I am a huge fan of Peakd, and have completely switched to using it exclusively since Hive was created.
There are quite a few cool features, some of which you likely don't even know exist. Let's change that, ok?
I love this feature and it is especially useful for contests and any content that has a deadline.
I used it for the recent STEMGeek's Hackathon, but I don't see it used all that frequently.
When you set a countdown timer, you will see a timer that updates in real-time under your post when viewing it on Peakd.com
Just click on the Advanced button below and you can set a date in the future.
This feature is really cool and if you are throwing a contest consider adding it to your posts.
This is a feature I wish was more native to Peakd and I spoke with the devs and it is on the roadmap when they can get around to implementing it.
For now, there is a way to embed tweets that have great formatting.
Just go to Twitter and click the down arrow in the top right corner.
Click copy code.
Then paste and walla!
With the posh initiative (proof of sharing) this is a handy feature. It currently does not work in comments, but that is being fixed.
You probably noticed this feature but never used it. It's incredibly handy although I will admit I don't use it myself as I have a global solution that works across all websites.
Open any post on Peakd and in the top right corner, you will see the universal symbol for bookmarking.
This feature is great if you want to come back to a post later or just want to save it for future reference.
You can then get to your bookmarks at any time and revisit these posts.
If you use Bookmarks for long term storage, consider adding labels to posts so you can easily find them later.
If you are curious about what I meant when I said I used global solution for bookmarks, I use a service called Pocket that allows me to save links from anywhere and view them from anywhere (desktop, iphone, ipad) and it perfectly formats it for the device. It is a huge time saver and allows me to absorb a lot of information and keep a large amount of reference material. The free edition works fine for most people.
By now you likely know Hive uses the first image in your post as the cover image. Did you know you can change this behavior on Peakd?
Just go back to the advanced settings, and select the image you want to use as the main cover image.
Did you know you can see all communities a user is a part of and their role/title?
While you may not use this feature often, it is very handy when you do need it.
While I got you here, isn't amazing how well integrated native communities are with Peakd? I love features that are built in a way any front end can take advantage of them. One thing I love about Peakd is a lot of their features are built with this in mind. Many features exclusive to Peakd can easily be added to other front ends. I would love to see some of these exclusive features have some parity on other front ends like Hive.blog. For example support for the countdown timer.
The last feature I'm going to cover is templates. Templates allow you to create boilerplate posts for things you post a lot. Maybe you run a weekly contest and the bulk of the post is the same and you just want to update the deadline and weekly details.
You can find templates under the create post menu.
Creating a template is similar to creating a new post except it only saves it to your account. You can later use that template to start a new posts.
Like bookmarks, you can add labels to templates which I recommend if you really start using the templates feature.
I hope this helped and you found at least one new feature you didn't know about and will now use going forward.