Somewhere Berlin, Germany
Somewhere is a visual platform for sharing your work and a place for you to share what matters about your work: your interests, inspiration, methods, daily habits and much more (they provide some interesting questions to help you get started!) You also get to explore other people's work, interests and inspiration. The more you share and explore, the better your chances are of finding like-minded people. People you might even work with one day! It's about time to treat work as it is in 2014 (and beyond). More independent, diverse, project-based, creative and collaborative.
GroupMe New York City, NY
GroupMe is the best way to chat with everyone you know. It's absolutely free, whether you're talking to a group of friends, or texting with one person. Best of all, it works on nearly every phone, via push or SMS. With GroupMe, it's easy to reach anyone, anytime, anywhere. It's like a private chat room for your small group. Have as many as you want, and it's always free. Now, you can coordinate with coworkers, organize a game night, and keep in touch with family all in the same place. With native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, you can chat with your friends from your phone on the go, on your computer at the office, and on your tablet from the couch. You can use GroupMe to split costs and collect money from your friends. Not every message should go to the whole group. Tap a friend's avatar anywhere in the app and take your private conversation aside.
Oggl San Francisco, CA
Oggl is a brand new way to experience Hipstamatic's beautifully crafted photo effects and connect to like-minded creatives from all around the world. Oggl is a capture-first shooting experience, powered by Hipstamatic's beautiful effects. It comes with five favorites and you can build your own combos to handle any situation. Connect to amazing photographers from around the globe and share your best work with them. When you see something you like, tap Curate to add it to your collection. Edit any photo by picking a new lens, film, or favorite. Oggl saves the original image so you can keep experimenting until you have the best photo to share. Post your photos on Oggl as well as all your favorite social networks, including Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, and Foursquare.
Zite San Francisco, CA
Zite is a personalized magazine for your iOS and Android devices that learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it, with over 40,000 topics to choose from. With so much information available online today, it’s increasingly difficult and time-consuming to find the content we want. That’s where Zite comes in. Zite evaluates millions of new stories every day, looking at the type of article, its key attributes and how it is shared across the web. Zite uses this information to match stories to your personal interests and then delivers them automatically to your iPad or iPhone. Personalize your experience in Zite automatically based on how you engage with content in the app. You can read many of your favorite publications and blogs in Zite, including Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times and Fast Company. You can share the content you discover on Zite with friends and family by email or social networks, including Facebook and Twitter.
MixBit San Mateo, CA
MixBit is a video-sharing app that helps people create dynamic videos together. Users can shoot video clips between one second and an hour in length, edit them together and share them on MixBit's community, as well as to Facebook and Twitter. MixBit lets you collaborate with anyone and remix clips from any MixBit project or user. Add as many clips as you want. A finished video can be around an hour long. Work on multiple projects at a time and choose to publish them as public or private. Create or improve videos by remixing clips from anywhere on MixBit.com. Record, edit and publish videos right from your mobile device. MixBit provide powerful yet simple editing tools like rearranging and trimming clips — everything you need for that perfect video.
Circle Palo Alto, CA
Circle is a mobile app that shows you what’s happening nearby right now, anywhere you go. Like an insider's guide to everywhere, Circle tells you what you need to know right now about what is going on around you. Circle also lets you share information and ask your important questions if the info you need is not there already. Lost dogs. Best fishing spots. Free kids events. Closed roads. Flash mobs. Amazing, scary, exciting and crazy stories are happening everywhere. The Circle community is there to help you navigate your world.
Smule San Francisco, CA
A social network for making music. Smule has launched a number of popular, music-themed mobile apps, including Sing! Karaoke, Guitar, Ocarina, Magic Piano, and I Am T-Pain. Now it’s turning its website into a social network that it calls Smule Nation, highlighting performances from across all of its apps. The apps have always emphasized sharing. Now, with Smule Nation, the company can highlight the best performances across all of its apps. The website includes a section for the most popular music across the network, as well as the company’s curated picks. If you find a performer you like, you can visit their profile page to see other performances and follow them to get updates when they add new content. Those performers, meanwhile, get a unified presence for their work across the various apps, and if they want to share content, they can now just share a link.
Mapkin Cambridge, MA
Mapkin helps you enjoy the journey by combining turn-by-turn GPS with a fun way to share directions and local knowledge with friends. Create and share rich, personalized experiences. Set the path, add details to a map, and personalize voice instructions. Make GPS fun. A Mapkin is a totally unique map, created on demand for your particular route. Simplify the map, use landmarks at tricky turns, and use personable voice guidance. It’s the best of maps and the best of turn-by-turn, bundled into a free mobile app. Mapkins can be created and shared with others. Planning a trip? Know an awesome cycling route you want to share with a friend? Or the world? Create a Mapkin. You can change the route, point out tricky intersections, add landmarks, and even change what it says along the way. Make their journey more meaningful when you can’t be there to experience it with them.
Cadenza Boston, MA
An orchestra in an app! Play your favorite concertos, sonatas, and chamber music while Cadenza actually listens to you and accompanies you with recordings of real musicians. With you as the soloist the Cadenza orchestra fits your playing in real time. Why use Cadenza? You get the full sound of the music you’re playing, including all the parts played by other musicians. You improve faster and gain deeper understanding of the music and your collaborative role in it. Record your part mixed with great orchestras and chamber musicians, effortlessly synchronized to your way of playing. Listen to your recordings to gain insights that help you refine and improve your musicianship and artistic vision. Share your recordings with your teacher and your friends. Play with Cadenza every day and help yourself grow and enjoy music-making more than ever.
Dropbox San Francisco, CA
Cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder also are accessible through a website and mobile phone applications. Dropbox secures your files with 256-bit AES encryption and two-step verification.