How to Use eSteem App, A Steem App with Amazing Features

in esteem •  last year

Hi Steemians,

Today I am going introduce to you an amazing Steem based app called eSteem. The app is the only option available to use Steemit via a smartphone app. If you're new and wondering whether there is an iOS or Android aap to use Steemit on your mobile, then eSteem is your answer.

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In this post, I am going to highlight some amazing features of eSteem with visual screenshots so that you can be familiar with use of app.

Developer

The app is developed by a Steem witness @good-karma whose name is Feruz (as shown in the image below, @feruz being his personal account). Follow @good-karma to receive regular @esteemapp updates. Since he's a witness, you can vote him for witness as well. I did because eSteem app is such a service to the community.

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Google Play Store screenshot of @esteemapp

Let's go through the procedure and features of @esteemapp now.

Adding Your Account

To add account, go the side menu and click Add Account. See the image below.

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After clicking the Add Account option, you'll be taken to the sign in screen. There are two ways to add account.

One of them is by adding the master key/password.

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And the other one appears when you check the advance option. In advance option, you add posting and active key separately to sign in.

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If you're wondering why Steem is has an arrow, meaning another blockchain can also be signed, then let me tell you that Golos is a fork of Steem blockchain and is an independent Russian blockchain platform just like Steemit. eSteem supports both.

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After adding account, let's see how settings are configured and what options are available.

Settings

After logging in, you need to go to settings and configure the app as per your preferences.

Settings tab has three options.

1. Security

Security option allows you to add a private pin code to secure your app from any misuse or loss.

2. Notifications

The eSteem has an incredible notification system. You cannot get it anywhere else as a Steemian. The app notifies everything that happens to your Steemit account but you have to enable them all manually.

See the image below.

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3. Configuration

Configuration is an important part of settings. Here is where you can choose how your app looks, what it displays, what percentage of vote you give etc.

Note:- Through eSteem, you can choose voting percentage even if you don't have minimum 500 SP required on Steemit.

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Interestingly, you can use app in any language (if supported), show any supported currency instead of standard USD and select whichever server. Server status is also shown as visible in the image.

If there's any confusion, click the info icons on the left to know about the particular setting.

Menu Items

The app has a exclusive menu for everything that you can do with the app. By clicking the menu button, here's what appears.

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Now let's see some of the individual items on the menu.

Account Options

When you click the little arrow on the menu (just ahead of number of posts and current voting power), account options appear.

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This is where you can add an account (you can add multiple accounts on app), write a post, and logout of the app.

Exact Reputation & Voting Power

The top part of menu bar shows exactly where you stand on Steem in terms of reputation and what your current voting power is. It also shows the number of your posts.

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So close to 58. I hope to sleep after it's 58. ☺

Home

The home option takes you to your feed. Just as the home page on Steemit website. Here's how my home page looks.

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Posts by @melbookermusic and @zappl are published recently, hence on top.

Now let me take you through the features available on home page.

Home Feed Options

Just on the right side of the menu button, you can see Feed in the image above. If you click it, you'll get a great deal of options to choose your feed according to different parameters like votes, activity, comments, payout etc.

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Submit A Story

The pen icon on the right side is Submit a Story button. When you click it, you'll be taken to the post editor, which is convenient and user friendly.

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Add your title, content and tags and you're ready to post (top right). To format/style your post, you can use the options at bottom of the editior. Adding images is super easy. Click the image icon, select an image and upload.

You can see preview of the post right below the editor all the time and check if everything is looking fine.

PS: I am creating the post on eSteem app right now.

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Note:- Commenting/replying on posts is similar to creating a new post. You can style the comments and add images right from the editor.

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This reminds me that I'm yet to comment on that @dragosroua post.

Search

The last option on top of the homepage is the search icon. By clicking it, you can search tags, users or keywords.

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Finding users is super easy on eSteem.

Let's move on to the other options in the menu now.

Bookmarks

On eSteem app, you can bookmark your favorite posts to read them later. This is an amazing feature to use for collecting valuable posts at a single or to read important posts later when you're free.

When you click to open any post, bookmark (book icon) appears on the top bar.

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This post by @aggroed got bookmarked.

Then you go to bookmarks to find the posts you bookmarked.

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Boy, I need to use bookmarks more.

Drafts

On eSteem app, you can save drafts as well. Another outstanding feature. Just click the SAVE button (see the image I posted of this post in creation) and your draft will be saved. Then go to Drafts and click the one you wish to edit.

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Schedules

You can schedule your posts too. In the post editor, when you enabled the Advance option, advance options appear. When you enable the Permission option from there, the Schedule option is enabled. You can schedule the posts whenever you want them to be published.

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Transfers

From transfers, you can transfer Steem or Steem Dollars to any account. Any account can also be powered up using your Steem balance. Escrow service is also available.

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Exchange

In the exchange option, you can see Steemit currency market buy orders, sell orders, your open orders and market history.

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We have already covered the Settings in detail.

FAQ

FAQ option is added in the last update and take you to the Steemit post created as standard FAQ about eSteem. Go through it to know in depth.

About

The about section shows about information of eSteem app.

Main Profile Page

Click your image in the menu bar takes you to your profile page, just like the Steemit blog page. But eSteem profile is a bit more detailed, filled with additional information and advance options. Here's how it looks.

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Additional to the standard Steemit profile on website, you can see your Voting Power and number of votes made per day on the profile page.

Activity Tab

On the bottom right of the blue part, you can see an icon like 📊. It's activity option. When you click it, you can view all the activity on your profile like upvotes, mentions, resteems etc. It's up to you to try for yourself but here's a glimps of the options.

