My Ideas for Unique Applications of Pencil!
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jaswinderbrarCommunity member
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A brainstorm to see if I can find a new way to use one of my favourite online tools!

My Ideas for Unique Applications of Pencil!

A brainstorm to see if I can find a new way to use one of my favourite online tools!

Daily Sports Highlights Recaps!

See a Pencil Story in your Twitter feed every morning for last night's GIF Highlights and corresponding scores!

Personal Online Branding/Marketing!

Promote your Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn/Pencil/Medium/ProductHunt/etc.. accounts in one Pencil Story and promote it across the various aforementioned platforms to your various user audiences!

Products Cross-Promotional Tool!

Attention Makers!: Partner with as many(non-competing) makers as you can to collaborate on a Pencil Story! 1 Page each and promote the entire Story across all of your various online audiences!

Creating a List of "Things"

Any list of things.. These cant vary into the infinite depths of information!

Sharing Vacation Photographs/Gifs!

This is an excellent forum to create a Story of your Vacations/Trips!

Creating a Step-by-Step "How-To" Process (w/ Gifs)

A Pencil Story containing step=by-step pages outlining how to do something with included instructional gifs! Examples include making a cake w/ recipe!

Create a 3D Timelapse Pencil Story!

A Pencil Story with each Page a different angle of a time-lapse gif of the same thing.. Creating a 3D time-lapse Pencil Story!

To think of ideas..

The Gifs available to browse here are very inspirational to create all kinds of stories as I am creating this one off-hand!

Make a Pencil Story of one of your FB Albums!

A Pencil Story with your best Facebook Album photographs and comments!

Collect all of your favourite Gifs from the internet!

Tired of weird gif links in your bookmarks tab? Keep a draft Pencil Story with all of your favourite gifs and their associated links for reference!

Create a Peaceful Reflection Pencil Story.

Use the soothing gifs and throw in some inspirations quotes and you can relax yourself people!

Sell your product!

You can create a Pencil Story entailing corresponding gifs of product demos with associated product marketing/sales comments and slogans.

Video Game Highlight Reels!

Your best video game highlight/bloopers/omg moments gifs and associated comments to brag off to all of your mate in smashing manner!

Your own personal sports highlights portfolio!

Get your best highlights and try to make it to the pros by getting it in the hands of scouts!

Go to the Zoo and show us all of the cute animals.. Gbye ;)

Thanks for making it to the end of this chapter ;) Will be back with more and please share you're unique applications here at Pencil in the comments!

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a year agoReply
I like the site and am trying to learn how to use it. Is there a place where everything is explained without all the pictures and movement? Just the text? I am especially interested in finding out about downloading video clips, enlarging text, etc.

2 years agoReply
Nice story!!! funny at all :) congrats!

2 years agoReply
I really enjoyed this! I think these are great examples of how to actualize the potential of Pencil.

2 years agoReply
@sydney Actually, that sounds awesome. I was thinking almost like a GIPHY collection, except you would show each gif individually and then add some context and a link for each one. For instance: (gif showing in background) Header Text: Name of gif Subheader: Link to gif and additional notes.

sydneyverifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 years agoReply
@DUULZach How do you mean? Kind of like a preview of a video game or movie?

sydneyverifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 years agoReply
@msjkristina yeee @jaswinderbrar is definitely one of the most creative guys here :) Hopefully you find some cool use cases for it! Let me know if you have any questions or need anything: sydney@usepencil.com or hit me up on our slack group: http://goo.gl/forms/a4k3c...

2 years agoReply
@jaswinderbrar @sydney How about creating a "gif preview" collection? i.e. a collection of 10 gifs for a specific purpose, except you can add some more context to the story.

lovejovanhannaHolistic Life Coach & Healer
2 years agoReply
I've just learned about Pencil recently. You've given me a lot of ideas. Thanks for sharing.

2 years agoReply
Love the bit about lists - I feel like everything is a lit nowadays.

2 years agoReply
@sydney @chromium @lenits Another One!: Your Pencil Life Story!: Create Gifs from your family videos growing up &/or use pictures from family (online) photo albums.. To create a story about your life sharing key moments! This would make a great GIFt for any occasion for your parents & loved ones! Make personalized Pencil Life Story's for all of your family members! Would love to see this implemented while I work on mine.. Remember you can keep the story unlisted if you're a private person! :) Thanks!