topical.is what happens when you mix the best aspects of email and text in a clean and simple interface. We took the best of both worlds and brought back some “old-school” message board tech — remixed for modern needs.
conversa
tions
are the point. You create a topic, invite others to join in, discuss the issues, and come to a conclusion. Then you archive it for posterity or delete it forever (as in gone). Your data is yours — private and totally under your own control.
relevance
not noise
is achieved by removing the ugliness of email with it's tendency to spawn replies of replies and long chains of text to search. We link comments on prior postings together, intersperse photos and files in three clicks, and keep the topic focused.
universal means every user on the planet with a device that can properly display this page can run topical and collaborate with anyone else. Nothing to download and immediately ready to go to work.

“Why not just use email?”

Email suffers from a couple of very bad problems (beside spam). The ones we set out to solve in topical are content-noise ratio (CNR) and relevance/focus of the topic. We still use email everyday, but once you realize the efficacy of topical in keeping a group conversation coherent, focused, and non-repetitive, you'll start finding more and more reasons to use it for more effective communication.

Here's an example...

actual conversation about repairing a bug on another simplexable project

“What's the difference?”

The first thing you don't see is the traditional email reply wherein I say something. and your reply has what you said, followed by everything I said before. If we go a few replies down the chain, an email reply is suddenly 5% new content and 95% repetition of what been said and reposted before (over and over). This is a low CNR situation.

In the example above, Ricardo has an issue and starts a conversation. A couple of short responses are followed by a significant statement and a screenshot placed directly into the flow of the topic and clarifying the post right above it. This is impossible to do in traditional email, but it's effortless in topical.

The bottom line:

We made this for our own use, but realized very early on that topical makes life better for anyone relying on multiple email or text message chains to discuss almost anything. It has the permanence and search aspects of email, the immediacy of texting, and the ability to attach mixed media inline in a discussion format that's almost unlimited in scope of use and has very good CNR.

simplexable.is, llc
427 East 17th Street, Suite F, #264
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 USA
topical.is
what happens when you mix the best aspects of email and text in a clean and simple interface. We took the best of both worlds and brought back some “old-school” message board tech — remixed for modern needs.
conversations
are the point. You create a topic, invite others to join in, discuss the issues, and come to a conclusion. Then you archive it for posterity or delete it forever ( as in gone). Your data is yours — private and totally under your own control.
relevance
is achieved by removing the ugliness of email with it's tendency to spawn replies of replies and long chains of text to search. We link comments on prior postings together, intersperse photos and files in three clicks, and keep the topic focused.
universal
means every user on the planet with a device that can properly display this page can run topical and collaborate with anyone else. Nothing to download and immediately ready to go to work.

“Why not just use email?”

Email suffers from a couple of very bad problems (beside spam). The ones we set out to solve in topical are content-noise ratio (CNR) and relevance/focus of the topic. We still use email everyday, but once you realize the efficacy of topical in keeping a group conversation coherent, focused, and non-repetitive, you'll start finding more and more reasons to use it for more effective communication.

Here's an example...

actual conversation about repairing a bug on another simplexable project

“What's the difference?”

The first thing you don't see is the traditional email reply wherein I say something. and your reply has what you said, followed by everything I said before. If we go a few replies down the chain, an email reply is suddenly 5% new content and 95% repetition of what been said and reposted before (over and over). This is a low CNR situation.

In the example above, Ricardo has an issue and starts a conversation. A couple of short responses are followed by a significant statement and a screenshot placed directly into the flow of the topic and clarifying the post right above it. This is impossible to do in traditional email, but it's effortless in topical.

The bottom line:

We made this for our own use, but realized very early on that topical makes life better for anyone relying on multiple email or text message chains to discuss almost anything. It has the permanence and search aspects of email, the immediacy of texting, and the ability to attach mixed media inline in a discussion format that's almost unlimited in scope of use and has very good CNR.

simplexable.is, llc
427 East 17th Street
Suite F, #264
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 USA

p: +1.949.870.9121
e: support@simplexable.com
w: simplexable.is