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.