- Browser bookmarks had become a huge meaningless list of 100s of links which provided no context.
- Quick notes and thoughts were written down in numerous text files, which were spread all over the desktop and were tied to a particular machine.
- The need to collaborate with people on these notes, thoughts and web clippings.
Over a period of time, as it got more populated, things started looking more interesting, and we got busy finishing functionality and squashing bugs. Recently, we gave it to the first very few users. When they opened their ThoughtPad, this is what they saw.
There was only one generic label and there were no notes and they had a hard time figuring out what to do where. Once they figured it out they loved it, but we were very unhappy with the time it took for each user to get up and running.
So there comes a time when you think you have fixed majority of the bugs and you are ready to roll it out to users but when the first few users kick the tires, you discover a new set of issues.
Problems that are easy to fix but not as easy to spot, without the help of some beta users. We have a solution and it will be implemented and released once everyone is back from the holidays.
Happy holidays to everyone!