There’s nothing like great content.
I create it for work.
I create it for fun.
Especially since creating good, visually appealing content is a huge challenge faced by many.
There is no rule that says you have to hire a pricey graphic designer in order to generate beautiful, design-rich content.
Of course, design specialists are a great resource to have on a team – but, for many earlier-stage businesses, increased costs and headcount may not be ideal.
Luckily, a universe of tools exist that enable quick content creation for even the non-designers among us – whether it’s as simple as a quick meme or as elaborate as an ebook. Slim, bootstrapping teams could wear a designer hat and produce the rich content quickly and inexpensively by enlisting some of these fantastic content-producing tools:
Capture the moment with Skitch
Skitch is a great app that helps brands tell a visual story – and it’s free! Grab a quick screenshot on your device and mark it up with arrows, boxes, text and more.
Skitch lets you mark up images, digital assets, PDFs, and other files with arrows, callout boxes, text, and more.
I find that at least once a day I use Skitch’s “Screen Snap” function to grab all or part of my screen for use in content.
I don’t need to plug my captured image into another program for further cropping and other editing since the all-in-one features of Skitch enable me to do so right in their app.
A great time saver and useful tool for supporting your talking points with a rich visual design.
Skitch is owned by Evernote but does not require an Evernote account to start using. Try it out and screengrab to your heart’s content.
Don’t use any old font, use Dafont
Sick of using Times and Ariel in your creative. Aren’t we all?