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Designed for visual cortex
Lightpad is a calendar that lets you use your excellent visual cortex for planning. Don't waste consciousness on stitching week rows in the table. Use all of it to focus on the tasks at hand. Lightpad's spatial layout allows you to understand at a glance how far or close the tasks/events/goals are on the timescale and manage priorities accordingly.
Table calendars were designed centuries ago for the constraints of a physical medium – paper. These constraints do not apply to the virtual world. Use your brain as it was meant to be.
Let planning spark joy!
Energy and motivation
Unleash the true potential of your brain.
Lightpad helps you to focus, to envision the bigger picture.
From vision comes energy and motivation.
And that yields the fruit.
Dopamine looping. Social apps use notifications to trigger dopamine hits and tie you to their ad-selling platform. We, in turn, give that lever back to you. We develop the UX of Lightpad in such a way that dopamine hits help you to stay focused on your goal.
We aim for a symbiotic relationship – we help you achieve your goals and you just send us a few bucks from time to time.
Organised and Colorful
Lightpad uses tags to organize content. Each tag can have its own color scheme allowing you to create distinct environments for better mood and memory. See scholarly articles on cognitive anchoring
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Notes and focused writing
Lightpad has notes. Notes have focus mode. Focus mode helps you to concentrate on the writing by removing all visual distractions. Only your mind, your text, and color.
Compared to popular writing tools, Lightpad's focus mode offers five flavors, three of which play with the background gradient.
with a Roadmap
We're working on:
- Public profile
- Recurring events editing and processes
- Task structure editing
- Hierarchical tag viewer
- Scalability for teams small and large
- Pictures, files and sharing for notes and tasks
- Native apps and notifications
- Secret-sauce to aid your focus and thinking
Data is yours
A quite essential right, sometimes forgotten. We don't have the incentive to sell your data to a third-party. You can always download your data.
Our goals for your data:
- develop local-first and local-only storage options
- get certified by a data privacy & security auditor
We're one-human operation. We love to talk and to listen to our community. We do want sustainable profit, which means sustainable social and environmental stance. This means no quick buck or billion $ marketing to pump users in to inflate the company's valuation.
We use Lightpad ourselves, so we cover the hosting fees. Do you want to accelerate the mission of mindful planning and living? Support us buy a plan or hit us with a feature request, advice, critique or praise.
Our web app works on all platforms. It's safer than a normal app too. Learn how to install it.