Trying out YackPack

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I recently got invited to try out YackPack, which would be in Web 2.0 terms, "group voicemail system via flash". So far I’ve liked it. It’s one of those things which has a UI that blows you away — not by design or shiny icons, but great user initiative. It’s simple. There’s no complicated tabs, hard to find "send to friend" services (*cough* 80% of social networks). It’s fast. There’s no slowing down ASP database crap (*cough* orkut). It’s easy to use. It’s good.

It’s in Flash, and the way it’s structured I have to clap for six times.The idea is simple. You join YackPack and invite others (e.g. just like in Orkut, GMail etc.), basically your friends, etc. You do this by creating a new pack, eg. Friends, Colleagues, Losers, etc. Once they join, they’re so-called a "yackpacker". You can just click record and send a quick voicemail to them, just as you would on the phone or in an e-mail. Once its sent and they check it, they can send a voicemail back, whatever. Now, I know you can do this in e-mail too and that’s where YackPack comes in. It’s a nice way to do all this without having to do any, any at all manual work. Best of all, you can send it to as many people as you like — the whole group, whole department, whole company, who knows.

I very much like the idea of YackPack and I truly support it. It’s just another organised, simple way to be connected — and anyone even a three year old can use the interface. You can watch their screencast on how to use it on this page or if you want a free microphone, they’re giving it away (to U.S. residents only).


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