eyejot - a pale imitation of Springdoo

Eyejoy launched at Demo 07 offering an "no install" video email solution. You record and send your video emails directly through the browser, a facility available thanks to Flash.

Bizarrely, their home page provides zero information about what they do/offer - clearly looking for the psychic audience or they believe their brand is so huge it will be obvious! Or maybe their name gives it away?



Functionally it easy to use and works fine. However, I do find it too sterile a site and lacks the "fun" element that Springdoo conveys, who launched about 6 months ago from their NZ base and who have since added the ability to embed the video messages you create inside webpages ("springcasts").

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3 Comments:

At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Nick Danger said...

If you like eyeyjot you’ll love gabmail and gabjam (www.freegabmail.com). Just like eyeyjot there’s no download required but there’s also no registration required so you just hit the site and away you go. You can send unlimited numbers of messages of up to 2 minutes for free and every message is threaded so you have one-click access to every video in the thread. And you can send messages from any email client or webmail program.

 
At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Nick Danger said...

Hey John -

That should have read:

If you like springdoo you’ll love gabmail and gabjam (www.freegabmail.com). Just like springdoo there’s no download required but there’s also no registration required so you just hit the site and away you go. You can send unlimited numbers of messages of up to 2 minutes for free and every message is threaded so you have one-click access to every video in the thread. And you can send messages from any email client or webmail program.

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger Jack said...

I've tried a few of these video email sites. My vote is definitely for www.freegabmail.com. It's batter and easier to use than eyejot or springdoo.

Here's what I think makes www.freegabmail.com better:

1. No user registration. You just go to www.freegabmail.com and start using it. Why do the others need you to register?

2. GabMail uses your own email client so you don't need to import your contact list into some company's server. No one needs to get my entire contact list.

3. All my video emails are stored in the same place as all my other email. I don't have to put a copy of my email on someone else's server.

4. Threading - this is a great idea. When someone replies to your video email, you get a copy of your original video back. You click on a thumbnail and you can replay it. It's like quoting a text email in your reply.

5. My *favorite* thing about www.freegabmail.com are GabJams! You check a box to "Jam" your messages so that one link takes you to all the messages in a thread, even new ones that are added later. I save the links to GabJams with friends and we add to them whenever we want. You don't even have to actually send the email, you just reload the link and any new videos are there. It's like video Instant Messaging. Very cool.

 

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