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April 4, 2013

Tout is the best alternative to Vine

We’ve been hearing a lot about Vine lately — the app that lets you create six-second repeating videos and post them straight to Twitter. But it’s not the only game in town.

A good alternative is Tout, which has many of the same features as Vine, but allows you to shoot up to 15 seconds and still go straight to Twitter. Even 15 is not a lot of seconds, but you’d be surprised how much you can do in that time if your creative juices are flowing. Like Vine, you can shoot short clips within the allotted time.

Unlike Vine, the Tout videos don’t repeat. Depending on your preferences, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. I say it’s a good thing. Possibly the big disadvantage of Tout is that it doesn’t have the same traction as Vine, so sharing a Tout video via the Tout app won’t get as much attention as it would with Vine.

Still, I like Tout enough that I’m hoping that it becomes at least a viable alternative.