Joost Beta 1 – Overview

I’ve been using Joost on and off for about 4 months now. More off than on. It’s not that I didn’t like the app – it was pretty slick and quite solid for an early beta. It’s that there wasn’t a heck of a lot to watch. At some point over the last few weeks, they’ve added a lot of channels/content, and the latest version (beta 1) is even slicker than before.

Note: Invites aren’t required any more – Joost is now open to anyone who wants to sign up. Just head over to joost.com and sign up.

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The basic player hasn’t change drastically since the earlier versions.

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But channel navigation has improved at least 100%. The categories are self-explanatory, you can resize the “tiles” for each channel as you see fit, and creating a ‘custom channel’ is as simple as dragging and dropping.

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I’m still not sure that I’d ever realistically want to use many (any?) of the widgets. If I have Joost in full-screen, that generally means whatever I’m watching is getting my attention. If I wanted to view RSS feeds or watch a clock tick while I was using Joost, I’d use it windowed.

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Scrolling through the various options..

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12 thoughts on “Joost Beta 1 – Overview”

  1. Hi, it would be great if I could get one of these invitations to test the app.

    Anyway, keep up the good work with the Simplehelp website!

    Thanks

  2. joost is a well formatted program the interface is
    amazing it blow the competition away plus its a beta also which means it will get better time will
    tell but anyways download it I mean its only 11mb come on……………..

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