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in #help7 years ago (edited)

One thing I noticed when joining Steemit three days ago is that information is hard to find on what Steem and Steemit actually is. Also there are many good tools and resources available but no one knows them. This post tries to adress that issue.

So many new users ask themselves: 

What is Steem and what is Steemit?

Steemit is a social network, similar to where you can post, comment and vote on content. But the twist is, you get Steem when others like your content. And Steem is worth money. Currently over a dollar. So unique content creators can earn money without the users having to pay for it.

That sounds nice, but how do i get in?

Steemithelp has a wonderful tutorial for this.

Is Steemit the only way to view posts?

No, there are many other clients available. Some of the popular are listed here:

  • Esteem – Mobile Steem Client for iOS and Android
  • Busy – Facebook like design for Steem
  • Zappl – Soon to come twitter like client for Steem
  • chainBB – A forum like client for Steem
  • SteepShot – An instagram like client for Steem

How do I get all the details on what happens?

There are many good tools to view the Steem blockchain:

  • SteemD – See all internal data for anything on the blockchain
  • SteemStats – Here you can watch users and get live updates 
  • SteemDollar – Liveticker on Steem price compared to other currencies
  • Steemviz – Livefeed of what happens on Steem
  • SteemWatch – Configure notifications for events you are interested in
  • Phist – See the history of any post
  • Mention – See who mentioned you
  • SteemitPond – Visualize what happens on Steemit
  • Steemification – Chrome extension for Notifications

What else is out there for the Steemer in me?

Here are some cool projects for Steem:

What cool community projects exist?

Here are some I find interesting:

I want to develop an app for Steem, what can help me?

Here is a list of Apps and Libraries for Steem:

Useful Links:

This post is an aggregation of many useful resources and tools, please give them credit! If there is an error or you feel misrepresented, please comment below and I will edit the post.

This post will be updated with new information when new tools come out. Please comment if you found I missed a tool.

Any feedback is appreciated. Follow @reggaemuffin for updates!


Thanks for the linkback :) I'll push it to the top

thx for the vote man. appreciate it

I truly appreciate this post because it has broaden my understanding about this community. @reggaemuffin You have done a great service. I just resteemed this post so it help others like me. Kudos and God bless you.

Thank you @atare :) It sadly is a really old post, so resteeming it won't show up on your feed. But we plan to redo it at some point :) and sharing the link works.

OK I will share the link but how do I get the link? @reggaemuffin

You have done a fantastic job, @reggaemuffin! I've been in steemit for about 3 months and have not come across such a useful comprehensive resource . Well done!!! Upvoted, resteemed post and now following you.

You are most welcome, @reggaemuffin! Cheers.

@reggaemuffin Am really glad persons like you who care for others exist in this platform, am new here and this post has helped me in ways you might not even know, I now have a better understanding of steemit, thanks alot!

Am new here and am searching for guidance, can you please mentor me? @reggaemuffin

Very well done post. As long as I have been on here this is one of the best collections of steem resources that I have found in a post. Good job. Looking forward to more in depth analysis on steem and her applications from you in the future.

Thanks a lot! I am a dev myself and with the first app I wrote, I noticed after finishing it that it already existed... So I got up to make a list of all the things currently existing so that other devs can work on new problems and users find all these tools. If you ever find something not covered by the list, please tell me :)

..ja man...thankyouthankyouthankyou for info..follow you..

Great resources and fantastic help. Thank you.

Wow! Looks like you spent a lot of time putting this together. Thank you! Followed and Resteemed.

Aw well, I can't resteem this :(

I'm with you @magick323 - I'd like to resteem this post so I can find it again easily - but after a short time, that feature is archived on posts. Some posts are good enough to want to keep current. This is one such post.

This is a fantastic article. What a great resource! I'm going to resteem it so more people can see it.

Welcome to Steemit, by the way :)

Thanks :)

Great job on this ! Will definitely be able to use the Apps and libraries for this tool/plugin I am planning.

Cool! What are you planning to do? Happy to add it to the list when it is ready 😉

I am gathering my thoughts. When I get concrete output you will be the first to know through this thread.

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