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Juxtapost

Personal Favorite Things Board


Tiny
Published 04/06/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Juxtapost is a bookmarking tool that lets users store their favorite things online, side by side. The user can add any kind of content to a personal board. The application offers a convenient bookmarklet tool that installs in the user’s browser. When the user finds something they want to add to their Juxtapost account, they simply click the bookmarklet button and add it to their page. The application includes a smart auto-description feature that will include a label for the user’s new item. Users can manage multiple post boards at one time, choosing a specific postboard for each new item added. Other Juxtapost users can view the user’s board and repost items they like to their own boards.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Juxtapost was founded in July of 2011 by Monir Boktor. The application isn’t widely discussed, but has received attention from various websites and users. Some point to Juxtapost as a good alternative to Pinterest. The application is noted as more appealing because, unlike Pinterest, users do not have to wait for a personal invitation to join the community. The application continues to welcome newcomers to its growing online community.

What are the differences to other apps?

It’s difficult to point to any one feature and call it unique when exploring Juxtapost. The application is extremely similar to Pinterest. The look of the site differs, but the general structure remains much the same. The most appealing difference some users notice is that there is no need to request an invitation from others. The user can sign up directly with no downtime. Other than that, Juxtapost offers nothing completely unique or remarkable compared to its competitors.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Juxtapost favors a grey background with hints of red that give it a vibrant yet mature feel. The layout is clean, despite the diverse nature of the content housed on its postboards. Buttons and tabs are modern in appearance and users can easily navigate from one page to the next with no noticeable load time. the interface is user friendly, clearly marking categories and separate items on postboards. The interface may not be unique, but it is practical and user friendly.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join Juxtapost’s community by clicking the white “Join Us” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The user is automatically directed to the Facebook login page. After logging in and giving Juxtapost access to the Facebook account, the user can begin accessing the application’s features. No alternative sign in option is currently offered. Users who do not have a Facebook profile will have to make one if they want to try Juxtapost.

What does it cost to use the application?

Juxtapost doesn’t offer any service or tools that a user would be willing to pay for. The application is completely free. There are no subscription fees and the user is not required to make any purchases or other commitments. As long as the user has a Facebook account (which is also free), they can access all current features and content offered by Juxtapost. Free is the best way to convince users to give the application a try, especially considering how many cost-free alternatives exist.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Juxtapost is ideal for users who have a Facebook account and aren’t interested in waiting for an invitation from Pinterest. The application serves the same purpose, with essentially the same features. Users can explore postboards, repost items and add new items with the browser bookmarklet tool. The application is easy to learn, partly because it doesn’t have an extensive features list. Users who already use applications like Pinterest may not have many reasons to switch.

  • Install the bookmarklet to easily add new content to postboards
  • Multiple postboards can be added to one account
  • Users can explore each other's postboards
  • Items from other postbards can be reposted to the user's boards
  • Categories help users discover interesting postboards


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