This month I have continued to fall down the Web3 rabbit hole and I’m deep 😅 No doubt I’m in a bit of a vacuum chamber but it seems to be all everyone is talking, writing or reporting about currently and it’s hard not to get sucked in right?
My particular interests currently are NFT’s, Defi and DAO’s which is perhaps a little much to digest at once, however, I’m trying not to get too sucked into the hype as I tend to do with new technology, but instead, treat it with a healthy pinch of scepticism until I fully understand it.
In saying that, I find the best way to learn is to get involved and not sit all day on the fringes watching others. I’ve joined various communities, am a member of a DAO and have small crypto investments so let’s see where this takes me. Wish me luck! 👨🚀
Right, let’s get to it - time for this months roundup 👇
KP - AKA the ‘Build in Public’ guy, wrote this great piece alongside Talal on the inflection point of no-code. Back in 2016 when I launched nocode.tech the term no-code wasn’t a thing. There were some “no-code tools” but they were limited and full of constraints. At times I could have over 10 different products all hacked together which was a nightmare to manage. However, in 2021 this is beginning to be no longer the case. As KP mentions “We’ve approached the point where ‘there’s a no-code tool for that’ is the new ‘there’s an app for that’.” Exciting times eh! (7 min read)
🎁 Bonus Read: No-Code Cheatsheet on Notion
One year ago Filip and Marie launched their MVP form building tool, Tally. In this post, Marie documents their journey across a series of milestones and provides insightful tips on how they managed to reach each one. 5k MRR is a fantastic milestone to reach as two bootstrapped founders (and partners in life) competing in a crowded space and managing to carve out a fantastic product and business in the process. (8 min read)
Side note: I personally use Tally and would recommend trying it out as an alternative to the pricy TypeForm. P.S they aren’t a sponsor.
Anne-Laure Le Cunff - Founder of Ness Labs was recently featured in a fantastic post on IndieHackers discussing her journey to $100k ARR as a solo bootstrapped founder. It’s hard to believe just two years ago Ness Labs was just a small newsletter. Anne-Laure kickstarted Ness Labs by setting herself a challenge - to write 100 articles in 100 days and share her learnings in public across social media. This challenge later opened up a number of huge opportunities and ultimately lead her to establish a lucrative business and community. (5 min read)
🎁 Bonus Read: As a self-diagnosed productivity nerd this post by Anne-Laure really helped me find a system that worked for me and reminded me to not mimic others productivity systems, habits or routines.
When Cam Sloan reached out to me and shared his product Hopscotch with me, my ears instantly pricked up. As a PM I have spent countless days/weeks in past wireframing and designing user onboarding journeys from scratch. And don’t forget the development time spent building these natively. However, it seems now it doesn’t need to be that way. Hopscotch allows you to create an onboarding with interactive product tours in literally minutes using no-code. Seriously, if you don’t believe me check this 2 mins demo out.
I recently noticed someone using Kinopio during a webinar and had to have a shot of it myself. Unlike other similar products this seemed like a ton of fun to use. Kinopio is a spatial thinking tool for new ideas. Think of it as a big canvas for brainstorming, planning, creating mood-boards and journaling. Basically for figuring stuff out – by yourself or collaboratively. Pirijan has done a incredible job as a solo maker and has continued to iterate and improve the product. Give the demo a shot, you won’t be disappointed.
This month I found 3 aesthetically pleasing new hardware pieces to discover.
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