Why is SteemPeak better than Steemit as a user interface?

in steempeak •  3 months ago


After just a few hours using the SteemPeak I know I will never use Steemit again. There are so many ways in which I feel like they have surpassed Steemit. Click the link and watch the above film to get my full review.

Here is the Discord group I mention in the film which will connect you directly with the SteemPeak development team & its growing community.

Many thanks to @finnian for alerting me this!

SteemPeak, a closer look...

The first thing which blew me away was the full page format our posts can be viewed in.

Easily viewable

Not only does it look great, I was really impressed that both YouTube & DTube films play in this format, permitting us to scan through films without having to open the posts.

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Portfolio view

Once enabled, the Portfolio view shows our work using the first image from each post. Reminds me of Instagram. Simple but effective.

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Notifications

Notifications (the little bell in the top bar) permits us to know when something happens.

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The difference between this and what Busy have created are the four different options we can adjust: votes, rewards, transfers & rewards. Now we can choose what we want to be notified about!

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Personally I enjoy knowing when people have written me messages. This way I can better keep up with responding to them.

Drafts

Having the option to save drafts is like a dream come true. Now I can write 20 articles at the same time!

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Templates

Steemit offers a 'signature' for our posts but SteemPeak takes it further by giving us the chance to have as many 'templates' as we like. If we are looking to develop a bunch of different series at the same time, this is perfect.

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Bookmarks

We can bookmark posts to read later and they will be neatly collected in an easily assesible bookmarks page.

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Estimated income

We can even estimate our monthly income, where we can also quickly see the average value of our voters upvotes.

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Dashboard

Last but not least, here is the Dashboard page showing stats for our account. A really cool feature.

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There are plenty of other awesome features I haven't mentioned here so I strongly suggest you check it out. Something tells me you will never look back.

Chatting in their Discord group yesterday I learned that private messages and autovoting are on their roadmap, which is a great sign for the future.

What an awesome team they are!

Working to make our lives easier 😃

https://steempeak.com

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Who is @samstonehill?

He was a London based filmmaker until he sold everything and set out on a barefoot journey around the world, currently based in the south of France.

He is travelling with his partner & two children and with no bank account he has been living on STEEM & crypto for over a year.

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All content created for this account is 100% original (unless otherwise stated), produced by @samstonehill who invites you to use & share freely as you wish.

Sam is the creator of:

@steemshop where you can buy or sell anything you like using your steemit wallet

@steemmasters which provides FREE TUTORIALS, personal training & resteeming services. Website HERE
Contact me directly on steem.chat if you want to know more about this

@steemholidays which encourages resort owners to offer holiday packages in Steem or SBD

@steemtv which aims to provide the best in decentralised films, exclusive to Steemit & DTube

The dailyquotes tag initiative designed to encourage steemians to share their most life changing quotes with the community on a daily basis.

The Aspiring Steemit Whales & Dolphins group on Facebook which seeks to help newcomers make the transition from Facebook to Steemit, providing them with detailed notes and personal assistance with their posts... resteeming them when he can.

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Without them our beloved Steemship would not fly.

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Thanks for sharing. I heard for the first time. I will try to use it as soon as possible.

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Looks great, gona take a closer look myself later today!

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You won't regret it ;)

How do I get DTube videos to play embedded in SteemPeak? I've been trying all sorts of code, unsuccessfully. I'm with you on the SteemPeak interface. No comparison with Steemit! I'm hooked and want to get people to come on over and join us. Resteemed your review post. Thanks for making it.

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Dtube films should play automatically in Steempeak, just like Youtube films. At least they do for me.

Am pleased you are enjoying it ;)

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I don't have the same auto-embed video feature as you, apparently. Example below. But yes, SteemPeak is head and shoulders above the Steemit interface for functionality. There's a lot more I can get done in SteemPeak without going to SteemWorld. The voting value slider is a really useful feature. Templates and Schedule are the best features, if you ask me. No, no wait - the filter resteem button is the best! LOL! Like Frot, who comments here too, I still keep a Steemit window open for the list view. If you're quickly scanning, that's the best format.

I have bookmarked (another wonderful SteemPeak feature) your post and will resteem again and/or feature a link to the video in future posts about SteemPeak.

