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SlideMyPics

Free HTML5 Slideshow Builder


Tiny
Published 03/07/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

SlideMyPics is a basic HTML5 slideshow builder. The application is simple and allows users to build and share slideshows in three steps. The user begins by adding photos through one of their third party accounts. Users can import photos from Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, PhotoBucket and SmugMug. The user’s photo albums will appear so the user can choose images to add to the slideshow preview, which appears blow in the next step. The user can adjust settings by changing the size, music and template. Template options include slide, fade and thumb view. The last step provides the user with access to code to embed their slideshow. Users can also publish slideshows directly to their Facebook or Twitter account. Embed settings include widget, icon and custom link.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

SlideMyPics was introduced in 2011 as a simple way to build and share slideshows. The application impresses many users with its simple yet elegant design. Users have mentioned the excellent functionality offered by SlideMyPics. Rather than throw in many features the user doesn’t need, the application puts all its effort in making its offerings as attractive as possible. Users can build eye-catching slideshows that can be shared by social network or embedded on a website within minutes.

What are the differences to other apps?

SlideMyPics offers a simple service that makes a strong impression. This is where the application really flourishes. The user shouldn’t expect many cutting edge features, but they can expect SlideMyPics to live up to its claim to provide free HTML5 slideshows. The user can build their slideshow in minutes without trying to figure out a third party program. The application offers a few simple customization options that let users personalize their slideshows before sharing.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

SlideMyPics provides an elegant interface that uses a lightly textured grey background. The stylish design features a comical stick figure and cat that adds a hint of personality along with a setting of dashed lines. The interface is extremely user friendly; each step is self-explanatory so the user doesn’t have to spend any time learning how to make slideshows. The design gives the user access to everything they need right on the well-organized homepage.

How does the registration process work?

SlideMyPics makes it as easy as possible for new users to build slideshows. Users are not required to register to access the slideshow building tools. The user can begin at the top of the homepage by clicking the tab that corresponds with the third party account they wish to use to retrieve photos. After logging in, the user can select folders and begin adding photos to their slideshow. Scrolling down, the user can view the slideshow preview as they work. Clicking tabs below each menu gives the user access to settings. The last menu provides the user with access to the embed code as well as two buttons to post slideshows to Facebook and Twitter. The user will have to login to their social networking account to post to either site.

What does it cost to use the application?

SlideMyPics is available to all users for free. The site doesn’t charge a fee for its services and there is nothing for sale on the site. The user doesn’t even have to register to access all available slideshow building tools. Users can post slideshows to social networks or embed on websites. The free price makes SlideMyPics a great value to users. There aren’t many flashy features, but the user gets what they need at no cost.

Who would you recommend the application to?

SlideMyPics is a great tool for anyone who wants to create an online slideshow. The application is very easy to learn, making it a perfect choice for less tech savvy internet users. All features are available to all users for free, the user doesn’t have to create a separate account or login to begin building a slideshow. The streamlined interface makes the process convenient and gives the user a few options to customize their slideshows.

  • Slideshows can be posted to Facebook or Twitter
  • Users can retrieve images from Flickr, PhotoBucket, SmugMug, Facebook and Picasa
  • Drag and drop menu lets users shift image positions
  • Settings let users change music, template and size
  • Embed code is provided for each new slideshow


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