So, yesterday I got my approval for my Mammoth account.
If you haven’t heard about Mammoth yet, it seems to be sort of an Evernote meets Pinterest meets Google Docs meets… I’m not really sure.
Here’s my home page, you can see that it is very Pinterest-esque
(These are the boards that were created for me as test boards.)
Top 10 features I’m enjoying.
1. The “drag and drop” feature. I can take URLs, images, even text, and drag and drop it onto the board.
2. Editing – if there’s something I don’t like, I can edit the page and add and delete, make things bold/italic/underlined, etc. Very much like Google Docs or word processing.
3. Mini Mammoth (Chrome Extension) Notifications – when I have bookmarked a page into Mammoth and I have Mini Mammoth, the extension will light up with a lightning bolt to tell me that I have content about that page.
4. Mini Mammoth Adding – I can not only add content via Mini Mammoth, but it also allows me to see other notes I have posted!
5. Mini Mammoth stays open across tabs, so I can move and edit and switch pages and do multiple actions without opening and closing and starting over!
6. Public and Private – I can choose who sees and whether or not other people can edit my board, so it can be collaborative. If it’s private, I can keep it for myself or make it so that just other editors can see it. If it’s public, anyone with the link can see it. And the number of each is UNLIMITED!
7. Add comments without pinning anything, so you can add thoughts, notes, and resources without an item having to be tagged or pinned (not sure on Mammoth language yet).
8. Support Board! When you add something to the support board, they can see it and help you with your problem.
9. Free Storage – When you get other people to sign up you get free storage, it also helps get your account get activated faster at this point. You start with 5GB, but as an example, a few people signed up off of me, so I have 9GB. The link I’m providing below is my referral link. If you’d prefer not to use that, the real website is www.mammothhq.com and you can sign up there, also.
10. I can already think of a million classroom applications, including document editing, research sharing/project collaboration, resource sharing, creating “centers” for students with links to approved websites, etc.
So why did I call this post “Mammoth decisions”? The decision is: Do I really need ANOTHER media tool? Right now I think my answer is going to be a strong, “we’ll see” leaning toward “yes”. I think I can replace a lot of other accounts with my one Mammoth account, and I think they will only offer more and more features and things to enjoy. However, since I’ve only played with it for a day, I’m bound to run into things I don’t like at all. I’ll keep you updated!
If you’re interested you can reserve a page here with your information. How long it takes to get approved varies. It’s sort of like that exciting Google Plus you have to be invited to be able to participate in the early stages thing from a couple years ago. Enjoy!