Ryeboard (Open Beta) - Product Stars
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Ryeboard (Open Beta)

A virtual whiteboard for your ideas

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Abadesi
Congrats on launching! Any plans to develop a mobile app or introduce premium paid for features? @john_bae
John Bae
Maker
@abadesi Hey Abadesi! I realize the app would be very limited without a mobile app to accompany it and so it's definitely in my agenda. I'm also thinking about adding some premium paid features but I'll hold off on that until I can get the free version nice and cozy :)
Roman Eaton
Hey, John. Congrats on the launch and still 1st place of the day 🤟🏼. Have a look on RealtimeBoard that is on related products to yours - they have a great traction. Good luck!
John Bae
Maker
@roman_eaton Thanks Roman! I'm a huge productivity tool consumer and so I did take a look at RealtimeBoard and also Milanote before developing this. They both have great products but I wanted to make something in the middle. After adding some tools like free drawing and collaboration, hopefully it'll live up to that vision!
Roman Eaton
@john_bae cool, owning you own vision is really great!
Roger
Nifty!! I'll have to give it a go for next project
Oleg Avrah
Hi I have Google keep. Why should I switch to Ryeboard?
John Bae
Maker
@oleg_avrah Hello there Oleg! No reason to switch to be honest haha, I still use Google Keep myself along with Ryeboard. But I personally find Ryeboard more useful when I'm brainstorming and planning things out while Google Keep is great at taking short notes and being able to find them conveniently. Hopefully future features will provide more solid reasons to switch to / try Ryeboard :)
Dmitriy Dubovetzky
Hey John! Congrats for the launching. Really useful app! Do you have feature road map and plan to add lists in notes?
John Bae
Maker
@dubovetzky Hey Dmitriy, glad you like it! I do indeed have a road map here: https://trello.com/b/lHnYluHG/ryeboard-road-map You can also email me if you want any features not on there :)
Tanishq Sharma
Good product. I started using it for an ideation process and management. One quick question - How do I delete a note? Apart from that, would love to see more widgets, features and collaborations. The top priority should be more widgets.
John Bae
Maker
@tanishqsh96 Hey Tanishq, you can delete a widget by clicking on the widget once and hitting delete / backspace. I didn't spend as much time as I should have on UX and tutorials so I apologize for the rough edges. I will definitely add more widgets / tools soon! Drop me any ideas you may have at john.uhyb@gmail.com!
Daniel Legmann
@tanishqsh96 @gmail @john_bae Hey John great work so far! Have you heard about mindmeister? Your tool reminded me of this concept and maybe you should check it out for other ideas/future direction... just a thought
John Bae
Maker
@tanishqsh96 @gmail @partrunner Man, this looks interesting! I did have plans on making mind-map arrows but I've currently decided a free-drawing tool is more urgent. But no worries! I'll get around to the mind-map arrows soon :)
Tanishq Sharma
Great work @john_bae. Will surely suggest a couple of things. As @partrunner suggested, mind-meister is a good reference point of little widgets (Another is Trello)
Doron Nadivi
Nice..looks pretty useful.
Diego
Congrats, John! Looks cool, but why is it better than using something like InVision Freehand?
John Bae
Maker
@diegonlly Hey Diego. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with InVision Freehand but I just took a look at it and wow, it looks awesome! Ryeboard is a work in progress that is meant to be more of a general tool rather than a specialized one such as InVision Freehand. It admittedly lacks a lot of features to differentiate itself from competitors right now but it's only been 2 months since I started developing it. Although Ryeboard is a side-project of mine, I'm spending (and will continue to spend!) lot's of time ramping up it's capabilities. If you're interested in the future of Ryeboard check out the road-map here: https://trello.com/b/lHnYluHG/ryeboard-version-10-road-map! Thanks for your interest!
Diego
@john_bae Wow! I really like what you are doing. Congrats, John.
John Bae
Maker
@diegonlly Thanks a lot! Drop me an email at john.uhyb@gmail.com if you need anything :)
Vlad Korobov
Is drawing possible? Planning?
