I use Untappd a lot. The beer-centric social network app that allows you to check-in what and where you’re drinking, write reviews and follow your friends’ activity is a great way to make sense of the ever-growing and increasingly overwhelming craft beer scene. But at the risk of sounding like a special snowflake, I also feel like I use the app differently than most; as someone who writes about beer, Untappd doubles as an amazing work tool: Where I used to have to take and organize notes, Untappd now handles the bulk of that for me, providing a searchable index of what I drank, where and when, and then reminding me what I thought.
So when I heard that Untappd had significantly redesigned its interface, my first feeling was one of trepidation. I feel invested in the information I’ve stored in the app – as any frequent user would be – and was nervous about accessing it moving forward. However, here’s the rub: Accessing info in Untappd wasn’t always that easy to begin with. Finding old beer reviews wasn’t very intuitive. And often times I’d end up digging around to do something that shouldn’t be that complicated, like editing a comment. There was certainly room for improvement.
So yes, Untappd is different – and it has a number of new features, but the most important thing for dedicated users to know is that is also appears to be better than it was before.