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Owlscroll is a simple program. It doesn't have mindblowing features and doesn't intend to be a tool that encompasses many use cases. In its essence, Owlscroll is a tool you can write into — just like many others —, but with some thought out tweaks in design and usability, all with one end in mind: to be a place to guard thought through time. What this means is a reliable, undistracting, beautiful experience for thoughts and words, which is simple to use and functional long-term. ####Some decisions were made Many note-taking apps let you organize the structure of your notes with infinite variations. We intentionally stripped down the organizational decisions, and what is left is a simple system of tags, dates and an index. You will find that your entries will remain in order without needing a perfectly thought out nesting structure with folders and subfolders, etc. ####Design The experience had to be spot on from all aspects of view, and with the absence of extraordinary features, the design had to shine. It had to be pleasant and undistracting. The main focus in an application like this is the typography. Staying aligned with the objective of Owlscroll, the typography had to check in mainly with one requirement: It had to be perennial, timeless. We tested dozens of typefaces and narrowed down to two families: - Crimson Text, an elegant Serif, and - Open Sans, a more casual Sans-serif. For the overall experience, our main inspirations were: - Twitter's infinite scroll of entries (tweets), - Marijn Haverbeke's [Flows of energy](https://marijnhaverbeke.nl/blog/) blog, - Naval Ravikant's mindblowing [blog](https://nav.al/), and many more. The design of Owlscroll is something that's constantly being iterated over — it is its principal aspect of differentiation. We hope you like it. --- ###Conclusions There are lots of things coming, but none will disrupt Owlscroll's essence. New features will be carefully crafted to advance the goal of creating an experience that incentivizes thought.