Klip Video App Review ~ Share Your Videos with Family & Friends
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I have three kids and two sets of grandparents that live more than three hours away. We have aunts and uncles, cousins and friends all over the United States and a few that live overseas. Since we all live in such disconnected physical locations, we have to get creative with how we share and keep in touch. We often have things occur on the spur of the moment that need to be shared instantly. My son just had a special day at school where he dressed up like Huck Finn and did a two-minute presentation. I took a video clip with my phone but it was a real chore to share it with family. Today I found a great option to solve this problem. It’s called Klip!
I love finding new apps that help me share my life with my friends and family. Since we all live in such a global world, we often have things occur on the spur of the moment that need to be shared instantly. The Klip Video App just might be the tool to help strengthen connections.
The installation process was a snap. I searched my app store for Klip Video App and immediately found it – first option! It is free to sign up for an account. The best option is to sign up with your Facebook account.
There are some quick screens to give you an overview of the app. You can share your videos to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and email. I skipped through the overview screens pretty quickly.
- Very easy to install and set up
- Did I mention that it is Free?
- You start with an initial recording time of 1 minute which can be extended when you invite 3 friends
- Merges with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Email
- Recording a video was very intuitive. If you can push a red button and talk while you look at your subject, you can make this video.
- The video does not auto post to your social media accounts. You can choose whether you want it to show up on particular media accounts.
- You can respond to videos by making a comment or by video. There is a video reply button right there on the comment screen.
- You can share publicly or just privately to family and friends.
- You can’t add effects after you record. If you want to use the special effects, make sure you use them when you first record.
- You can click on the share button and see all your twitter and Facebook friends, but I found it difficult the first few times to find particular friends. I think this is a learning curve issue not a problem with the app. But I did want to be able to share immediately with a particular set of friends.
Once you have followers and friends on Klip, you can easily tag them by using the @sign or # hashtags.
Will I Use This App?
I think that this could be a fun way to interact with friends and family. I am definitely intrigued by the idea of sending instant video clips to grandparents. I can see this being used when we’re out with the kids and they do something amazing that just has to be recorded and shared.
Sharon Williams blogs about hobbies and life at Hobbies on a Budget. She is a busy mom of three who tries to juggle housework, real work and fun stuff like gardening, crafts and the next great book! firstname.lastname@example.org
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