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Picojar - the screenshot based note-taking app

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Picojar - the app that's aiming to be the quickest way to create lists and share ideas on your phone...

We consume online media at breakneck pace, reading hundreds of Tweets a day, perhaps reading dozens of articles or at least their headlines and summaries, we see countless images flash past our eyes. And that could be before we realise our morning coffee’s gone cold.

For people who take ideas and inspiration from what they see on the internet - or even just want to save something to look into later - there are a few ways to save the Picojar appinformation. They could take a screenshot and then find somewhere to save it, copy and paste into a text file, bookmark the page, like the social media post (which could be deleted by the poster), etc.

But these things include additional little points of unnecessary hassle which, while in the grand scheme of things might be miniscule, waste time and use unnecessary space - be it hard drive space or visual real estate in your browser bookmarks.

Edinburgh-based startup PicoJar, created by former nVidia, Amazon, and Skyscanner software engineer Siwei Kang, has developed an app to circumvent these unnecessary steps and allow you to collect ideas and inspiration by simply taking a screenshot on your phone.

Rather than accumulating in your phone’s gallery and becoming too cumbersome to bother looking through, PicoJar uses artificial intelligence to curate these screenshots into lists, or ‘Jars’.

This allows you to continue your morning browse in the knowledge that the list of recommended reads, the inspirational quote, the thought-provoking artwork that you just saw will be there to look at in more detail later on when you have time.

This month, PicoJar announced that it has completed pre-seed funding of £146,000 in a round led by Techstart Ventures, with Skyscanner founder Gareth Williams pitching in too.

We’re interested to see what additional features and enhanced AI this funding might lead to!

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Published on: 21st June 2020

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