Tyler Swartz
Tyler Swartzmaker of things

What apps have a great first-time user walkthrough?

I'm close to finishing up the mvp of my iOS side project, Savor & West, and realized I probably need a welcome walkthrough for first time users. I've been looking around for some inspirations. Do any apps with a great first time user walkthrough come to mind that I should check out?
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  1. 75

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    "Simply put, if Slack's first-run experience was an Olympic medal, it would be gold. The level of detail, personality, and ingenuity is basically without parallel." https://www.useronboard.com/how-...
    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity + Social at Product Hunt

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

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    • Joรฃo Oliveira Simรตes
      Joรฃo Oliveira SimรตesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

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  2. 43
    Airtable 2.0

    Beyond the spreadsheet

    Matt Ragland
    Matt RaglandCustomer Success at ConvertKit ยท Written
    I think AirTable does their onboarding really well, actually writing up the reasons why. Will circle back and share!
    • EU based companies are prohibited from exporting personal data to overseas-based service providers unless an exception applies. For Airtable, the only one that could apply is the Provacy Shield.

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    • Mina Zivkovic
      Mina ZivkovicBrand & Content Marketing, Canvas

      I have just started using it, so I'm still getting proficient at it. So far, I'm in love. I had been digging for a tool to help me with content management and strategy, and I couldn't be happier with what Airtable lets me do.

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  3. 36
    Airbnb Official API

    Develop your application for millions of travelers & hosts

    If thinking of the best walk-through examples for the web apps, Airbnb is the first one to cross my mind. Perfect design, easy steps to follow and helpful tips!
  4. 8

    Learn languages completely free.

    I can't believe nobody has mentioned Duolingo till now, the product itself is the first time use. User downloads the app with the intention of learning a language and the app start with the task of learning a language. It doesn't ask you to create an account, it asks you to save the progress you've made by this time user is in a position to judge whether the app is useful to him or not.
    • Molly Redmond
      Molly RedmondSocial Media Specialist

      My reading and listening skills have improved so much since using Duolingo, I couldn't recommend it more. I'm not naive in thinking it will make it fluent as it's not the best for speaking skills but has vastly helped me improve and build up my language confidence.

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    • Ted Beam
      Ted BeamOld School Presby

      I listed "gem restrictions" because I would like to use it without limitations, but I understand that it is part of their business model.

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  5. Shi LI
    Shi LI6Domobile ยท Written
    Love this app! It helps me remember all my password and no one can get into it. I can easily store my password since I have too many accounts for different sites.
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    Wow, itโ€™s amazing!
    Already downloaded. Amazing! ๐Ÿ˜†You can't miss it!
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  6. 5

    Simplify the way your team works

    Full transparency I built this tool. but we have hundreds of thousands of paying users... so I can safly say it's pretty awesome.
    Really easy to get started !
    • John Calzaretta
      John CalzarettaChief Rev Guy - Identity Card

      So much more than just a project management tool. Our team uses DaPulse almost exclusively for all facets of communication and collaboration.

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    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt PliszkaCEO & co-founder @ pickSaaS.com

      Really great and complex project management app for more demanding customers.

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  7. 4

    AI meets email for Mac, iOS and Android

    Email accounts are added through a chat dialogue which somehow makes the whole experience far less painful.
    Email accounts are added through a chat dialogue which somehow makes the whole experience far less painful.
    • Geoff Schaadt
      Geoff SchaadtVP, TryCycle Data Systems

      I've been a delighted user of Astro almost since launch. And now they have sold to Slack - and are immediately shutting down.

      Can anyone recommend a good email/calendar client?

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    • Howard Keziah
      Howard KeziahCEO, Impact Technologies Group, Inc.

      My mail client has to handle my personal as well as business mail. My life isn't neatly divided into work and non-work. All my personal mail is through my mac address. Not supporting that makes it worthless to me.

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  8. 3
    Anchor 2.0

    Make audio Stories, with voice, music, clips, and call-ins

    Diego Jimenez
    Diego Jimenez3Principal Product Designer @LonelyPlanet ยท Written
    Anchor has a different (and really cool) audio-based walkthrough experience that is fun to follow, helps you understand how the app works and puts allowing the needed OS permissions in context.
    Ramnath Shenoy
    Ramnath ShenoyProduct & Growth, Milo ยท Written
    Anchor remains my favorite in terms of new user onboarding and overall design. It's new, unique and does a great job. I still remember logging in using Facebook without a second thought just because there was an audio asking me to do it.
  9. Sujoy Chaudhary
    Sujoy ChaudharyCofounder & CEO, Airim ยท Edited
    To be honest, I found Upwork's onboarding fantastic! I had never hired a freelancer ever before, but needed one badly. When I signed up for Upwork, it felt as if it had read my mind! It asked me just the basic questions to get started, with no extra information like phone number or card details. It guided me step-by-step and before I knew it, my first job post was already live! It even sold me well, saying something like "Add your credit card now to get better quality freelancers". I had already been blown away by their onboarding, so didn't hesitate a bit in adding my card details. Minutes after doing that, I got three freelancers submitting their cover letters. I ended up hiring one within that day and my job got done in 3 hours!
  10. Sabrina Atienza
    Sabrina AtienzaValued.co (Slack-first HR platform) ยท Written
    Intercom was smooth and easy to get up and running. They also do a great job onboarding users to try new modules. For example, if you wanted to try their Engage product, they walk you step-by-step through sending your first message.
  11. Philipp Klaus
    Philipp KlausUI/UX Designer and Mobile Product lover ยท Written
    Just perfect onboarding
  12. Paul Shuteyev
    Paul Shuteyev7Founder/StartupRadius, CMO/PromoRepublic ยท Written
    It has a pretty nice walk-through wizard.
  13. Simon Bromberg
    Simon Brombergsbromberg.com ยท Written
    Intuitive, conversational interface to get you set up with borrowing e-books / audiobooks in a flash
  14. I prefer using AppLock because it is easy, convenient and effective to secure phone privacy.
  15. Shi LI
    Shi LI6Domobile ยท Written
    Most downloaded app lock in Play Store. Protect privacy with password, pattern, fingerprint lock. Supports intruder selfie, incognito browser and multiple Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Linkedin accounts management. โ˜… #1 App lock in over 50 countries. โ˜… Over 300 Million users, supports 32 languages. โ˜ž AppLock can lock Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, incoming calls and any app you choose. Prevent unauthorized access and guard privacy. Ensure security. โ˜ž AppLock can hide pictures and videos. Hidden pictures and videos are vanished from Gallery and only visible in the photo and video vault. Protect private memories easily. No pin, no way. โ˜žAppLock has random keyboard and invisible pattern lock. No more worry people may peep the pin or pattern. More safe!
  16. 1
    Kanji Ninja

    Fun game to learn 1000+ Japanese characters

  17. Heartline
    HeartlineDesigner, The Cricuit Studio ยท Written
    I think this is a great app . Give it a try!