Knowledge is the most important resource in the world. Making it easily, sustainably and equitably accessible is what Tidy is about.
A few companies have done a great job with publicly accessible knowledge. Google, Wikipedia, Reddit to name a few. But we are venturing into a new, unchartered world: organizing the knowledge hidden in away in private networks of companies and what the people inside them know.
Tidy connects the dots between all the links we frequent at work, which are hidden behind logins and so cannot be indexed by Google.
With Tidy you and your teams can own and navigate your own private web.
Why do we care?
If we do a good job at this, we can ensure that the future is more evenly distributed. By creating sustainable, equitable and accessible knowledge, we promote prosperity and reduce inequality.
Knowledge underpins everything that makes us uniquely human. How to make fire, how to organize into free societies, how to cure infections. Designing using the golden ratio, writing code in clojure, or never losing sight of pizza cat.
Imagine having access to the highest quality knowledge that you possibly could, in the topic interests you. How many internet memes you could create with all that power!
The Paradigm Shift
Something big has changed in the last years. Everything important you do on your computer is now behind a link. Enter Tidy. We organize all your links, creating your private internet experience, populated only with that is relevant to you and your colleagues or friends.
Made for humans not machines
Today, all your links look the same – a long string of random letters and numbers – and its hard to keep track of what matters. We’re done with that. We want links that we can understand, remember and easily communicate.
We don’t just want memorable links though. We want everything we do in the browser to be easier, faster and simpler. Thats why we focus on making three key interactions highly intuitive:
Save everything: Easily save anything you’re browsing or have Tidy automatically index relevant links that are sent to you. Making it stupidly simple to get links into Tidy.
Share anywhere: Quickly share with others what you find, in your browser or in Tidy. Making it stupidly simple to share links.
Retrieve instantly: Intuitive search and organization of the links in Tidy. Easy to search, roam or organize however you need. Making it stupidly simple to find links.
Unlike others, Tidy wants to be invisible. We’ve built to be as unobtrusive as possible and just run in the background.
Invisible: Keep using all your apps. Use Slack to chat, Chrome to browse, Drive to store things, Google Suite to write docs and presentations. You already have everything in place, just let Tidy do the organizing and navigating for you.
Automation: By integrating with your Slack and Drive (with more to follow), we automatically extract links that matter to you and use our AI to organize them.
Social: Learning from the best (Spotify, Netflix, TikTok, etc), we use your interactions with the content to rank, recommend and organize to improve your experience.
Unlike Google, Facebook and the other data-giants, we’re not collecting and selling your data. We are champions of your private internet. Whats yours is yours. Forever.
Accessible knowledge: At your fingertips, organized in a way that does the complexity of private networks justice.
Sustainable knowledge: Despite how valuable it is, we waste so much of the knowledge we create. Once written down or learned, we forget where it’s saved, who has it, what it was related it. A tragedy that we aren’t at least as careful with knowledge as we are with plastic waste.
Equitable knowledge: Knowledge in the hands of the many propels us forward. Gone are the days where Egyptian priests jealously guard the secrets of the Nile. We believe in a future where the right knowledge comes to the most curious people, not just the most priviliged.
Codified knowledge: The knowledge that has been written down and is saved behind a link.
Uncodified knowledge: The knowledge stuck in people’s heads, waiting to be asked about.