Summify – A Magazine For Social Feeds

Summify   A Magazine For Social Feeds
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!

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Author

Will Kennerley

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Comments

  1. Van says:

    Goddamn it. As soon as I saw this, I somehow knew it wouldn’t be on Android. Why are we consistently being screwed over? Don’t answer that, I already know why. 

    I’m so close to going back to iOS.

  2. Thanks a lot for this great overview Will! 

    My personal favorite way to use Summify is alongside Buffer, an awesome service that allows you to queue up tweets, sending them out throughout the day so you don’t annoy your followers with a storm of tweets at one time. “How To Be Awesome On Social Media In 20 Minutes a Day” http://smf.is/85Hcm

    -Robin from Summify

  3. I feel you Van. I’m on droid too and I wish we had the app ready as well. We want to do a really solid job with the core experience on iPhone before branching out to more platforms.

    -Robin from Summify

  4. Graham Macphee says:

    Robin, do you have a rough date as to when the Android app will be ready? Thanks!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the tip! A great read as well. Perhaps some tips Ultralinx followers could benefit from!

  6. We were just acquired by Twitter earlier today, so it is all in their hands now:

    “Summify Joins The Flock At Twitter!”
    http://blog.summify.com/2012/01/19/summify-joins-the-flock-at-twitter/

  7. Graham Macphee says:

    I saw this just after commenting. Congratulations!