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Web-Based Social Blogging Platform

Published 12/11/2008 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Posterous is an appreciable online platform for extending micro-blogging and web publishing services to its users. Posterous has made blogging as easy as, sending an e-mail. The application jazzes up the blogging and life streaming experience of its users, by integrating these to their e-mail services. In a bid to offer a bunch of collaborative function under one platform, the application incorporates a wide range of social networking functions for its users. It presents its users with an simplified yet effectual way of sharing thoughts, photos, audio/video files, witgh their friends and family. The application further allows users to insert MP3s and other media into a player, and turn the images into image galleries. It also assists in uploading PDF’s, text files and other office documents via simple e-mailing.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Founded in July 2008, Posterous is kicked-off with an objective of sharing anything online simply using e-mail. Launced by a duo, Sachin Agarwal and Garry Tan, the website today has already gained a substantive user-base audience, primarily owing to its laudable features, and user-friendliness. In December 2010, the group feature was launched, which offers users the same basic functionality within the group. In 2011, Posterous changed its concept and name. For the review for their new web app, go to

What are the differences to other apps?

Posterous boasts of a broad range of handy features that tenders stupendous micro-blogging services to its users. Web users would appreciate Posterous, for its simplicity and convenience of usage. Another feature that distinguishes Posterous from others is that, it accepts PDF, DOC, PPT, JPG, GIF, PNG and MP3 files. To add up in the list, another benefit of Posterous is that it offers mobile blogging that would help users enjoying blogging on their handheld devices.

Posterous differs markedly from other collaborative applications mainly due to its easy negotiability. It doesn’t necessitate its users to acquire any special knowledge to navigate through its features, Mere knowledge of e-mailing is sufficient enough to reap the benefits of the application, and owing to this, Posterous has managed to create a substantive user-base. Though addressing the very requirement of online collaboration, this application considerably distinguishes from existing social networking platforms, in terms of usability and features.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Upholding its characteristic user-friendliness in operability, Posterous sports extremely simple and customer-friendly. However, the simplification in looks seems to be exaggerated, as the interface lacks any striking color-theme to lure the users, who rate appearance as an important parameter. The interface exhibits blend of white and yellow theme only, which looks fairly decent. Features of the website are presented objectively that further pitches its commitment to user-friendliness. Navigation process is quite simple and quick.

How does the registration process work?

Another key benefit of the Posterous is that it does not entail the users to go through any complex registration process. Becoming a member of this website is just a matter of a few minutes. All a user need to do is, send an email to However, in order to explore its broad range of features, user needs to sign up with the website. The sign up procedure requires entering few details, including username, email address, and password of optimum strength. Registered users can tailor the URL of the blog that is posted via the website to subscribe to the other users.

What does it cost to use the application?

Posterous does not support advertising on its web pages, and users can enjoy all its fantastic services for free. The website is currently fuelled by venture-capital firm Y-Combinator. Though Currently Posterous offers free service to the users, but in the long term, it is planning to start selling its premium features.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Posterous has a huge variety of features. It is a complete package that offers users a number of services like sharing thoughts, ideas, feelings, emotions, text, files, audio or video content etc. There is no restriction of the age groups for accessing this website. Anybody who loves to socialize or explore new things can access this website.

  • Turns blogging simpler than an e-mail.
  • Offers the social networking service to its users.
  • Incorporates easy sign up process.
  • Support most of the file formats.
  • Includes feature for mobile blogging.

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