John Bae
Maker
@vladkorobov Hey there Vlad. Yea I'm actually working on it right now and I'm sorta? Almost? Done, haha. Its working and all but the quality / performance of the drawing is meh and so I'm considering abandoning it and pursuing a new solution. I also want to add a notification / announcement section with the drawing update so that will also add to the time needed. May take a few days but stay tuned!
NaveenKumar Namachivayam
I did the honor of 500th vote :)
John Bae
Maker
@naveenkumar Haha I'm honored :D Thanks Naveen!!
Bullet Skan
Hey John! Congrats for this awesomeness. great potential for your product! However, do you plan on adding a "Pen tool" ? It could be a Killer feature! Cheers
John Bae
Maker
@bulletskan Hey there Bullet. I actually just deployed an update for free drawing. It's super rough and I'll get around to a 2.0 version later after I get the big picture stuff taken care of :) Drop me an email if you have any other ideas at John.uhyb@gmail.com! Thanks for your interest!
Ed Jamal
I think the image upload button should be inside the image object, it's a bit confusing right now.
John Bae
Maker
@vlographer Indeed... I've been thinking about this myself and considered moving some of the menu UI to the widgets themselves. I'll do some user testing and weigh the costs and benefits before making a big change like this tho. Thanks for your interest Ed! :)
Stephen
So, I want to like this, but I def feel like I'm missing something (especially for #1 Product of the Day). I'm not going to get into competitors especially since @john_bae mentioned he hasn't differentiated it much from the competition and hasn't spent much time on the UI. BUT... there is significant competition. Perhaps it speaks to the demand in this space? For whatever it's worth, it would be awesome to have someone figure out how to enable this type of whiteboarding capability RIGHT INTO SLACK. You'd have me there.
John Bae
Maker
@stephenalan Hey there Stephen. Slack integration would be awesome! I love guys like you that really tear down the product for what it is. Ryeboard right now is bare bones and the competitors are well established and offer muuuuuch more than Ryeboard at the moment. I've done my research and the market is a red one alright. But I believe there exists a nice cozy space between document based boards such as Milanote and free drawing boards like Realtimeboard. I actually just added a drawing tool to get this vision going and I'm hoping with further user feedback and engagement, I can build a product that everybody will find value in. Right now I'm just trying to see if anyone wants the ideas that I've got in my head so making #1 Product of the Day was an incredible surprise. I must admit ProductHunters have caught me with my pants down on this one, but I'll get around to completing this in timely fashion. Thanks for your interest! :)
Stephen
@john_bae #1 on PH is def a gift and a curse! Makes sense. Thx for responding.
Piotr Szwach
Overall 4.5/5. Please add: Feedback button to send you feedback. I needed to login here to post it. The Exit out of Drawing is on the bottom - the Back button should be on the top. This is very bad design as its mixes in my mind. Change these 2 things and I will change to 5/5. I think it's 5 minutes of work :).
John Bae
Maker
at@piotrszwach Hey there Piotr. 4.5 seems to be very high for Ryeboard at the moment haha, thank you. The menu for drawing was put together in a two days and is utilizing a menu system that wasn't designed to handle the current drawing menu. I will look into redesigning this with your feedback in mind. I could change in less than a minute but give me just a bit more time to consider alternatives :) I also think some sort of feature / news announcement feature as well as a feedback feature will help establish a much needed communication channel to other users. I really want to get started on this ASAP but I also have a huge company project deadline in August so updates may be more sparse than it is now until then. Hope you and other users will understand ^^" Thanks for your feedback!
Flávio Pereira
schools have blackboards, internet have ryeboard, if well promoted can be something usefull, not the most used but a trust to use. Create a Ryeboard for companies
John Bae
Maker
@homers1993 Hey Flávio, this is really humbling. I will try to add features for more serious, collaborative / company workflows soon. Thanks a lot for your feedback :)
Andy Lima
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