Neat, Save Anything – Private Beta

over 6 years ago from , UX Designer

Hey DN, we’d love to get your input on an early app we’ve been working on. It’s in private beta, if you have a minute please click through, try it out, and let us know what you think!


Neat lets you save anything, stay organized, and find things quickly when you need them. You can also collaborate with others by saving to shared collections.


  • Jesse C.Jesse C., over 6 years ago

    Seems like these types of web apps are the new project management and todo web apps.

    3 points
  • Cory DymondCory Dymond, over 6 years ago

    You've essentially recreated Pocket. I use Pocket all the time and it's a great service, so what about your app is going to make me want to migrate over? I see nothing that sets Neat apart from Pocket. The Neat extension even lacks some of the features Pocket has such as quick tagging, which I use regularly to organize and search through saved items that I vaguely remember something about, which is a problem that a catch-all like "collections" doesn't really solve.

    2 points
    • Account deleted over 6 years ago

      Hey Cory,

      I was also a heavy user of Pocket before building Neat. Here are a few things that Neat does better than Pocket:

      • Search: Neat has a very powerful search, it searches the whole contents of the pages, has an excellent ranking algorithm, synonym detection and typo tolerance. I find it good enough that I no longer need to use tags to help me find stuff later.

      • Content type support: Pocket works great for previewing articles and some videos, but really falls apart when you save other types like songs, recipes, websites, repositories, wikis, etc. Neat gives you a great preview for almost everything on the web.

      • Collaboration: Neat allows you to collaboratively save links to a collection with other people. It's far more natural for sharing something like a collection of recipes with friends than Pocket's sharing.

      Something else worth noting is that Neat is going to be a paid product that will be much cheaper than Pocket pro. This allows us to focus on building the best possible product for our users, instead of building user facing features to extract more demographic data from our users. We are also committed to the privacy of our users' data. What you choose to save is your business, not ours and definitely not advertisers or other third parties.

      6 points
      • Gregory Worrall, over 6 years ago

        Great reply to a probing question.

        Signing up.

        3 points
      • Cory DymondCory Dymond, 6 years ago

        Totally missed this reply somehow, but wanted to say thanks for the in-depth reply. I'm going to give this a shot for the next week or so. Do you have an export function?

        0 points
    • Account deleted over 6 years ago

      Something else worth noting is that you can import your pocket links into Neat and see for yourself if the search and previews are better:

      Import from Pocket, Instapaper, Pinboard and more

      0 points
  • Ryan MorrisonRyan Morrison, over 6 years ago

    Very neat! Shoot me a message on twitter if you need help with Webflow :)

    1 point
  • Kyle RoseKyle Rose, over 6 years ago

    I was just talking about switching from pocket. Signed up.

    1 point
  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, over 6 years ago

    How is this better than Pinboard? Do you have a pricing model? If it's free, how much user data are you selling and to whom?

    EDIT: Site looks good though!

    1 point
    • Account deleted over 6 years ago

      I'm glad you like it!

      The major difference from Pinboard is the very polished and visual UI. Neat also has it's own iOS app and Chrome/Safari extensions (assuring consistent quality and design across platforms) unlike Pinboard.

      Neat is currently free while in beta. It will be a paid product with some sort of trial for the public launch. See my comment above with regards to us not selling customer data.

      1 point
      • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, over 6 years ago

        I totally skipped that for some reason. Hmm...I'll sign up! I went to Pinboard from Pocket because I liked the utility more but it's certainly not the best for keeping track of my "read it later" bookmarks.

        0 points
      • Mick NMick N, over 6 years ago

        Any plans to expand to Firefox and other platforms?

        0 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 6 years ago


    Looks like a good idea but, how this improves the current flow of Android or iOS, where the synching is pretty much awesome and everything is natively integrated? And for free...

    0 points