Languages: English | File size: 190 MB
Remember the last PowerPoint™ presentation you watched? Was it engaging or did you fight against falling asleep? More often than not it's the latter. But what is it that makes one slideshow boring and another one interesting and appealing?
The canvas makes a difference
HelpXplain uses an 'infinite canvas', a virtual surface on which you position your slides anywhere you want. The presentation plays by moving the canvas behind the 'viewport' on the screen. As the presentation plays, the slides move, zoom and rotate into and out of the viewport.
This helps the reader to stay focused. Staying focused on a detail requires awareness of the big picture. A visual understanding of where a detail fits into the lot helps our brains to create mental anchors, to remember details more easily and stay on topic.
Screencasts vs. HowTo Videos
HelpXplain comes with a built-in screen-capture and screencast tool. HelpXplain screencasts look like videos when they play, but they are actually an animated series of screenshots with an animated cursor. The individual screenshots are played one by one, creating a video-like effect as if the screen had been filmed.
Why would you prefer a HelpXplain screencast over creating a real video with a dedicated video tool?
Creating instruction videos requires a lot of planning ahead. They are stressful and thus unpleasant to work with, because you have to get everything right. If you make a mistake while making the video you have to start again. And again. And if you ever need to add something you have to remake it, again.
HelpXplain screencasts are a revelation. Making little HowTo tutorials is literally as easy as making a series of screenshots. You don't have to get the timing right and you don't need to worry about setting up everything in the first place. Between screenshots you can take your time and make any changes you want in the software. And if you ever need to add something you can do that at any time, without having to redo the whole screencast.
Endless Room for Your Creativity
HelpXplain is much more than just a slideshow and screencasting tool. It's also a tool to for enhancing static images, for online presentations, eLearning courses, interactive eBooks, for website sliders and picture galleries. The only limit is your imagination!
Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 (Windows XP and older not supported).