Product Hunt has quickly become one of my favorite websites. I check it at least once a day to look at all the new apps, websites and products that have been added. Not only do I find technology for myself, but I have created many blog posts from technology I have found on Product Hunt. This is Product Hunt’s description:
“Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations”.
While I have only used Product Hunt to find products, even though I do have an account, if you sign up as a member, you can also submit and vote on products. There are guidelines for submitting products in Product Hunt’s FAQ. Voting is used to rank the order of the lists each day. There are three lists:
- Technology – The main list made up of new tech projects, which include hardware, apps, websites and other tech’
- Games – Much smaller list, but still used the same way, new games only.
- Books – Small list also, but publication date doesn’t seem relevant. They are mostly books that would be helpful or enjoyable to people in tech.
While I do browse the lists, my favorite part of Product Hunt is the collections. A collection is a list, put together by a member, of products, apps, websites, etc. on the same topic. So instead of browsing the daily list and seeing so many items of no use to me, I can look for collections that are filled with with products I’ll be interested in.
Some of the Tech Collections which I have found very useful apps and websites are:
- Gmail apps – I love the Full Contact and Dropbox Chrome apps for Gmail.
- Design Tools for Non-Designers – Many free sites for stock photos, logos, and more.
- Instagram Products – Tools to do anything and everything with Instagram
There are hundreds of collections on Product Hunt and thousands of items. You will find more apps, tools, hacks, websites, hardware, accessories, games, books and more, than you ever thought possible. If you are a techie, Product Hunt is a must. Bookmark it now. If you don’t work in the tech industry, but like finding new apps, websites, games or gadgets, then Product Hunt is a website (and app) you will probably want to visit on a regular basis.