A developer’s perspective on using ambra.app

Rilind Fetoshi, Software Engineer at ambra.app

We at ambra.app have always been fans of “dogfooding” process since day 0 — we’ve used ambra.app to develop ambra.app itself. It helps us built the product in a way to addresses the problems where we include ourselves as a customer that needs the solution.

In this post, Rilind, our software engineer, shares his perspective on using ambra.app at work and for personal purposes.

Using Ambra as a developer

I don’t particularly appreciate dealing with task managers only due to being too formal and requiring to fill a form to create a task. I used to be stuck for minutes when writing task titles and descriptions; in the end, I usually ended up writing the same thing in both, so what’s the difference anyway!?

I like using Ambra, however, for the main reason of simplicity. I never have the pressure of formality when creating tasks, and I don’t have to open popups and fill out forms to create a task to change the font size on some text. I just write the task as if speaking it, no-brainer, “@rilind change title font size #todo #frontend #sprint7” that’s it, I just filled the task form in one line.

I mainly use the kanban view; even when creating tasks, I find it too easy to maneuver, filter, and just work with it. So I simply filter my tasks through #frontend tag or @rilind profile. That is all I care about as a frontend developer.

I just write the task as if speaking it, no-brainer, “@rilind change title font size #todo #frontend #sprint7” that’s it, I just filled the task form in one line.

Using Ambra for notes

I love reading blogs and watching tutorials for my field of expertise, but I forget most of the stuff, so I keep notes, but in no time, I find myself wasting too much time on reading my own notes to find a specific note.

In my personal use, I find Ambra to be very effective for keeping notes. The use of tags is extremely useful because I don’t enjoy folders, and folders don’t necessarily group similar notes, and I don’t want to copy a note in multiple folders. An example of an Ambra note: “#blog on how to achieve complex #animations using only #css [blog-link]”, this note is about a #blog, it provides a blog link, that I want to keep track of, also the topic is about #animations, so it is a #blog for #animations, and since I am a frontend developer I put the #css tag, to distinguish the programming language that is being used here (I know css is not a programming language :D , but you get the point).

An example of an Ambra note: “#blog on how to achieve complex #animations using only #css [blog-link]”

Takeaway

Simplification. The most desired thing in this busy life. I encourage you to experience ambra.app

Organize tasks in a natural way using #tags and @mentions