Websites such as eHow and wikiHow have until now held a monopoly on how-to information, but their limitations and complications have been exposed by Snapguide. While both of the aforementioned sites provide plenty of content, the former can be seen to be too corporate and impersonal, while the latter lacks the quick and easy approach Snapguide offers.
In this tutorial we’ll show you why Snapguide is a cut above, and explain how in mere minutes you can upload a definitive guide to pretty much any topic of your choosing. Whether you want to explain how to tie a tie or share your great cheese on toast recipe, there’s not much you won’t be able to explain with Snapguide’s easy and intuitive photo and text tools.
Once you’ve created your guide we’ll show you how to share it with your friends and other users, and from there you’ll be able to browse the huge array of content already available on Snapguide.
Snapguide: Make And Share Guides
1. SIGN IN
The first thing you’ll need to do is sign in. You can do this either with one of your preferred social networks or an email address. Using a social network sign-in will allow you to share your guides with people who are outside of the Snapguide user community later on.
Getting started on your first how-to guide is easy as pie. All you need to do is press the Create button on the bottom bar. If you need some inspiration, have a look at the Snapguide community and try exploring some creations from other users before getting started.
After picking a title, you’ll find the Editor. It is here that you’ll see all your steps laid out in order. This is where you’ll be able to edit your steps, and ensure that the guide flows well, includes all the necessary information, and looks and sounds exactly how you want it to.
Before you start your guide you’ll want to add a summary in the first page. This is just a short précis of what the guide will help you to achieve. Then, swipe to the right to add a useful list of supplies that people are going to need to complete the guide.
From the editor you can upload photos, video and text from your iPhone’s Camera Roll with the Add Step button. This is to help instruct users who are reading your guide. Be warned though, only one photo or video can be used per step, so make sure it says everything you need to say.
When you’re finished, hit Next in the editor to go to the publishing page. This is where you can change the cover image before your guide is uploaded to the Snapguide community, and if relevant, your chosen social networks.