Digital storyboard? There’s an app for that

Digital storyboard? There’s an app for that

By SANSHEY BISWAS | | 6 June, 2015
Type out the text and hit enter. It will then appear on your digital board like a sticky note. Keep adding to them and rearrange to get their positions right and you can zoom in and out of it to view the entire board as a whole or sections.
Google Keep has been my goto app for taking notes but it just doesn’t cut it sometimes. Especially while curating
ideas or arranging information in a particular order. Signing in with the same Google ID, Stormboard, on the other hand, gives you digital walls where you can pin up ideas and rearrange them till they feel just right. There are templates which create a digital board customised to suit the purpose like Calendar, Goals, Problem Solving. On the top right, a tiny window gives the overview of the entire board even though you’re zoomed in to a level that you can only see two notes. Finding yourself zooming in and out of the board requires patience because when zoomed out completely, text is barely visible. However, it is easierthan actually pinning up notes on a large board and having to pace up and down to connect the dots. Stormboards can be created and filled on the fly but the true power of the tool is unleashed when you collaborate
through it. Every sticky note can be commented on, edited and voted for by a colleague with just a Storm ID and Key.
Like the tiny text in zoomed out mode on a desktop, the mobile version also doesn’t resize or add indications to make distinguishing notes easier but the rest works well. With additional features like custom colours for notes, a chat interface between participants of the Stormboard, and an activity tracker that shows the history, the Stormboard seems a well-built online storyboarding tool. In addition to sticky notes with texts, images, index cards, files and sketches can also be added to the digital board. The only way you could attach a video or a picture to a real board is nailing your phone or tablet to the wall. And in case you want a feature to be added to the website, there’s a Stormboard for that too.

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