Aha! Launches New Digital Notebook for Product Builders

Introducing the only digital notebook optimized for product builders.

October 25, 2022

Aha! Launches New Digital Notebook for Product Builders

by Brian de Haaff

Editor's note: Aha! Create is now Aha! Notebooks. See what is new.

Does this sound familiar? You write down concepts in the moment — with ideas scattered across physical notebooks, stickies, virtual whiteboards, and shared docs. Finding, consolidating, and refining all that information is frustrating. What if you could organize all of your thoughts in one tool? And what if you could then share those concepts with others on your team and quickly refine them? We have been doing exactly that and are happier. Now you can too.

Today, we are excited to introduce Aha! Create — your new digital notebook.

Aha! Create was designed expressly for product builders. It is the only tool of its kind that brings together everything you need to quickly go from ideation to implementation — written notes, virtual whiteboards, interactive diagramming, and a library of carefully-crafted templates. In the spirit of visual communication, we created the video below to share more about the thinking behind Aha! Create and why we love using it in our own product development process.

Ready to discover how your team can benefit from Aha! Create? Join our live product launch event on November 9. You will enjoy an in-depth demo of the new product, including the seamless move from whiteboard to planned work when you use Aha! Create and Aha! Roadmaps together. Invite your coworkers — the Aha! team will be there to answer your questions.

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Aha! Create is for product teams who want to bring cohesion and creative thinking to every aspect of your product development process. Let's take a deeper look at what you can do:

Organize your thoughts

Tame the information overload. Create as many notes as you need, from meeting agendas to customer conversations and market research. Corral free-form text with rich formatting options. You can reference notes how you like — organized in folders or by date.

Notes added from the calendar view are associated with that date.

Notes added from the calendar view are associated with that date.

Create visual whiteboards

Engage the creative process. Digital whiteboards are ideal for defining user flow diagrams, mapping customer journeys, or brainstorming new product experiences. Choose from a selection of templates for everything from sticky notes to mind maps. Or use shapes, frames, connectors, and other elements to create your own custom visuals.

Use exceptional diagramming functionality to design stunning whiteboards.

Collaborate in real time

Seek out broader input. Share notes and whiteboards with stakeholders outside of your Aha! account. Collaborate with others in real time or asynchronously to explore opportunities from different perspectives. Multiple people can work together in the same document to bounce ideas, provide in-context feedback, and refine concepts during live brainstorming sessions.

An example whiteboard in Aha! Notebooks — teammates can add digital sticky notes and collaborate in real time.

Add concepts to roadmaps

Bring the best concepts to life. When you are ready to go from ideation to implementation, select any text object on a whiteboard and convert it into an idea record in Aha! Roadmaps. This ensures that you do not lose track of valuable concepts that you want to pursue. It also saves time re-entering information in different tools — so you can easily incorporate your creative thinking into your product roadmap.

Use the seamless integration between Aha! Create and Aha! Roadmaps to convert concepts to ideas.

Use the seamless integration between Aha! Create and Aha! Roadmaps to convert concepts to ideas.

Aha! Create is now available to product builders everywhere. We cannot wait to share more with you at the launch event on November 9.

Aha! Create is available with two plan options — Create Essentials ($9/month), and Create Advanced ($18/month). Create Advanced is ideal for larger teams who would benefit from additional functionality, such as single sign-on and multiple team workspaces.

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It is also worth noting that everything in the Create Essentials plan is available to folks already using other Aha! software at no additional cost. And as part of this launch, Aha! users can now share personal notes and whiteboards with people outside of your account — such as colleagues, contractors, and even customers.

And this is just the beginning. We are already working on a variety of enhancements — all conceived by the team using Aha! Create, of course — including a desktop app, additional templates, and more. As you begin working on your own notes and whiteboards, tell us what you want to see next.

Start creating now

Aha! Create is the best way to organize thoughts, whiteboard concepts, and collaborate with the team. Sign up for free today or explore the new functionality within your existing Aha! account. Interested in an integrated approach to product development? Discover the Aha! suite. You will be in good company — more than 600,000 product builders trust our software to develop lovable products and be happy doing it.

Brian de Haaff

Brian de Haaff

Brian seeks business and wilderness adventure. He is the co-founder and CEO of Aha! — the world’s #1 product development software — and the author of the bestseller Lovability. Brian writes and speaks about product and company growth and the journey of pursuing a meaningful life.

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