Summify – A Magazine For Social Feeds

18/01/2012

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Keeping up to speed with hundreds of people on Facebook can be a real struggle, but add that to people you follow on Twitter and Google+ and you will find yourself wasting time trawling through dozens and dozens of useless posts you probably don’t want to read. That’s where Summify comes in:

Summify creates a beautiful daily summary of the most relevant news from your social networks, and delivers it to you by email, web or mobile.

What’s really useful about Summify is that it consolidates all of your social feeds (Google+, Google Reader, Facebook, Twitter) and presents only what you want to read – it does this with fancy usage based algorithms. This will not only save you time; all your content is in one place, but also make you more productive: it’s really easy to see what’s important to you.

Summify is accessed in 3 ways:

  1. Web
  2. Email
  3. iOS App

Summify for the web is my favourite view (see above image). It arranges the selected stories with a large related image (similar to pulse) into what it calls the ‘summary’. Past summaries can be browsed through via the left hand pane. Text is overlayed on the image giving a slick minimalistic feel – very¬†professional. A full story can be read if clicked on.

The user has full control of what feeds are synced with their (easy to set up) account; so if you enjoy reading your Twitter feed exclusively on Twitter.com you’re free to do so.

The email & iOS versions of Summify is essentially the same as the web version, but with fewer large images. An email will be sent you every time your summary updates – dependant on your settings. The iOS app will update in the background when your summary updates.

Thanks to Summify’s quick set-up I would definitely recommend trying it. When it works, it works well, highlighting stories you will be interested in. However it’s likely to miss the odd, one off story (in an unusual topic), you read; so it’s not perfect. In truth, it’s best explained by giving it a go. Check out the official Summify video below!

Summify | Magazine layout for social feedsSummify | iOS App

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