August 21, 2012

Checkthis – The Quickest Way to Publish Online

You’ve got breaking news or important information that needs to be shared, and Checkthis has an incredibly fast way for you to share it. Checkthis is an instant publishing application that people can use to post all the content they can’t fit into a typical status update on Facebook or Twitter.

Checkthis isn’t a blogging platform and it isn’t a social network. Instead, Checkthis truly is a straightforward application that’s as simple as it sounds. To post your own project, conversation log, promotional materials, or holiday plans online, just head to and follow the directions displayed on the screen. Create a page title, and then start entering the content you want to share. To add additional content, click the green + button. You can immediately upload images, videos, maps, audio clips, tweets, website links, and even special payment and polling apps to your page. Adjust the page “style” to fit your aesthetic—choosing between book, modern, classic, artsy, and simple—and hit the “Preview” button to see what you’ve made. When you’re happy with the overall look, you can click “Publish” and Checkthis will provide you with a custom link that you can share with all your friends.

Although Checkthis is intentionally bare bones when it comes to options and features—you don’t even have to sign up for an account unless you want to—the application does offer a handful of customization tools under the “Preferences” tab. Users can choose a vanity URL and a page title, and they can decide whether their pages should be made public or kept private. Checkthis also lets users decide when the pages they have created should expire, choosing between never, one week, and one month.

Practical Uses:

  • Post a copy of your school project online
  • Publish a transcript of a recent telephone conversation
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows your upcoming holiday plans
  • Give everyone access to the photos you took during a recent group vacation

Insider Tips:

  • Registering for an account with Checkthis is completely optional
  • Users can make their pages public or private
  • Checkthis lets people choose when their pages should expire
  • Content from Checkthis can be shared anywhere, including Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter

What we liked:

  • People can use Checkthis to quickly publish important information
  • Checkthis offers slightly different page layouts for people using the service to tell a story, sell a product, ask a question, or invite their friends
  • The pages people create can be set up to automatically self-destruct after a certain period of time
  • Users can create their own vanity URLs

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: June 2012 (Public Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: New York, New York
  • Founded by: Frederic della Faille and Melvyn Hills
  • Web site:


  • Free


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