Each week I round up the best product on Product Hunt for you to check out. There are dozens of new podcasts, hundreds of new apps, and many more products launched on Product Hunt Each week. It’s hard to keep up, but luckily for you, I spend most my day lurking on the site. There were many more hunts I wanted to include, but these were the top ones I loved.
If you don’t know what Product Hunt is, I wrote a little description to help you understand:
Product Hunt is a service where you can share and discover new products. The site was founded byRyan Hoover in November of 2013, with funding from Y Combinator. The basis of the site is users submit a fresh podcast, an innovative app, other tech products, or wild gadgets. From there other users upvote the products onto the front page. The whole process feels a lot like Reddit but with a focus towards discovering products within the technology community.
I’m active on Product Hunt as @leonhitchens, where you can follow me!
Let’s hunt together!
“How much money do you make? It’s a question that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Like politics and religion, our salaries are something we don’t like to talk about with anyone but our closest friends and family. It can get awkward. Yet pay secrecy can lead to wage discrimination, especially against minorities and women. So, in this week’s episode Francesca and Rebecca put it all out there. They talk about money — how we get what we deserve and what we do with it once we have it. Joining them is former Citigroup and Bank of America wealth-management executive Sallie Krawcheck, the founder of Ellevest, a service that helps women invest their money, who walks them through how to get the most out of their salaries” — Comment by Ben Tossell
Reading anything on the internet or your phone isn’t an easy task. There are notifications, other links, and then people around you all wanting your attention. Panda 5 is in a beta where you can have distraction free reading from all your favorite sites like Instapaper, Pocket, Twitter, Buffer and dozens of other integrations. This is a smart news reader where you can read from sites also like Product Hunt, Dribble, and much more! It’s honestly like Google Reader but on steroids which are amazing! There is a free version and the paid version you can grab for 40% off right now until the service comes out of beta.
Microsoft Pix is a smart A.I. camera available on iOS which can necessarily replace your default camera. When you open the camera, the shutter starts taking photos to adjust automatically for the light, and if you’re slow to press the shutter it, the camera will look for multiple frames to find the best shot. It’s kind of like taking a burst shot and showing the best photos based on people’s faces, motion, and how the lightning looks. The camera should and could replace your default camera because now you’ll never miss the shot!
Tracking and managing projects within Trello is a relatively common among companies, but Trello has a short falling with not having any form of analytics or time tracking. Luckily, Screenful for Trello fills the gap and makes Trello even more powerful as a project management tool.
The dashboard is beautiful, and there is a native desktop client when can rotate on a vertical screen. They’re super powerful, and something I’d love just to leave on a screen in an office or during a meeting with the team.
Writing for yourself on a daily basis is hard, but staying on task and keeping your schedule is an impossible task. There are a few free services out there, but the Freewrite app keeps your writing distraction free but also keeps you posting each day. It’s a beautifully designed that will keep you accountable for your daily writing. It’s maintaining your privacy and not just saving your data in some database, which is amazing!
I’m often thinking of new business, app, or domain names for new projects while I’m in Slack. Whenever we agree on a name our team starts Google for domain names and usernames, but now there is a new service for slack that lets you do all the searching within Slack. It shows if the dot com is available, and also offers up new domain extensions like .ninja or .tech and many other top level domains. It also searches for usernames on top social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and others.
Bots are the latest thing, but they’re limited to customer service or other little things that a computer could do like bill pay. Whole Foods bot will help you find recipes based on some ingredients that you have. The idea is a great tool to help you find a recipe with what you have in your home or on your trip to Whole Foods. If the bot becomes smarter with more suggestions and healthier choices. I like the idea of being able to also juse message a emoji fruit or veggie to the bot and it’ll understand it. Overall it’s a great bot that help you plan your weekly meals!