Wait. Doesn’t Apple gives us Safari, Mail, Calendar, Reminders, Photos, iTunes, Maps, and the like? Totally free? Not so totally. You need to buy something from Apple first (the aforementioned Mac, iPhone, iPad). Here’s the tale of an app that’s free until you want to use it.
Bored With Free
Yes, it’s true. You can get free apps that are, well, free to use. Firefox is just one of many Mac apps that have no price tag, come loaded with features and capability, and represent the best of, well, free.
Free just isn’t what it used to be. Neither is ‘unlimited data.’ Just ask AT&T. Mac, iPhone, and iPad users can download a nifty new app which makes it easy to create and share presentations using a clever tiling method. It’s called PopBoardz. Free to download. Not so free after that.
The idea behind PopBoardz is sound, though. Drag and drop content onto tiles and move them around to organize. Even photos, images, videos, and text within a tile can be moved around with ease, so a complete presentation can be created in minutes.
Since the whole methodology is drag and drop, just prepare your components– text, video, backgrounds, graphics, photos, websites, or whatever, then drag and drop and rearrange as needed.
PopBoardz makes it easy to share, too, and works with iCloudDrive. These boards are easy to share with others and that’s where the free ends and the not-so-free begins. PopBoardz is free. PopBoardz boards for others is not. For the iOS version, 3 exports is 99-cents, 20 exports is $4.99, and unlimited exports is $24.99. For the moment, PopBoardz for Mac is free with free exports, but that may change as the app becomes more popular.
One other caution; PopBoardz is new– it’s a great idea and easy to figure out and use– but new also means stability and dependability issues, and pricing may be in flux for awhile as the developer seeks to flesh out the business model and upgrade the features set.
PopBoardz is fun to use, though, and I don’t know of a faster way to create elegant presentations on a Mac.