With social networks really coming into their own, many companies and developers are searching for ways to incorporate the social element into everyday tasks. PushNote is designed to add a “layer” to the internet experience through social browsing. Users can visit any place on the web and see what other PushNote users are thinking. The application works through a small button added to the user’s browser. After arriving on a website, the user can check the button to see if any other users have submitted a supplemental resource. These can be almost anything, from video clips to another website. Users are also able to connect through PushNote and make recommendations or share opinions. PushNote makes it possible to be social all over the internet. Users can also see what their friends are browsing to look for suggestions. PushNote has the ability to add more dimension to everyday internet surfing for many users.Show more screenshots »
PushNote was founded in 2010 by CEO John Leaver. The applications intention was to transform internet browsing into a social experience. Today, PushNote offers users a list of interactive options, from recommendations to chatting. Users can hold discussions in real time while browsing the web.
There are so many ways to connect on the internet, yet somehow PushNote has found another. Instead of browsing alone, users can bring the PushNote community along with them. What was once a solitary activity can now be another way to network with other internet users. PushNote claims to add another layer to the internet, and it really seems to live up to that claim.
The look and feel of PushNote compliments its supplemental service. A new user to the site is greeted by a clean layout with a primarily blue and white color scheme. The main focus of PushNote is a small icon that is placed on the user’s browser. This single button system is definitely a good way to keep PushNote low key. Many users will find that it is a nice bonus to have while browsing, if they are in the mood to socially interact.
A new user can find the PushNote registration form positioned right on the homepage (along the right hand side). The form requires a full name, email address and password. After entering the information and clicking the gold “Sign Up” button at the bottom of the form, the user is given the opportunity to add friends through Twitter or Facebook. This step can be skipped by clicking the “Continue to next step” button. The next page gives the user a chance to invite friends through Facebook. The final step asks the user to install the PushNote browser button. To do this, the user must select the button that corresponds with the browser they are using. PushNote is available for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.
Just like major social networks, PushNote thrives when more users participate. The application is available for free. There are no subscription fees or registration charges. Anyone can become a member by simply working through the short registration process. This is definitely a good thing to give PushNote users a larger community to interact with.
PushNote could be interesting for anyone who really enjoys social networking. The application provides another interesting layer of activity through social interactions. Users can take a common activity (internet browsing) and turn it into a group effort through PushNote.