Path App ReviewMarch 07, 2012
The Dorks love Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and a few other social networks, but find it hard to keep up with all of them and don’t really enjoy having to update each profile separately. Like most people they have met, They’ve been looking for a way to consolidate and improve their social networking experience. Luckily the fine people over at Path have thought of this concept and put it work.
Path describes itself as “a modern journal for the modern age.” and we completely agree. Path is beautifully designed, from it’s sleek logo to the icon focused interface, by far, it has to be one of the Dorks favorite apps to come out last year and a huge plus is that it’s super intuitive and easy to use.
From a user experience standpoint, although it’s similar to Facebook or Twitter, it feels very different. You’re able to take pictures and add them to your Path journal but, similar to an Instagram, you have the ability to add filters and effects straight from the app. This makes taking pictures and showing your friends what your doing or eating way more fun and exciting. Did we also mention that all of your pictures on Path show you who actually viewed them, motivating you to take more photographs! You also have the option of sharing these “moments” with your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare.
User interfaces are very important and we believe that path understands this very well. They made this application very attractive and satisfying to use. Nothing is really ever static in this app, there is always some sort of movement, as soon as your scrolling through your path journal you’ll see what we mean. All the soft animations are very smooth and pleasing to the eye and don’t take away or compete with what you really want to look at, the content. Almost everything about this makes you want to use it more or see what your friends are doing, that, in itself, is a huge success.
Obviously everything has some room for improvement. One of the main things that would be really cool, is if you had the ability to see what your non Path friends are doing on other social networks through Path. It would also be cool to make and import your own Path effects via Photoshop. Other then that it is still a brilliant app and we highly recommend it!
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