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Last updated November 16, 2018

It's Me, attach your personality to your emails.

It's Me is a Chrome extension allowing you to write your emails with your own custom font.

It's Me, attach your personality to your emails.

It's Me is a Chrome extension allowing you to write your emails with your own custom font.

€841
pledged of 5.000 €pledged of 5.000 € goal
40
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 16 2018 4:30 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 16, 2018

About

[Version française plus bas]

Hi there, I’m Yannick, founder of Prototypo. We are back on Kickstarter to introduce It’s Me, a Chrome extension allowing you to write your emails with your own custom font.

Stand out from the crowd with It's Me!
Stand out from the crowd with It's Me!

Let me first give you a bit of background info of how It’s Me came to life. So, my mother sends me regular emails checking up on me, telling me about her week, or how to reset the wifi router, some of you can probably relate. She always writes her emails in a bright blue font and one day I asked her: “Why are your emails always blue?” She simply responded: “I simply want people recognize that it's me who is writing.” That made me realize how restricted we are in our expression in emails.

Yes, you can capitalize letters, add exclamation marks, but that’s about it. Why would you limit your personality to a 11 fonts choice? It’s Me is a Chrome extension that lets you create your own custom font, or pick one already existing in a larger list, and then use it for all your emails. Because let’s be honest, who enjoys writing in Arial all the time? That’s why we want to use the power of typography to help people bringing their personality into their digital correspondence.  

Your pledges will help us to make It's Me free for everybody.
Your pledges will help us to make It's Me free for everybody.

How it will work

Having your own custom font in your emails will be as simple as this: 

  • 1: Download the extension.
  • 2: Open It’s Me in your email box and choose or create your font. 
  • 3: Type your email with your font and send it. 

In order that your recipients can see your font, you’ll be able to add a link to download the extension in your emails.
You’ll also have the possibility to invite people from your contacts list.
Of course, this is non-mandatory options: your custom font can be your best-kept secret and you can be the only one to see your emails with it if you want!

How you will be able to create your custom font

Thanks to our technology, you will create custom fonts in a matter of seconds. Start by choosing one of the templates that fit better your personality and then simply pick the best options: which thickness do you prefer? Which width? Which kind of serifs? Basically we'll integrate our tool called Unique in this plugin.

Unique is our tool allowing non-designers to create custom fonts (https://unique.prototypo.io). We'll integrate its technology in It's Me.
Unique is our tool allowing non-designers to create custom fonts (https://unique.prototypo.io). We'll integrate its technology in It's Me.


In a few steps, you will create the perfect font and be able to express yourself with your own "digital writing".

How we will make it work 

An overview of how It's me will work.
An overview of how It's me will work.

When you’ll create a custom font and send your email, It’s Me will just pin an ID to your message. If your recipient downloads the extension, the ID will be linked to your custom font and will display your message with it. 

We will not store any data and will not have access to your contents. We will just keep an ID which is connected to a font.

We wont store any of your personal data
We wont store any of your personal data

So why are we on Kickstarter?  

We want It’s Me to be free for everybody, but it requires a lot of work and efforts from our side to develop it and deal with the technicalities behind the scene.

Also, the success of this plugin is based on the community. Thanks to this campaign, we do not just want to get the resources to develop it, but also raise a community: all the success of this tool is based on the virality. That’s why it is very important to us that you spread the word (and it’s free!). We need your helping hands to make sure we can move forward with this project and can guarantee a quality result. 

How will the Funding be used? 

Your donations will really help us bring a little bit of typography back into everybody’s life. All the money collected would first and foremost buy us time. Developing It’s Me will take lots of labor hours. 

We’ve previously launched Prototypo on Kickstarter actually, so we’re not complete rookies anymore. Our tools Prototypo and Unique help thousands of designers to create easily their own custom fonts. But since we believe that everybody deserves a proper voice and a font to match it, we thought about how we could make custom fonts accessible for everyone. We want to give everybody the opportunity to express themselves with their custom fonts. 

 And voila, here’s It’s Me!   

The rewards  

Of course, our backers will get something in return for their generous donations. Take a look at the goodies you can get in addition to supporting our campaign.

We will produce an exclusive series of pins.
We will produce an exclusive series of pins.
The tote bag designed by our creative team.
The tote bag designed by our creative team.

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[Version Française]

Bonjour à tous, je suis Yannick, fondateur de Prototypo et nous revenons sur Kickstarter pour vous présenter It’s Me, une extension Chrome qui va vous permettre d’écrire vos emails avec vos propres polices de caractères.  

Laissez moi d’abord vous dire comment l’idée de It's Me m’est venue. Ma mère m’envoie régulièrement des emails pour prendre des nouvelles, me raconter sa semaine ou me demander comment réactiver la box Internet (vous voyez sûrement de quoi je parle). Elle écrit toujours ses emails avec une police d’un bleu électrique. Quand je lui ai demandé pourquoi, elle m’a simplement répondu: “je veux juste que les gens me reconnaissent quand je leur écris!”  

