About WebNotes

WebNotes helps professionals manage the staggering amounts of information available online by making it easy to collect, organize, and share information quickly and effectively. We also help save paper by reducing the need to print. Our customers include law firms, marketing agencies, universities, and consultants.

WebNotes began as a side project during an MIT class on web research. At the time, students were being instructed to use bookmarks, and copy & paste text into Word Documents. The WebNotes founders knew there had to be a better way. After tinkering with some prototypes and kicking around the idea for a few years, they decided to formally start a company, and in 2007 WebNotes was born.

WebNotes is compatible with Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Safari. It can be run either as a web browser plug-in or as a "bookmarklet" (a special link that runs WebNotes without the need to install anything). Users' data is stored online with the utmost attention to security and privacy, and can be accessed through our web site from any internet-connected computer.

The WebNotes team is also behind crocodoc, a tool that allows people to collaboratively comment on and markup PDF files.

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The WebNotes Team

Ryan D.
Ryan's apartment is more sanitary than a Biosafety Level 4 research facility. This also shows in the business he runs. Ryan sharpened these skills during his undergrad years at MIT, and then subsequently as a Program Manager at Avid Technology. When anyone asks for "the force" behind WebNotes, we point to Ryan.
Bennett R.
Bennett likes beer and poker. He wishes Ultimate Frisbee was an Olympic sport. Bennett acquired these tastes while pursuing his M.S. in computer science at Cambridge University. Upon his return to the states, he came to MIT for his PhD, but secretly hoped to drop out and do a startup. Which he did.
Peter L.
Programmer by day, man who dresses in a rubber bat suit and jumps off buildings by night. Sound familiar? Besides his cavalier exploits, Peter is the only member of the team silly enough to have gotten two degrees from MIT: one in computer science and one in brain and cognitive science.
Matt L.
After graduating from MIT, Matt planned to leave Boston for California and never look back. Just a few months later, nostalgia and WebNotes brought him back. When he isn't busy hacking, you can probably find him at the nearest gym or enjoying a beer at the local pub.