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Reel

Present Ideas and Gather Feedback


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Published 09/08/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Reel (Reelapp.com) helps users put their ideas on the internet to begin receiving feedback. The user begins by uploading a file using the uploader on the Reel homepage. Files can be anything from PPT files to PDF and image files. After uploading, Reel takes the files and generates a series of slides. The slides are hosted online through Reel and can be accessed using a unique URL generated by the application. The user can share the URL to see what their audience thinks about their current projects and ideas. Reel can also be used to convert Power Point files into a format that can be accessed by tablet computers and smartphones. After uploading an image, the user can add a name and description to it as well as a title and description to the entire presentation (called a Preso). The unique URL is provided along with convenient buttons that allow sharing directly to Twitter and Facebook profiles. The user can upload multiple files and edit and arrange them to customize their Reel presentation.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Reel is yet another product of Zurb, the minds behind Notable, Verify and Resolve as well as free apps including Clue, Chop, Bounce and Strike. Reel was created in 2011 to provide users with a simple way to upload and share their ideas and project progress with a larger audience. The application was intended to streamline the sharing process, with multiple sharing options. Today, the application is still growing and provides a valuable service to its users.

What are the differences to other apps?

Reel is designed specifically for sharing ideas. The application not only works effectively, but feels very user friendly. The appearance of the application is one of the reasons it stands out. Users can easily edit their Preso and share it through the clean user interface and simple yet effective options built into the application.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The look of Reel is just one more reason to use the application. The entire design is highlighted by a deep blue sea background. The user feels as though they are just under the surface of calmly flowing waters, with rays of sunlight streaming down and the still ripple of water dancing across the page. The user interface matches with a transparent background in dark blue and clean buttons. Reel not only makes it easy for users to upload and share their work, it also makes the task enjoyable through its unique visual elements.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can begin with Reel y uploading an image. The user is not required to set up an account or provide any information prior to adding a file. The uploader is presented right on the homepage. After uploading a file, the user is taken right to their dashboard where they can begin editing slides and adding titles and descriptions. The user can also share through the Reel URL, Facebook or Twitter as soon as they have prepared their Preso.

What does it cost to use the application?

The price of Reel is yet another reason the application is so appealing. No subscription or fee is required to use Reel. All users can access all current features and can upload multiple files. This is definitely a great way to go because the application offers a simple service with basic features; however it is one that can provide plenty of value to the user.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Reelapp.com is ideal for anyone who has a visual idea they would like to share. The application makes it easy to produce a presentation, or Preso, using image files. The user can quickly share their work on social networks or anywhere else using the URL provided so they can begin receiving feedback right away.

  • Access the file uploader
  • Arrange your image files any way they like
  • Add titles and descriptions to each image file
  • Create a title and description for your presentation
  • Share Presos using Facebook, Twitter or a URL


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