Snapguide lets you share your expertise with the world

Snapguide, a new iPhone app and Web site allows anyone to create and share a guide to doing just about anything.

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We all have an expertise or passion we love sharing and teaching others about. The Internet has made it extremely easy to teach people all over the world, be it through YouTube or a personal blog. But, an elaborate video setup can get expensive, and managing a blog can be time-consuming. The next time you want to create a guide, grab your iPhone and give Snapguide a try. You'll be surprised how easy it is to create and publish a guide, using only your iPhone.

Snapguide has an iPhone app, as well as a Web site. The iPhone app allows users to create and browse guides, while the Web site only allows users to browse guides.

Creating a guide is simple -- pick a topic, create list of required items, demonstrate how to complete the task using text, photos, audio and videos. You can use any combination of photos and videos as you see fit.

Publishing a guide is sure to be fun, but browsing the guides others have uploaded is where the magic happens. The range of topics is staggering. Whether you're wanting to learn how to fold a dollar bill into a shirt, keep from catching a cold at work or create a retro Polaroid 1000 iPhone dock, you're sure to learn something new from Snapguide. Over the weekend, I cooked an "egg in a basket," something I would never have thought about doing had it not been for the guide. It was delicious.

As previously mentioned, currently the only way to create a guide is by using the iPhone app, but according to GigaOM an Android version is in the works.

Visit Snapguide.com on your tablet or PC to begin browsing guides. Who knows, maybe you'll learn a thing or two or possibly get inspired to create a guide of your own.

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Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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