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 https://www.reddit.com/ 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?
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:
- SteemLink – A Steem based URL shortener
- Steemlink – A minimalistic blog for your Steem account
- SteemVids – See the latest videos on Steem
- SteemQ – Soon to come Video Platform for Steem
- SteemitBoard – Achievements for Steemit
- Vessel – Lite wallet for Steem
- Reprint – Blog powered by Steem
- SteemConnect – Oauth like login for Steem apps
- AskSteem – Search Engine for Steem
- FloatVote – Add a floating vote button to every post
What cool community projects exist?
Here are some I find interesting:
- SteemShop – Buy and Sell goods with Steem
- SteemGig – Start your own Community Project
- SteemDonate – Collectively fund charities with an upvote
- SteemitHealth – Daily selfcare exercises you get paid for
I want to develop an app for Steem, what can help me?
Here is a list of Apps and Libraries for Steem:
- SteemData – A MongoDB service to get Steem data from
- SteemConnect – Add auth to your app without storing keys
- SteemFeed – Steem Price SDK for python
- API Explorer – Try out requests to the Steem API
- Steem – The blockchain
- Steemithelp – a wonderful site linking to many helpful posts
- SteemD Distribution – See some statistics on how users are distributed
- SteemDollar VoteWorth – See how much one of your votes is worth
- Steemviz PendingPayouts – See how much in pending payout to expect
- Steemviz Deleted – See all deleted posts
- Steemviz Promo – See how much a promotion costs
- SteemVids Create – Easy youtube video embed to your post
- Steem TradingView – Realtime Steem price chart with candles
- SteemInvest – Copy curators and support them with your voice
- Streemian – Automate common tasks while you are not online
- Conductor – Manage your Witness Node
- SteemMonitor – Monitoring App for Witnesses
- SteemWhales – See the top users on Steem
- SteemDown – See what whales power down
- SteemCap – See the Steem Market cap live
- SteemCool – See the level of any user
- SteemSupply – See statistics of users
- SteemSplit – Split the reward of a post with other users
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!