In college, I suffered from depression and would write things down to unload my mind and feel better. I was using Google Docs and Apple Notes and started writing more things down that I wanted to remember like to-dos, goals, and ideas. I really enjoyed staying organized, being productive, and remembering things.. One night I was at a Padres game with my dad and I was thinking of all of the things I was writing down and how being able to share some of these private things with my friends and family would deepen our connection. That is how I came up with Twos, a private first platform that allows people to quickly capture, remember, and share any *thing*. Our vision is to build the go-to solution for people to write, remember, and share *things*. In version two, I removed the social side to focus on the quick, private capture of anything... thoughts, ideas, notes, to-dos, reminders, and events, all in one, simple system. People love the simplicity and power of Twos and now we're bringing back the social side to connect and educate people on more profound, privately captured things. There is a huge gap in the personal knowledge management and social media markets and an opportunity to help people capture things they want to remember privately, but then share and discover things publicly to create a more open, honest, and connected society. ---. Joe's story. When I graduated from college, I stopped taking my ADHD medication and felt like I had no control over my life.. I called my Dad and he recommended I start writing things down in red 'n black notebooks. The results were amazing. . I remembered more things, to-dos, processes I needed to follow, and relationships I wanted to foster. . One day, I had an idea for a more beautifully designed notes app and I called Parker with a software developer's favorite words... “I have an app idea I need your help with“. That's when Parker introduced me to “Twos“ and his vision to build “the best place for people to write, remember, and share things“. ---. We compliment each other perfectly with tech, sales, finance, design. I studied computer science at Vanderbilt and worked at Google. People love the product. People love us. And we want to build the best place to write, remember, and share things. One night I was at a Padres game with my dad thinking about all of the things I was writing down. Unlike social media, I was writing things down I wanted to remember, privately. However, in my private collection of things, I noticed how some things would be better off shared, like a memory with a friend or something interesting I was learning. That's how I came up with Twos, a private first platform that would allow me to quickly capture any *thing* I want to remember and then easily share certain things with friends and family.. That's when *things* were born. Individual pieces of information that are much more powerful than static text. . And one of the biggest benefits I get out of writing things down in Twos is the ability to share lists and things with my friends and family. . I really like our story - the only issue is it feels like we are not aligned on the mission. You had the vision for a half-private/half-social platform, I had a vision for a better notes app. Which is kinda what happened. So now we need to iron that out and see if we can make the transition from your initial idea to what we are building more clear. . I made some adjustments to yours. Your original idea wasn't a better notes app, it was an announcements app. I think that makes what we are doing much more aligned. This also reminds me, if true north is the half-private/half-social, we need to start that journey asap. You don't need to tell me how hypocritical that is - I know.. I know, it frustrates me that you don't think I know this... I scheduled the Twos World discussion and have a branch of code on web for public profiles. We're getting there. We can also probably make it a little shorter. I made it a bit shorter, removed 3 things and removed some filler. My manager recommended I start writing things down to remember for future interviews.. I really benefitted from it and started writing more things down like my goals, ideas, and notes from my favorite books.. It felt good to stay organized, productive, and to be able to remember more things. In college, I suffered from depression and used writing as a way to unload my mind and feel better. One night I was at a baseball game with my dad thinking about all of the new things I was writing down privately and envisioned an easier way to share certain things to connect with friends and family.. In order to accomplish that, each piece of information would need to be broken up into it's own individual “thing“ which made capturing, organizing, and sharing things easier than ever before.. That's how Twos was born, a private first platform to record, remember, and share any *thing*.. While at Google I saw how unorganized and unempowered people were even with tools like Keep and Google Docs, so I left to bring the benefits of writing things down to people’s daily lives. We're working to solve forgetting things and help people live more calm, connected, and memorable lives with Twos. ---. Like Parker, I also benefitted both personally and professionally from writing things down. When I graduated from college, I stopped taking my ADHD medication and felt l was losing control of my life. I was forgetting things I needed to do, along with ideas I was having, and during a conversation with my Dad, he recommended I start writing things down in red 'n black notebooks.. The more I wrote, the more in control I felt, and the more I remembered, which benefitted my friendships, self-confidence, and career.. That's when I had an idea for an app to write and share things and called Parker with a software developer's favorite words... “I have an app idea I need your help with“.. Parker reintroduced me to “Twos“ and his vision to build “the best place to write things down.“ I found Twos to be a simple solution, much more efficient than notebooks and already encompassed the share features I was imagining.. That is why we came toegther, to help everyone experience the benefits of writing things down in one quick, easy, and organized way.