We just launched Slate, and we’re excited to show you the different ways people are using the app. Like Voice, Slate is a wonderful tool for nonprofits. The app lets you easily highlight your favorite cause in a professional and engaging way – inspiring readers to donate, volunteer or learn more. Watch how one nonprofit dog rescue, Muttville, uses Slate:
We launched Voice nearly one year ago and what an amazing ride it’s been! We’ve loved seeing your stories and hearing all the ways you want to make your message stand out.
We’re still on a quest to bring you more super simple and fun ways to communicate with impact. Today, we’re incredibly excited to introduce a new member of the family: Adobe Slate for iPad. Slate lets you turn anything you want to say – whether it’s a book report, a newsletter or your latest travel adventure – into a beautiful visual story, in minutes. Bring your words and images together, tap on one of the professionally designed, magazine-style themes and beautiful fonts, colors and motion are automatically applied! The good news is, you don’t have to make any complex design decisions. You can just focus on your story.
See what Slate is all about:
Your Slate story is just a link you can share anywhere and it will look amazing on any device. Check out these fun Slate stories.
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and instead of relying on a traditional greeting card, why not send a personal and heartfelt message with your own voice? Its free, fun and you can make it just minutes! Watch how Unskinny Boppy blogger Beth Bryan used Voice to tell her family how much she appreciates them this Valentine’s Day:
If you want your Voice video to be pink, red and white like Beth’s, try our Theme Lab and customize for any occasion! Don’t forget to share your messages of love with us on Twitter @adobevoice, or using #toldwithVoice. We hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
The Voice team can’t wait to spend Sunday afternoon camped out on the couch, cheering and eating nachos! While we’ve had a bit of disagreement about who should win the big game, we’re all loving these great videos with a convincing argument for each team:
Will the Patriots be victorious on Sunday?
Or will the Seahawks take it for the second year?
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:
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:
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!