Flipsnack is a platform that helps you create interactive mobile books. With this simple drag-and-drop editor, you can instantly design magazines, newspapers, e-books, resumes, book reports, and much more. You can either create your own comic book from scratch or use ready-made templates that you can customize to your liking. The finished animated picture books can be shared online, via email, on social media or downloaded in various formats including JPG, PNG, PDF, video and GIF.
Interactive animated books tend to produce more engagement and enhance communication. For us in this education, interaction is the key to driving participation in learning. Whether you use them with your students in class, in professional development training, online instruction, or at conferences and workshops, creating interactive mobile books is an essential skill for a 21st century teacher.
Besides engagement and sharing, Flipsnack also provides tracking technologies that allow you to evaluate the performance of your animation notebooks and see how your readers interact with your posts.
What is Flipsnack in Education?
What is the use of Flipsnack in education?
There are a variety of ready-made, customizable templates that teachers and students can get started with. They can edit the template any way they want. They can add images, audio, videos, links and when post is ready they can click to share on social media, embed on school/classroom website or blog, and share with others (eg students, parents, colleagues) Via email or download it in different formats including: PDF, JPG, GIF, Video and PNG.
What is Flipsnack Workspace?
A workspace is “a designated space where one or more people can work on a specific project.” When you first create your account on Flipsnack, you are automatically given a virtual/original workspace. You can then add more workspaces, invite others to join your workspaces or join others who have invited you to theirs.
Workspaces allow you to “create a network of projects without having to own all the individual projects”. For example, you can create a custom workspace for a specific classroom project. You can then create animated books and other publications related to the project and save them to this workspace so that you can easily access, edit, and share them with others. You can also invite other teachers or students to join a specific workspace and start collaborating with you on joint projects.
You can assign specific roles within the team. Depending on each role, that person will have a certain set of responsibilities and permissions. Note that only the owner of the workspace can delete this workspace. Additionally, if you want to work in a group workspace, you need a business plan or higher.
To create additional workspaces, you must have a premium subscription. Flipsnack offers a 14-day free trial after which you need to upgrade.
What is the difference between HTML5 and PDF?
Before downloading the posts you’ve created in Flipsnack, you need to make sure you understand the difference between these two formats: PDFs and HTML5 files. Unlike static PDFs, HTML5 is dynamic and preserves all interactive features and animated multimedia materials including page effect. Flipsnack allows you to easily convert your PDF files into visually appealing mobile books.
What features does Flipsnack offer?
Flipsnack has a powerful design studio that gives you access to the tools and features you need to design professional-looking publications without the need for advanced technical or programming knowledge. Here are some of the features it provides:
- Upload audio images and videos to Flipsnack to edit and add your own personal touch. Free Flipsnack photos and videos are sourced from Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay.
- Upload GIFs and add them to your animation notebooks
- Enhance team collaboration by leaving comments on other template designs and by adding page notes
- Customize your anime notebooks by adding tags, captions and interactions
- Use hyperlinks to associate text and layers with URLs
- Add pop-up content to your posts
- Add ‘texts or logos as headers or footers’ in Animation Books
- Coordinate your words and letters Individually
- Create custom text styles and use them in your post
- Add page numbers to your cartoon notebooks
- Download and use your own fonts
- Lock items in your anime notebooks so that others can’t change them
- Add a photo slideshow to your posts
What are Flipsnack stats?
Flipsnack’s built-in stats allow you to track the performance of your animation notebooks. Access analytic insights into clicks, views, downloads, impressions, average time spent reading your posts, where your readers are geographically located, the devices they use to read your motion books, and much more. Flipsnack stats are only available with the Pro subscription.
Is Flipsnac available as a mobile app?
How much does Flipsnack cost?
Flipsnack offers both free and premium plans. The free plan is very basic and is more suitable for testing how Flipsnack works. Premium Standard plans start at $14 per month up to $79 per month. There are also premium plans for Enterprise starting at $210 per month. A Premium Education subscription costs $240 per year.