Jot notes simply and easily

Daniel Pataki
Dec 12, 2007
Updated • Feb 15, 2013

Wridea is a service I got to know about two months ago and in fact, I still use it today sometimes. Every now and again I find myself in a situation where I need a lot of little bits of info to store for a small amount of time. Wridea is a perfect companion for this, or for those of you who prefer a very simple, puritan planning solution.

The essence of this web 2.0 app is the two pane layout it uses on each page to show your ideas. Ideas go on the left, and notes attached go on the right. This is a bit refreshing, since most apps actually force you to put in more info, assign tasks, navigate away to view notes and so on.

Pages can be used as categories, each having the layout above. You can actually pretty effectively manage projects if they require only a few tasks. I also found it of some use when I was developing ideas, it's nice to be able to aggregate them in this form, I just like the way Wridea presents it, full stop.

There are also some advanced features available, but due to the limited use of the app, I am not sure these are of great importance. There the ability to have friends in the Wridea community, adding notes via email and so on. If you need a simple idea or task manager and you don't want any added extras this app could be the one for you.

The operators of the service have added several updates to it since our first review. One feature that sounds interesting is the option to record and search ideas, and to use a feature called idea rain which displays ideas non-stop on the screen to inspire you and to give you time to think of additional ideas that you can add to the application or use for your projects.


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  1. Transcontinental said on December 13, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    Jojo, I just love the way you forget to mention ‘Clipmate’ is a Firefox extension, which is the nicest answer to considering Internet Explorer as the everlasting Web browser reference!

  2. Jojo said on December 13, 2007 at 12:07 am

    I use a clipboard storage program called Clipmate. I have about 20mb of clips stored. I can type new notes in or modify existing. I can copy things form the web and it all runs out of my tray. Not free but indispensable.

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