Technologies used: PHP, SQL, CSS
Contributions: Complete front end, complete back end, user interface, copy, artwork
Sometimes, despite there being roughly three million productivity tools on the Internet, you want something that doesn’t quite exist exactly as you want it to exist. So you gather up your PHP, SQL and other coding knowledge and just build it yourself. We all can relate to that.
In my case, I wanted a way to just file thoughts away — be they things I need to do or just random ideas or thoughts I can’t act on right that minute — and completely forget about them until I’m reminded of them the following morning. And I wanted a way to do this simply without cluttering up the to-do list I currently use or adding a needless layer or app or IFTTT recipe or whatever other needlessly complicated thing would be necessary to achieve this result (while being reliant on someone else’s service, which could — and inevitably would — change or disappear without warning and break the whole thing overnight).
So I built exactly what I wanted for myself. And, just in case anyone else out there wants the same thing I do in exactly the same way I want it, I made it look reasonably pretty, gave it a cute name, added some documentation, and even gave it a cute mascot.