Private sharing sans Facebook
With Facebook you can create lists of people with whom you share different kinds of news, but Togethera – which lets you create dedicated private groups to share news among family and close friends – goes one further. Generally, it works very well both as a mobile app and a website, though for specifically sharing baby, child or family news, 23snaps (see MF290) is superior and more mature.
Updates can be shared to one or more groups, or via the standard Share sheet. There’s a Watch app too, though it perhaps tries to do too much, and there are Premium subscriptions for auto-backup to services including Dropbox.
Despite being at version two, everything still feels a bit new; there’s no support FAQ, though there is an email address. We’re less confident about logistical things such as data portability and closing accounts than with 23snaps. Christopher Phin
A good option for sharing news to small, private groups if Facebook makes you uncomfortable.