Our latest from Lazy Eight Labs.
Crumple is The *world’s easiest way to take and share notes, code snippets and doodles. *According to our moms.
Team: Principal: #3399ff , #bb8888, #33cc66, #ff6600
Why we built Crumple
In the early days of Lazy Eight we were a small team kicking off our design studio. Internally we would share a ton of notes. The spectrum of tools at that time looked a bit like:
We realised there wasn’t a tool for the left end of the spectrum. Ie. A bloat free tool that would quickly allow us to share notes, code snippets and not stress if we lost access to a note. So we decided to quickly whip up a PHP based tool to scratch our own itch. We called it Kaagaz (paper in Hindi). It worked fairly well for us. Soon our clients started to use it. By 2021, we had over 100k users that had used our little tool (without any marketing). Earlier this year we decided it might make sense to revisit Kaagaz, polish it up and possibly “productise” it. We spoke to the users of Kaagaz and came up with a list of features they loved and a few they wanted:
- No accounts.
- Ability to publish something quickly / Read-Only mode.
- A Simple Doodle Board / Whiteboard.
- Ability to share code snippets smartly.
The result was Crumple. We officially replaced Kaagaz with Crumple V1 a few months ago and the response has been incredible, so a quick shout out to our existing Kaagaz users. Thank you!
Why name it Crumple? The idea stemmed from: “Quick throw away notes”.
Currently for V1 we are seeing a significant increase in month over month in usage. Existing Kaagaz users are digging the build, so for the next version we didn’t want to mess around with much. Aim for V2 is to maintain the bloat-free simplicity while exploring ways to bake in some intelligence using existing AI frameworks. Here are some examples of what we are playing around with internally:
If you are interested in jamming with us in building / growing Crumple, please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: A fun hack: Claim your own Crumple note, type : crumple.me/[your name] , don’t forget to add a password to it :)