Ever since we released https://steempeak.com I've wanted to do some sort of comparison thing perhaps just to educate users what we offered, I wasn't sure it how it would be recieved so i didn't do it but I finally got around to it.
This post should not be how you choose your front end it's just a random-fallible-incomplete tool that I made just as an experiment. I understand it has many weaknesses.
If it's not a helpful tool for the community at large I'll happily take it down.
However it could answer a lot of questions and give insight into at least the project I help with. No one front end has it all and all have very different directions and purposes and are NOT trying to have it all. In fact if one front end has it all they're probably doing something wrong. And while I'd personally love @SteemPeak to have most all of it... BUT we have to do so in a way that keeps the site VERY INTUITIVE and easy to use for new users. So just having a lot of features isn't the answer it's also good intuitive design.
FIRST THINGS FIRST (more disclaimer)
- It's not your typical short marketing comparison where it's only talking about where we excel
- It's really really long... 154 data points... so far
- It's not complete
- There are more points we could compare
- There is info I don't know
- I am a biased source
- How long these companies have had to develop should really be considered
- The list could be rearranged and organized better
- I didn't compare mobile apps
Partly because it's not really fair comparison. Maybe because they have so few of these features? But also time issue so if someone wants to add the data for me I'm happy to add them
- I'd love other front ends to fix and share this
- Maybe it's best if someone else takes over the reigns... less biased source. Or just have this as a one time thing.
- Love to know other points you'd like to have in the table
- Love for you to help gather that information as this one probably wore me out as far as motivation to go searching
- Love to know which of these are most important
Specially if we do a much much shorter version maybe for marketing
- Do you think this is a project I should keep up or just post once and let it die because it's not beneficial?
DOUBLES AS A STEEMPEAK ROADMAP
This post is NOT endorsed by SteemPeak as a company... this is all my own doing. Who knows if it's even beneficial to steempeak, it does expose plenty of weak points we still haven't gotten to but at least are well aware of. In fact this post probably helps other front ends perhaps more than steempeak as we do the research of the little things for them, happy to help. A rising tide lifts all boats. Let's all up our game!
Obviously I had the luxury of knowing coming soon and planned for steempeak which I don't for the others. So you can consider them "NO" presently
@steempeak users can be excited about the PLANNED almost like a sort of road map. And obviously SteemPeak is always happy to get more feedback and ideas here on @steempeak but probably best of all on DISCORD
Is this a good time to mention the STEEMPEAK WITNESS? VOTE WITH THIS FUNCTION
IF IF IF this is beneficial I hope some designer can make this look better... feel free to reshare it and i guess make me a partial beneficiary?
But if the community hates having this I'll probably just remove it.
|BASICS & LOGIN|
|4||Direct posting key access||NO||NO||YES*||NO|
|5||Option to Revoke SteemConnect access||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|7||Quick switch account||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|9||Mobile Browser Friendly||YES||YES||YES||?|
|10||Mobile Android App||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|11||Mobile Apple App||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|13||Delegation From Steemit||NO||YES*||NA||NO|
|14||API Node||api.steemit (new hivemind version)||?||api.steemit (assume it's the new one)||?|
|15||Use delegation to reward users to post||NO||YES*||NO||NO|
|17||Browse not logged in||YES||YES||YES||Not really|
|18||View in list view||YES||NO||YES||YES|
|19||View in large/blog view||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|20||View in Grid view||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|22||Slideshow of pictures||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|23||Expand post inside feed||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|24||Voting Slider (any percentage)||YES||YES||After 500sp||YES|
|25||Downvote Posts||YES||YES: Called "Flag"||YES: Flag Symbol||YES|
|27||Play Youtube from Feed||YES*||YES*||NO||NO|
|28||Play DTube from Feed||YES*||YES*||NO||NO|
|29||Steem Links stay inside frontend||YES||YES: opt in||NO||YES|
|30||Warning about leaving front end||NO||YES||NO||NO|
|31||Bookmark Posts||YES||YES: Called "Save"||NO||YES|
|33||Reshare Posts (Resteems)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|34||Filter out resteems||YES*||NO||NO||YES*|
|35||Collapse Comment Threads||YES||YES||YES||NO|
|36||Sort comments by Reward||YES||YES: Called "Best"||YES||YES|
|37||Sort comments Chronologically||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|38||Sort comments by Reputation||YES||YES||YES||NO|
|39||Sort by vote quantity||NO||NO||YES||YES|
|40||Direct links to specific comments||YES||NO||YES||YES|
|41||Show date+time of posts||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|42||Show beneficiaries of a post||YES*||YES: Until paid out then NO||NO||NO|
|43||Sort feeds by Reward||YES: Called "by reward"||YES: Called "Trending" or "Hot"||NO: But available on separate Pages||YES: Called "Trending"|
|44||Sort feeds Chronologically||YES||YES||NO: But available on separate Pages||"YES: Called "new"|
|45||Search Topics (Quick URL change)||YES*||NO||NO: unless you want to bookmark|
|47||Search Blog Posts||YES||NO||YES: Google Search||NO|
|48||Filter Blog Post Searches||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|49||Sort Blog Post searches||Planned||NO||YES: Relevance and Date*||NO|
|50||Save Favorite Users||YES||NO||NO||YES: Plus quick actions*|
|51||Save Favorite Topics||YES*||NO||NO||YES: Called "Bookmark Categories"*|
|52||Popular topics List||YES: Based on actual interest*||Probably not: Likely same as steemit||Not really: trending based on tags used||?|
|53||Curation History Feeds||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|54||Save Favorite Curator Feeds||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|55||User created non-simple feeds||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|56||Remove "trending" when it means "sort by reward"||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|57||Comment Spam Filter||NO||NO||NO||YES: Uncertain how it works*|
|60||NSFW filter||Planned||YES: Opt In||YES: Opt Out||NO|
|62||Edit posts past 7 days||YES*||NO||NO||YES*|
|64||Drag and Drop images to upload||YES (could be better)||YES||YES||YES|
|65||Delete Posts||YES: if no comments or votes*||?||NO||YES|
|68||Markdown Editor help key||YES: Quick Popup||NO||NO||YES: Separate page|
|69||Multi-function editor in comment field||YES||YES||NO||NO|
|70||Side by Side editor preview||YES*||NO||NO||YES*|
|71||Queue for comments (No waiting)||YES*||Uncertain||NO||NO|
|74||Drafts Autosave||YES*||YES*||Cached Memory||Save current writing|
|78||Set Beneficiaries on posts||YES*||NO||NO||NO: Only global|
|79||Change reward distribution of post||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|80||Decline reward option||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|81||Reply directly in reply feed||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|83||Add "Saved Text"||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|85||Forced footer on comments||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|86||Insert Table layout||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|89||Show quantity of words in post||YES||YES||NO||NO|
|STATS & ECONOMICS|
|90||See Vote value (STU) on post||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|91||Queue for votes (No waiting)||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|92||Show STU of votes to 3 decimals||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|93||List all votes||YES||YES||NO||YES|
|94||No deceptive dollar symbol for STU voting numbers||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|95||Vote on older posts||Coming Soon||NO||NO||NO|
|96||Show Real Value of post rewards||Coming Soon||NO||NO||NO|
|97||Show Reputation to 2 decimal points||YES||YES: 3 decimal points*||NO||NO|
|98||Show Voting Mana percentage available||YES*||YES*||NO||NO|
|99||Show Resource Credits percentage available||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|100||Set default vote for posts||YES*||YES: But same as comments||NO||YES|
|101||Set default vote for comments||YES*||YES: But same as posts||NO||YES|
|103||Filter out .001 transactions||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|105||Unlimited wallet history||YES*||YES*||NO||NO: No history at all|
|106||Educate about economics||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|107||Transfer Steem and SBD||YES||YES||YES||NO|
|108||Power Up SP||YES||YES||YES||NO|
|109||Power Down SP||Coming||YES*||YES*||NO|
|110||Link to Steem/SBD Market||YES||NO||YES||NO|
|111||Transfer to savings||YES*||NO||YES*||NO|
|113||Show delegation amount in and out||YES||YES||Kinda: Only final amount||YES|
|114||Detailed list of delegations||Planned||YES*||NO||NO|
|116||Auto Claim Rewards||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|117||Show Market values for Steem and SBD||YES*||YES*||NO||NO|
|118||Voter List stats||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|120||OnBoarding Strategy||Coming Soon||?||Sort of ... free accounts through waiting list||?|
|121||Claim new account token||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|122||Use new account token||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|123||Quick Delegate to USER||YES: On their profile*||YES: in their wallet||NO||NO|
|124||Quick Send steem/sbd||YES: On user profile page*||NO||NO||NO|
