Still shirty with Flickr, I’ve had a go at 4 Flickr alternatives to see if it’s worth jumping ship. In my clearly uncomprehensive reivew, I’ve put together 5 points for each of the 4 I tried this afternoon.
- You can only upload through the web site or by emailing a spesh email address. Where’s the upload app?
- The price to upgrade is shown in your local currency. So simple, yet so cool
- Has ‘footnotes’ aka flickr’s notes
- Pretty flickr-ish, with groups and bits
- Is a Google product. Yet to work out if that’s a bad thing or not
- 250MB free storage
- US$25/year for 6.25GB storage
- Upload sofware is that Picasa software
- Basic, but might be enough for most people
- Half priced registrations to flickr refugees. Score!
- Regular rate for standard registrationUS$40/year
- The logo uses the horrible Comic Sans font. Shudder.
- Templates on offer, even though a majority of them are crap
- I’ve spent 15 minutes trying to work out how to get aroun. Bad usability.
- Why can’t I just type zooomer.com and get the home page? Because I didn’t get a welcome email when I signed up, I actually had to google search the bloody thing to work out the url
- I had to sign up with and OpenID account or something. I have no idea what that is
- The web upload interface is okay. It doesn’t have a progress bar, though
- Lots of elements similar to flickr
- To upgrade, I clicked on the little ad on my profile page, which links to itself. Fantastic.
None of these places accept PayPal payments. flickr does.
*shrug*Ã looking around makes me almost willing to get a yahoo id and convert it for flickr. flickr’s got style, and while only a minor factor, the paypal option with flickr is enough to keep me with them. this girl gets some cash through paypal and is my preferred internet transaction process. or something.