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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    Slack

    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-...
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    • João Oliveira SimõesDesign 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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    • Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd

      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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  2. 42
    Airtable 2.0

    Beyond the spreadsheet

    Matt RaglandCustomer Success at ConvertKit · Written
    I think AirTable does their onboarding really well, actually writing up the reasons why. Will circle back and share!
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    • Seeing how Airtable has progressed since it first launched is quite impressive. My only qualm with the application is the level of effort one has to put in to get a project setup. After spending a couple hours trying to set something up I ended up giving up and setting up someting in sheets using formulas in 30 minutes.

    • 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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    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!
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    Duolingo

    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.
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    • 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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, it’s amazing!
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    Already downloaded. Amazing! 😆You can't miss it!
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    monday.com

    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.
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    Really easy to get started !
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    • Matt Pliszkadiscovering SaaS apps at picksaas.com

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

    • 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.

  7. 4
    Astro

    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.
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    Email accounts are added through a chat dialogue which somehow makes the whole experience far less painful.
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    • 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.

    • Anders S. MortensenDesigner, copenhagen

      Just switched to this email client both on my Mac and my iPhone. I'm very impressed with how easy this is to use without too many bells and whistles.

      I don't use the calendar though as I only use iCloud Calendar and not the calendar attached to my gmail.

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    Anchor 2.0

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

    Diego Jimenez3Principal Product Designer @LonelyPlanet · 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.
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    Ramnath ShenoyProduct & Growth, Glynk.com · 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.
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  9. Sujoy ChaudharyCofounder & CEO, Airim · 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!
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  10. Sabrina AtienzaWhipnote.com (AI-powered call notes) · 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.
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  11. Philipp KlausUI/UX Designer and Mobile Product lover · Written
    Just perfect onboarding
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  12. Simon BrombergCTO @DashMD , sbromberg.com · Written
    Intuitive, conversational interface to get you set up with borrowing e-books / audiobooks in a flash
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  13. I prefer using AppLock because it is easy, convenient and effective to secure phone privacy.
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  14. 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. ★ #1 App lock in over 50 countries. ★ Over 300 Million users, supports 32 languages. ☞ 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. ☞ 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. ☞AppLock has random keyboard and invisible pattern lock. No more worry people may peep the pin or pattern. More safe!
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    Kanji Ninja

    Fun game to learn 1000+ Japanese characters

    THATS A GOOD PRODUCT
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    THATS A GOOD PRODUCT
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  16. HeartlineDesigner, The Cricuit Studio · Written
    I think this is a great app . Give it a try!
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