Tout ça m’a fait réaliser à quel point notre expression est limitée lorsqu’on envoie un email. En effet, on peut mettre les lettres en majuscules ou ajouter des marques de ponctuation, mais c’est tout. Pourquoi votre personnalité devrait se limiter à un choix de 11 polices de caractères?
It’s Me va vous permettre de créer votre propre police ou d’en choisir une dans une liste élargie pour ensuite l’utiliser dans tous vos emails. Honnêtement, vous n’en avez pas marre d’écrire en Arial à longueur de journées? 

Voilà pourquoi nous voulons utiliser la force de la typographie pour permettre à tous d’amener une touche personnelle à leur correspondances électroniques.  

Comment ça va marcher  

Pour écrire vos emails avec votre propre police il suffira de suivre ces 3 étapes:  

  • 1: Téléchargez l’extension. 
  • 2: Ouvrez It’s Me dans votre boite mail et choisissez ou créez votre police.
  • 3: Ecrivez votre email avec votre police et envoyez le. 

Pour permettre à vos destinataires de voir votre typo, vous pourrez ajouter un lien dans votre message afin qu'ils puissent à leur tour télécharger l’extension. Vous aurez aussi la possibilité d’inviter vos contacts depuis votre répertoire. Bien sûr vous pourrez aussi conserver jalousement le secret de votre police personnalisée en ne la partageant avec personne! 

Comment vous allez créer votre police personnalisée 

 Grâce à notre technologie, vous pourrez créer des polices personnalisées en quelques secondes. Vous commencerez par choisir parmi nos modèles de base celui qui correspond le mieux à votre personnalité. Il suffira ensuite d’adapter ses caractéristiques à vos goûts: Quelle épaisseur vous convient? Quelle largeur? Quel type d’empattements? 

En seulement quelques étapes vous allez créer la typo parfaite et vous pourrez enfin vous exprimer avec votre propre écriture électronique! 

Comment nous allons procéder 

Quand vous enverrez un email avec votre police personnalisée, It’s Me épinglera un identifiant à votre message. Si votre destinataire a déjà installé l'extension, cet identifiant fera le lien avec votre police et l'affichera dans son email. 

Nous ne stockerons aucune information et n’aurons bien sûr pas accès au contenu de vos emails. Nous conserverons juste un identifiant qui sera relié à votre police. 

Pourquoi sommes nous sur Kickstarter? 

Nous voulons que It’s Me soit gratuit et accessible à tous, mais le développement de cette extension demande beaucoup de travail de notre part. 

Par ailleurs, le succès d’une telle initiative est basé sur la création d’une grande communauté d'utilisateurs. En plus de financer le développement de l’extension nous voulons que cette campagne génère l'adhésion du plus grand nombre possible. C’est pourquoi nous comptons sur vous pour partager l’information au maximum! 

Nous avons besoin de votre soutien pour créer la meilleure extension possible. 

Comment nous utiliserons vos contributions 

 Vos contributions nous aiderons à amener un peu de typographie dans le quotidien de chacun. L’argent collecté nous permettra avant tout de financer le temps passé à développer It’s Me

Nous avons lancé Prototypo sur Kickstarter en 2014, nous n'en sommes donc pas à notre coup d'essai. Nos outils Prototypo et Unique permettent déjà à des milliers de designers de créer leurs propres polices de caractères. 

Aujourd’hui nous pensons que chacun mérite d’avoir sa propre voix et la typo qui l’accompagne. C'est pourquoi nous avons réfléchi à la manière de rendre les polices personnalisées accessibles à tous. 

Vous savez tout, voici It’s Me

Les récompenses 

Bien entendu, tous les backers verront leur participation récompensée. Voici un aperçu des goodies que nous avons créés. 

Le tote bag conçu par notre équipe créative
Le tote bag conçu par notre équipe créative
Notre série exclusive de pins
Notre série exclusive de pins

Risks and challenges

Obviously, new projects always come with a risk of failure. We are willing to take this risk, and as our previous campaigns were successful, we know we can do it.
Developing this plug in will be a bit of a challenge, but nothing we haven’t faced before!
With Prototypo, we’ve already developed a great technology so we can handle the custom font creation part. The early tests we’ve made for It’s Me (font hosting, web integration) are pretty encouraging and make us filled with confidence.
As you may know, Google just killed inbox and released a new interface, again! The only risk is that they change their interface every weeks. But we can adjust quickly and we’ll be ready to keep up their pace!

[Version Française]

Les projets novateurs comme celui ci impliquent toujours des risques d’échec. Nous en sommes conscients, mais comme pour nos campagnes précédentes, nous sommes persuadés de pouvoir le faire. Le développement de l’extension représentera un challenge mais nous avons déjà relevé ce genre de défis. Grâce à Prototypo, nous maîtrisons déjà la partie “création de polices” et les premiers tests que nous avons conduit pour It’s Me (hébergement des polices, intégration web) nous permettent d’être confiants pour la suite.
Vous l’avez sûrement remarqué, Google vient encore de changer l’interface de la boîte de réception de Gmail. Cela pourrait devenir problématique si elle changeait toute les 5 minutes, mais quoiqu’il arrive, nous ferons tout pour nous adapter!

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