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Unique features of eSteem app?

Changing Profile Settings

You can change your profile picture simply by clicking the existing picture/icon.

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You can upload in many ways. I just upload by selecting picture from my profile.

To add cover photo, simply click the camera 📷 icon and chose an option.

To change profile settings, click the pen in the box icon 📝. Following page will appear. Set your editions and save.

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Conclusion

That's pretty much it. All you need to do is to download the app eSteem app from Play Store or App Store and start using it. Thanks again to @good-karma for creating this wonderful app.

Resteem this post of you find it useful. Upvote if you think this community effort deserves appreciation.

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Hi there @ilyastarar, The app looks very well featured! I prefer however to use a desktop version or webapp. Any clue as to when it will be available? Thanks.

This is a really powerful post you have here @ilyastarar. eSTEEM app is one of my best apps on the phone right now coz I use it everyday. Feels very close and cool. Also it pretty easy for anyone to use esp. newbies.

I see you are a member of #SteemitBloggers so I want to give you a tip...
You should have submitted this post with Utopian. You will benefit more because this article deserves a major upvote at least $20.

If you want to learn how to use Utopian, check this link: https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@nairadaddy/how-to-earn-with-utopian-io-for-your-contributions-to-open-source-projects-a-7-step-guide

Cheers!

#Hug-Challenge!

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Thank you very much! I heard about the platform but never tried. I will for sure remake a post about esteem there now. Thanks for the heads up!

It's is very slow app!
It takes lot of time for login

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May be it's the internet or the server issue. Works fine for me.

Great post! I was just looking for an app to use Steemit on mobile! Thanks @ilyastarar

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Glad you found that app.

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Thank you ! =)

Wow it,s really amazing subject.for all stemer

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Thank you.

after the recent update i can't anymore to upvote or to post new posts.. only comments are working for me

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Hi Victor,

Try changing the server and see if it works. I am using steemd.steemit.com and it works fine.

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thank you ! i will try !
actually the server was set automatically so i never tried to change it

Thank you for this detailed guide about eSteem.
You definitely put much effort into it.
This app seems very interesting.
Got to check this out.

Good app but i read about cost 5% of your reward for the development. I am not sure about this but if it is really is a little expensive. Best regard @galberto

Very informative post @ilyastarar. I like the esteem app for reading and upvoting posts when I'm away from my computer, but I don't really use it for commenting and posting. For the most part I like using the computer a lot more. I think the app still needs to be made more user friendly, I get frustrated often trying to do stuff with it. I'm sure they will continue to improve it and I'll probably use it more and more. images.duckduckgo.pngimages.duckduckgo-2.jpg

@ilyastarar,

Cool app. Works on my new phone, but I guess my old phone is well...too old!

Btw, I am JaiChai. Pleased to make yor acquaintance.

Got pointed to your post by steemitbloggers.

Upvoted and following you now.

Namaste,

JaiChai

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Thank you for reading and commenting. Nice to see you on my blog for the first time. Keep in touch.

Great job on this. I look forward trying it out and give feedback.

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Thank you. I hope the guide helps you use it to the max.

Very detailed! :)

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Thank you.

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Thank you very much!

excellent. though i have been using the app since 2 months, i am not aware many features in the app. thank you very much for bringing the knowledge to me. i am following you.

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Thank you and I am glad to know that you got useful knowledge. Thanks for following.

wao nice info.. thanks for sharing

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Thank you.

Great explanation :) I use this app and Its the best I have used so far. It Is a little glitchy but I'll take It

Thanks. I have used esteem on the computer but didnt realise their was an app for it. This will be much bwtter than using steemit on the phone browser which doesnt work great.

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The app fulfills the need of a smartphone based Steemit manager. It will be great. Do share your experience when you use it.

The idea is very interesting and great, hopefully esteem faster and not slow to be in use around the world

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It will keep improving as the devs know more user feedback.

Amazing

very useful info! i've been searching for it for a long time. thank you!
and maybe you also know where I can report information about glitch?

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Thank you. I am glad that you found it useful. Two ways to report. Either go to Utopian.io and make a post there (they reward for it) or go to @good-karma blog and leave a comment on his latest post.

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Thank you, your reply is as much helpful as the post itself! :)

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You're welcome. I couldn't reply earlier due to being busy.

esteem is the best app in play store

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Because I spend most time and data on eSteem among all the apps, I would say yes.

A Steem App with Amazing Features, i like steem app, steem on steem,

Upvoted and followed. A bit much for me to digest right off, but I will follow up and dig deeper. Sounds like a beautiful evolution/tangent/synergist. Can't wait to find out more.

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It's not as long as you think. A little text with every visual.

Hola, soy nueva en la comunidad y ya me he descargado esta app, la verdad que esta bastante buena (a pesar de que no se le ba desarrollado el cambio de idioma por completo) para ser nueva esta super genial y muy facil de usar. Saludos 😆😆😆

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Papito mabahaib ahkbaha. Ajbabaa. I don't know what it means but thanks for the comment.

I really want to use it. Thanks you for ur posting.

WoW!! Brother @ilyastarar
You gave me a great information.i need this app badly. Thanx a lot buddy.

Nice info. Thanx a lot

Wonderfulll , was just looking for something like this!

Thanks, this helped

I have been looking for something like this so thank you for showing me! I love the bookmarking, drafts and scheduled posts features. I have found the app has been a bit slow. Perhaps it is my phone and I need to update software. I love it nonetheless. THank you for helping me find this app

Thank you for sharing. What's the difference between esteem,zappl and steemit apps? I downloaded both of them.