Last Updated on September 6, 2015 by Tim
myOrb is a privacy focused web application designed to simplify your digital life by allowing you to manage your online activities from one easy place.
Within myOrb you can gather, store, and share any combination of content, putting it into separate private spaces for each of your groups, projects, and purposes. Their unique canvas allows you to visually share and organize your content, while seamlessly allowing you to communicate with friends and colleagues via the inbuilt chat and email functions.
You can save time by quickly retrieving your information, stored conveniently in one place. No more “where did I save it”, just log into myOrb from any device, anywhere via your browser and go.
There are essentially four main problems that the founders of myOrb have identified. The first is information overload, where we are confronted with data from more and more sources, often making it hard to work out what is valuable and what isn’t. The next is application overload, where the users are storing information across multiple applications, devices and in many different places. This makes data retrieval cumbersome and time consuming.
The next is communication overload, in particular the long email threads that clog up inboxes and social media streams which can make it hard to keep tabs on things. This is an important issue for group collaboration as information can often be hard to retrace and relocate later on, again slowing work down.
Finally you have Advertising Overload. With the rise of online surveillance and targeted advertising, not to mention banner ads and other forms of online advertising, companies are becoming more and more reliant on selling their users information. This is one of the founding elements of what myOrb is, as they have built a system so that can never do this. While this isn’t recognized as a major problem, they believe strongly in Internet privacy and have designed their system to reflect that.
Providing a robust system which helps users address each of these problems, by allowing them to search, store, share, communicate and collaborate in one place without being spied on is something that myOrb is providing.