Milanote: The Notes App For Creative Work
Traditional note-taking has always created a method to store things, but failed to unite the items together. For so long, creatives only dreamed of…
Traditional note-taking has always created a method to store things, but failed to unite the items together. For so long, creatives only dreamed of a product where they could take notes, drop graphics, insert links, and somehow tie them all together in their own individual ways. Our app of the week, Milanote, finally solves this problem. Where Milanote differentiates from other note-taking applications is in the ability for the user to drag and drop notes, links, youtube videos, etc. in an open space, also allowing them to connect them as they see fit, whether that be with lines, arrows, or a different method.
Brett Warren, Michael Trounce, and Ollie Campbell released Milanote in February 2016 and received $780,000 in angel funding one year later. It began as an internal tool for the founder’s agency (Navy Design) and after seeing wide success within their own group, they decided to take it public. “We've really tried to reproduce the feeling of working on a wall in a creative studio,” Campbell wrote.
Milanote has a simple, elegant interface that allows you to instantly clip images and links from around the web. The flawless UI helps keep track of your projects with to-do lists and allows you to design it the way you like. Users come from just about every field, ranging from artists to gamers to construction workers to what they call ‘visual creative professionals.’ Milanote is useful for a variety of users because of the way it allows them to customize each of their boards. The boards can be a private place to note-take or a workspace for collaboration—you're the one in control of who sees what and when they see it.
Milanote has a two-tiered account option. The first level is free and allows you to add 100 notes, images, or links, as well as upload 10 files and share unlimited boards. The second tier, professional, gives the user everything on the free plan plus unlimited notes, images, links, and files as well as a search function. The second tier costs $9.99/month when filed annually or $12.50 when billed monthly.
Milanote, the app for creative note-takers.
But enough about other people's apps.