Product Hunt 4.0
Now with Reviews, Badges, Web Links, and more ✨
Product Hunt is the place to discover your next favorite thing, now with badges, descriptions, reviews, and a bunch more.
Totally. It's interesting what Product Hunt has come to. People are now calling it the "Wikipedia of products" :)Cons:
I hope to see an Android app. That's about it. 🙏
Product Hunt 4.0 is the best that has happened to Product Hunt yet. Easily one of my most favorite websites these days, and I see myself coming back daily to maintain my streak. I am at a 20 day streak now and I hope to see badges evolve with daily streaks - some sort of perks for people coming more often?
If used correctly, way more useful information about each product.Cons:
Can be quite visually overwhelming initially. Also, the "website" link could stand out a bit more.
This update is super useful for people deciding whether or not to use a product. Sometime you want to do a deep dive into a product before deciding whether or not to use it.
The "😻 reviews" feature, as well as the "🔗 Around the Web" section makes this deep dive super easy.
ProductHunt is turning out to be a liittle wikipedia for startups - Objective reviews, jobs, web links, related products, open discussions.Cons:
Too addictive, often a healthy morning tussle between my coffee, Medium, and ProductHunt. And my son!
Open reviews bring more objectivity into what excites us into a product. It is like a quick NPS though not a replacement of strategically planned NPS.
Discussions have always been healthy - direct and friendly.
Jobs are a welcome add, plus the contextually related product.
I am not sure what else a startup needs to share/announce when they launch (Lets not drag the teams, metrics, pitch decks, and rounds so fast. AL handles that pretty well as of now).
PS: I had shared my detailed thoughts in *early access* message. :)
Occasional useful or interesting products
Worth a visit once a week or twoCons:
What used to be a quality curated list of products is now a garbage pile I have to sort myself
Half the listings are self promotional
Not as useful as it once was. While it used to offer a large array of interesting and unique products, it has degraded since "the good old days" (only a year or two ago). Product Hunt used to truly only display a select few products, all of which are high quality, interesting and useful. Nowadays it is like reddit: not bad to burn some free time, but the golden nuggets are few and far between. Everyday I visit there is a trump meme website, a handful of shameful sites, launch pages for products that may never exist, and side project websites designed to exploit the PH community for a quick 2 week money grab. What used to be high quality curated content, is now a cluster F*%& of random websites. I still visit once a week to see the most upvoted content and see the few products per week worth my time, but unfortunately PH has lost its status of being a daily routine website I check every morning.
Great additional context for assessing toolsCons:
Harder for new users to navigate
As products get more sophisticated and complex, it can be great for EXISTING users and those familiar with the journey, but really hard for NOOBS. Think of how simple Facebook might have been when you first joined, but how complex it can be for an older person signing-up today.
The journey is an important component to contextual UX, and one of the hardest things to do is to replicate first-time experience.
Scott Belsky has a good post about this: https://chmln.co/2evqWJn and so does Julie Zhou: http://bit.ly/1VD1rDJ
Takes profiles from being a short-term launch page to a long-lasting centralised repo of product info.Cons:
There's more information so there's more to scan, but I think this is just a result of the change – I'll get used to it.
The future of Product Hunt is pretty clear with these latest updates – a great place to go check out all the info you need for a product you're interested in, and a fantastic way to discover new products too. Awesome stuff, PH team! 🎉
The platform goes beyond creating a community. It actually creates a conversation. The latest update goes a long way in solidifying the sameCons:
It can do with a better breakdown of reviews going in to the visual, conceptual, and impacting qualities of a product. It seems unilateral.
Product development at times is a hyper dynamic process which requires equal parts of inspiration, perspiration, and disruption. Product hunt creates an interesting platform to discover similar ideas and inspirations on the path of development. It also helps validate the best ideas to ensure a positive growth and a healthy product-market fit.
New informations added allow users to fall even more in love with a product when they like it initially! So great 😎Cons:
I really enjoy the new design of the upvote button! Definitely more attractive.
