Path was an app that I downloaded almost a year ago and used for a hot minute. I enjoyed it because it was simple and pretty. However, it suffered from the fact that nobody I knew really used it. Who needs another social network? It eventually grew stale and I switched to Instagram. However, with the launch of Path 2.0, I’ve been sucked back in. (Tractor beam). The UI is gorgeous. It’s miles ahead of Instagram in that regard. There are all kind of little animations and touches that make the app a joy to use.
Instagram has become this bloated spammy thing, not because of the developers or designers, but because of its users. It’s essentially Myspace. Path (hopefully) keeps from that happening by limiting your following ability to only 150 users, up from the original idea of 50. There are filters, just like every other photo-sharing app out there, but it isn’t dedicated to that the way Instagram seems to be. You can comment, geo-tag, check in—all that jibba jabba nerds need—right from Path.
Path is about the simple sharing of your day to people you know. I just hope enough people I know start using it.