Findery: My latest obsession

You know when you stumble upon something that is so great, you want everyone you know to use it too? This is how I feel about I was introduced to Findery this past week, and now I have a new obsession.

For those of you who don’t know what Findery is, it’s best described as a Google Maps + Pinterest+ Yelp all in one. The best part–you connect with your friends, see where they’ve been and what they recommended in places you are visiting, are curious about, or plan to visit. It’s almost like your friends are there right now, offering you photos and commentary about anything nearby.

Findery allows you to leave “notes” around the world on a map. Notes can be made up of photos, commentary, stories, videos, or list. It’s really up to you what you want your note to be about. I’ve been posting my Disney tips all over the map!

Another cool feature: Findery will allow you to grab any of your photos or videos from several 3rd party photo sharing services. So I can use a photo from Instagram with my note. You can also use any of the photos from your phone’s camera roll. And notes can be posted anytime. Not just when you are “visiting” that location. Sort of like a latergram.

Over the next few weeks, you’ll see me sharing my notes on Facebook and Twitter. Each Findery note can be shared or embedded, just like the one I embedded above. I’ve also thought the mobile app was really easy to explore and use. The app is only available for iPhone right now. But I hear they’re working on an Android version too.

It really didn’t take me long to get a feel for the service. I’m just hoping a few more friends will show up and share their location notes with me.

I am working with Findery to help spread the good word. All opinions are my own. 

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