I’ve been following Mighty for a little over a year since I read a tweet from Paul Graham:
I recently saw a thread from Mighty’s founder which reminder me I needed to check in. I signed up for early access a while ago but hadn’t received an invite code yet.
After heading over to Mighty’s website I quickly realized that I had somehow missed the GA release. For some reason this seems like a pattern with me.
I’ve been using Mighty for about two weeks (they offer a 7-day free trial) and, at least for me, it definitely lives up to the hype.
Mighty is a new browser that loads pages faster, finds docs quickly, and remains snappy with hundreds of tabs to save you time and make you more productive at work.
At its core, Mighty lets you run a chromium browser in a virtual machine on a beefed up computer that streams the data to your personal computer. Mighty’s bet is browsers will start to act more like operating systems where more and more activities will happen via web apps as opposed to native apps. By providing 2 Gps of bandwidth, 40 GB of RAM, and 8 vCPUs to each browser instance this becomes a serious value proposition and starts to remove the downsides of web versus native applications.
I’ve switched nearly my entire workflow to web applications with Mighty: Slack, Teams, Outlook, Discord, WhatsApp, as well as resource intensive web applications like Miro, Figma, Jira, and Notion. Being able to have all of these apps open in my browser while still maintaining lightning fast responses is a game changer. I can have all of these apps open without my fan coming on saving me from being “the fan guy” in the meeting as well as saving me a significant amount of battery life throughout the day.
Having everything open in the browser has also reduced the cognitive load of having 10+ windows open on my desktop at one time; everything is in my browser and easily searchable with Mighty’s command palette.
Opening Noting with Chrome (left) vs Mighty (right)
Mighty has a lot of little features that make me feel like I have super powers — most of them center around the command palette. Pressing
CMD + M on Mac opens up the command palette giving you access to: