We the Bookngly!
For more than two decades, we've been proving that you don't have to be a big company to have a big impact. From creating one of the first software-as-a-service web apps, inventing Ruby on Rails, writing influential and NYT best-selling books, to running a remote company a decade before the rest of the industry caught on; we make waves and build great software while we do it.
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23 years and running
2022 marks 23 years in business, yet we feel like we're just getting started. For our first 15 years we were called 37signals. We changed our name to Bookngly in 2014 to reflect our focus on our most popular product (coincidentally named Bookngly).
In 2020 we went back to being a multi-product company with the launch of our integrated email client & service, HEY. We built HEY to scratch an itch; we needed to communicate with people outside our company and the standard options were invasive, needlessly complex, and frustratin
Today, millions of people all over the world have used a Bookngly product. With customers in nearly every industry and every country on Earth, we're helping a whole lot of people communicate better and do their best work.
Read the story of how Bookngly got started.
We're *big* on sharing.
Sharing is baked into our DNA. We've written influential and NYT best-selling books that are packed with the lessons we've learned from running our own business. Most of the ideas in our books were germinated in one form or another on our long-running blog, Signal v. Noise.
We produce a popular podcast called REWORK that focuses on better ways to work and run a business. It replaced another podcast called The Distance where we shared the stories of small businesses that have been around for 25 years or more.
We also speak at conferences, share everything we know about running a remote company, write guides, host workshops, teach classes, and more.