With the multitude of online web and cloud services available at the users’ disposal these days, it can easily become a monstrous task for one to keep abreast with the activities from each individual account in a timely manner. Additionally, the time and effort that it takes to log in and sift through all the various services to check the latest updates can prove to be quite tiresome. This is where all the mighty helpful online data aggregators come into play. Previously reviewed Hojoki is one such very helpful web app that vows to boost your productivity by letting you bring your various social and cloud services under one umbrella. Hojoki presents users with a unified real-time feed of all the ongoing activities across their various online accounts. In addition, it lets you create personal workspaces, invite collaborators, share instant messages and notes with others, and keep up-to-date with all your ongoing projects.
If you’re an Android or iOS user, you’d be pleased to know that Hojoki has just released its official mobile client in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store, respectively, so that you can always keep an eye on the live feeds of your associated online accounts, as well as your personal workspaces, while on the move.
As of now, Hojoki supports fetching live content from the following online services:
- Basecamp Classic
- Google Calendar
- Google Contacts
- Google Drive & Docs
- Google Reader
- Ta-da Lists
When launched for the first time, the app prompts you to log in with a valid Hojoki or Google account. New accounts can be created from within the app for free. Next up, you need to associate all your required online accounts with Hojoki. Depending upon the amount to connected accounts, the app could take some time to sync all the latest content. However, once all the syncing is done, you’re ready to sift through the live feeds of your latest online activities from a solitary scrollable interface. The two buttons present in the top-left side of the app’s main interface let you refresh the content manually, and switch between the cloud and workspace view, respectively.
As of now, the official Hojoki mobile app clearly seems to be a case of ‘work-in-progress’, since it currently only allows linking various online accounts, viewing the newsfeed of all the online activities, and exploring various web links via its native web browser. There’s no automatic updating of the newsfeed, no notification alerts for new activities, and more importantly, no option to create new workspaces and collaborating with other users. Hopefully, not only will the future updates of the app bring the missing features but also see the app performing in a much smoother, lag-free manner.
The download links to the app’s Android and iOS variants are provided below. Hojoki is free in both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Before heading over to the app’s download links, check out its official intro video below.