Product Hunt 4.0

Now with Reviews, Badges, Web Links, and more ✨

4.9/5
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Product Hunt is the place to discover your next favorite thing, now with badges, descriptions, reviews, and a bunch more.

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497 Reviews4.9/5

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.

Pros:

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.

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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?

Pros:

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. 🙏

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The site is looking and feeling a bit too feature rich to me

Pros:

I do like the new reviews section

Cons:

I feel like it's getting a little too feature rich, a bit complicated for a new user especially

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! 🎉

Pros:

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.

I love Product Hunt

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

Nothing

Hiring

The PH team is an awesome bunch, and they've built an incredible product.

❤️

Pros:

Quick access to everything about a product (reviews, product info, jobs, news) in one place!!

Cons:

Like others, I'll echo the sentiment that product pages do feel a tad bit overwhelming.

This publication stays relevant after the 4th version of the site. Like, guys, wake up!

https://medium.com/@k1lly/why-pr...

Pros:

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Cons:

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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. :)

Pros:

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!

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

Pros:

Great additional context for assessing tools

Cons:

Harder for new users to navigate

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.

Pros:

Occasional useful or interesting products

Worth a visit once a week or two

Cons:

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

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.

Pros:

Best place to be on top on new products launching!

Cons:

Add a read badge, so i know I already looked at this one.

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.

Pros:

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.

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!

Pros:

Everything but "around the web"

Cons:

Around the web

Overall - great work! So stoked. :)

Pros:

Great to see the social links and ability to add further details about the product. Makes it super easy to learn about team, focus, etc...

Cons:

Reviews are a double-edged sword. If reader isn't the target market a negative review can hurt more than a positive review can help.

Kept it clean. I like the clarity in the layout!

Pros:

Same old Product Hunt - Just make magical

Cons:

Sometimes Hunts are lost too quickly! Leading to missed excellent products.

Looking forward to exploring the new features and sharing. My favorite place to find new stuff is even better now!

Pros:

Love the Reviews. Much more helpful than Comments (so far)

Cons:

Website Links need some color to help them stand out.

Me encanta Product Hunt, me gustaría ver mas contenido apto para Android y sobre todo en español (hay un mercado grande allí afuera)

Pros:

Product Hunt es como la biblia de nuevos productos, aplicaciones, webs, OMG all the pros are infinity!

Cons:

Tal vez aún no aprendieron a utilizarlo muchas personas porque no se han tomado el trabajo deberiamos realizar tutos para que sepan usarlo

great communtiy great site thats always useful and fun to navigate around

Pros:

product hunt just gets better an better

Cons:

can be difficult to use on mobile via browser

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.

Pros:

website link has been updated with a better CTA

Cons:

nevermind I found the share button

I've loved this product from the beginning. This update adds such useful features, so I love it even more.

Pros:

So much fun to see and test new products.

Cons:

Maybe less fun so I work more :)