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LooseStitch

Collaborative Text Editing Application


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Published 01/19/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

LooseStitch allows users to piece together an idea or outline. Users can build any kind of outline, from to do lists to site maps or collections of information. They can attach documents and create tasks to collaborate with friends. LooseStitch outlines can be exported to Microsoft Word, a blog or OmniOutliner. There are many ways to use LooseStitch. Outlines are commonly associated with work or educational tasks. However they can be used to plan almost anything, from an event to travel plans or a project. LooseStitch gives users an easy way to build functional outlines with all the elements necessary to collaborate and complete or plan almost anything.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Much like many other applications, the creators of LooseStitch saw a need that was not yet filled. They believed that the internet needed an outline tool that could handle any type of task. Some outlines were very effective, but only in certain situations. LooseStitch was designed to be flexible and versatile so it could be used for lengthy outlines or very short ones.

What are the differences to other apps?

LooseStitch is another take on the standard outlining and organizational application. What makes it unique is its versatility. The application was intended to handle any kind of outlining task, even when the outline was very small. LooseStitch is flexible enough to help anyone organize nearly anything, from travel plans to recipes to a project.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The LooseStitch website welcomes users with a blue jean texture background and white dashed lines (reminiscent of stitches). The page uses a primarily blue color scheme with hints of dark pink. Overall, this has a positive effect on the clean design that makes the site that much more inviting to new users. The site is still young, and additional design elements such as screen shots and informational tools are going to be added later on.

How does the registration process work?

A visitor can try LooseStitch by clicking the pink “Try It Now” button at the top, right hand corner of the homepage. This takes the user directly to the outliner tool where they can begin creating their own outline. LooseStitch offers users a Pro membership, which can be accessed by clicking the tab along the left hand side of the homepage at the bottom of the blue jean header. The Pro registration form requires a first and last name, username, password, email address, and current date and time. The user must also check the terms of service agreement box. A second box is automatically checked to sign the user up for LooseStitch email updates. The user must manually uncheck this to opt out.

What does it cost to use the application?

LooseStitch Pro accounts are given access to a personalized account, document management features, file and image attachments, up to 100 MBs of online storage space, task assignment and tracking capabilities and the ability to duplicate an existing document. Individual Pro users can pay for one year for around $25. A friend pack is available for up to five users that can access LooseStitch for less than $10 per person (when registering together with the friend pack). Corporate accounts are also available and start at around $150 for up to ten users.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who loves to use outlines can really get into LooseStitch. The diverse account options make it accessible to causal users, small groups and businesses. Outlines can be used for almost anything and LooseStitch provides users with the tools they need to make an effective outline of any size.

  • Choose from individual, corporate or friend pack memberships
  • Access your own personalized account
  • Upload and share files through LooseStitch
  • Create an assign tasks
  • Generate duplicates of existing documents


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