Posted on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 by Masha Arbisman
Undrip combines all social networks and cuts out all that unnecessary noise created by your hundreds of followers, friends and acquaintances on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and every other social network you can think of…
As much as I love to keep up with my Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram, and every other social platform I’m a part of, the constant noise of people posting about what they eat and NaRrAtE tHeIr LiVeS lIkE tHiS completely ruin my experience. If only there was an app that cut around the noise and showed only posts with depth and substance. Oh wait, there is, and it’s called Undrip!
Once you make an account and get into the app you will need to connect whichever networks you’d like. Although I was upset to see that Google+ is not an option, Undrip allows you to connect Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and App.net. On top of linking the accounts together, users can also post and connect with other users, making Undrip a new social network of it’s own. Maybe once more people join this feature will be useful, but for now, few of my friends are on Undrip so my posting is limited.
To make your starting experience a little easier, let me define terms you’ll find on this app. Starting from the bottom tool bar, the big plus is where you can add “sweetness”, links and thoughts, (what Facebook calls posts) which are called “Drips”. These Drips can be shared via Facebook or Twitter.
Click “Flow” to see your feed, “Downpour” to see what is trending among users, “People” to see recommendations of who you should follow, and “Me” to keep tabs on what your posting and how your profile looks. To the left of every post you’ll find something that looks like a wave, this is called a “ripple”. Ripples allow you to share your thoughts or any posts you find on Facebook, Twitter, or through Email. It also allows you to open the posts on the web, save it to be read later, or mark it as read.
The best part of Undrip is that you can add filters to make sure you are only seeing the content that is important to you. Videos, articles, websites, images, etc, all can be filtered by category, popularity, or recency- just click on the umbrella to your left and start playing around.
When it comes down to it, Undrip really does what it promises – it filters out all of the B.S. from your feeds and shows you the best posts from those you follow. The only problem is that you have to talk your friends into joining as well. With more people, the app will be functional for posting and sharing. But for now, if you’re simply looking for a better way to read your feeds and don’t overly crave interaction, Undrip will be perfect for you.