Meet Plink, a Mathson Design Co. SaaS product. We created this service with the goal of solving pain-points that podcast creators have. This service was developed and soft launched early Q1/Q2 2019 and adoption has been growing since.
Plink makes smart links for podcasts. Auto-open installed podcast apps native to listener's iOS, Android, and other mobile and smart watch devices. Each smart link also has a Show Page that desktop users will see with links to that show in major podcast apps.
"I have been using Plink for Smash Notes and it's been very helpful. One link to rule them all, it enables me to share a podcast and let the users decide their weapon of choice, instead of sending all Android or Overcast users to iTunes all the time. As the podcast wars heat up, and Spotify at el battle Apple, this is going to be more and more relevant. Plink does a beautiful job and I definitely recommend it." - Kirill Zubovsky
Plink helps podcasters spend less time link-collecting when marketing their shows and helps them gain more time for actually podcasting! With that, every single podcast in existence now has a free Plink smart link.
Anyone can choose to buy a custom short, branded link (plnk.to/thenw - see Embed below), too. Custom link customers get other benefits like whitelabel/"powered by plink" removal, ability to add iTunes affiliate ID for more income, and other customization options.
Plink supports 10 major podcast apps - Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Breaker, Castbox, and more. Confidently share Plink links across any social platform, in Slack, email - anywhere. One smart link - send every listener to the right place, no matter device, OS, or pod app preferences.
After being soft launched for months, MDC officially launched Plink on Product Hunt Sept. 2019. It ended launch day in the Top 5, then deemed a featured and hot product to follow by the community. This is v. 1.0 so not everything we'll eventually have in the product is here yet. But we're stoked about the adoption of Plink, so many loyal customers and those who continue to champion this smart linking service.
We're constantly brainstorming new ideas, speaking with customers and listening to their feedback and insights, and currently have some exciting things in-development.
"Been awesome watching this evolve since the alpha. You also know you’re onto something good when you start getting copycats ;)" - Rob Hope
"It's great to spread your podcast on Social media and give your potential listener the choice of podcatcher or way to subscribe. We use it from the beginning of our podcast (and Plink)" - Steffen W. Schilke
We're ready to work with you, for you!