App of the Week: Notegraphy

Notegraphy LogoTitle: Notegraphy
Platform: iOS (with Android coming soon)
Cost: Free

Design and typography fans will be happy to know that there is a new tool that allows you to share text and makes use of well-styled typefaces and fun design elements. Notegraphy is designed to be a way to share text in a more attractive format than most social networks allow.

Using Notegraphy is as simple as typing your text into the service. Notes can be any length. Once you have finished your note, you can style it using one of over 30 different styles that have been created by a variety of artists and designers. Most of the options offer multiple color schemes for further customization. Once you are happy with your design, you can add a title and tags and then publish it, either on Notegraphy alone or also directly onto other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. And Evernote users will be pleased to know that you can share it directly with your Evernote account as well. Published notes can either be private or public and can allow or disallow comments. Each user has their own dedicated URL where their gallery is displayed, and you can choose to follow other Notegraphy users or favorite specific notes, which makes Notegraphy its own standalone social network for these sorts of designed texts.

NotegraphyScreenshotNotegraphy is a great tool for making better looking text posts online. It is currently still in beta and there are a few features I hope that they will add in the future, such as Pinterest integration and the ability to export or print notes more easily, but for now it is an interesting new design app. It is a great tool for those who frequently share text online, but it could also be used to encourage teens at your library to share their favorite passages from books or to share quotations across your library’s social media accounts. Check it out to see if it works for you.

For more app recommendations visit the YALSA App of the Week Archive. If you have an app you think we should review, let us know!

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