Friday 5: Dropbox Paper, Prezentt, Abobe Slate, Twitter Polls & Free Fonts

I’m back from a nice family trip to Disney and ready to get back into the swing of things. Here are five things that have queued up on the radar during that time, plus this week’s tech tip.

Dropbox Paper

Dropbox has a new online, collaborative document authoring tool similar to Google Docs. While I’m a big fan of these types of documents which allow everyone who needs access to always have the latest version and to make their own contributions, the jury is still out whether this has any features that would get me (and more importantly the people I work with) to switch from Google Docs.

Dropbox Paper



Prezentt is a presentation tool that helps you manage your slides and other things associated with running a good presentation session. Features include:

  • Slides (PDF only) shared in live time with audience and for download.
  • Share contact details, social media links and presenter bio.
  • Share links, files and media all in once place.
  • Interact with audience via questions and feedback.


Adobe Slate

If you haven’t seen Adobe Slate, it is a great way to easily create and share beautiful visual stories. Slate can help you turn your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous visual story. Previously only available as an iPad app, slate is now on the web and is free to use. Definitely worth checking out!

Be sure to update to the latest version of the iPad app to sync your projects to the web.

Adobe Slate

Twitter Polls

Twitter has rolled out a new polling feature that allows anyone to create a two-choice poll right from the compose box . You can vote on any poll, and how you voted is not shared publicly.  A Twitter Poll ends 24 hours after it has been posted with the winner shown in bold. If you vote in a poll, you’ll receive a push notification alerting you to the final results.


Introducing Twitter Polls

100 Free Fonts You Should Be Using

If you design anything you should be following Canva’s design blog. They recently shared this great post featuring the 100 Free Fonts You Should be Using. Although you might not need all 100, it’s definitely worth taking a cruise through this list to grab the ones you like. And who doesn’t like free!?!?

Thanks for stopping by. Here are the top 5 things I’m noodling on this week. I share a whole lot more things like this on Twitter and save the better ones over in Diigo.

Recovering Unsaved Office Documents

Everyone has lost work due to a power outage, dead battery etc. Armed with the wisdom in this week’s tip you’ll know how to recover your work if it ever happens to you again.

Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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