Squrl is a free service that allows you to create a playlist of videos from sources all over the web. Rather than creating playlists on individual video sites like YouTube and Vimeo, you can create playlists from multiple sources and save them in one place for sharing with others and viewing at your convenience. Squrl has been available as a web application for a while and now they’re offering a free iPad app.
The Squrl iPad app has the same basic purpose as the Squrl web service. You can discover and watch videos from many sources. Your playlists can be shared with your contacts in your favorite social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
Squrl got a great endorsement from Robert Scoble.
“My video watching behavior has changed more in the past month since getting Squrl…Video, it seems, is everywhere. From Hulu to Netflix to YouTube to Vimeo, keeping track of it all can be a daunting task. Squrl is solving that problem with innovative ways to capture and curate video from the Internet.”
Applications for Education
Whether you use the web version of Squrl or the iPad version of it, Squrl could be an excellent way to create playlists of educational content that you want to bring into your classroom. Because you can source video from across the web in one place, you should save yourself the time of visiting multiple sites to search for video.