Open a portal to an amazing universe of stories, ideas, and people
“Sir, did you order a plate of discoverability?”
“Yes. Yes, I believe I did. Thank you, kindly.”
As a product designer of 11+ years. This is truly exciting. It looks and feels amazing. I can’t wait to get stuck in.
Thanks Substack team, I just upgraded!
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of a world where fire-breathing dragons interrupt our bedroom reading, garbage-eating crocodiles rule the streets, and you can’t put an Easter Island statue outside your house without the neighbours burning your place to the ground. I’m tired of a world where you get mobbed and bystanders are too chicken to do anything, where you get attacked just for taking your duck-that-thinks-its-a-dog out for a walk, a world where someone new moves into the neighbourhood and everyone wants to bite his head off just because he’s a carnivore.
I want to live in a world where cranes are made of paper, lucky cat can wave to Buzz Aldrin, and all mushrooms are magic. A world where Earth is only one of the many books on the shelf, and it’s just a short step ladder to the moon. And, I promise you, when we reach this new land, we will hear the sweet sound of birds. And there, settled peacefully into our comfy seats, you will read my beautiful book of squiggles and I will read yours.
I seem to be the only one pointing out that substack is increasingly just another endless, mindless feed.
I joined substack to leave the noise. To leave mindless scrolling. To be somewhere of deep intentionality.
The more of a “social network” this becomes, the more you kill why it was special.
You’re prioritizing noise. Not depth.
I saw a writer say that he gains subs by posting on Notes and loses subs by writing actual pieces.
DO YOU NOT GET THE IMPLICATIONS OF THAT? When he’s shallow, he wins. When he’s deep he loses. WHERE DO YOU THINK THAT LEADS? It leads to just another noise machine.
I gave my last year to build something here and you are squandering it.
Besides loaded potato skins, this is the best app I am sorry for this I wish there was a delete button
I love the upgrade. As an older reader, 74, I would love to have the option to adjust font size in your next app update.
Outstanding work, Chris, Hamish, Jairaj and team! And, it was a pleasure working with Mel and Dayne -- providing feedback -- during the beta testing of this!
I don’t like this update at all! Why is the home page the notes page?? I’m here for the newsletters, not the tweets. Also who decided to switch the mental peace we had here over on Substack for this “everything at once in your face” format??? :((((((
I love the community here, it's one of the main reasons that I'm here. While I do understand your desire to promote and "name drop" some of the larger writers (who doesn't love Elizabeth Gilbert and Junot Diaz?) maybe instead of just saying "oh yeah there's some good smaller writers who discuss a smattering of topics" maybe you can help some of these smaller writers by actually specifically pointing them out in these site-wide type of promotions. Thank you this has been my TED talk.
Thanks for including Android in your app design. Just upgraded and it looks great!
Sorry but you lost me at Alison Roman as a “towering figure of literature, art and science”. I like Substack but increasingly it seems to me like another place where the small guys have zero chances (except paying the big guys to feature them), and those who are big are big already from somewhere else.
Also, am I the only one a bit terrified by that “watch”? I come to Substack to escape video and I know that’s the experience of a lot of neurodivergent people I know.
I would suggest the Product team considers a “don’t show me video” feature for those like me.
Outstanding update. Very elegant UI. Nice work!!
I am still waiting for the function to write and draft my article on the app. So far I have seen Notes and Chat, but still not writing article
I will admit, I don't use the app as much as I like to. There are already too many apps as it is these days. But, these are some exciting changes! It will help a lot of writers grow, connect, and engage with one another.
Build a product, grow users, keep adding features. The life of an App.