As you eye the mouth-watering meal the waiter has just delivered to your table, you’ll probably whip out your phone and snap a photo before taking a bite. In the 30 seconds (or sometimes a bit longer) it takes for the server to arrive at the table, you have to make a difficult decision: “Which app should I use to send this picture to my friends?”
Using Snapchat would mean that your photo would be briefly looked at and then deleted and forgotten within a matter of seconds. On Instagram: Direct Message, your friends will simply view the photo but not actually interact with you about it. The third option, of sending the picture as a regular text message? Boring and outdated. At a loss for how to send that photo of your multicolored raw beet and kale salad? Look no further for the optimal medium! Rather than relying on these limiting and repetitive apps, you can now send pictures to your friends on…Clixt.
Clixt is everything you love about friendship and phones, all combined in one app. By sending a picture on Clixt, you are not only sharing photos, but also playing word games, earning points, and group texting all at once. As one of the app’s co-founder, Alyssa Wiesel, explains “We experienced some of these [other] apps on our own, and noticed there’s a gap in the apps that are available. There isn’t an app that fully does what Clixt does.”
First, you take a photo or select an older picture from your photo stream, and assign it a category: who, what, or where. Next, you add a caption to your picture. This caption can be anything from an inside joke between your friends to a simple explanation of what the picture is showing (ex. “Vegas 2015”). Then, you simply send it to as many Clixt users as you want. The most exciting step is when your friends receive the photo and partake in an interactive word game to guess your caption. All that your friends can see is the category, number of letters in the photo’s caption, and a grid of squares covering the photo. They uncover the photo one square at a time and can use letter hints to help them figure out the caption. As each friend guesses the picture, he or she will earn points and be added to a group chat. This way, each friend within the group is able to view each other’s guesses and have a conversation about the photo — and what each thought it was.
The masterminds behind this new and innovative app, Wiesel and Sharon Brumer, have just recently immersed themselves in the field of technology. Wiesel is a licensed therapist and Brumer is a communications consultant; both are working moms. Having been close friends for 10 years, the duo launched Clixt in December 2014.
“We put together our individual skills to come up with a great idea,” reflects Wiesel. They have mastered the recipe for success, managing Jewish observance, traditional family duties, work, and app development.
“We spent our nights working on Clixt when other parents were unwinding and relaxing,” explains Brumer. Their app is a testament to their commitment and example of how to manage different areas of life that can be difficult to balance.
Although a new “point system” update was recently added to the app, users should be on the lookout for further improvements. Wiesel says to “hang tight and there will be more updates to come in the future. We are always trying to improve the experience and make it as great as possible!” Clixt is currently available for free for iOS users in the USA and Canada, with plans to expand to other countries in the future.
The next time you receive your scrumptious food at a restaurant, make sure to whip out your phone and send the picture through Clixt. Be ready for lots of laughs and fun, as you see your friends try to guess your picture in an interactive way!
You can download Clixt for free here. This article was sponsored by Clixt.