Introducing Aha! Create — Your New Digital Notebook
March 8, 2022

Introducing Aha! Create — Your New Digital Notebook

by Brian de Haaff

We sketch out bold new concepts, exchange ideas, and explore opportunities. That is because building something new is about problem solving and creativity. From jotting down thoughts to documenting meeting notes, you probably use a mix of physical notebooks, online docs, and virtual brainstorming tools. It gets messy fast. And I know from experience that there is nothing worse than the spark of an idea lost in a whiteboard wipeout. So we built the digital notebook that our team has always wanted.

Today we announce Aha! Create — the best way to record daily thoughts, whiteboard concepts, and ideate alongside your team.

Aha! Create is the only tool that brings together free-format text and online whiteboarding capabilities. It includes a world-class text editor, exceptional diagramming functionality, and real-time collaboration — so you can build out concepts in the format that you prefer. Intrigued? Register now to be one of the first to use Aha! Create through our early access program.

This new product arrives at an exciting time for our company. We just announced that Aha! surpassed $100M in annual recurring revenue (ARR). More than a significant milestone in our journey, it is validation that you can build a very different type of high-growth SaaS company without any outside funding. We want to inspire other companies to build differently too — which is why we are championing the Bootstrap Movement.

We are also expanding our international presence. Aha! now serves over 5,000 enterprise customers and more than 500,000 users — many of whom work across the globe. Many customers in Europe have expressed a desire to use a data center in the EU. So we are opening a new data center in Ireland to better support those customers.

Our suite of world-class tools is recognized as the world's #1 product development software. Aha! Create is a natural addition to our other products — Aha! Ideas, Aha! Roadmaps, and Aha! Develop. Now you and every product team will be able to free your imagination, so you can push the boundaries of what is possible.

Let's take a closer look at what you can do with Aha! Create.

Capture daily notes

Improve your productivity with a daily info journal. Create as many notes as you need for meetings, action items, product learnings, customer insights, and more. Rich formatting options — such as tables, checklists, and colors — help you organize you thoughts with clarity. Choose from a library of pre-built note templates to bring structure to your writing and quickly fill in the details.

Web and desktop apps keep your digital notebook readily accessible.

Whiteboard concepts

Transform raw concepts into beautiful visuals. Use virtual whiteboards to build out diagrams, models, and sketches. Start with a blank canvas or get a jumpstart with our diagramming templates. Sophisticated drawing functionality includes shapes, sticky notes, connectors, frames, and pens.

Convert whiteboard elements into ideas or features in Aha! software.

Collaborate with the team

You can have both personal and team notes. So start sharing your thoughts and whiteboards with the team. This makes it easy to bring others into the creative process — individually or as a group — so you can exchange ideas and suggestions. Teammates can work side-by-side in the same document. Edit collaboratively, add comments, and reply inline.

Work with your team in real time in Aha! Create documents.

Organize everything

Toggle between document and calendar views to stay organized. The documents view uses a folder structure — so you can group notes and diagrams in a logical way. The calendar view is especially helpful for keeping track of your daily notes. You can also set a future date if you know you will need to access the details during a specific meeting or event.

Use recently viewed and favorite filters to find what you need faster.

Every product builder needs a digital notebook. We know your team will be elated to bring all of your notes, whiteboards, and diagrams together.

Ready to spark your creativity? Join the early access program. Spots are limited — we will follow up with applications in the order received when the program opens.

Request early access now

Aha! Create will be offered as a standalone product and tightly integrated into existing Aha! tools. We will share more details after the early access program. So, help craft its future by signing up to use it at no cost today.

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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