I want to start this review by saying, I’m a fan of Pinterest. It’s a great social sharing concept and it’s expansion to mobile apps only makes it stronger as an idea. As much as I enjoy the concept of social sharing of ideas, recipes and designs, you can imagine the thrill I had when I discovered Snapguide. Snapguide is an iOS and web service that encourages users to share how-to guides for everything under the sun.
I found this recipe for twice baked mashed potatoes which I will use as an example. When you open the app, you are met with a several menu options. I would recommend starting with Featured or Explore if you are new to the service. You will see a the cover picture of a ‘Guide,’ which will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a specific object. In this case, twice baked mashed potatoes.
When you open the guide, you can then slide through the steps, screen-by-screen, or choose the ‘Jump to a Step,’ option to skip through the steps quicker. One of the neatest features of this area is the ‘Supplies’ pop-up menu. To access it, you simply swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen.
Just like with Pinterest, you can ‘like’ guides, which will save it to your liked guides under your profile for easy reference later. You can also follow guides and create your own guides to share.
When you create a guide, you can include video, text or photos to enhance the functionality of your guide.
In many ways, I enjoy this service more than Pinterest. There is a function to it and while you can see step-by-step how to do something on Pinterest, a recipe for example, it’s must easier to navigate this type of concept on Snapguide.
Snapguide is free to download and is only available as a web service or on device that use iOS. It has been optimized for iPhone 5 and I highly recommend it.