I only wish it could have stayed next to the product title.
Keep going PH team 🚀
About the upvote button, the design is great but it's your core feature guys, take it to the top! (I mean the top of the page 😋)
Also, it might be now a bit hard to understand how things work for new users with their premiere experience.
Oh and if you have some goodies to send, know that you will make a french ambassador very happy 🤗
THE place to be in the tech product launch and library. PeriodCons:
Track different versions of softwares and merge them as once
I love PH from the first days. Can't have day without take a look at it on my laptop or phone. This where I search all my tools for my life and my startup before searching elsewhere on the web.
Addition of reviews is great and gives better insight into products.
NPM like "Would you recommend" also a great addition.Cons:
New features are not yet supported in mobile version.
Twitter based user profiles makes it harder to understand reviewers' background.
ProductHunt is evolving from new products leader-board to a comprehensive products database useful to anyone making research for a best tool on market to solve their problems.
I like the interface of the website. Allowing more direct feedback from users really allows for an informed justification for each review.Cons:
The reviews are helpful but they do take some time to fill out. The badges are a great idea as long as they are accurate and unbiased.
This may exist already but I would love to see triggered events via Product Hunt. For example, if I am needing a new document management tool that integrates with Salesforce in the next few months, I would love to get notified on tools that fit my criterium directly from Product Hunt.
Very well organizedCons:
Around the web should not precede over Reviews and Discussions
1. Badges - should be on left hand side with clear visibility. I am sure there would be different types of badges available, based on the category for which they would be awarded. Of course, users' actions make difference to the badge on the product but that should be obvious for end user too
2. Descriptions - should be in collapsible box once it reaches to permissible limit of visible characters/words
3. Reviews - It would be great if reviews and badges are related (somewhat!)
4. Around the web - Definitely should be placed below reviews and discussions
5. Social Links - No comment, really!
6. Jobs - Thanks a lot for that!
Reviews are great and sharing from within the product page is awesome.Cons:
There are now a lot of different elements on the page, but they all have a very similar look & feel which makes differentiation challenging.
I really struggled to find the reviews section. In hindsight I can now say that this is because the reviews, the comments, the about section etc all have exactly the same (or close enough) styling.
Different UI functions should have their own identity in order to prevent this "feature blindness".
Better and more information, better UX/UI performance on mobileCons:
A lot of cognitive overhead, Solid button to outline on press..huh?
With more info and capabilities comes more overhead - the reviews and comments just run on, then sidebar has all kinds of info that only a subset of people will find useful, yet it takes up significant real estate.
Best place to be on top on new products launching!Cons:
Add a read badge, so i know I already looked at this one.
Add a read badge, so i know I already looked at this one.
Also maybe add a feature that you can listen how to pronounce the name of the product/company.
Helps finding new tech and productsCons:
Not a good layout for product page, no weekly/monthly top for category, sometimes crashes Safari
I'm waiting weekly for the ProductHunt email 😀 I'm subscribed to a few categories for which I see the most popular products. Because I can't find this on website, I'm interacting with PH just when I get the newsletter.
When I open 2-4 PH tabs from email, now I'm expecting for Safari to hang or crash. By using Safari everyday I'm used for sites not being optimised for it, and PH is one of them..
There's too much info on a product page and not easy to follow. I think sections are displayed by their importance, it would help with this. Who knew I could find info about Hunter and Maker so down along the page.
Everything but "around the web"Cons:
Around the web
I love the update: a more visual UI looks great, reviews give a good glance at actual usability and integrating AL's jobs section seems a powerful idea. But the "around the web" section only helps products with good PR, and these are not usually the ones that make the PH community stand out. It might make life a bit harder for the unknown creator to make her product stand out. It's just my opinion, keep up the good work!
website link has been updated with a better CTACons:
nevermind I found the share button
overall super clean refresh and the product pages look much better even though there is more information on them. It's really looking like a solid destination for finding and engaging with new products.
This publication stays relevant after the 4th version of the site. Like, guys, wake up!
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