Frequently asked questions

Here are answers to some of the most asked questions about Recall.
Where does Recall keep my data?

Recall is an offline-first PWA meaning that all your data is stored locally on your device using a browser feature named IndexedDB. Your data is also backed up to our server so that it can be synced between your devices. It is backed up using a popular service called Firebase Realtime DB.

What happens if Recall disappears one day?

It is understandable that there is some hesitation to invest your time into adding your information to a new application and the obvious fear that it may just disappear one day. I want to reassure you that we are fully committed to Recall for the long term. But in the unlikely and unfortunate case that Recall doesn’t work out we will ensure that there is more than enough time for users to export their data so that it can be moved to another application. We would also open-source the project to allow users to host Recall themselves.

Will there be mobile apps for Recall?

Yes, we are currently working on an Android application and an iOS one will follow. See here, for more information on upcoming features and our roadmap.

Why use Recall?

If you’re anything like us, then everyday you learn about interesting new things from blog posts and news articles you read, podcasts you listen to and videos you watch. 

Unfortunately most of what you learn from this content is forgotten within a couple of months. A practical solution to this is to summarize what you learn and write it down somewhere. However the problem with this approach is: 

  1. It is time consuming and you often just don’t feel like taking down your own notes.
  2. And overtime you write down so much that it becomes difficult to find what you need when you need it.

Recall solves these problems by automatically summarizing content and categorizing it in a consistent way. Connections are also drawn between the content you add, helping resurface existing content when it is related to something new.

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