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Pen.io

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Published 04/03/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Pen.io is one of the easiest ways to publish a simple, elegant text webpage. Users can create their page in seconds. Pages can contain anything, from a poem to an ebook or tutorial. The user can select their subdomain name so they can easily share their Pen.io page. Editing the page is very simple and requires no code. The user only has to click on the title or body of the starter page and it turns into a text entry field. From there, the user can edit the page to say whatever they like. Users can also insert videos or create a new page by following the basic directions provided by Pen.io. After the edits have been made, the user can save them in one click and their page is updated automatically.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Pen.io was created to give users a very simple way to build a webpage. The application was not intended to provide fancy features or other sophisticated elements. Users can customize their pages, but it is somewhat limited. Today, many people use Pen.io to quickly publish their own webpage.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are two main features that make Pen.io so appealing. The first is the simplicity of the application. Users with zero design or development knowledge can create an organized webpage. The second is speed. Users can log right in, make edits, save them and leave again. The user never has to spend time figuring out how to save or where to edit their content. Pen.io has also included a few helpful extras, such as video tags that allow the user to add a video to spice up their text webpage.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Pen.io website invites users with a very soft, almost gentle blue and white color scheme. The design uses a good bit of open white space, which helps further its intent to provide a simple, user friendly service to visitors. The user created webpages are also very easy to edit. The user only has to click on the area they wish to edit and the application transforms it into an editable field.

How does the registration process work?

New users can get started right on the Pen.io homepage. A short page creation form is presented along the left hand side of the homepage. The form asks for the user’s desired Pen.io URL and a password which will be used to give the user access to make edits to their page. After clicking the light blue “create the page” button at the bottom of the form, the user is taken directly to their newly generated webpage and can begin adding content or making changes.

What does it cost to use the application?

Pen.io offers users a very simple service that easily matches the cost of using the application. Anyone can create their own Pen.io page for free. The user only has to stop by the Pen.io homepage and fill out the short form to create their website. There are no fees for adding videos or making changes. Pen.io does not put a time limit on how long the page is displayed, either. Each page created by users remains available permanently at no cost to the user.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Pen.io is a resource for users who want to share something quickly on the web. The application is extremely simple to learn and requires no technical or coding knowledge to master. The user’s website is available right away so they can share it with others.

  • Add any text or video to your Pen.io webpage
  • Return to your page to make edits anytime
  • Share or view your web page indefinitely
  • Create a simple, elegant web page with no design knowledge
  • Password protect your page to limit access to editing tools


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