Catch.com presents users with a convenient way to save ideas, thoughts and almost anything else. The application is essentially an effective note taking tool. The user can create a note or make a list to save to their Catch account. Users can also upload images and pictures that they have taken using their mobile phone. Email access is also available that lets the user submit items from their email account. The user can collapse or expand views and check out note attributes at a glance. Users can also map items out to use locations to help jog their memory. An auto completion feature is included so the user can quickly add tags by scrolling through a list of previously used tags. Catch uses SSL encryption to protect user data.
Catch was founded in October of 2008. The application was intended to provide users with a better way to stay productive and organized. The company is based out of San Francisco, California and currently consists of fewer than 20 individuals, including CEO Steve Brown, CTO Andreas Schobel and Vice President of Business Development Pierre Couteau.
The concept behind Catch isn’t totally original. However it takes an intelligent approach to achieving its intended purpose. Users can add items multiple ways, including through email, a mobile device or by logging in to Catch. That flexibility makes Catch an appealing option for many people, especially those who like to keep notes or make lists while on the go.
The Catch website uses a vibrant orange and white color scheme that is complimented by stylish, color images and icons. The application is very well organized, giving it a user friendly appeal. This is, of course, almost a requirement for an application that is intended to assist users in organizing their thoughts and ideas. Users can also expand or collapse views so they are given all the details they need (or to avoid information overload as they review their past Catch entries).
A new user can join Catch by filling out the form present right on the homepage (along the right hand side). The form asks the user for a desired username, email address and a password. A small note at the bottom of the form advises the user that by submitting their information they are confirming that they are over 13 years of age and agree to the Catch terms of service. The user can click the green and white “Create Your Account” button to continue. After doing so, the user is automatically taken to their newly created dashboard where they can begin adding items to their Catch account.
Catch provides a very helpful service that could help many people get organized and accomplish things. However the service relies heavily on the user and does not offer any extensive features. That being said, Catch is priced right where it should be: free. The application provides many helpful organizational tools, but lacks in the more extensive options of other paid subscription applications. The free price tag definitely makes Catch a desirable option for some users.
Catch can help almost anyone get organized. The application seems to be geared more towards the average user rather than companies and professionals. Users can save their thoughts, ideas or to do lists quickly by email, mobile device or by adding a note directly to their Catch account.