The easy way to stay on top of life with the people who matter.

What's the big idea?

Fetchnotes is replacing the post-it notes plastered all over your desk and refridgerator door. We make it easy to stay on top of the important things on your plate and communicate with the people that matter to you. Whether it’s a shared family shopping list, sending tasks to a co-worker or jotting down a note to self for later, we allow you to work the way you do and get out of your way.

Describe the nearest player in your field.

Post-It Notes, SMS/email and the native notes app built into phones. To a lesser extent, task apps like Orchestra, and Astrid.

How are you different from that player?

With existing tools, you either end up with a giant pile of stuff or spend as much time jotting down notes as you do acting on them. Fetchnotes preserves the ability to dump your thoughts into one input field, but keeps things neatly organized when you need to find them later.

How's the world different with your idea in it?

You can effectively outsource your short-term memory. Just jot something down, tell us who/what it relates to, and we’ll do the rest. We believe that if we can make it easier to manage what’s on your plate, we can relieve people’s stress and create a happier society.

Why are you the one to run with this idea?

We want to solve this problem for ourselves, and we have a passion for helping people work better together. If you’ve ever seen our karaoke fundraiser, you also know we’re tenacious and scrappy and willing to be weird to win!

There have been 5 replies to this page

  1. Lamarr Ibethatkidd Brookins

    Did you guys already raise $50k from Start Garden? If so, how are you allowed to compete in the $5k comp?

  2. Dante Chua

    If Lamarr is right then this entry was already funded 50k and will formally win this week.  Lamarr,  they may need to post their entry here for formality to be formally funded as the source of funds are drawn from the same business name,  Start Garden. 

    Good luck to this notes idea as this idea is already too much saturated in IOS,  android and even web.


  3. Dan Mulligan

    Yeah, really…. just what the world needs another “notes” app for smart phones.  And how did this bypass the the 5k competition and just appear here at 50k?

  4. Nicolette Jenaras

    Fetchnotes WORKS and makes note taking, brainstorming, idea jotting, party planning,  menu creating, shopping listing, date sharing….and so more ....EASY! Thanks fetchnotes team!!!

  5. Quinten Kelley

    Seems to me that wunderlist would be the main competition, and capturing market share will be challenging as the app is solid.

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This idea was funded by Start Garden staff endorsement on August 30, 2012.