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!
Dropbox has fallen behind Google’s products from Google Drive to Google Docs, but they’re giving the online document editors a swing with Paper. The idea is being able to edit documents directly on the Dropbox site, so Dropbox becomes a one stop shop for document storage and editing. Paper has real time editing, commenting, and feels a lot like Google Docs.
Creating shirts for a startup or company isn’t simple with printing, fulfillment, and managing inventory. The app lets you create a store for all your new clothing for employees and even customers. The service deals with all the printing and fulfillment while you enjoy seeing all your shirts around the world, and have everyone talking about them! The prices are low, and you can order anywhere from 25 shirts to hundreds of them.
Instagram Stories might be a complete rip-off of Snapchat stories, but it appears that everyone is receiving the new feature well. I’ve seen countless stories from friends saying they’re just trying it out, but they are still using it and counting to post. The new feature is lives on the top of the stream, and you’re able to move back and forward in a story with a tap of the button. It feels much easier to use than Snapchat, but posting to the Stories is a lot harder than Snapchat.
Managing a remote team is a nightmare and if they’re in multiple time zones remember the best time to contact them is another hurdle. Timezone.io helps you see which coworkers are in which timezone, and then organizes in where they. The app has things planned for Slack integration, a Mac app, and Chrome extension, and set your working hours.
Ridables have become a big trend, and the Xcooter is riding the wave. Besides the terrible name the idea is executed well and based on users responses the scooter is a ton of fun to ride. I first saw the scooter on Casey Neistat’s vlog and thought the idea was neat but didn’t think twice. Then the Xcooter hit Product Hunt, and I started looking how unusual and portable the device could be. While the electric scooter is $1,000 plus it is a something you could use to ride around the city.
I use Grammarly which automatically edits checks for spelling and other grammar errors. However, the suggested edits aren’t always the best options or flow with how I’m trying to write, and paying a full-time editor isn’t always a cheap option. Editorr gives you a paid way to reach real editors who can edit all your work on a per basic word count. We are looking at using the business pro plan to have all our writers and myself have our work edited by the service.