to add / edit/ rearrange cards. Maybe get out a text file out when I’m done.

Well, I’m a nerd, so you can guess what happened next.

Yep, I built my own.

It’s a web-based application and it is about as simple as I could think to make it while still being useful.

Go check it out.

vindex.in – virtual index cards

8 Comments

  1. That totally rocks! Short, sweet, and to the point. :)

    I love index cards too. Drive Dane nuts with all the index cards I have around, lol.

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    1. Thanks.

      You know, some people mock me when they learn I carry index cards, but I get the last laugh when they’re trying to take a note on a flimsy napkin.

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  3. You know, I was thinking – have you ever heard of Stixy? They are a website that offers some of what you’ve got here, too. You might like it, being an index card kind of guy. :)

    http://www.stixy.com/

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  4. I’ll go check it out.Thanks.

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  5. Cory Seegmiller July 3, 2013 at 7:11 am

    So, where was your creative index card genius when I needed it for law school studying? I feel cheated, Bryce!

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  6. Cory! It’s been forever! Are you a lawyer now?

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  7. Y’know what you need here, B? A “Share” button. So’s we can share this on places, like Facebook and whatnot.

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