|125||Convert SBD to Steem function||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|130||See benefactor rewards in activities||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|132||Detailed Witness information||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|133||Filter Witness page||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|134||Search Witness page||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|135||Add witness button on accounts of witnesses||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|137||Specify what to be notified about||YES*||NO||NO||NO|
|138||Notifications about mentions||Planned||YES*||NO||NO|
|139||Notifications about new followers||Planned||YES*||NO||NO|
|141||Creator Support through Automatic Votes||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|142||Creator Support through automatic tips||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|143||Show joined date||Coming Soon||YES||YES||NO|
|144||Edit Profile Image||Coming Soon||YES||YES||NO|
|145||Edit about me paragraph||Coming Soon||YES||YES||NO|
|146||Change display name||Planned||YES||YES||NO|
|147||Edit Website link||Coming Soon||YES||YES||NO|
|148||Edit Cover Picture||Coming Soon||YES||YES||NO|
|149||Quick Share to Social||Planned||YES||YES||NO|
|150||About Page||Coming Soon||NO||NO||NO|
|151||Contest Listing Page||Planned||NO||NO|
|153||New user help tips||Planned||NO||NO||NO|
|154||Autocomplete user names||Planned||NO||NO||YES*|
I'm feeling pretty great about SteemPeak but certainly have lots to work on... and as you can see the list for our planned features is pretty long so it's gonna take some great priority planning. @asgarth is the developer and he happens to be the developer of another business @peakmonsters and have a full time job and spends quality time with his family. So let's be honest that makes https://steempeak.com even more impressive. Haha
There are also some things that are harder to judge.
- The looks
- The speed
- The coding
- The Team
- The business plans
- and several other things
However what I like the most about the potential of SteemPeak are the foundational principles we are aiming for which sometimes aren't in the list above. Like:
- Focus on content viewers not just creators
- Meaning focus on people who have no idea what steem or blockchain is
- Intuitive design
- And the big one... Giving back control to users
I've made all 4 front ends small beneficiaries of this post, I guess you wouldn't know that on some front ends. haha
This is a great comparison table for those testing the waters to review as they jump between them. It is fairly relevant given the news from Steemit and the considerations of how users want to engage going forward as it seems fair to say that Steemit will not be develop much more from here. I have been forcing myself to try others in preparation for that day and also wanting to use those that will do better justice to the underlying capabilities of the blockchain. Thanks for sharing!
Unfortunately the table doesn't work very well on any of the sites. (Well, on Peak, Busy, or Steemit. I can't read what the fourth one is on any of them.) Edit: it does actually work sort of OK on Steeve.
Right there at #3 is the thing that's keeping me from switching most of my use to Peak. Would love to see Keychain integration.
That's my wondering are people actually switching because of one thing or a group of things? Or do they stick around in something they aren't happy in just because it's comfortable and then go to another place and then say how was I ever OK without X thing?
In any case what do you think about SteemConnect3 ... also we learned today that Keychain may not take as much time as expected so that's uplifting. Also we need people like you saying what you're most interested in... so thanks.
I have a group of things but you're already doing most of them. The biggest thing, though, is easy posting across multiple accounts, and for that I feel like you're 2/3 of the way there but the authentication would be much better with Keychain. I haven't looked into SC3 really at all.
Also it's worth saying that only two of these front ends will allow you to see all of the columns of this table. hahahaha
I guess i should have added that as item #155 - "Scroll-able tables"
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Hi @jarvie, thanks for writing this down. I would go nuts before managing this probably :D
Anyway, a few corrections about @steeveapp:
29 - YES
41 - YES on hover
61 - YES, maybe not too greatly visible (in the footer there is a dropdown menu)
62 - YES
65 - YES (as in 61)
74 - Will autosave current story being written/edited
79 + 80 - YES since yesterday
100 + 101 - Will remember last selection
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Cool it hasn't been a very popular post but it was fun to work on... mostly.
Probably just needs to show like a third of the data points and be designed to look much much nicer.
Making those changes right now
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I can't see what the * indicate in the table.
Other than that, I love Steempeak. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to buy STEEM for SBD so I go back to Steemit. Maybe I'm missing something. Do you have a FAQ?