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Post Inspect

Discover the best times to post to reddit

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Grant Kiely
Maker
Hi PH community 👋 Post Inspect helps you take the guess work out of figuring out the best times to post to reddit. Each subreddit gets queried for the top 500 posts from the past year and is grouped into a heatmap for easy viewing.
Pat Walls
Congrats on launching! This is a super useful tool for me as I post on Reddit a ton. Love to see more tools around Reddit! It is a massive site (10th in the world) but it is a deep abyss to many people... :)
Grant Kiely
Maker
@thepatwalls Thanks Pat, really appreciate it, and yes Reddit is growing every year so it's worth paying attention to!
Davis Baer
Hunter
Nice work Grant - super useful tool! What gave you the idea to create this?
Grant Kiely
Maker
@daviswbaer Thanks Davis! I came up with this idea after building off an existing idea that let you preview your reddit post. I just thought it would be cool idea to try out, and living in Australia if you tend to post casually from 3pm onwards, what can happen is good posts will often fall flat because there are just not as many people seeing it due to the timezone differences! This tries to help with that! In the past I’ve been hesitant to release ideas that weren’t perfect (or big enough), but they never got released! So I wanted to do something simple and different with this!
Gene Maryushchenko
What time zone does it go by?
Grant Kiely
Maker
@wwgene Hi Gene, It's currently local to your timezone, I've had a few people ask me about this so I'll try to add something up to make it clearer/configurable.
Sergej Lotz
@wwgene @grantkiely I was also looking for timezone dropdown/picker. Please add!
Grant Kiely
Maker
@wwgene @serglotz Will do, watch this space!
Vivek Sancheti
Use case is awesome but few things which can be improved: 1 - What timezone are you talking about? 2 - Which color signifies what?
Grant Kiely
Maker
@evivz Great feedback thanks Vivek. 1. I'd like to add something that will show/make the timezone configurable. Currently it's local to you, but could be clearer. 2. This could also be made clearer with a simple legend
Rob Diaz
Really useful! Great work!
Grant Kiely
Maker
@robbdiazz Thanks Rob, I hope you it's useful for you!
Bjorn
Pretty usefull, some feedback: - Indicate the timezone, bonus points if you allow the user to change it. - Explanations about the score, what is the maximum? Seems like it's 11 but is it though? - Increase color differentiation, particularly the 1-4 range so trends can be more easily spotted visually.
Grant Kiely
Maker
@krolsbjorn Thanks Bjorn! - Totally agree, and double totally agree, I'll get on this. - I've had a couple people mention this and I agree it does need to be clearer. - Great point, I originally had it going from a dark red -> yellow -> green. But couldn't get it looking right/setup in time. I'll try to revisit this. I'm glad that you pointed it out. Thanks so much for taking the time to write feedback, really helpful!
Binoy Xavier Joy
Not sure if an overkill, but displaying some basic info about the subredddit you're searching for as to confirm. This? https://www.reddit.com/dev/api/#GET_r_{subreddit}_about
Grant Kiely
Maker
@binoyxj Totally! I get what you mean - I feel like it could be easy to mistype it and get the wrong subreddit, and this would help mitigate that. I'll add autocomplete and couple it with this to fix that. Thanks for the api link!
Sarfaraz Maniyar
Nice Product
Matteo Fabbri
- Open the page - Click on any of shown square - Find yourself at https://postinspect.com/app?query=javascript - Discover that no matter what you wuery the result is No results found
Grant Kiely
Maker
@theqult Hi Matteo, sorry this wasn't working for you. I'd be curious to know which browser you are using. Shoot me a PM at grant [at] postinspect.com, and I can look into it further for you.
Federico Jorge
Love this! I suggest you use a blue to red color range for the heatmap. Blue being quite times and red being busiest times.
Grant Kiely
Maker
@federicojorge Good suggestion Federico, I'll have a play round with the colors!
Javi
As someone who's new to Reddit, I find this very helpful. Would it be possible to display posts that are one week old instead of months old? One suggestion I have is making the search bar visible when entering the site since I had no clue I had to click on the r/javascript text to conduct a search.
Grant Kiely
Maker
@ios_javi Thanks Javi! Yes this is a great point I'll hopefully be adding some more options for more configurable searches - and search by month will be one of them. I get what you mean about the homepage, I'll try to make this clearer to understand by adding a button or the search bar as you suggest. Thanks!
Tom Sisan
Suggestion: Add a column for the days sum total, to see what day of week might be best.
Grant Kiely
Maker
@tom_sisan Great suggestion Tom, I could put this next to the day. I'll add it to the roadmap.
Michael Netsch
I've been using https://laterforreddit.com/ for years. Is there a difference?
Grant Kiely
Maker
@xnet Yeah it's a cool product, I wanted to build an alternative :) Post Inspect lets you view which posts made it into the top 500 (which you can see by clicking on a square), and I'll hopefully be adding more custom controls in the future to make the search more powerful :D If you have any suggestions let me know!
Shaomeng Zhang
@xnet I also just found https://www.producthunt.com/posts/redditlater, it's insane how close those two products work right now and the other one was from 3 years ago.
Joseph Cooper
Looks amazing! Definitely an interesting tool that will be helpful for me in the future. Great works guys :)
Grant Kiely
Maker
@codingcoop Thanks Joseph!
Raitis
I've been using redditlater, but the way Post Inspect outputs the data seems more readable and understandable for me. Thanks!
Oleksandr Senyuk
This will definitely be helpful for me! One thing that might be useful to people who are still trying to figure out how to use Reddit effectively is to direct them to the "rules" of Reddit, or explain how scoring on Reddit works, etc. so we understand what certain numbers mean. Maybe a model with a legend, or just a question-mark popup...
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