Knolum is intended to help remember lots of information. And we are not talking about few dozens of bookmarks of a typical internet user. We're talking about memorizing of thousands and tens of thousands of links, names, addresses, products, code snippets, recipes, etc. and then finding them again in 2-3 clicks, when needed.
One can argue — why to keep so many notes? Imagine that you can easily recall any useful thing that ever crossed your mind, even many years ago. And it takes you only a couple of clicks. It's like Google Mail inbox for your mind. Before GMail everyone used to keep its mailbox small because it was limited to 5 or 10MB. And then Google came and offered multi-gigabyte mailboxes so you don't have to delete mail. Ever. That's what Knolum is about — you don't have to lose anything. Ever. Just make short notes on everything that might be interesting or useful (it takes seconds) and forget about it. We will make it easy to find again, when needed.
Even if you will never need 99% of notes — first, they won't create clutter (due to Knolum's advanced tagging), and, second, it's better to have some notes never needed than lose useful information and later spend hours, looking for it. Sometimes you can just google it again. Sometimes Google isn't of help, especially when you don't know exactly what you're looking for or you deal with personal information.
In order to make Knolum work well we use 3 concepts:
We don't want you to make lengthy posts and fill numerous fields. Just open our bookmarklet in a browser, put a few words and hashtags that will help you to find this note again, and that's it. Tag autosuggestion makes tagging even simpler.
Your mind is great! It holds everything you want. You may only need to help it a bit to recall something. Give it a hint and power of associative thinking will do the magic. When creating notes in Knolum — make tags from key words and/or from related entities. Tags then become associated with posts, with interests and with each other (if they occur in the same post). You can find pretty much anything using these associations, even if you don't know exactly what you're looking for.
It might require some practice to figure out the best way of choosing tags and interests. You know your mind better than anybody so be creative and build your own system of key words. There are no ready recipes here.
You are a many-sided personality and your interests are a representation of your versatility. Therefore keeping notes organized by interests is the most natural way to isolate domains of knowledge and reduce information clutter. Another benefit is that following on Knolum is made interest-based. Thus, no more need to read all that boring stuff you don't care about. Enjoy improved signal/noise ratio.
Knolum is created by Max Ivak, Andrey Rybka and Dmitry Gudkov.