Catch, the mobile app for capturing, discovering and sharing notes has just launched a brand new feature called Streams, giving users the option to create collections (aka “streams”) of notes privately, or work on collective streams with friends and family, co-workers, group members or anyone. Steve Brown, CEO of Catch says, “Using Catch, you have been able to create a private journal of everything that’s important to you. Catch now offers Streams to produce a collaborative space where you can collect your ideas, then evolve them into a conversation, collaboration or focused product by inviting others to contribute their own thoughts.”
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to speak with Robin Harper, VP of Marketing at Catch and she told me a bit about the new Streams feature. She explained that, before Streams, Catch users could create notes and capture ideas for themselves using text, pictures and voice recordings. They could group notes together by tagging them with #hashtags and could share individual notes with friends via email. Streams takes Catch to a whole new level. Now individuals can create private streams of their own on specific topics or create collaborative streams together with others.
How does a stream work? First, users can capture breakthrough ideas in their private Catch journals, complete with pictures, web links, notes and more. Then, they can invite colleagues and friends to collaborate and contribute to the stream. Working together as a team this can be perfect for fleshing out ideas for projects at work, planning parties and family events, coming up with ideas for a bands new album, or really anything. The uses are virtually endless and your Streams can be accessed from anywhere—your iOS or Android device or on the Web.
Check out the image below to see what Catch Streams look like on iPhone and Android.
Click here to download Catch for your Android or iOS device. Catch is retaining a freemium model with Streams. The service is free with up to 3 streams or users can pay for a Catch Pro service with 10 streams or Premier level with 50 streams (coming soon). Find out more on the Catch website.
The Catch team writes on their blog that with Streams “a little notion can grow into a conversation and even a collaborative project supporting on-the-go input from multiple people.” Can you see yourself using Catch Streams to collaborate with your networks? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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