One of my all-time favourite apps for sharing visual information quickly is CloudApp — an easy-to-use screen recorder that brings video, webcam, annotation and GIF creation together for quick and easy sharing.
Note: This tutorial was featured as a Productivity Tip on the CloudApp blog!
When you use CloudApp as often as I do, you start to find unique ways to integrate it into your workflow to increase your productivity.
For instance, I found that by combining it with Alfred (a productivity application for Mac) and Trello (a web-based project management application), I was able to quickly share UX design iterations to solicit immediate feedback from my team.
This little trick saves me at least 30 seconds each time I use it — and since I use it multiple times per day, those minutes add up fast.
How to Set Up This Workflow
Setting Up CloudApp
- Navigate to the preferences pane in CloudApp
Direct linkfrom the link sharing dropdown.
Auto-Uploadis turned on for screenshots.
4. Create a new Snippet and set the Name to:
CloudApp Image Shortcut
5. Set your Keyword to:
6. Paste this into the Snippet section:
Putting it All Together in Trello
Now that everything is set up, you can easily embed images in Trello cards!
- Take a Screenshot
- Navigate to your Trello card
!imgand Alfred will automatically replace it with the proper link.
As a productivity nerd, I’m curious to hear what unique workflows others are using with apps like these. Leave a comment, or hit me up on twitter.
About the Author
Justin Veenema is founder and Production Manager at BrandStories™ — a video production company that helps brands unleash the power of video marketing. He’s also a photographer, educator and advocate for pineapples on pizza.