Whether you’re coming at it from a business or a personal standpoint, getting your web content to standout is becoming increasingly challenging (not to mention frustrating). After putting so much effort into creating quality content that people might actually care about, the realization that it could very well get looked over by people is soul crushing.
Luckily, people really like to read, and it seems that with every new mobile device reading becomes an easier, if not trendier thing, for users to do. But again, we’re hit with the same problem. How can you create and present content in a way that will make users want to read and share your material?
The people behind Papermine appear to have a solution. Papermine is a platform which lets its users bundle different content sources into one very attractive (and very designable) digital booklet. The booklet is accessed through a link that Paermine provides and can be shared along email chains or social media platforms. It also is viewable on every major device, so it won’t matter if your readers are looking at your content from their mobile devices, computer screens, or tablets.
“Bundling” has become a bit of a buzzword as of late. Between cable/phone companies and project management tools, the word is starting to loose some of its oomph. At the end of the day most of our content is geared towards providing readers with a cohesive narrative about a particular project, theme, or business. By allowing users to bring in existing content (big and small) from their social media accounts, Papermine#s ability to bundle translates into users’ ability to bring their content together in one cohesive and sharable place. In my opinion, that’s a bundle I could actually cave about.
On top of bringing material together, Papermine stands apart from it’s competition like Flipbook by giving a notable amount of design power to it’s users. While it is definitely a design and publishing tool, it is not an aggregator, which means users control what goes into the final product.
Its developers have struck a great balance between providing templates and tools while not making the process so tech heavy that users need to take a web design course to get any use out of the product. This is quite a feat, considering they are still in beta.
Everybody is going to book it
Sorry, that pun is unforgivable, but don’t worry – I’m sure my punishment will be that things other than my killer sense of humor will start resembling my father soon too. Seriously, there is some truth behind the tag line. Papermine has potential to fit the bill for the projects people want to put out there. Its format lends itself to an impressive array of uses, including but not limited to the following:
- Photo or wedding albums
- Web magazines
- Engaging presentations
- Design catalogues
- Smart manuals
- Educational material
- Research papers
Regardless of what people use it for, there’s a good chance that their success stories could soon be written in Papermine’s digital booklets. Anyone interested in learning more can hop on the beta train by registering here.