It all began with a Desktop that looked like this. Jason, a cofounder of Meta, was helping his mom track down some of her files (and failing). She had 356 files on her Desktop alone, and was constantly creating and receiving more. There was no way to bring order to the chaos.
Jason built a program to organize her Desktop, but within a week it was back to complete mayhem. You can spend hours organizing your files every so often, but that doesn’t get at the root of the problem. It’s 2016, and we’re still using filing cabinet technology to organize files on our computers; to find a file, you have to remember exactly where you saved it or what you named it. To make matters worse, our files are scattered across a growing number of cloud services and devices. Here at Meta, we use Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Box, Slack, Gmail, Trello, and more. And that’s not even including our personal accounts!
The average employee wastes 4 hours each week searching for and recreating lost documents. That’s outrageous! We believe you shouldn’t have to waste time clicking in and out of folders and searching endlessly for documents. That’s why we built Meta. We love being productive, and want to help you be productive too.