Back to the problem: Neither Steemit nor SteemPeak auto-embed DTube or DLive for me.
URL bar: https://d.tube/#!/v/tdm1111/qu4y0bca

Copy option: https://d.tube/v/tdm1111/qu4y0bca

Copy embedded option:

(Unsupported https://emb.d.tube/#!/tdm1111/qu4y0bca)

FYI @steempeak - I'd be happy to help you troubleshoot the issue, if you are the programmer. Just noticed the big gap between my last text block and this one. It's the embed script with defined dimensions. It's reading the script, but doesn't like the video format. See? I can help! :D

One of my (@jarvie) favorite reviews... you seemed to really grasp what we're going for and I'm impressed how in one day you grasped all those benefits you'd personally be getting. Already using templates, drafts, bookmarks and found the benefit of action queue, portfolio, night mode and portfolio.

I dare say many of our users don't find out some of this stuff for a while. haha
#re-shared

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Appreciate the comment. Part of the reason why it only took a day to familiarise myself was because it was the ENTIRE day! I was very excited to have found you.

Steemit has become my life now so a more functional interface means more efficient life ;)

Thank you for your great work.

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yes it makes managing several accounts very doable for me since switching accounts takes literally a second. haha

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exactly! ;)

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haha! Excellent. I haven't yet connected the other accounts, but for sure I will ;)

Do you know if steempeak has a percentage beneficiary on posts generated on their site. I know d.tube takes 20% author rewards, I was wondering if steempeak does something similar?

EDIT: I've confirmed steempeak.com does not take a percentage beneficiary! Excellent news!

https://steemit.com/steemit/@themarkymark/why-are-you-still-using-steemit-com

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Thanks for the confirmation.

I've just logged into it for a look. I'm not that keen on either of the available views. I like the list view of Steemit or eSteem Surfer that shows me more posts at a time. Some of the other features look good, but it takes time to get used to them. I've used Steemit so much that I don't have to think about it too much and Steem Plus just makes it better.

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I do agree with you about the list being a useful view option... and I think I am right in saying this is going to be added. I saw a few other people mentioning this point in the Discord group.

Honestly it won't take you long to get used to. I'm there already and it's been little more than a day ;)

This is one of the most underrated front end for the Steem ecosystem.

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Agreed wholeheartedly ;)

Why is SteemPeak better than Steemit as a user interface?
Answer in one word: design.

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Yep. You said it. Feels like it has been designed by Steemit users.

Cool thanks

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My pleasure ;)

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Cool wonderful comments did you see me thanks

I have seen a lot of people recommending Steamspeak over steemit, I will check this out, thanks for the screenshots.

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No worries. Am pretty sure you're gonna love it ;)

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just so you know we're not SteemSpeak we're SteemPeak ... like top of the mountains :)

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Like a 'peak' experience using the Steem blockchain right?

That's the way I remember it ;)

You're right. The interface is very nice. What I do not see so far are buttons to share posts easily in other social networks. That would be a good addition.

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Good point. That would be useful.

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A small flaw that I have noticed is that the SteemPeak platform seems to have problems with the metadata of the posts. This problem also had yours.org platform until recently. Facebook does not detect the titles or the images of the post.

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Yes, I noticed that trying to post promote in the usual places last night. I had to use the Steemit version. Which in the end is no big deal, but I hope they are able to fix this...

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Also the post preview is something we want very very much... it requres a big change to the way we show pages. So we're considering our options.

What some people do is share the picture and then the link It's another step and not as perfect to some people but a compromise for now until we get link preview to work.

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Yes that would be a great feature.

Anyone waiting for Steemit to change their interface will be waiting forever. I am going to check it. Chainbb was ok but it's gone, Busy is ok but some more features would be nice, I am going check steempeak

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I agree. No point in waiting around waiting for things to change when they are already changing elsewhere. Steemit inc have bigger fish to fry right now with the HF and SMTs around the corner. It seems logical that a company who don't have to think about these aspects are better able to focus on the design of the site.

Steempeak is a great alternative to Steemit, but I wouldn't prefer one over the other.

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It really depends on how we use Steemit. For me the extra features on SteemPeak are perfect.... drafts, templates & bookmarks in particular.

Hmnnn... Now to the link..

SteemPeak has so much potential and I'm trying it out right beside Steemit.

