Bytebase is a tool for team notes that’s built for speed. Everything in Bytebase is a “byte” — a short chunk of information. A byte is also a folder and a tag.
Today I want to share why we think it’s important that “folders” and “tags” are equivalent in Bytebase.
Let’s start with an example.
Taking notes on a user interview.
Suppose I am conducting user interviews. I’ll start by creating a User Interviews byte (folder) to hold my notes.
My first User Interview is with Bob. I create a Bob from Hooli byte (folder) and record my key takeaways from our conversation in Bytebase.
Organizing notes from my first user interview.
Some of my notes are feature requests and I’d like to organize them accordingly.
I create a Feature Requests byte which will contain feature requests from across all of my user interviews.
To add a byte to the Feature Requests folder, I “tag” the byte with Feature Requests.
Feature requests from Bob now live in two “folders” or locations. They live in Bob from Hooli and in Feature Requests.
Bytebase decouples the steps of creating and organizing content. You can create bytes quickly, in any location that makes sense to start. Then apply any number of tags or “additional locations” when you get around to it.
Adding a second user interview.
Now I can write my notes from interviewing Alice. While I’m writing my notes, I don’t need to worry about organizing or following a certain structure. I write in whatever way makes the most sense.
When I’m ready, I can add the Feature Requests tag to all of the feature requests from Alice.
One cross-cutting view from multiple interviews.
With the Feature Requests byte, I can view feature requests from Alice and Bob in one place.
Feature Requests is a full-blown byte, not just a view. I can re-order the bytes that live in Feature Requests with drag and drop.
And create feature requests directly in the Feature Requests byte.
Speed + Powerful Organizing
We’ve merged the concepts of tags and folders to help you write faster and organize with more power.
Interchangeable tags and folders allow you to separate the process of writing content from organizing it, making each action faster.
Thanks for reading!