Boxee is best known for making your videos more accessible to you on TV screens. There is no shortage of video sharing apps on the App Store and cloud services that let you share files with others. Cloudee by Boxee aims to be a service that lets you share your videos privately with your family and close friends.
Cloudee is full of some great subtle animations and it has one of the best demo slideshows ever. I usually prefer apps that have a translucent overlay for instructions / help like PULSE News does but this slideshow is really nice. The overall feel of the app is really nice and it has a very Metro feel to it in some places. The tab bar has 4 buttons and the implementation is really drool-worthy. You can view your videos on device, your friends’ videos, a timeline for activity and your suitcase. Your suitcase lets you view all your videos on the go on any device and save them for offline viewing later. The design is very simple and the colours are very pleasant. More of the newer social networks and some other bigger ones (Facebook, I’m looking at you) need to invest more into design to set themselves apart from the abundance of new networks popping up each day that make it less likely for someone to consider signing up for an account on yet another site.
The service is like a private YouTube meets Instagram for your videos. It lets you post less private videos to Facebook and twitter and lets people view videos on virtually any device online. This is a nice touch. You need to sign in through Facebook to use the app and I cannot emphasize how much I hate doing this. A small part of me dies each time a new network asks me to sign in through Facebook to use it. Cloudee is a free service and early adopters get to store as much content as they like while it is in beta. The iPhone is an amazing device to capture videos on and with Cloudee, users have a nice service for sharing and storing videos online. Cloudee is available for free on the App Store.