BUT

It still only has two interfaces which I find unusable - grid (wall of noise) or massive great pictures too big to scroll through.

All I want is Steemit list view in dark mode. Most of the other stuff I already had with more info on Firefox. And I want to see small size clean lists of my comments and replies - just like on Steemit.

When it gets a list view like Steemit, I'll switch over in the blink of an eye. But at this point it just doesn't work.

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I hear you. And I understand this feature is coming... so keep watching.

Though personally I quite enjoy that wall of noise ;)

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I'll try the wall of noise again - I can see the site is way more advanced, but the way the pictures rearrange themselves when I'm scrolling is a bit disorienting.

Have you tried using the formatting features?

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Thanks for the heads up ;)

Have followed you at your new address!

Wow, going to try steempeak.com right away. I'm already using peakmonsters.com (for steemmonsters) and it's awesome.

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I just heard of this yesterday... what are steemmonsters???

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It's a card game using the steem blockchain. People are collecting the cards for the game
steemmonsters.com

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I see! Thanks for the clarification :)

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Yes peakmonsters was created by @jarvie and @asgarth two of the creators of @steempeak

It's a way to buy cards through packs and buy/sell market.

How this is difderent than bisy esteem esurfer ?? They give similar option....except the homepage which shows the tendy pictursheque look...every other app have same option

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If you are using this on a phone I am sorry to say that I have no idea how this performs? I am working on a laptop.

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I tried it on lappy..but yes it has similar feature as you have mentioned on other app

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Thank you so much for sharing this with us! It sounds perfect... Just what steemit needed.. I will get right on it!

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My pleasure! Enjoy :)

I feel a bit sad about this. I felt going away from Steemit. If Steampeak team has this great ideas creating a better version of 'Steemit-like" why they did not just do it here in Steemit?

I honestly think sometimes these apps are not helping Steemit become better.

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Nothing to feel sad about! This is what the Steem blockchain was built for and for sure they expected this to happen :)

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Steemit INC is wonderfully focused 100% on blockchain technology and we love them for that. They see STEEM as much more than a website interface for blogging, we do as well however steempeak.com is able to focus on the blogging/social media experience.

We are in contact with steemit inc and they love seeing 3rd parties take their idea and make it more robust. They have their company goals in mind which are much bigger than steemit.com and we love them for their grand ambitions while we work on creating an intuitive beautiful experience.

FINALLY!! 😀😀 thanks a lot for sharing with us!! As I’m sure everyone has been needing this. Thanks Sam! Wow

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My pleasure to share something which ultimately has the potential to take over from Steemit. We have been waiting a long time for something like this :)

A lot of competition seems to be happening lately certainly confusing who the best is going to be i just switched to esteem surfer a couple weeks ago and am loving it better then steemit in some ways but i might check this steempeak at a later time ??

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I really feel like SteemPeak is the best I have found ;)

So many funky little extras!

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I will look into this one. Thanks for that :)

does that app take any cut from your post rewards? I hear the surfer app is pretty good too, now I will have to try them both!

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No, they don't take a cut from rewards.

It definitely look lot better UI wise how do you connect you account on it with Steem connect or some other way.

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Yes, Steem connect. It's worth checking out.

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Yes will definitely try it it looks really cool

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SteemPeak is very cool looking. I will have to spend some time exploring it!

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I am sure you will love it...

Dont trust the Editor of Steempeak ! If somethink looks amazing in steempeak it does not mean that it looks the same on steemit or busy .
But beside of this steempeak is awesome :D

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Thanks for the heads up. I will check this...

I have one small problem with SteemPeak... While I use SteemPeak I can't flag content or comments. I don't have option for that or it's very hard to find it.

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Hmmm. I hadn't noticed that one till now. It's not something I personally use but it clearly needs to be there. On its way I am guessing...

I can't thank you enough for posting this!!!

Wow, this is awesome
Thank you for taking out time to point out the differences...Gracias

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My pleasure ;)

@samstonehill My vote goes to you as you have shared best of your knowledge your post is greatly appreciated by me as most of people wants to know about these points as I.. And you help us alot
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Hello! Not sure how to reply to notifications, but thank you very much!

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The mouse seems a little off. Try clicking just below the thing you are aiming for. That worked for me.