Bringing a New Dimension To The Visual Web

New Feature: Team Collaboration for Businesses

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Sep 10, 2018 3:23:59 PM

This new feature gives Premium business users the ability to invite colleagues to view and create ThingLink content for easy team collaboration.  Each admin user will have the ability to invite and manage users through the new "My Users" tab appearing on the top bar navigation.  Anyone who is invited and accepts the invite will be able to create and post to shared folders that can be viewed by the entire team.  Continue reading and click the green icons in the interactive images to learn how to use this new feature.  If you have any questions or feedback about this new feature, feel free to email support@thinglink.com

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Topics: Featured, How To, New Feature

ThingLink Tip: Use GIFs to bring your images to life!

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Aug 31, 2018 3:39:11 PM

Animated GIFs provide an easy way to bring tags to life and add that extra "wow factor" to your interactive images and 360 images.  GIFs are also an effective way to communicate information, or show a product or feature in action without relying on video content.  Not sure how to make GIFs?  You can easily create your own gifs with services like Quicktime Screen Recorder &  Makeagif.com Continue reading to see four use cases of GIFs being used in ThingLinks. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, How To

Pro Tip: Using ThingLink Functional Tags

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Aug 29, 2017 6:54:21 PM

The most common interactive tags include text, images, web links, audio and video. However, ThingLink's unique functional tags truly set our interactive editors apart from the competition.  These functional tags allow you to collect data and emails, administer quizzes, explore physical spaces, and present information all directly from your image, video and 360/VR content.  Get more out of your visual content ROI by making it actionable with tags from popular platforms like Survey Monkey, Google Maps, MailChimp, Slideshare and more. 

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Topics: Visual Web, How To

New feature alert: Filter your search!

Posted by Rachel Cohen on May 18, 2017 6:20:29 PM

Did you know that there are over 6,500,000 images, videos, and 360s on ThingLink? Not only is ThingLink the place to create interactive masterpieces, it's also the place to find inspiration from others. Now, not only can you search our database of images, videos, and 360s, you can also filter your results to find exactly what you're looking for! Use this feature when searching for that perfect content to remix. 

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Topics: How To

How to: Using ThingLink to Enhance Email Marketing Campaigns

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Apr 19, 2017 10:38:10 AM

After creating your interactive masterpiece you want to share it as many places as possible. One option for sharing your ThingLink is with email. Unfortunately, many major email clients including Gmail and Yahoo do not allow embedded media due to security and spam concerns. Though you cannot embed your live Thinglink image, you can still incorporate it into your email campaign to drive click throughs back to your site. 

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Topics: How To

How to: Incorporating interactive media into digital journalism

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Feb 24, 2017 1:31:41 PM

With media steadily moving out of print and on to the web, consumer choices are steadily increasing as publications multiply. Distinguishing your work is key to attracting and keeping readership, and interactive media is a great way to engage your audience. Keep viewers on your content and reading longer with images, video and 360° material that combines multimedia options. While plain text gets the information across, interactive media is a useful and effective supplement that makes it more interesting and visual.

In this blog post, discover how different publications are using ThingLink in 4 different areas to make their work stand out.

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Topics: How To

How To: OneNote + ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jan 24, 2017 12:24:26 PM

It's always a good day when you find a fantastic new tool to use in your school classroom or business office. It's an even better day when it plays well with the tools you're already using. In this post you will learn how to easily combine the interactive tools of ThingLink and OneNote to add your interactive image, video, and 360°/VR creations to your notes. 
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Topics: How To

3 ideas for a virtual 360° holiday greeting

Posted by Ulla Engeström on Dec 19, 2016 10:02:17 AM

Want to send a special holiday greeting this year? We have three great ideas and five stunning photos that you can copy and remix to create your own!

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Topics: How To, VR, 360photos, holiday greeting, xmas

How To: Using ThingLink with Squarespace

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Nov 17, 2016 3:03:19 PM

Squarespace allows you to create beautiful website with customizable templates and easy drag-and-drop functions. You can also easily add interactive ThingLink creations to your Squarespace page to create an interactive experience for your visitors. 

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Topics: How To

How To: Enhancing Infographics with Interactivity

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Nov 1, 2016 10:50:45 AM

In digital communications, infographics are often the go to when you want to communicate lots of information in a format that isn’t overly text heavy.  The goal of any infographic is to visually portay information in an easy to digest format for your audience.  ThingLink lets you share a lot of informtion, without detracting from your stunning visuals and all while maintaining a smooth user experience.  Creating the infographic shouldn’t be your last step and with ThingLink you can transform any Infographic you’ve built with multimedia content like videos, images, audio, maps and more.

In this post we’ll go through some great examples from top notch creators and learn different project ideas to utilize ThingLink for interactive infographics. 

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Topics: How To, Content Marketing