Once upon a time there was a nerdy couple who liked to read books. Books that they liked to read had a lot of interesting ideas, clever quotes, and sometimes funny jokes. And every day Alex and Angela would read books and highlight their favorite passages that they found interesting, profound, witty, or useful for further research and ideation. Those highlight were accumulating somewhere on the Amazon cloud without being ever looked at again. Alex and Angela felt that they had lot of interesting ideas highlighted in all those books they read but they rarely if ever went back to read them1.
Until one day they thought that it would be interesting and useful to revisit those highlights. The problem was that they didn’t have much free time or that much drive to browse hundreds of passages. After all there were many more new books to read (or old favorites to re-read). On the other hand there was a lot of time spread through the day in small chunks for waiting for the train, riding an elevator, or standing in line for coffee. “What if” they though - “an interesting quote from a good book magically appeared on our phones when we were bored or waiting but didn’t have enough time to do anything else?”. “There must be an app for that!”.
But alas, nothing quite like what they wanted showed up on the google search. So they embarked on the quest of bringing highlights from the books stashed away in storage back to the spotlight. And here we are with the result of this journey - the random recall app.