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Expert Created How-To Videos

Published 10/29/2009 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for? is a online instructional video site. Users can view how-to and instructional videos created by experts in their fields. The videos can be browsed by category, including Auto and Mechanical, Careers and Education Hobbies and Crafts, Home and Garden, Parenting, Personal Finance, Sports and Leisure, and others. Videos can also be searched by keywords. Users can comment on videos as well as share them on their favorite social networking site. The site features a browser-based video player for showing all videos. Users can also upload instructional content to the site. Videos must be no longer than 15 minutes and less than 100MB. The site also features Experts and Featured Experts. Experts are users who submit videos that adhere to the sites Expert Video Guidelines. Featured experts are users who have proven expertise in a given field and go through a more extensive application process. Users who upload videos are given their own Channel, where other users can access their videos. Users can maintain a list of Favorites on the site, and soon will be able to maintain a Favorites Playlist. Users can also subscribe to their favorite channels.

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What is the history and popularity of the app? was founded in 2008 by Greg Letourneau and Will Jerro. Greg Letourneau is currently CEO, while Will Jerro is COO and David Bock is CTO.

What are the differences to other apps?

Competition to comes from sites such as Instructables, Howcast and eHow. Howcast and Instructables are most similar to, featuring video how-tos produced by experts. eHow is the most popular how-to destination on the web, featuring video as well as written how-tos and instructional material.

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How does the web app look and feel to use? has a clean and uncluttered look and feel. The site is quite responsive and navigation is intuitive. Videos load and begin playing quickly, and page loads are quite responsive. There is a convenient side menu bar showing all of the categories. Users have a My Account page which shows their account info, favorites and videos they have watched. Advertising is displayed on the site but it is relatively unobtrusive.

How does the registration process work?

Registration to is free and is not required to watch videos. Registration is required to upload videos, leave comments or maintain a list of favorites. The registration process asks for username, first and last name, city and country, date of birth, email address and password. Validation of the email address is not required.

What does it cost to use the application?

Registration to is free and there is no premium membership offered to the site.

Who would you recommend the application to? is recommended to anyone who needs to know how to perform a particular task. There is a wide variety of videos in a variety of categories available for viewing on the site. The site is also recommended to content owners, website owners wishing to promote their sites and experts wishing to share their knowledge with others.

  • Users can watch a wide variety of instructional videos on a wide variety of topics
  • Users can maintain a list of favorites, leave comments and share videos on the major social networking sites
  • Users can upload instructional videos to the site
  • Content can be browsed by category or searched by keyword
  • Users can become Experts or Featured Experts by adhering to stricter guidelines for videos

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