Today’s youth is very tech-savvy, especially the teens. They are very eager to try out and use new technological products. No wonder they are called the iGeneration or the Net Generation.
Product Hunt has compiled a list of apps and websites that are most used by teens. This list of 22 products loved by teens has been compiled by teens. They are: Spotify, Quora, Timehop, Instagram, Yik Yak, Khan Academy, Mvsic.co, Represent, Clear, Frontback, Fantastical, Shots, Downtyme, Songza, Quizlet, Afterlight, Toggl, Stoodle, Detour, StudyUp, Kitestring and Fleaflicker.
Here are some of them:
Shots is a selfie-photo sharing and social networking app and a “Fun place to meet people”. It allows users to post and share their selfies. Shots has been endorsed by Justin Bieber who is an angel investor in the company. The app had over 1 million members in April 2014, 75% of which were females below the age of 24. By October 2014, the number of users reached 3 million of which 45% used it daily.
Spotify is a popular digital music app providing streaming music from major record labels such as Sony, Warner Music, Universal, EMI and many more. It has millions of songs in its database and you can search for your favorite music by record label, album, artist, genre etc. The service is free but if you pay a “Premium” subscription, you can listen to ad-free music and even download it and listen offline. Spotify had 40 million users in May 2014, 10 million of which were subscribers.
Quora is a very popular question-answer website that gets you the “Best answer to any question”. Here, users ask questions which are answered by some of the other users. The company was founded in 2009 by two former employees of Facebook.
Instagram is a very popular photo-sharing app. You can capture and share photos and videos on your mobile and share them online on various social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr. Its photos are square and not rectangular as they usually are. Instagram was launched in 2010 and was acquired by Facebook in 2012. It has more than 200 million users.
Timehop is an app that keeps you in touch with your past. Every day, it shows you a photo you took on your phone or an update you posted on the social media (Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram, Flickr) exactly one, two or more years ago on the same day. This way it helps you to refresh your memories.
Yil Yak is anonymous social media app that allows users to anonymously post on the site and it can be viewed by other users nearby within a radius of 1.5 mile. This app gives a live feed about what people around you are saying. It also allows users to upvote or downvote the posts.
Downtyme will make it easier for you to spend your free time with your friends. It is an Android and iOS app that allows you to check your friends’ availability and schedule your free time accordingly. It syncs with your calendar and sends Downtyme requests as soon as you are free. You can hang out with your friend if he is free and nearby, go for lunch or you can plan your study time together. Beta version of Downtyme is available for download but it will be officially launched in 2015.
Detour is an app that will tell you stories based on your location. It acts as a guide and tell you stories about places you are visiting. The app is going to launch first in San Francisco Bay Area and then in other places in 2015.
Frontback is a camera app that allows you take a photo by using both rear and front cameras at once. You can also explore others’ photos and leave a very short video response to a friend’s photo too.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization where you can learn anything for free. There are more than 100,000 exercises and over 4,200 articles and videos covering a large number of subjects such as art, history, biology, chemistry, finance, computer science and many more.