This is a silly company. If it was that important to someone to have digitized versions of their notebooks a cheap scanner would be a better investment and a faster solution.
Maybe this is a novel idea, but the person could also go back to their notebook and open it.
That being said, listening to their story, it sounds like this was a need that they had on a regular basis. For a product designer I tend to be conservative and know to temper my opinions when working with visionaries. They usually can see stuff before I can :)
Man, screw the notebooks! I just want to register on that sexy signup form!
i can't imagine there being enough demand for this to sustain the business.
Why would you assume everybody lives in the US? Yeah, it doesn't sound good to write 'US only', but at least you won't get users who try to buy, only to find out that you don't live anywhere they will ship.
also worth noting that the testimonial is from Andrew Wilkinson. he's from Canada and cannot use this service.
Made by FiftyThree
My thoughts exactly when I saw: .
This concept is like FiftyThree's Book feature but in reverse.
Also, I think Mod Notebook's copy "A paper notebook that syncs to the cloud" is a massive overstatement, considering their 4 step process to get the full experience.
This to me sounds like it'll go the same way that weird post startup went. The one that intercepted all your post and digitised it. It's fixing a problem that doesn't exist.
Seems interesting but you can always just use Evernote although I suppose the pictures wouldn't be as good.
I've got tons of old notebooks full of stuff, but I never remember to go back through them mining for ideas. I could see this service being useful if I could mail in my own notebooks instead of purchasing one of theirs.
The website says 'It’s a fully responsive web app making it easy to access from any mobile phone, tablet, or desktop.'.
As far as I can see this isn't true. When you reduce the window size to that of a tablet or a phone it says that you will be able to view it at that size in two weeks.
I think I'd be pretty unhappy if I signed up for it and found out that they lied about what the features are.
It's a really nice web app but they should remove that text on the site until it's actually responsive.
I'm probably not the target market but I can see the cost being prohibitive for some. If I had forked out $25 dollars for a notebook, I'd be too concerned about the quality of ideas going into it and resort to self-censorship. I prefer my notebooks to be cheap enough that I can jot down any random tasks, notes, ideas, sketches etc without worrying about wasting paper. If I want to really want to keep something, I take a photo of it with my phone and send it to Evernote.
That's why I sketch in cheap notebooks. Every time I get a fancy one I'm afraid I'm going to ruin it.
I keep a stack of xerox paper on my desk.
Until recently, I too favoured a stack of copier paper but found that it quickly spiralled into a disorganised mess. I've been experimenting with Moleskine Cahier Journals (grid version) for day-to-day use at the office. They're a bit of a luxury when compared to plain paper but not so much that I'm precious about them.