Mindmark.it - the origin story

November 19th, 2020

I have this value stream for reading.

Reading valuestream

But the mapping part is always very labor intensive.


While reading I create highlights, but most note taking apps are quite limited in the colours.

Kindle only allows four, and that's one of the better ones.

Many have only one colour.


And even 4 static colours, started becoming too inflexible for me.

So I decided to make my own ebook reader app.


I started out making an online ebook reading/marking webapp.

With highlighting, structuring and mindmap generation.

Dreaming of one day making my own physical ebook reader.


And when I got the most interesting parts of that system working...

(I got the note taking done, but the whole ebook uploading, extracting, parsing was still needed)

...I realised how awesome it would be to be able to do the same with web-pages instead of just ebooks!


And existing ebook web-apps (eg.bookfusion.com) are webpages!

So I make this work for web-pages, and I get it working for ebooks for free!


So I pivoted into a chrome-extension for marking websites.

Luckily I could copy a lot of the code for the ebook-reader I had built.

And voila:

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Product: Mindmark.it


If you want to get more background on the predecessor project, you can read this Story: predecessor to mindmark.it

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