ScatterNote - Note Corkboard

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About this app

Write your ideas on notecards.
Connect them with bits of string.
Use AI to connect-the-dots and generate content.
It's super easy!

ScatterNote is a note taking and idea management mobile virtual corkboard for connected thought. It allows you to write down your ideas and explain how they are connected. You can shuffle them around, fling them across the table, or just watch them gather in groups or run away from each other. It’s a very tactile and easy way to interact with your ideas.

Once you have your ideas on the table, it's time to let an AI take a look at them. Connect the dots, and the AI will use your thoughts and the connections between them to generate insights and content. From there, you can share it to your favorite text editor for editing and publishing. It's that easy to create content for your newsletter, blog, or novel!

Is it a zettelkasten?
Zettelkasten is the original tool for connected thought made famous German sociologist Niklas Luhmann. It is a note-taking process that uses a "slip box" to preserve the connections between thoughts. There are many well developed and powerful zettelkasten tools out there. ScatterNote is different from traditional zettelkasten in that it allows you to not only connect your notes, but also describe how they are connected. ScatterNote is also focused on mobile-first, simplicity, and tactile interaction with your notes. There is no complicated markdown to learn, just drag&drop notes to connect them.

Is it a mindmap?
Mind-mapping is a type of diagram used to organize connected thought. Mind maps start from a single concept, and additional thoughts and ideas branch out from there. There are many great mind map tools out there. However mind-maps have the limitation in that they are strictly hierarchical: You can have a Star Wars mindmap and a Lord of the Rings mindmap, but you can never connect Frodo and Luke Skywalker as the heroes of each story. Human thought is messy and unorganized, and ScatterNote allows you the freedom to connect your ideas however you see fit.

Is it an AI?
ScatterNote uses a handful of different AI technologies, from decades-old algorithms to the cutting edge of AI tools. For example, ScatterNote uses a series of simple overlapping flocking algorithms as the self-organizing spatial AI for your notes. It also allows you to use the AI technology built into your mobile device, such as speech-to-text for entering notes. Once you've entered your thoughts into ScatterNote, it can use a GPT transformer on the bloody edge of AI development to generate text for your newsletter, blog, or novel.

Subscribe to Premium to access the full ScatterNote app:

- Unlimited number of notebooks
- Unlimited number of notes
- Access to the AI Text Generation tool
Updated on
Jan 26, 2022

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14 reviews
February 17, 2023
For the most part very intuitive and useful, if a bit limited, but what maaajorly drags this down for me is the inability to keep the individual text balloons still instead of floating unpredictability around the map. It becomes a huge hassle very quick, especially when there's a lot of different balloons all jumbles together.
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Steph Cougill
December 22, 2021
You have to sign in manually even though "sign in through Google" is there, other wise it crashes, gives 10 notes, one notebook for free, and you can connect all the notes. The A.i lets you pick up to 5 things, and turns into nonsense quickly, and after it becomes nonsense, it turns into code. App boot up is slow (you have to wait a few seconds before it starts loading). All in all, it works for what I need, but could be better. Btw, Premium is 5-2.50 USD a month, depending on up front pay.
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Dannobot Games
January 24, 2022
Thanks for taking a look at ScatterNote! The latest update fixes the Google Play sign-on problem. I'll take a look at that AI problem, and see about speeding up the app launch. Please feel free to reach out if you have any more problems or feature requests! Cheers!
Alex Smith
February 21, 2022
I really love this app, I've been looking for something like it for a long time. The naming of connections, the simplicity of connecting the different nodes. It's a terrific app and highly underrated, the only downside is the monthly subscription, if there was a lifetime option, I would get it (if reasonably priced). Since of the monthly subscription, I will sadly have to keep looking but I love this app.
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What's new

These changes fix the Google Sign On option.
There are also a few bug fixes and QoL improvements.