Say hello to Tawe for Android

TaweAndroid_BlogPost

Good news Android users – Tawe mobile just landed in Google Play. Transform simple sketches or photos into captivating presentations or video – in seconds. Perfect for explaining and sharing diagrams, sketches and doodled notes.

Released Thursday 24 September, Tawe for Android is now available to download for free.

Simply take or select a photo from your gallery – pictures of notes, diagrams, flipcharts or even screenshots work best. Set snapshots at points of interest in the picture. That’s it – your free presentation is ready.

Even better, you’ll be able to sync Tawe for Android with the newly released Tawe desktop app.

Download Tawe for Android

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Become a Tawe master with this handy tawe-torial

We’ve had some lovely responses to Tawe so far – it’s even been called a ‘stroke of genius’ (we didn’t tell Russell to say that – honest!).

It’s still early days for our newest product so we’d love to hear your feedback – you can share your thoughts below, on Twitter or Facebook – or even in an email.

Anyway, here’s a tutorial to help you get the best from Tawe, presented by dashing Sparkol founder Jon. Enjoy!

Keen to see the finished presentation? Here’s one we made earlier.

Tips for making a terrific tawe

Everyone in the office has been playing with Tawe (pronounced ‘tour’) in the last few weeks, and we’ve learned a few things that will help you make the most of this new app:

  1. The best-looking tawes are informal – a photo of a cork board covered in scrawled post-it notes, or a sketch from someone’s notepad. Tawe can give a whole new perspective to this raw, ready content.
  2. Content is everywhere – those flipchart doodles from the team meeting? Tawe them. Memos on the office fridge? Tawe them. Pages from your own journal?… You get the picture. If you’ve already written something down or sketched it, you’ve already done the work. You’ll start to see engaging presentation content everywhere you look.
  3. Grabbing works too – Tawe also works really well with screen grabs. Snap the screen, upload the image to Tawe and instantly you’ll be able to talk a coworker or client through a website mock-up, new product – even an excel sheet with numbers and a chart on it.
  4. Make existing media more exciting – take a photo of a textbook diagram to bring the information to life. Moving around the image step by step will focus your audience’s eyes on each stage and can help them to absorb the information.

We’ve been amazed by the number of uses people have thought up for Tawe too – here’s a few we’ve been testing out:

  • Tracking someone’s journey on a map
  • Giving a tour of a room
  • Creating a puzzle by zooming close in to an object and then panning out to reveal what it is
  • Following the rise and fall of a line graph
  • Bringing focus to details of an object or work of art

The possibilities are endless!

If you haven’t had a go yet, download Tawe here. We can’t wait to hear how you get on.