Top ten storytelling apps

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Top ten storytelling apps

Use the right storytelling app inform and persuade more people to take your call to action.

How do you choose which app to choose? Does your message involve where things are? Relationships between people? Money flow? A lot of information? Will it be shared verbally? Will you be using animation? Use this guide to choose the app – most of which are free. These ten examples show how these apps can be used for purpose driven stories.

Choose the app that best explains your content. Consider:

  • What kind of information will you be sharing?
  • Is location or geography important in telling your story?
  • How about relationships and money flow?
  • Will the story be online or shared verbally?
  • Will you collect resources from other websites or is it all your content?
  • Will you need to organize the information in a spreadsheet first?
  • What kind of visuals can make your story more interesting?
  • Will you include animation such as a video or GIF?

Here are ten examples and the apps used to create them.

Mapping Key 2022 Midterm Races

StoryMaps let your tell stories with maps, videos and images. This StoryMap shows the races that matter the most and how to vote for ProChoice candidates.

HIGH INSULIN PRICES are killing Americans

Dashboards present location based information so it is easy understand and act on. This dashboard shows the number of diabetics per county and how to call the Republicans Senators blocking Democratic-led measures to cap the price of insulin at $35/month.

Koch Rigged Supreme Court Rules For Oil Companies

Relationship maps help understand the connection between people and groups. They make it easier to ‘follow the money’ such as this one which shows how Koch stacked the Supreme Court.

Liz Cheney’s comments in a teleprompter

Teleprompters help you polish your script and make it easy to share with others to present as well. This example includes Liz Cheney’s advice to Republicans about standing up for democracy rather than a violent insurrection to instal a dictator.

Insurrection planning guide

Infographics let you present a lot of information visually. This ‘Insurrection Planning Guide’ created with Infogram is a parody of the violent attempt to overthrow American democracy.

Insider’s guide to the Supreme Court in pictures

Collect resources such as cartoons, tweets, images and present them in a website with the free Wakelet app. This one shows what’s happening in the Republican packed right-wing Supreme Court.

Become a poll worker

Collect and update information in a Google Sheet and make it easy to access through a mobile app with the free Glide App. This example explains how to become a poll worker in 50 states and how important the role is in fighting Republican voter suppression schemes.

Republican war on women & abortion straight from Handmaid’s Tale

Use iMovie to create your own videos. It’s fast, easy and free. This one minute video shows how the Republican WAR ON WOMEN is straight from the Handmaid’s Tale.

Republicans rob the poor to give to the rich

Create videos using a large, free library of professionally created video clips and soundtracks with Lumen5. This video show how Republicans cut benefits for the needy to give tax cuts to the rich.

Casualties in the Republican WAR ON WOMEN

Create GIFs for free with EZGIF to tell your story with animated pictures. The GIF plays automatically in a browser. This GIF shows the harm Republicans are inflicting on women to push a minority religious viewpoint.

TakeAway: Make your story engaging and persuasive with the right storytelling app.

Deepak
DemLabs

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