TikTok is an app for creating and watching short clips. It was initially released in September 2016 and got extremely popular very fast. It is now available for free on most platforms, including Android and iOS.
Design, interface & usability: Super User-Friendly
The design of the TikTok is incredible. The app does not offer dozens of features, but the offered ones are implemented greatly. The interface is perfectly structured: TikTok has several main sections for you to quickly switch between tasks. The feed, in which you will spend most of your time using TikTok, is designed amazingly. It is very easy to use, and the overlay above the clips is very comfortable. It is not overloaded and does not block the view on the clips, but at the same time allows you to access the main features in one tap.
Features: Watch and Create
TikTok is a great content platform both for viewers and creators. It allows you to quickly create a short video and post it or to find content suitable for your taste and enjoy thousands of clips. The main advantage of TikTok over other social networks is its smart feed: it suggests the content based on your preferences and does it incredibly accurately.
Another great thing about TikTok is its music library. The app is based on the former musical.ly and has all the popular music available for use in clips. The clip editor is also nice as it is both flexible and easy to use. TikTok gives all the necessary tools for the creators to make content and for the viewers to enjoy it.
Security: Lose Your Account
The security is perhaps the only significant drawback of TikTok. Accounts are not protected well enough, and data breach stories appear on the news from time to time. However, if you are just planning to watch clips, losing the account is not a major problem as creating a new one is free.
- Security of accounts is pretty weak
- The app might be a little bit too addicting
- Perfect user interface with great functionality
- Flexible editing tool
- Wide music library with all the popular songs