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Published 05/20/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

XYDO connects users with popular online resources. XYDO maintains a community that features numerous sites. Users can get updates on Apple, the Onion, HTML5, Android and much more or select a category from the homepage. Categories include politics, startups, celebrities, technology, foodie, music, small business, gadgets, world news, book reviews, photography, social media, travel and more. Through XYDO, users can prioritize their Twitter and Facebook updates as well as RSS feeds. Users can subscribe to XYDO by email, Delicious, RSS and Twitter. The homepage presents users with a list of newest items, what’s hot and top items in the last 24 hours. Users can enter keywords into a search bar presented on the XYDO homepage to search for specific items among articles, online communities and other resources.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

XYDO was founded by Cameron Brain. The application was created to give users a better way to get the news, updates and content they are actually interested from their favorite online sources. Today, XYDO users can access over 20,000 articles, 2,000 online communities and items provided by more than 1,500,000 contributors on an average day.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many websites that provide users with a way to condense their daily search for news stories and other content. XYDO offers yet another solution, with a large focus. The application taps into a huge selection of online media outlets and other resources. Although the application does not offer a significant amount of originality, it does provide users with an extensive collection of content to browse.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The XYDO website presents users with an organized list of news stories, feeds and other content. The homepage includes three tabs at the top of the page that allow the user to toggle between newest, top in 24 hours and what’s hot. Another link at the top allows the user to view a complete list of resources. A grey bar that spans the top of the page lets the user choose popular XYDO categories, which include a diverse selection of items from Android phones to Venture Capital and Hacker News. Four buttons found along the right hand side allow the user to subscribe to XYDO updates through Twitter, RSS feeds, Delicious or email.

How does the registration process work?

New users can begin using XYDO by clicking the blue and white “Join XYDO” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. A pop up box appears and asks the user for their full name, username, email address and password. The username is automatically added as part of the user’s XYDO URL. Two buttons at the bottom of the form allow the user to authenticate their account through Facebook or Twitter. A small box at the bottom of the form is automatically checked to sign the user up for daily emails that contain the top five articles taken from the user’s connections. This must be unchecked to opt out of email updates.

What does it cost to use the application?

XYDO offers a helpful service that takes content from other online resources. The user could access these resources on their own for free. Luckily, XYDO provides its service to all users for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for setting up an account and searching XYDO.

Who would you recommend the application to?

XYDO is an option for anyone who wants to spend less time searching for relevant content each day. The application allows users to tailor their daily content to meet their interests. The application also offers multiple update options as well as Facebook and Twitter log in options.

  • Log in and connect through Twitter or Facebook
  • Search the XYDO network for specific content
  • Browse content using the XYDO category options
  • Toggle between recent and popular updates
  • Set up a daily digest email update


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