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Saturday, April 28, 2012

The New Generation of How-To's

Have you also noticed that you use more apps on your phone than ever before? The first app page on my iPhone is simply not enough to contain all the apps I love and use. It happens because at least 50% of my browsing time is from the phone.

And with this usage growth, more useful applications are born. My latest favorite is definitely Snapguide. It has one of the best mobile interfaces on the App Store today, and it easily enables you to share your talent with friends and the Snapguide community (which is growing rapidly). You might think it is anther Pinterest kind of service, but no. Snapguide is the next phase of Pinterest where you are the one that create content and publish it to the world. Original content. Nothing beats that. Moreover, it's a new generation of how-to's, where everyone knows something that can be useful to other people and they actually take the time to create a quick guide to present an idea, recipe, art, craft, or anything that comes in mind. Surely the concept of sharing your knowledge with others is not new, it is just improved.

What's so impressive about Snapguide is that it uses the iPhone to create something meaningful from your daily basis activity without the effort. It is basically adding a documentation layer to our life where people would want to take pictures and videos of something they do in order to teach someone else. It's brilliant.

Even if you don't feel you are the 'creating guide person', you can still browse other people guides based on your personal interest, and if you don't have an iPhone, you can do it from the website - it is pretty amazing to see guides from all over the world about so many topics. And surprisingly they all look good.

On a personal note, I'd love to see more flexibility in the web version, like a quick edit option which is missing right now.

Overall Snapguide is what I like to call: Simplicity at its best service. Download it.



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posted by Orli Yakuel at 7:22 PM

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Anonymous Aravind said...

A documentation layer for everyday life - this is something very potent.

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