We were doing a bit of show and tell and one site had a member signup form and included a Captcha. The room groaned, as you’d expect. No matter how useful they may be, people hate figuring out those warped letters and numbers.
A couple folks immediately recommended Engagely as a substitute. This is a new piece of software developed by a team of students at University of Louisville. They recently won a top prize of $30,000 in the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Idea State U Business Plan Competition.
According to their website, “Engagely can tell if your website’s visitors are human—without any scrambled letters.” To good to be true? I hope not. None of my current projects require member signup, but if I come up on one that does I’ll use Engagely for it and let you know more. If you test it out first, let me know in the comments.