Adobe launches text, photo-centric storytelling app 'Slate'

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Apr 03, 2015 17:21 IST

Adobe is launching a new text and photo-centric storytelling app called Slate for the iPad.

Slate focuses on text and images and combines the simplicity of the editing side of the popular blog-publishing platform, Medium, with the design chops of Adobe.

According to TechCrunch, using a set of pre-designed templates in Slate, users can create anything from magazine-like travel stories and photo albums to newsletters and reports.

Brian Nemhauser, Adobe's director of product management for the project, said the company is aiming this app at teachers, students, nonprofits, small businesses, corporate employees and anybody who wants to put together a highly visual presentation that mixes basic text and imagery.

When completed, users can publish their creations on Adobe's servers and share the link with their audiences.

Users can also select between two headline types, lists and blockquotes. The app uses Adobe's animation engine to apply transitions and other visual elements as needed.

Users can choose images from their iPad, Dropbox accounts, and Adobe Cloud.

Slate doesn't feature a built-in editor or any other advanced image-centric tools. The final Slate story features a responsive layout.

Adobe previously showed an early invite-only version of Slate under Project Luca moniker.

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