Vine is the new platform that users and major brands alike are using to produce viral videos. Several tricks like stop motion, digital drawing etc have become popular as vine videos become one of the most shareable content across the web. Vine, which is originally owned by Twitter recently announced a web app, but it is not as intuitive as the mobile version and lacks few features. It is in search of these features, such as ability to re-vine, upload vines etc right from the desktop that brings us to VineClient, a useful Chrome extension for all your vine needs.
Unfortunately, the extension is available only on Chrome browser for now, so if you are using Firefox or Safari or Internet Explorer, then you might want to add Chrome to your system if you want a full fledged Vine client.
Download: You can download the Chrome extension from the VineClient website here
UI and Core Functionalities
Once you have the extension downloaded, it will sit on your menu bar. Click on it, to fire VineClient up. To log in to the client, you will have to enter in your vine E-Mail ID and password. Unfortunately, it does not support the log in via vine username. If you have logged into vine, so far using your Twitter Client on Mobile, you need to go to the Settings Menu in your profile on mobile and set a valid E-Mail ID.
On logging in, you will be greeted with vines of the users you follow in very neat card like UI. If you have used Google Now, things would look very familiar to you. To play a vine, you simply have to Click on the vine which will play the vine. Just like the mobile version, the vine plays on in loop unless you click on it again to pause it. You have the option to mute the vine by clicking on the volume control button on top left of the vine or to play the vine in full screen by clicking on the extend button on the bottom right corner.
Not just viewing, VineClient gives you few interesting toggles on top of the vine which allow you to like, comment, download, re-vine or share the vine via a URL.
One of the best features of the client is the ability to upload vines to your profiles. To do that, simply hover your mouse over the Home icon on top right corner of the VineClient homepage and in the dropdown menu, select the option of Upload.
You would be able to upload any video from your PC that is smaller than 5 MB in size as well as 6.8 seconds in length. Most of the popular video formats such as MP4, WMV 3GP are supported. Once you have selected the video, you can add a quirky captions and upload it. After the vine has uploaded, you will be able to watch the preview in a popup.
What More Can I do?
VineClient also allows you tho have a look at your own profile and check out the various vines that you might have uploaded. There is also a feature for you to explore vines from the client itself. So, in case you want to look for a humorous vine with say keyword comedy, you can just go into explore from the drop down menu from the home button on top right corner.
Not just this, you can play around with your profile settings, making your vines public or private right from VineClient. It indeed is a full fledged and as thorough a solution you could ask for on desktop for Vine. We highly recommend you to try this out, if Vine is one of the platforms you like exploring.