tools - to help you write your story


Multimedia Tools:

  • Aesop Story Engine (http://aesopstoryengine.com/)  is a collection of thirteen unique components wrapped in a plugin that can be used to present rich, interactive stories or articles in any WordPress theme.
  • Adobe Spark (https://spark.adobe.com/about/) - Turn your ideas into impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos—in minutes.

  • Atavist (https://atavist.com/) -  Make a story, design it your way, share it. A powerful tool for media-rich stories.

  • Dipity (http://www.dipity.com/) is a free digital timeline website. Our mission is to organize the web's content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps.
  • Explory (http://www.explory.com/) -  It's easy to create a compelling story from your photos and videos — add music, narration and text.
  • Google Story Builder (https://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/) - Well, that´s a big promise for such a small tool. But find out by yourself.
  • Microsoft Sway (https://sway.com/) - well, it´s simple a great way to create a beautiful presentation. But some may call this storytelling.
  • Quik (https://quik.gopro.com/de/) - Make a little video with your photos and tell a little story
  • Pageflow (http://pageflow.io/de) - a favorite of German journalists ... one of the best tools to tell multimedia stories
  • Shorthand (https://shorthand.com/) - Beautifully simple storytelling. Design is key for this tool.
  • Slidestory (http://www.slidestory.com/) - ok, giving some images a voice is not really a story ... but it is a start and it is fun. With Slidestory you can create an audio slideshow and enrich your podcast.
  • Steller (https://steller.co/) - Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours with photos, videos, and text. Create a multimedia story.
  • Storybuilder (http://storybuilder.jumpstart.ge/en) -  Build and Share the Next Generation Story. StoryBuilder allows anyone with text, pictures and/or videos to combine this content into a creative story that can be published and shared with the world.

  • Storyful (https://storyful.com/There has never been a better time to be a storyteller. And there is no team better suited to storytelling in the social age than the Storyful team. Storyful is very much about videos.
  • Storify (https://storify.com/gives you the tools to curate and create the best evergreen and live blog stories, uniting traditional storytelling with engaged audiences. 
  • Storyteller (http://storyteller.katharinabrunner.de/is an open source tool by Katharina Brunner to build stories that are based on images or videos. You can combine big images and videos with text and embeddable content to create visually attractive stories. Want to know more?Read my blogpost (in German).
  • UtellStory (http://www.utellstory.com/) - Tell stories with audio, image, video and words. Collaborate on topics. It's fun, easy and free.

Other Tools:

  • Storybird (https://storybird.com/) Write. Your words. Our art. Amazing stories. Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the art inspire and surprise you as you write. Readers will encourage you along the way. ... a beautiful exeption among all this many multimedia. 
  • Adobe Story (https://story.adobe.com/en-us/)  - Scriptwriting tool - Adobe® Story lets you write screenplays and scripts quickly, use scripts to generate schedules and production reports, and collaborate online. Part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Story helps production run smoothly from planning through post-production. 

     

  • Storyboard Generator (http://generator.acmi.net.au/storyboard): create your own Storyboard.
  • StoryToolz (http://storytoolz.com/) - this are very interesting resources for authors.

 

There is very high enthusiasm around multimedia stories and tools are popping up on and on ... but some are already closing down as they don´t fullfilled what they promised or havn´t been successfull such as "Storehouse" (closed July 2015, old stories are shifted to an archive)