Not often does a new website come out that interests me enough to actually use it. Most new sites are social networks and useless time wasters that don't help me do something that saves me time. In comes Padlet (formerly Wallwisher), with a simple but effective and useful tool for sharing important information. For example if you go to the homepage, you will notice there are a variety of things you can do with it such as:
- Make Noticeboards
- Teach children
- Bookmark your favorite sites
- Create a discussion group
- Plan events
- Keep notes & important information
- Make Lists
- Watch and share videos
And these are just some of the things you can do with Padlet. For example, today I wanted to show someone some images I created in Photoshop in a certain order, so I simply dragged the images to my Padlet wall, and they immediately showed up in order. Then I simply "shared" the link via email to a few people and Voila! Simple sharing of my mockup graphic images. Usually I'd have to open an email, insert pictures, or drag them to the subject bar, then email it. The receivers of this email would then have to open the images from the subject bar, or scroll down to see the images. With Padlet they are nicely displayed and easily decipherable.
The interface is simple yet beautiful, and extremely responsive. Any of the "pads" that you click on quickly shows a larger box with the content within the pad. So let's say you click on a pad on a video board, it will open up that video for you to watch, share, talk about, etc.
What I like the most about this unique collaborative online tool, is the fact that I can use it anywhere I am, instead of being locked into a computer or a phone. Just like Dropbox or other syncing tools, I can open my Padlet from anywhere to access it, and I can share my walls with anyone to collaborate. Have you tried it out? If not, what are you waiting for? Leave me a comment with what you think.