In a move that should be a surprise to nobody, technology darling 500px is moving to take out Flickr with a new Plus plan. The company had previously held a high-level plan that was priced at $50 per year, but the Plus membership’s $20 per year pricing is aiming to hit Flickr where it hurts against its own pro-level plan at $25 per year.
I actually have heard of 500px, but never bothered to check it out. I had a Flickr Pro account for several years, but it ended last August and I didn't bother to renew it. I haven't spent a lot of time on Flickr anymore, and with apps like Instagram, I didn't feel the need for another photo sharing network.
So now I'm looking at 500px. I signed up for an account and will be giving it a spin. The Plus account does look enticing, and it's definitely a better bargain than Flickr, which has been long overdue for new features to keep members' attention.
As for the features? Here’s what you’ll get:
Unlimited uploads and storage, access to files
Unlimited number of collections
Market functionality included
Advanced statistics on engagement
All this for $20 a year? Count me in. It also looks way nicer than Flickr, too. That's just icing on the cake.
Another, smaller announcement is coming today as well. The site is introducing a desktop uploader app, for the Mac only. It’s doing so in response to the 30,000 photos per day that are uploaded to the service via the manual process, with 25% of its users on Mac machines.
This would complete the package. I always love having native apps (rather than using browsers), and this would definitely be awesome to have. Can't wait until it's released.
If you're also on 500px, then feel free to follow me.
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Independently, you say?
Gowalla being acquired by Facebook sure ended up well, didn't it?
There needs to be a better Instagram alternative. You know, because I don't really want ads in my social photo sharing app.
I've started doing comparison articles over at AppAdvice, and I have a new one this week: text editors.
Minimalistic writing apps are all the rage these days, and there are just so many choices out there. I have done some heavy lifting for you, and picked five of my favorites, out of the dozens out there. In this article, I compare them all, side-by-side, with what I believe is necessary in a writing app. The result is this app showdown.
If you missed my previous app showdowns, you can find them here:
When I began to see the Svbtle blogs, I knew from that moment – I want in.
And now here I am.
I will keep this introduction post short and sweet. I am honored to be here on the Svbtle network. The simplicity is perfect, and the design of the blogs are great – so clean and elegant.
As a writer for AppAdvice, I am mostly busy with writing the latest review about some hot new app, but lately I have been wanting to go a more personal route.
This Svbtle blog will be where I pour my thoughts in on various topics, you know, when 140 characters on Twitter just aren't enough. I will also put anything interesting here that I want to share with others. I hope you find this stuff as interesting as I do.