Friendsheet – Turn your Facebook photos into a visual experience
- May 30, 2012
- on 5/30/2012
- MoJo: Jennifer Gerlock
I don’t know about you, but I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Like most, I love the opportunity to keep up with friends and family, but also, I suspect, like most, I hate the mysterious way the site determines what I see and what I don’t in my daily feed.
Enter my new favorite application Friendsheet.
Friendsheet takes public photos your friends have posted and arranges them on a grid that looks eerily similar to Pinterest allowing you to easily cruise through your photos, see the latest all your friends have uploaded, and not miss a thing.
With Friendsheet you can also upload photos directly to Facebook. Not only that, but also you are able to choose which friends' photos you see, as well as whether or not you view captions and comments associated with them. The best part about Friendsheet is that it is a neverending feed allowing users to literally browse for hours at a time, thereby ensuring you don't miss a single upload from one of your friends or “liked” pages. Of note: within the settings, the user does have the option to turn off fan pages. Removing fan pages is a helpful option those intent on avoiding brand page promotions.
Friendsheet creator Zachary Allia said, “The goal was to take Facebook photos, and turn it into a visual experience while maintaining speed, performance, and a great, intuitive experience." Allia created the Facebook hack over the span of one weekend.
Friendsheet became an overnight sensation going from 60,000 unique visits a month to 150,000 in 24 hours after Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg publicly “liked” it.
Fans of Pinterest, take note – although the interface looks similar, you cannot pin images to Friendsheet or organize images into pinboards or categories.
So what do you think? Do you find Friendsheet helpful?
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