Available for free through the iTunes Store, Chimnee lets you reveal your thoughts without having to worry about revealing your identity.
Have a work-related thought that you want to share? Just moved to a new city and are a little bit nervous about your first day on the job? Frustrated with how your boss is treating you but don’t want to take the risk of ranting about him on your regular social media platforms?
Chimnee is an app that provides a safe outlet for anyone who can relate to any of these situations (and more!). The concept of Chimnee is fairly simple: anyone can use it to post a thought, preferably about, and with a focus on, work-related issues.
Specifically, users can choose to post to thoughts to categories like “boss,” “work/life,” “salary/bonus,” or “news/gossip.”
However, unlike other social media platforms like Twitter where discussing just about any topic under the sun is fair game, all of the the categories in Chimnee are designed with a singular purpose in mind; venting about work-related situations.
Chimnee uses your location (if you allow it), and this allows you to search for other users of the app in your area if you’d like. However, using this feature showed me that much of the activity on this app appears to be based in London, which makes sense since that is where the developer is based.
As such, I feel it fair to state that this app will definitely be more ideal for non-Londoners once it has a larger user base.
Appearance and Layout:
Chimnee is a clean, simple, and easy to use app. The graphics are kept to a minimum, as the app is focused on a text-based theme.
However, the developers are smart to make this app visually appealing anyway. The photographs used for the “categories” section of the app are all definitely of great quality, and the overall color scheme of Chimnee is appreciably aesthetically pleasing as well.
Getting around this app is wonderfully intuitive, and setting up an account takes practically no time at all. All fonts are easy to read, even on the smaller screen of an iPhone. Finally, responding to posts is easy to do, and all users can read the responses to any given post if they so desire.
The concept of Chimnee is an interesting one, and for anyone who likes the thought of remaining a faceless voice in the crowd, this app will definitely be appealing.
At the same time, however, as with all social media we feel it’s wise to some amount of discretion when using the app. After all, your boss could be using this app as well, and providing too much information about any particular current situation you’re in could prove unwise (even though your posts are still technically anonymous).
Still, overall, Chimnee is a cleverly constructed app that will be appreciated by its target audience, particularly after that target audience has expanded to include more cities and users.
Chimnee requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.
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