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Is this text boring? And this? And this? I’m not talking about the actual content. I’m referring to the way it looks.
Text can be boring or interesting, depending on what it actually says, but no matter where you read it — on a website, in a book, or even on a social network — it’s likely to look about the same…in spite of different fonts. Personally, this never bothered me before, but that was before I tried Notegraphy.
Notegraphy makes it easy to create stylized snippets of text for yourself, or to share on social networks, and can also help you find interesting (and beautiful) snippets by others.
Say, you want to share a sentence, a paragraph, or even a story, but want it to be original. You want it to look different, and you want to easily share it on your social networks despite how long or short it is. This is where Notegraphy comes in.
Notegraphy is available for both Web and iOS devices, and combines a creative experience with a social one. To get started, log in using Facebook, Twitter, or email, and start creating your designs. All your designs will be synchronized between your browser and iOS device as soon as you sign in.
Creating A Text Design
Once you’re signed in, all you have to do is type in your text. When you’re happy with it, click or tap on “Style” to choose a design for your text. There are 30 styles to choose from, and each one comes in 3 different varieties, so actually, there are 90 different styles to choose from.
It might take you a while, but once you have settled on a design you like, there are several things you can do with it. Hit the “Publish” button, and choose where you want this note to go. You can go all the way to making it private, in which case no one but you can see it; you can publish it only on Notegraphy; or you can share it on various social networks.
If you choose to share it on a social network, make sure to give it a title, as this is the text that will appear in the actual status update. You can also disable or enable comments on your design.
Once the design is published, you can access it via the “My notes” section. At any time, you can go in and edit the text again, choose a different design, change the privacy settings of the note, etc. If you’re using the iOS app, you get some further sharing options such as Instagram, iMessage, and Whatsapp.
The Notegraphy Community
Notegraphy is not just about sharing to other social networks, it’s aspiring to become one itself. Why do I say aspiring? Because right now, there isn’t much going on in the social aspect of the site, but this might change as the community grows.
When you explore or search Notegraphy for interesting texts, you’ll notice something that might not make much sense at first: notes are categorized under terms such as “thanks for the inspiration”, “thanks for the story”, etc.
This is due to Notegraphy’s unique “Like” system. Or should I say, “Thanks” system. When you view a note by someone else, you can save it, favorite it or comment on it, but you an also thank the author who made it. When you do that, you can mark what you’re thanking it for. The smile? The help? The mindtrip?
You can follow authors you like to get alerted on when they post something new, which turns the experience to an even more social one. You can also browse and read about the artists who created the designs you find on Notegraphy.
So What Is It Good For?
This is all nice and dandy, but you’re probably wondering, what is all this good for? That largely depends on your creativity. Want to create an Instagram account that’s different from all the rest? Why not publish designed recipes or quotes?
Want your Tumblr blog to stand out from the crowd? Why not stylize your posts on Notegraphy before publishing them?
The uses are pretty much endless. It’s all up to what you can come up with. Need some inspiration? Check out these unexpected ways to use social media for productivity, these creative Instagram marketing campaigns, and these fun uses for Twitter you may not have thought about. Even if you end up just playing around with the nice Notegraphy designs, you won’t be sorry.