The 44 Most-Loved Products Launched in Summer 2016
Summer is typically the time when we leave work early on Fridays, take our vacations, and enjoy the extra hours of sunlight. If we had to rank seasons based on work productivity, summer would probably come in last place. But, as we get ready to welcome a new fall, we can’t help but think about all of the incredible products and apps that launched over the past several months.
Below, you’ll find 44 of the most-loved products that launched this summer on Product Hunt—all with over 1,000 upvotes. Delightfully, you’ll find plenty on this list to help you get ready for a creative, productive, and fun “Back to Work” season. Enjoy. :-)
Apple’s latest OS includes new APIs and services that connect your messages, phone, apps, and Siri to one another. Our favorite update? Now you can take a text message and replace any relevant words with its corresponding emoji. Woot!
Just when you thought Apple was winning the FaceTime game, Google steps in. They just released Duo, which is their version of 1:1 video calling. It’ll be interesting to see who wins the mobile game here.
Ohhh, shoot. Snapchat has some competition now. Instagram just released its own version of “stories”—and you know what? People are actually using it. Will they steal some of Snapchat’s thunder? The jury is still out.
This is a dream for developers who want a seamless way to sign up new users without the friction of making someone create a new account or log in via their social networks. Can you feel your user base growing already?
This does everything you wish Spotlight on Mac would do. In just a few keystrokes, you can command your computer to do just about anything—from turning off WiFi to emptying the trash to searching google for pictures of cute animals. :-)
Explore over 150 Google Now voice commands in one place. Time, weather, device control, Gmail integration—you name it.
Complete tasks in Slack with the simple click of a button. One of our favorite use cases so far? Approving expense reports in literally one second.
Now you can seamlessly record your screen, mic, and even front-facing camera on any URL. This is a great tool for getting user feedback or giving quick tutorials. The best part? You don’t have to worry about video storage or upload time. Woot!
You’ll find over 800 different fonts on this site, which Google built to make the web “more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography.” This open-source directory of designer web fonts will help you find the right style for your latest web project.
Making screenshots is typically a tedious task for app developers. Using this app, you can do it cheaper and simpler. It even provides suggestion on best color combinations and font styles.
Create beautiful graphics quickly. Here, you’ll find over 15,000 photos, 200 fonts, 3,000 shapes, and more. This is a useful tool if you want to make something beautiful, but don’t yet have a big design budget.
This is a slick, curated directory of the best product pages on the web. Particularly useful if you’re looking to optimize your checkout, pricing, or store page and want to learn from other successful sites instead of reinventing the wheel.
It’s usually a pain to turn a YouTube video into a GIF, MP3, or MP4. Now, you can do it instantly. Just add “conv” after the “www” and before the rest of the URL and voila—you’ll have a converted file.
If you need some web design inspiration, you’ll find it here. This is a great curated collection that’ll help you optimize your own site–from the landing page, to the signup page.
This is an incredible resource for all of the amazing designers out there. It’s a directory of amazing sites that will help you find the right font, color palette, photos, icons, and more for your latest creative project.
Use this to create the perfect typography setup for your website. You can customize the most crucial font settings for your next project—from font families to letter spacing.
This is the best! Now you cancompress video files by 20–60% without sacrificing quality. Say hello to all of that freed up storage space!
Create beautiful product screenshots without needing to use Photoshop. There are over 200 premium mockups you can use for both digital and printed products.
Check out how some of today’s greatest apps evolved over time. If nothing else, it’s fun to reminisce on what PayPal used to look like back in the day.
Holy amazingness. Now you can create an on-demand store or service in minutes, without writing a single line of code. This isn’t a deliver provider, but instead, the software platform upon which you can build your own.
Now you can get human tasks done with just one line of code—from phone surveys and content curation, to chatbots and data comparison.
Pricing products tends to be tricky. With this directory, now you can explore some of the best checkout, pricing, and product pages on the web to see what others have done. Beg, borrow, and steal!
Give your customers a premium support experience that scales. Drift brings the power of AI to the relationship you have with your customers. Use this if you want to build great rapport with your user base, but don’t have the means to employ a customer service team quite yet.
The easiest way to plan, track, amplify, and analyze your Instagram marketing. Buffer can’t do the posting for you, but they sure do make it as easy as possible for you to thrive on the platform.
This API reveals the “structure and meaning of text by offering powerful machine learning models.” This is a sophisticated way to understand sentiment about your product on the web.
Use this to dive into app development and learn how to build websites. This is a great way to learn the basics if you’re new to web development.
This iPad app makes learning Swift—a powerful programming language—fun and interactive. You don’t need any prior coding experience, so it’s a perfect tool for students who are just starting out.
Now you can download source code from any website. Need we say more?
This is a great collection of responsive HTML email templates. If you’re looking to save time and don’t have a dedicated email marketer or developer, this is a great resource to help you choose something that already works without needing to go through various rounds of responsive email testing.
This is like having an AI assistant that helps you write better, higher converting emails in real time. Boomerang uses data from millions of messages, allowing you to write more perfect emails. This is especially useful for all of the sales folks out there.
This is a great way to organize your team’s knowledge in one place. Now you can create, read, and edit paper documents–as well as see all of your notifications and reply to comments in one place.
Scan, share, and provide feedback on your ideas. This is a fun addition to Dropbox’s set of features–particularly if you want to streamline your team’s collaboration efforts.
We love it when two of our favorite products have a digital integration baby. Now you can use Trello within Slack, which is a dream for any product manager working with both tools.
This is a great general purpose work tool for a “post-file, post-MS Office world,” as one of the co-founders puts it. With Notion, you’ll get real-time documents, wiki-like organization, and lightweight tasks in one tool.
This is a great writing app for writing prose and taking notes. You can link your notes together to build a more comprehensive body of work, as well as use hashtags to organize your ideas.
Now you can watch live events on Twitter. It’ll be interesting to see how this shapes the social network into even more of a storytelling and breaking news platform going forward.
This is maybe the best news reader we’ve seen to date. If you want to stay informed but don’t want to fall into the I-have-a-million-tabs-open trap, give this a try. This tool that facilitates discovery in a more streamlined way.
If you’re a fan of Medium’s highlight functionality, you’ll love this. Now you can share the most important parts of your favorite stories easily—online or off—from any website.
This data gallery gives you access to Google’s latest insights on everything from advertising to fashion to consumer electronics.
This is the future of flashcard learning. Whether you want to learn more about the solar system or learn Chinese, this app will help you do it in a way that’s easy—and most importantly, fun.
If you work remotely, this resource will be your best friend. Find coffee shops, conference rooms, and more near you.
Spotify just crushes it with everything they do. Their latest and greatest creation, Release Radar, gives you a new playlist every Friday so you can check out some of the most recently released music based on your tastes.
The best entertainment system ever is back—this time in mini form! We don’t care how many cartridges we have to blow on to make this thing work. All we know is that Super Mario Bros. > Netflix and chill.
Ahhh. Alas, we end the list with the most upvoted product of the summer. Prisma turns your photos into artwork—literally—in seconds. Once you use it, you’ll see why it is such a hit.
Check out the latest product launches this fall here on Product Hunt: