Pri­vate shar­ing sans Face­book

Mac Format - - RATED - GVL, to­geth­ iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Ver­sion 2.12

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.

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