Jute Threads Manifesto


Projects for the rest of us!

Why are almost all project management apps written for businesses?

Regular people do important stuff, too. And sometimes we collaborate with other people doing stuff. We manage families, households, school, cars, repairs, documents, legal issues, medical issues, businesses, travel, bands, reunions, elderly care, and a ton more! That’s project management and it should be fun and easy for everyone. But almost all project management apps are written for businesses or they’re just no fun to use. We’re fixing that by making project management powerful enough for businesses, but fun and easy enough for the rest of us.

Read on to see what drives us to make Jute Threads and bring projects to the rest of us!

We were an afterthought… Until now

Until now the only project management options for us regular folks haven’t been great. One option that most of us use is, well, nothing, which means managing projects with separate apps like messaging, email, spreadsheets and files. But this leaves our stuff disconnected, strewn all over the place.

Another option is to subscribe project management app. These apps have come a long way and they have their place — heck we use them. But they’re also expensive, technical, and not really fun. And even if you are willing to shell out a $100 bucks or so per month for one one of them, you still have to be fairly technical to figure it out. Raise your hand if you have family and friends who will never figure out project management software. Our hands are up with yours!

It’s time for the rest of us to enjoy having our lives better organized.

Say goodbye to chaos, say Hello Jute

Many organizational apps, ironically, cause chaos because they don’t scale well. As you use them more, they get bloated and then it gets hard to find stuff and hard to know where to put new stuff. Ever had an idea and wondered “Where should I save this?”. Same.

Here’s how Jute Threads turns the chaos into a smile:

Connected not scattered

Got a hundred separate documents? Well that’s called a pile. But a hundred connected documents is a knowledge base.

Jute uses links, @’s and tags to connect docs. So if you’re writing one doc and mention another one, Jute will automatically connect the two so you can swap back and forth. And As you write, Jute will look for similar things you’ve already written and show them to you. How often have you been doing something and thought, “I think I’ve already done something like this - I wonder where it is?” Jute helps with that.

Connections reduce stress

What if you get into a fender bender? You’ll take photos of the damage and you’ll exchange info with the other driver. You’ll deal with police, insurance companies and repair shops. Jute Threads connects all that stuff, so when you’re dealing with one part, you can easily see the other parts. Super cool.

You won’t have to ask yourself “Was that an email? Or a text? Or a shared photo. Help!”. In Threads, when you’re looking at your car details, they’ll be connected to the insurance details, police report, repairs, etc. Threads turns chaos into a smile when you need it most.

Threads makes life less stressful

The more you see your stuff, the better you’ll remember it. Some apps just show you a list of your projects. They aren’t connected and there isn’t enough context for your brain to understand what goes with what?

In Jute Threads you can see your folder structure. It’s not in the way, but you can see it - we’ve figured out how to show you what you need to tickle your memory - without the noise. This reduces your stress because your brain relaxes when it sees where your stuff is. Seeing your stuff is great for people with ADHD, and it turns out it’s also great for everyone else, too!

Don’t re-invent, borrow from the experts

Want to manage a vacation, just load the Vacation template. Want to manage a project at work, a team, a band, a wedding, or a medical issue? You get the idea.

A template can be as simple as a pre-formatted document to save the warranty information for your microwave; or it can be a whole folder structure with documents, to-do lists and calendars, to manage your business.

With Jute Templates you don’t have to reinvent everything. And because we’ve made them free and super easy to use, you’ll use them all the time!

You haven’t seen great templates until you’ve seen Jute Templates.

You’ll feel good when you use Jute Threads

You manage your life and work. We all have to do it. At Jute, every fiber of our being believes that it should be beautiful and fun! It should make us feel good.

When you use Threads, you’ll want to share it with friends, family, co-workers, clients, and contractors. You’ll have fun, you’ll feel smarter, and you’ll feel relief. If we can make you play with our software then we all win, and that makes us giddy.

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