Messaging is a very busy space in mobile, so it is not surprising for another entrant to come in with a new app. Six3 Video Share focuses on video messages, making a refreshingly different entry by creating an easy way to share such communication.
Generally video or face-to-face messages is not my preferred method of sharing, but I came to like the way Six3 Video Share was set up. Like other great apps, it takes a function that may seem intimidating and makes it far simpler.
Six3 CEO and cofounder Tim Grimsditch said the app is seeing a lot of use from those who find it more convenient to use the app than live, face-to-face messaging.
“People with friends and family living abroad find Six3 easier than pre-arranging Skype or phone calls,” he said.
After recording a video message, you can send it to another by entering an e-mail address. Integration with Facebook and Twitter is also present. What is refreshing is that you can send the message to someone even if they do not have the app already installed or have already joined the network. Too many apps close down communication by doing so.
The message is limited to 63 seconds (hence the name). Most things can probably be well said in less time, but it could be a moderate hindrance if you wanted to say something longer. Replying is just as easy, using the app or via Mac or PC.
Where Six3 succeeds is in its clutter-free design and ease of use. There is much to like here, and those who don’t spend a lot of time sending video (such as myself) should give it a try to see how well it performs.
- Simple interface
- Easy to share videos
Off the Mark:
- Time limited to 63 seconds