We loved hearing everything you were grateful for last year in our Voice Your Thanks sweepstakes: your supportive families, great friends, new business ventures and more. The $5,000 grand prize winner, Benjamin Wilson of Buffalo, NY, donated his additional $5,000 to the American Red Cross – and we couldn’t be happier to support such a great cause. Congratulations to Benjamin, and to all of our $50 gift card winners!
Here are some of the team’s favorite entries from the sweepstakes – we hope they add a moment of gratitude to your day. Thank you for sharing your stories with us, and with the world!
A business team thanks friends and family for supporting their new production company:
A family introduces themselves, and says happy anniversary to their wonderful grandparents:
Two sisters say thanks for a second chance at life:
We’ve listened to your requests on our support forums, Twitter, in-app surveys and more – and we’re excited to share an update to Voice that includes two highly anticipated features!
Now Save to Camera Roll
It’s a breeze to share your video link from directly within Voice – but now you can also save your videos as movie files to play offline, upload to other video websites, or remix with other apps. Simply select “Save to Camera Roll” from the Share screen in Voice, wait for a few seconds, and your video will be saved.
Introducing Custom Fonts
We’ve also added more options to change the look of your Voice videos: custom font selection! To start playing with our new font combinations, tap “Themes”, select your favorite, and then “Customize Theme” to access the Theme Lab. In addition to being able to change the background and icon colors you’ll now find a variety of fonts to choose from, to make your stories even more unique. Just a simple tap will automatically change all the text in your Voice video.
Download the update from the App Store to check out these great new features.
What a year! It’s hard to believe Voice launched in May and you all helped make it the App Store’s Best App of 2014. We want to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! Here’s a greeting, from the Voice family to yours:
We would love to hear about your favorite holiday traditions or special moments! Tweet us at @adobevoice, or share your Voice videos using #toldwithVoice.
Here’s to a great 2015 – we hope it brings you many more wonderful stories to share!
– The Adobe Voice team
In November, we launched our Voice Your Thanks sweepstakes, encouraging you to share your stories of gratitude using Voice. We loved watching your videos and hearing about everything you’re thankful for: great friends and family, wonderful pets and amazing opportunities in 2014.
The sweepstakes ended last week – and we’re still contacting all the winners – but we wanted to take this time to thank you for entering, and to share a few fun entries:
Stay tuned for the winner announcement in January!
What are you thankful for? This year, we’re grateful for you – for embracing Voice, and for sharing your amazing stories. Now, we want to give you the opportunity to share what you appreciate with the world for a chance to win a great prize.
All you have to do is create a Voice video about what you’re thankful for, share it on Twitter with #Voiceyourthanks and then follow @adobevoice. You’ll be officially entered for a chance to win $5,000 for yourself, and $5,000 for your favorite cause – including any educational institution or non-profit you’d like to support*. For more details, visit the Voice Your Thanks website, or watch this quick video:
We encourage you to enter, and to pass the information along to your friends. We can’t wait to see what deserving cause the winner selects – it could be your favorite school or non-profit!
* Charity must be approved by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Last week, we were incredibly excited to introduce a great new feature in Voice, called Theme Lab. Now you can customize themes with the colors you want, so you can tell stories that are uniquely you.
To make sure you get the most out of Theme Lab, we wanted to let you in on a few quick customization tricks. Watch as Voice community manager Rikk Flohr covers how to change colors, how to add a hex value, where to find the themes you recently designed, and more:
We hope these tips help spice up your stories! Experiment today and find out the right combination for you. If there are any topics you’d like to see featured, tweet us @adobevoice or contact Rikk at getvoice.adobe.com/support. We’re always happy to help!
From a bright red balloon in a child’s hand to an amber colored sky at dusk to a yellow field of tulips, the colors in our world shape our emotions in subtle yet powerful ways. We celebrate the unique and personal voice that narrates your stories, but also know that it’s equally important to consider visual variety to keep viewers engaged. Today, we’re incredibly excited to introduce a new area within Voice called Theme Lab, that lets you tell your story in whatever colors you choose. Consider it a place for you to freely experiment with color combinations that will make your video truly unique.
Learn more about this exciting new update from Voice senior product manager, Tom Nguyen:
With one simple tap you can customize backgrounds, icons, text, and more. Voice automatically applies changes across your entire video, so you can create a beautiful and consistent experience. Pick your favorite colors, set the mood, or represent your brand identity – the possibilities are endless.
This Voice release also includes another handy feature: improved photo resizing. Now you can pinch to adjust the size of photos to make sure nothing important gets cropped out – or easily scale logos and other small images to the size you want.
Check out the latest Voice update to start playing with these great new features. We can’t wait to see your colorful stories!
Halloween is no laughing matter… or is it? If you’re a fan of corny jokes, you’ll appreciate these spooky one-liners!
What’s your favorite Halloween joke? Share it on Twitter using #toldwithVoice, and we might showcase it here or in the Explore feed within the app for others to enjoy!
Voice automatically improves your recordings to even out volume and make you sound great! However, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure the audio is clear and consistent in your next Voice video.
Watch as Voice Community Manager Rikk Flohr covers some quick tricks to make you sound top notch – including the best approach to recording, adjusting background music volume and adding your own soundtrack.
Thanks for catching our latest tip! If there are any topics you’d like us to cover, tweet us @adobevoice or contact Rikk at getvoice.adobe.com/support. We’re here to help!
We don’t normally give much thought to bananas, but we’ll be watching our backs in the produce aisle after this amusing Voice video! See what happens when Ben, the coolest fifth grader at Downtown Elementary, faces off against the evil banana king – complete with sound effects:
Want be included in our Fun Friday series? If you mark your Voice video public and use #toldwithVoice, we might showcase it here, or in the app’s Explore feed!