PostYo in an interesting new app that offers users a completely anonymous way to share their thoughts.
A free service by Ilgos, LLC, this app is a different take on free thought sharing.
PostYo allows users to make anonymous posts to the app’s platform. Posts can then be voted “up” or “down” by the general PostYo community.
No user names are needed, and you can easily sort posts by “new” or “top,” as well as viewing your own past posts. Posts can be on any topic, and some users seem to enjoy posting stories in two and three part series.
However, app policies state that bullying, illegal activities, and posts revealing the identification of others will not be tolerated. Posts can be removed, and offending users can also be blocked by the app’s makers as well.
Scrolling through PostYo was a somewhat interesting experience; it felt like an anonymous Twitter service, only without giving you any say on which people you wanted to hear from. Because of this, it felt difficult to feel engaged with the app.
While this app might appeal to people looking for an anonymous platform to voice their thoughts, it may not appeal to a broad audience.
Appearance and Layout:
PostYo has a simple layout. This really makes sense, since getting started to use the app is an extremely streamlined process (as an anonymous app, there is no need to create user names and the such).
Navigation through PostYo is intuitive, with clearly marked tabs for sorting through PostYo posts. Graphics are kept to a relative minimum, with text being the main focus. Fonts are easily readable on small screens, and the overall color scheme doesn’t detract from the purpose of the app.
As a whole, PostYo’s appearance and layout are definitely acceptable for an app of its type, but they also don’t stand out as exceptionally impressive.
PostYo, as mentioned above, is a free app. However, while the concept of this app is to provide a completely anonymous thought-sharing platform, the Internet has long shown the potential problems with complete anonymity.
PostYo’s makers promise to take down bullying posts or posts promoting illegal activities, however, a cursory scroll through of the latest posts showed a frustratingly high frequency of racial slurs and other questionable content.
While having a free, open place to share thoughts is a nice idea in concept, the makers of PostYo have their work cut out for them if they truly want to keep posting boards clean and friendly to all people groups.
Editor’s Note: update 1.5 was released yesterday and it allows for posting photos as well.
PostYo iPhone app requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedited fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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