OMG I think I found a good alternative to DeviantART. A site that has a group feature <3 It even has "primitive" subfolders.
I still like DA btw (not cheating on you, babe), but www.minds.com/
seems quite promising and I've already seen some nice art there~)
The best way to describe the site is a combination of DA, twitter, instagram, tumblr, amino, youtube, discord, and patreon; with some game elements on top. It's as if this site actually took the best things from each one.
⭐ Groups (better than pixiv's)
⭐ You can post images, GIFs and videos* (MP4, AVI, WEBM)
⭐ There's a chat function inside the groups so you can talk as you post!
⭐ You can show/hide replies so that allows you to establish a content hierarchy (folder name > art uploads > comments to said art) and browse easier**.
⭐ Mobile version
⭐ Advertises itself as an ideologically impartial platform.
★ It's still in beta***.
★ You might have to sign up to see most features (like the image/video/blog/group feeds)
★ No favourite/bookmark function**** (only thumbs-up/down and reblogs)
★ No related content of other artists (only OP's)
★ No native PDF support (there are blogs instead)
★ No native SWF, FLV support.*
★ No native WAV, MP3 support.*
*Up to 15 minutes. Is there a size limit? However, it lets you embed stuff (i.e. much longer youtube videos w/ more formats)
**Though if a "folder" grows too much (many art replies) you might need to open it in another window or browse folder by folder. But I don't think it's a big deal at all.
***It's supposedly stable for a beta.
****Workaround: Reblog with hashtag #myfaves
or something like that and then search that on your profile. You can even make fave "folders" this way.
If you tried it and you think it deserves a chance, please share this journal! You can even write your own review