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Online Wall for Anything

Published 09/20/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Padlet is a personal wall that lets users store content and information on a whim. The application features a convenient drag and drop system that streamlines the adding process. All activity appears in real time so the user doesn’t have to refresh to see what’s been changed. Padlet works with any type of media. Users can add images, videos, text and documents with ease. The wall includes privacy features so users can keep everything away from prying eyes. Friends can be added so specific people have permission to view or make edits. A free form layout lets users choose how their content appears. A streams option presents content like a feed. A variety of fun backgrounds are also available so users can add atmosphere to their Padlet walls.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Padlet was originally released as Wallwisher. The current version has received positive attention from users and reviewers. Many love the seamless interaction offered by Padlet, which can serve as a personal web space or as a convenient collaboration tool. Users also appreciate the real time updates, which keeps everyone aware of the current state of the wall they are frequenting.

What are the differences to other apps?

One of the most appealing aspects of Padlet is its flexibility. Users can compile items for personal use or invite others to collaborate on projects and more. Those with a goal can work together while others can use Padlet as a fun hangout place for friends on the web. The freeform layout gives users more ways to personalize the experience.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Padlet offers a clean, modern interface that is pleasant to use. New walls present a gently textured blank space with a right side menu that provides access to simple tools. Everything is logically arranged and easy to understand. Even a novice internet user will have no trouble figuring out how to use the application.

How does the registration process work?

Using Padlet for the first time is about as easy as it gets. Newcomers can click the yellow “Build a Wall” button found near the center of the homepage. The application automatically generates a new blank wall for the user to work and play in. Those who want to create an account can click the green “Login or Signup” button in the upper, right hand corner instead. The form on the next page asks for an email address and password. Users can also click the red “Google” button to sign up with an existing Google account. No email verification is required to access new accounts for the first time.

What does it cost to use the application?

Padlet offers its services to all users for free. There are no subscription fees or purchase requirements. This is a good thing because the application is relatively simple. Charging a fee would only deter users from trying Padlet. There are many places for users to store content and collaborate on the web, but Padlet has made its features even more appealing by keeping the experience cost-free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Padlet is a practical choice for anyone who wants to compile a variety of content on the web. Those who like to collaborate and share will really appreciate the privacy settings, which let users keep the world out while inviting friends in. The application can be used for casual fun or by professionals who need a basic way to meet online.

  • Save content to one centralized page
  • Add any kind of content, from images and videos to documents
  • Keep walls private or invite specific people to view and edit
  • Choose from a variety of fun background patterns
  • Padlet walls can be embedded in blogs and webpages

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Padlet contact details

Telephone: 1 (650) 843-9178
Postal address:
175 Acalanes Drive
Apt #31
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086

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FREE - Permanently free version




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