Gina Trapani

Gina Trapani

Engineer · Writer · Founder


I'm Gina Trapani. I build software products for fun and profit. I also like to write about the intersection of life and technology.

Currently I'm a Partner and Director of Engineering at Postlight, where I help build apps, web sites, and platforms for our clients. Before Postlight, I founded sites and services like Lifehacker (acquired by Univision), Makerbase (acquired by Fog Creek), and ThinkUp. My side projects include Todo.txt, an open source collection of text-based task list apps, and Narrow the Gapp, a web site about the gender pay gap.

My writing has been published in The Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Wired,, PC World, Fast Company, Maximum PC, and Macworld magazines. Profiles of my work have appeared in venues ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The New York Times. Fast Company named me one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2009 and 2010, and Wired magazine awarded me its prestigious Rave Award in 2006.

Some nice strangers also wrote a Wikipedia page about me. To get in touch, you can send me an email to my usual username at Gmail or tweet at me.

Thanks for stopping by.


November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

  • Transferred all the Todo.txt projects to a new community-led organization. Pull requests welcome!

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

"If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter."