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Pond.pt

Personal Social Media Manager


Tiny
Published 04/20/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Pond.pt is a personal media tool that lets users track their social networks, RSS feeds and publish content online. The user can merge all their friends’ identities across multiple networks and services into one convenient application. The user can also publish updates across multiple accounts using one service. Pond.pt offers a wide range of access options, including online, by mobile device and a desktop version. When adding accounts, users can merge multiple entries for the same contact. Pond.pt currently supports a number of popular third party services and applications, including Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Picasa, LinkedIn, SAPO Videos, SAPO Fotos, SAPO Blogs, Atom feeds, RSS feeds and Facebook. Desktop versions of Pond.pt are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS users.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Pond.pt hasn’t received significant recognition. The application has gone largely unmentioned, however it offers a helpful service for some users. There are a few alternatives available, which might make it more difficult for Pond to convince some users to give its service a try. The application currently supports many of the most popular third party social websites and applications, including LinkedIn, Picasa, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr.

What are the differences to other apps?

Pond.pt offers a service that is similar to other applications like it. With the growth of social networks and general internet popularity, many users have found themselves in need of an easier way to manage multiple accounts. Pond.pt offers that solution but little else. The service covers some of the biggest social networking services. Some users may appreciate the addition of SOPA Videos, Fotos and Blogs on Pond.pt’s supported services list.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Pond.pt starts strong on the homepage, but begins to fizzle as the user logs in and explores their new account. The interface is clean and favors a slate blue and white color scheme. While these hues work, they are very relaxed and low key. The site almost feels too relaxed. The interface isn’t memorable and the site makes no bold statements through color or design. New users can easily add accounts and use each feature, but will find little to hold their gaze.

How does the registration process work?

A new user register for a Pond.pt account by clicking one of the tiny icons located in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The user can login with a Sapo, Facebook or Twitter account. Users who do not wish to link an existing account can click the blue “Register” link below the login area. The registration form appears along the right side and asks for a username, email address and password. The user is automatically logged in after submitting the form.

What does it cost to use the application?

Pond.pt is available to all users for free. The application doesn’t offer anything cutting edge or exciting, but it does serve as a practical way to manage multiple social network accounts. Users can merge contacts across services into one and publish across platforms. These functions make Pond.pt worth a look for any user who maintains accounts with the services Pond.pt supports. At no cost, Pond.pt makes an attractive solution.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Pond.pt is ideal for anyone who has multiple online accounts with the services the application supports. Users with only one account will find little reason to try Pond.pt. Those with two or more who use their accounts frequently can appreciate the ability to organize contacts and publish on multiple networks using one application. The service is accessible multiple ways so users can manage accounts online or by mobile device.

  • Create one account to manage many social networks
  • Publish content across platforms
  • Merge friend's accounts into one contact
  • Access Pond.pt on the web or by mobile device
  • Desktop versions are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS


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