Stashpad, a developer-focused “DM to your self”-styled pocket book app, is now pivoting to a docs app that you should utilize with out logging in. The corporate will nonetheless preserve its authentic notes app and name it “Stashpad Lists.”

StashPad Docs is the corporate’s new providing that doesn’t require any login and helps Markdown formatting. The product is browser first and doc historical past is saved domestically, so customers can seek for docs with out querying the server. The corporate stated that whereas there isn’t a offline assist for the time being, it’s a characteristic that the startup will introduce sooner or later.

You possibly can simply share these docs for others to take a look at and collaborate with. Nevertheless, a few of the options like read-only sharing are behind a login. Whereas a lot of the options are free to make use of, individuals need to pay for professional options like restricted entry and precedence assist. The corporate is pricing the Professional plan at $12 per thirty days or $8 per thirty days if you happen to pay yearly.

The corporate stated that collaboration is a significant use case for the docs product because it claims to assist real-time interactions with lower than 50 milliseconds of delay.

Why the pivot?

The startup, which has raised $2 million so far, instructed For Millionaires that it didn’t see anticipated progress with the note-taking product because the viewers for it was too slim.

When constructing collaboration options for the note-taking app, the corporate’s co-founder and CEO Cara Borenstein discovered that there’s a greater demand for a Google Docs-like use case when working with others.

“As we launched into including multiplayer performance to our authentic product, we did quite a few person interviews to know how engineering groups handle notes and docs in a collaborative setting,” she stated in an e mail.

“One factor that struck us is how, even when groups had an official workforce wiki in place (utilizing instruments like Confluence or Notion), nonetheless they might usually resort to Google Docs for quite a lot of use-cases. They could accomplish that even with out absolutely acknowledging that Google Docs stays an enormous a part of their workflow.”

With this new product, Stashpad goals to draw each technical and non-technical customers. Plus, it sees a venture-sized alternative for the docs product.