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lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing

By Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Colorful virtual bulletin board is busy but nearly seamless.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Productivity
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age 12+

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age 12+

Lino Website Review

Lino in my opinion is a very user-friendly tool. It is easy to access, join, and use and I think that is a great aspect to have as far as websites go. Lino has a lot of potential purposes and I think that you can dig into those and get good use out of the website. But as a basic user, or someone who is just looking to share information on their life and stay up-to-date with friends, this website is not your best option. There are just too many other tools better set up for that purpose. I think its best use is in education, especially for younger users. It is a fun, easy way to get kids involved and interested in content. Professionally, it has a major lack of purpose and I just do not see it being used in a professional world. Or a social world at that, its best possibility for use (as mentioned earlier) is in education.

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As a virtual yet private message center, lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing works like a charm with an old-fashioned bulletin board feel and some nifty modern bells and whistles. Canvases can have cork or various fabric-looking backgrounds, and stickies can be one of 10 pastel colors with tags, icons, colored fonts in varying sizes, and a "due date" (which adds it to the tasks list). Users can embed in each sticky an image, a file for download, or a link to videos hosted at YouTube, Vimeo, or Ustream; and canvases can be embedded or linked to from other web sites. Synchronization is pretty quick between device and desktop. The iOS version of the app is superior to the Android version in some ways; for example, you can easily create and save a new canvas within the iOS version of the app, but you'll need to leave to app and open a browser to do this in the Android version.

While it does lend itself to sharing and collaborating, the app seems more like an appealing way for parents to stay in touch with kids (e.g., "Remember to walk the dog.") than something teens would use on their own. A great deal of the functionality -- like the ability to create canvases and move stickies around (for the Android app), and to manage groups (for both the Android and iOS apps) -- is available only through a link to the website, but this out-of-app interface can be difficult to navigate on the small screen. Plus, lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing is just a tad too busy and crowded overall. A scenario could involve a parent on a desktop or tablet posting and managing, while the teen on a mobile device would be mostly reading and posting simple stickies.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : presenting to others
  • Skills: Creativity : combining knowledge, Communication : conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression, presenting, Collaboration : group projects, Tech Skills : social media, using and applying technology, Self-Direction : goal-setting, time management
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (premium is $2.99/mo. - $29.99/yr)
  • Release date: November 19, 2012
  • Category: Productivity
  • Publisher: Infoteria
  • Version: Android 1.0.138; iOS 1.5.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Android 2.1 and up; iOS 5.0 or later
  • Last updated: February 27, 2019

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