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Online Idea Brainstorming Tool

Published 03/06/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Popplet is an idea organizer tool that helps users nurture concepts into something bigger. The user can collect online resources that inspire them. Items can be sorted into galleries, refining the way the user browses each item. The user can record and map out thoughts, which are positioned into brainstorming maps for better organization. The user can tie ideas together and share their concepts with others to collaborate. The Popplet becomes a visual idea board that helps users create themes or concepts that can blossom into something new or unique. Popplets can be shared by email, Facebook or Twitter or shared as a link generated by the site. Each Popplet can be browsed by clicking and dragging the content.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Popplet was founded in November of 2009 by Albert Lee, Phillip Tiongson and Jared Schiffman. The application has received recognition from a number of sources including and a number of iPad-focused review sites. The application is praised for its idea-encouraging brain mapping potential. Users can visually map out ideas using online resources, notes and other content and work with others to make new ideas and share them.

What are the differences to other apps?

Popplet is unique because the application provides its users with one place to store a number of documents, image and other resources that go into creating new ideas. The user can establish a theme or focus for their Popplet, which works much like a mind or brainstorming map. The user chooses positions and which items tie together so they do not forget ideas or lose relevancy of specific items. The Popplet offers more organization and resource options than plain notes or basic outlines could supply.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Popplet provides a basic background that lets users work however they like. The design offers a lightly colored background with hints of dark blue and bold pink that add variety and personality. The site looks modern and gives the user total control wen building their Popplet pages. Each item is displayed with images and text as a smaller box on the Popplet. The click and drag interface lets users shift the Popplet to inspect specific items at their leisure.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join Popplet by clicking the dark blue “Create Account” button. After doing so, the user is presented with a sleek registration form that asks for a first and last name, email address and password. The user’s email address will be their username. After checking the terms of service box at the bottom of the form, the user can submit it. The user can page through the short tutorial before accessing their dashboard.

What does it cost to use the application?

Popplet is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees and the user only has to register to gain access to all Popplet features. There are no purchase requirements and all users are given the same level of access. User can visit their account any time and work with others through the sharing and collaboration tools. The free price is right where Popplet should be to convince users to give it a try.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Popplet is a handy tool for anyone who needs a place to organize thoughts and ideas. The application lets users pull together all their inspirational resources, including articles, photos and other content. The application has a clean interface and favors a visually stimulating layout that makes it easier to see relationships between items and ideas. Users who want to work with others will really appreciate the online convenience offered by Popplet.

  • All users can create a Popplet account for free
  • Images, text and other resources can be added to a Popplet
  • Popplets can be shared by email, link or social network
  • Users can search Popplets and explore existing Popplets
  • Zoom makes it easier to explore a Popplet

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