inessential by Brent Simmons

Yojimbo (what I was thinking of)

About a year ago I was thinking about developing a note organizer app.

I had imagined the layout (NetNewsWire-like, as you might imagine) and some features (notes, bookmarks, web pages, search)—but of course I was just daydreaming. I may have done a quick layout in IB one night, but that’s as far as it got.

So here comes Yojimbo—and it’s exactly what I was thinking of. Only, well, better. Plenty of cool features I hadn’t thought of.

As a developer I can’t help thinking of apps I’d like to do but that I have no time for. It’s rare that someone else does them—so this is a happy occasion and a nice surprise. (And it’s got a place in my Dock already.)