Are you on the lookout for the latest app you won’t be able to put down, the next gadget you’ll be itching to get your hands on, or the slickest new tools to make your work day more productive and your downtime even more fun? Then look no further than our favorite site for finding the latest and greatest tech products.
Each week, we review the crowdsourced links posted to a website called Product Hunt, where tech-savvy users post their best finds and discuss the latest apps and gadgets with a growing community of developers, investors, founders, and tech enthusiasts. The d etween 600 and 800 reportedly use the site, a great testament to its ability to surface products that would otherwise fly under even the most-connected people’s radars.
We took a look at all of the apps, gadgets, and services posted on Product Hunt last week and chose seven innovative products: apps and gadgets that will help you work smarter, be a better explorer, and get more out of the devices and tools you already use.
Atavist is a web-based word processor that enables writers to compose, design, publish, and even sell their stories. Atavist’s website refers to its storytelling software as “the simplest tool on the web.” You can drag content from your computer into the editor or easily assemble blocks of video, sound, images, and interactive charts. You can upload a cover image, choose a visual theme, and design a story to look the way you want without needing to code. Then you can publish your story anywhere you want, and choose to make it free and shareable, or sell it and build your business. The platform features both in-house analytics and Google Analytics integration; enables you to use your own domain, logo, and visual style; and includes infrastructure for sales, gifts, subscriptions, and user management.
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Periscope is Twitter’s new livestreaming app, which enables users to stream live video of themselves or the world around them with just their smartphone. As Tech Cheat Sheet reported, Twitter just unveiled Periscope, which had been in beta since Twitter acquired the startup behind it in January. Periscope streams videos both to web browsers on computers and to its iPhone app for mobile users. The app lets you like a stream as many times as you want, and a broadcast’s viewers can comment on the stream. Periscope lists its Most Loved users, which rewards users for sharing great video streams, and saves livestreams so that users can watch them later.