What a week. The news that ThinkUp 1.0 is here inspired an incredible response. We wanted to share some highlights with the community:
- ReadWriteWeb calls ThinkUp "the social media management tool that matters most" in an effusive review.
- CNET summarizes ThinkUp's availability with "this is a big deal."
- Betabeat says that ThinkUp is "not just a convenient way to grab all your data. It’s taking a stand against those who use your data for financial gain."
- Gigaom writer (and ThinkUp beta tester!) Matthew Ingram emphasizes that the app "makes it easy to see patterns or to analyze the effectiveness of certain tweets or updates."
- Webmonkey says, "While ThinkUp puts a tremendous amount of data at your fingertips, it manages to keep the interface simple enough that the data is never overwhelming."
- O'Reilly Radar gets to the philosophy behind the platform by pointing out that "tools like ThinkUp mark important efforts to help people own, control and utilize their own data."
- ThinkUp also got featured on Lifehacker, and earned nods from Boing Boing, Launch.is, Maximum PC, CMSWire, Productive Webapps, and One Thing Well. On Dashes.com, Anil explains why ThinkUp is software with a purpose, and lists ThinkUp in Metafilter Projects.
In all, we're very proud of the response that ThinkUp has earned, and happy for the whole community that despite not being a shiny iPhone app from a hot startup, ThinkUp's merits have been obvious enough to earn serious attention in the technology world. We think it's because ThinkUp has a mission that goes far beyond mere features or functionality and really speaks to what inspires our community. And the story's just beginning.