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Quote Publishing Community

Published 01/14/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Quotables is a simple site that allows users to showcase and save their favorite memorable quotes. The site already contains an extensive collection of quotes which are sorted by categories (using tags). The categories can be browsed on the homepage and include broad subjects like life, movies, film, funny, love, literature and more. Some quotes are highlighted on the homepage as well to give the user a taste of the witty, clever, intelligent or profound tidbits contained within. Users can also rate quotes with “love.” The all time most loved quotes are also featured on the homepage along with recently added and most loved today. Quotables gives users a place to show some love for their favorite quotes or add a new one to the collection for others to love. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Quotables was founded in July of 2010 out of Glasgow. The Quotables team currently consist of around five individuals, including producer Laura Grace. The site was intended to provide users with a way to share and save their favorite quotes. It also offers a great resource to locate that perfect quote for any occasion.

What are the differences to other apps?

Quotables focuses on quotes. This is really where the site stands out. The creators put together a simple, easy to use system that keeps quotes organized using relevant tags. The rating system is another plus. While many other sites contain a database of quotes, not as many offer a way to rate them so users can show their love of a favorite quote or look for popular quotes that others loved.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Quotables website is relatively simple, and this really works for the site’s purpose. The simple design includes a few intricacies that look very appealing when all put together. The header features light blue icons along with a light blue and white background throughout the homepage. A dark pink header and stylish quotation mark heart add a lot of character. Featured quotes are presented along with a credit to the author and matching avatar featuring the author.

How does the registration process work?

New users can register for a Quotables account by clicking on the pink “Sign Up” button found along the header at the top, right hand corner of the homepage. The brief registration form requires a username, email address and password. A short note at the bottom of the form with a check box signs the user up to take par tin feedback during the site’s beta period. Users can uncheck this box if they do not wish to receive future requests for feedback. After entering the information, the user can click the light blue “Sign Up” button at the bottom of the form to submit the information. The last step requires an email verification to finish.

What does it cost to use the application?

Quotables offers a simple service that works well. The site relies heavily on user participation. It also does not offer anything that would really warrant a subscription fee or other charges. Luckily, the site’s creators offer account for free. There are no fees for registering or doing anything on the site.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Quotables is a great resource for anyone who loves quotes or needs a good quote. Users can find quotes for almost any occasion or just read through good ones as a way to pass the time. Users can also submit their personal favorites to share with the Quotables community.

  • Search for a good quote using tags or keywords
  • Rate quotes by giving them some “love” through the Quotables rating system
  • Submit personal favorite quotes to share with the community
  • Check out recent and most popular quotes on the homepage
  • Discover new quotes and find out who was behind them

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