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This Is Like

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Published 08/11/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

ThisisLike is a unique website which links together similar objects so that you can browse through them at your leisure. Users can set up links between different things and create associations. This means that when someone searches for a word with the search engine it will suggest things which are similar. ThisisLike is a way to create and look at various associations between people, things, videos, photos and of course web content. It’s been compared to Wikipedia because of the amount of content that it stores.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

ThisisLike was founded by Dmitry Paranyushkin in May 2007. The company is based in Berlin. The site created as a unique way to interact with internet users. The alpha version of the site was launched in 2008. Since 2009 the site has become extremely popular with over 3,000 users visiting the site on a regular basis. The numbers of users using thisislike is increasing on a pretty much daily basis.

What are the differences to other apps?

Unlike other applications this one is completely free. It is also a very well known site which can be used to connect together various things. It’s possible to search through various things and find anything that is similar to it. This can also build up a mind map of all the connected words so that you can learn something new all the time.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

ThisisLike has a very simple look and feel to it. It might not be what most people like from a website however it does everything you could ever want or need. To search for associations it’s simply a matter of putting something in the box and then clicking the show button. There is also a list of links at the side of the page which show popular searches. It’s then possible to click on each item in the mind map to create a new map of associated things. It’s also possible to create your own associations so that you can help to improve the site.

How does the registration process work?

Registering for an account on thisislike is very easy. You don’t actually need an account to browse the associations, however if you want to create your own associations then you will need to sign up first. The sign up form is quite short and you will need to enter your email address. The site will also send you an activation email which you will need to check. When choosing your username you need to be careful because this will become the URL which you can use to access your account.

What does it cost to use the application?

This website has been created as more of a hobby than anything else and it was never intended to be a commercial project. This site was established to serve a group of friends rather than making anyone money. It’s now a well known international site which is popular with people all around the world. It’s a great way for people to learn exciting new thins and to start joining the dots together.

An advertise link has appeared on the website which is suggesting they are going to start selling advertising space on their site.

Who would you recommend the application to?

ThisisLike is a fully functioning website which is very useful way to find out about associations between particular things and words. It’s much better than a thesaurus because it also provides connections between people, places and various other things.

  • Using ThisisLike it’s possible to search for various associations and connections on the internet
  • Learn new things about various things and also learn about other things that you might be interested in
  • Search for connected people, countries, places and artists


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