Adobe has launched Slate, a new free iPad app that lets you turn words and images into a story that can be published as laid-out Web content, in minutes.
It’s made for anyone who wants to communicate with impact. Students, teachers, non-profit organizations, small business owners or corporate communicators can now turn their next report, newsletter or travel adventure into a document that captures attention. Through designed magazine-style layouts with elegant fonts, beautiful colors and eye-catching motion, Slate content automatically adapts to any device for a high-impact reading experience on tablets, smartphones or computers. Slate creations are links that can be shared easily via text message, email, embedded in websites, or posted on social media channels, according to Paul Gubbay, vice president of product development, Adobe.
He says that key features include:
° Professionally designed themes that allow users to simply tap to select from multiple font combinations, colors and motion;
° Photo layouts and covers deliver options that help photos pop, making them the highlight of the story, including grid or window view. Users can also add a caption overlay on images, ensuring photos are more integral to the narrative.
° Adaptable design that looks great on any device, ranging from a phone to large desktop monitor.
° Call-to-Action buttons link to online sites and other relevant information to encourage readers to take action, like Donate Now, Volunteer, or Learn More.
° Sharing options automatically publish the finished content and help spread the word via a simple Web link that can be easily posted to social channels, sent via text message, email or embedded in personal blogs and websites. Readers can easily view the content in their PC, tablet or mobile phone browser.