Flipsnack- A Great Tool to Create Interactive Flipbooks

 Educatorstechnology  
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 Flipbook creation tools  
Flipsnack is a platform  that helps you create interactive flipbooks. Using a simple drag and drop editor you can instantly design visually attractive magazines, newspapers, eBooks, resumes, book reports and many more. You can either create your flipbook from scratch or use ready-made templates that you can customize to your liking. Your finished flipbooks can be shared online, via email, on social media websites, or download them in different formats including JPG, PNG,PDF, Video, and GIF.
Interactive flipbooks tend to produce more engagement and enhance communication. For us in this education, interactivity is key to driving learning engagement. Whether you use them with your students in class, in professional development training, online instruction, or in conferences and workshops, creating  interactive flipbooks is a key skill for the 21st century teacher.
Flipsnack- A Great Tool to Create Interactive Flipbooks
Besides interactivity and engagement, Flipsnack also offers tracking technologies that allow you to assess the performance of your flipbooks and see how your readers are interacting with your publications.
What is Flipsnack in education?
Flipsnack offers a special service for education community called Flipsnack in Education. The service comes with unique subscription plans for schools and classrooms. Flipsnack in Education is conceived with educators, teachers, and students in mind. It provides a safe and learning-friendly environment where students and teachers can create professional presentations, newspapers, magazines, and several other forms of publications.
Teachers, students, and schools can use Flipsnack in Education tstudio to create different types of educational materials including: school newspapers, brochures, prospectuses, yearbooks, presentations, classroom magazine,  book reports, and many more.  
There is a wide variety of ready-made customizable templates that teachers and students can start with. They can edit the template the way they want. They can add images, audio, videos, links, and when their publication  is ready they can click to share it on social media websites, embed in school/class website or blog, share it with others (e.g., students, parents, colleagues) via email, or download it in different formats including: PDF, JPG, GIF, Video, and PNG.

A Workspace is ‘a dedicated space where one or more people can work on a specific project’. When you first create your account on Flipsnack you are automatically accorded a default/original workspace. You can then add more workspaces, invite others to join your workspaces or join others that invited you to their workspaces. 
Workspaces allow you to ‘create a network of projects without needing to own all of the individual projects.’ For instance, you can create a workspace dedicated to a specific  classroom project. You can then create and save flipbooks and other publications related to the project in this workspace so you can easily access, edit, and share them with others. You can also invite other teachers or students to join  a particular workspace and start collaborating with you on joint projects.
‘You can assign specific roles within a team. Depending on each role, that person will have a certain set of responsibilities and permissions. It’s worth mentioning that only the owner of a workspace can delete that workspace. Additionally, if you want to work in a team workspace, you need a Business plan or higher.’
To create additional Workspaces, you need to have a premium subscription. Flipsnack offers a 14 days free trial period after which you need to upgrade. 
Before you download publications you created in Flipsnack, you need to make sure you understand the different between these two formats: PDFs and HTML5. Unlike PDFs which are static, HTML5 are dynamic and preserve all interactive features and animated  multimedia materials including the flip page effect. Flipsnack allows you to easily convert your PDFs into visually attractive flipbooks.
Flipsnack has a powerful design studio that provides you access to the tools and features you need to design professionally looking publications without the need for advanced tech or coding knowledge. Here are some of the features it provides:
  • Upload image audios and videos to Flipsnack to edit and add your own personal touch. Flipsnack free stock photos and videos are sourced from Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay.
  • Upload GIFs and add them to your flipbooks
  • Enhance team collaboration by leaving comments on others template designs and by adding page notes
  • Customize your flipbooks by adding tags, captions, and interactions
  • Use hyperlinks to link text and layers to URLs
  • Add pop-up content to your publications
  • Add ‘texts or logos as page headers or footers’ in your flipbooks
  • Format your words and letters individually
  • Create custom text styles and use them in your publication
  • Add page numbers to your flipbooks
  • Upload and use your own fonts
  • Lock elements in your flipbooks so that others can not change them
  • Add photo slideshows in your publications
Flipsnack’s integrated statistics allows you to track the performance of your flipbooks. You can access analytic insights about clicks, views, downloads, impressions, average time spent reading your publications, where your readers are geographically located, which devices they use to read your flipbooks, and many more. Flipsnack statistics is available only with the Professional subscription.
Flipsnack template library includes a huge collection of professionally designed templates that you can customize to your own liking. There are templates to create classroom newspapers, portfolios, booklets, reports, flyers, posters, flipbooks, postcards, covers, newsletters, magazines, catalogues, event programs, eBooks, resumes and many more. Use the search box to search for specific templates. When you find the one you like click ‘Use this template’ to open it in Flipsnack design studio where you can edit it. 
Yes. Flipsnack app is available for free download from both iOS and Android app stores.
Flipsnack offers both free and premium plans. The free plan is pretty basic and it is more suitable for testing out how Flipsnack works. The premium standard plans start with $14 per month all the way up to $79 per month. There are also premium plans for Enterprise starting at $210 per month.  The Education premium subscription costs $240 per year.  
What is the difference between a PDF and a flipbook? (YouTube video)
How to create multiple workspace in Flipsnack (YouTube video)

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