APP OF THE ISSUE (MEDIUM)
By: Shaan Desai
People can find so many different apps on your smartphone, but some of them stand out more than others. Pin Oak Press will feature at least one app in each issue we release. You can vote for an app to be featured on Pin Oak Press at pinoakpress.org.
This month’s featured app is Medium. Medium is a website chock-full of blog posts, which range from breathtaking stories to tricks on Google Chrome. Medium was founded in 2012 by Evan Williams, the same person who was a co-founder of Twitter. Medium quickly turned into a big hit, attracting bloggers and storytellers from all around. On Medium, anyone can post whatever they want to post as long as they have an account.
Medium is great for telling stories because of the text and image effects it has. Audio and video can be included by embedding your YouTube videos and SoundCloud tracks. On Medium, there’s also plenty of content that you can read. You can find lifehacks, politics, reviews, stories, and pretty much everything else. You don’t need to have an account to read posts, so read as much as you want to. Medium is a perfect place to go if you want certain information or stories.
Medium is free on the App Store and Google Play. You can also access it at medium.com. It is rated 4.5 stars on iTunes and 4.6 stars on Google Play. I also personally tried out this app. Medium has all of these incredible features, but there are some flaws. Medium only allows for one font type when you’re writing, and some articles are reserved for members. Other than that, it is a great, free app for writing and reading posts. I personally give it 4.6 stars.
Medium – Free on the App Store and Google Play.
Author’s Rating – 4.6 stars