Tout is a video sharing tool that makes it easier to pass mobile video clips on to others. The user opens Tout and takes a video. The video can be shared automatically with a Facebook or Twitter profile or sent to someone by email. Email recipients can be selected from the user’s contact list. The user can add a title to go with the video and review before sending. Rather than opening multiple applications, the user can send the same clip to all their profiles and individual recipients with one click. The site also displays a gallery of the day’s Touts. Users can see what others are passing along and view the most popular Tout clips. A built in search function is included on the site so users can find videos by theme or title.
Tout was founded by Michael Downing. The service was intended to provide real time video status updates that let users quickly share clips across multiple accounts or to multiple email addresses. The application hasn’t been widely discussed on the web, although it makes a convenient solution for many users. The application helps users share their life’s moments live without logging into and out of multiple social networks and email accounts to do so.
Tout is unique because it makes mobile video sharing so much easier. There are a number of ways to get videos from one person to the next. Anyone can log into Facebook and upload a video clip. The problem is that this process tends to be very cumbersome. Tout irons things out by letting the user complete one short form to submit their video memories to all their social networking accounts and email recipients at once.
Tout has a very trendy, simple style that works well with its black and bright blue color scheme. The website is logically laid out and makes it easy for a newcomer to navigate with little frustration. The mobile application is just as clean and provides the user with a clutter-free interface that includes only what is necessary and nothing else. The user records the video as they normally would, adds their recipient preferences using simple slider and radio buttons, and then sends the video to everyone at once.
New users are given three registration options when joining the Tout community. The first two include a pair of blue buttons tucked into the upper, right hand corner of the Tout homepage. One is available for Facebook users and the other for Twitter users. Visitors who prefer to go the traditional route can click the white “Sign Up” link in the same corner to access the registration form. The form pops up and asks for an email address and password.
Tout is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees or purchase requirements to use the application. Both iPhone and Android versions are also available for free from their respective app stores. Anyone can sign up and start sharing videos quickly and easily at no cost using Tout. The free access is an excellent way to encourage users to see how much Tout can streamline their video sharing experience.
Tout is ideal for anyone who shares videos frequently online. Users who often take videos with their mobile phone (primarily Android and iPhone users) will get the most use out of Tout. The user can easily upload one clip to all their profiles and recipients without sending the same clip multiple times. The user is presented a simple form that lets them choose all their recipients and profile destinations so the video can be sent once instead of multiple times.