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Dec 7: Future of presentations. Fast, interactive, and effortlessly beautiful ✨
Chronicle is the presentation format for modern teams. It is doing to slides what Notion did to docs. And much more!
Disclaimer: I am the co-founder of Chronicle, the app of the day. Our vision is simple. Stories can be much more than dull, boring slides. You should be able to touch, feel, and interact with them. I'm sure you'll love what's to come 💜👇
A. The Problem and The Pitch
How do you make presentations today?
Are you still struggling in PowerPoint or Keynote? 😫 Or do you hack it with some template you found online? 🤷 Or have you given up completely and moved to Notion?
An Archaic Format
The slide format was created more than 30 years ago to design overhead projector slides. It hasn't really changed much since 🧐
💭 Do you prefer focussing on your ideas & content over spending hours pushing pixels in slides?
🤯 Do you want to share your stories in a delightful, engaging, and easily absorbable way instead of the same old slide deck?
You are not alone.
🧠 The format impedes thought…
Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos both believed that PowerPoint was a poor communication mechanism. And that its creation process hampered thought.
🕹️ …and restrains consumption
The format also hasn't kept up with the way people consume information today in the age of social media. The sharing and collaboration experience doesn't work for the modern remote context.
A game changing format of presentations for modern teams. No design skills required.
B. What's special?
It is not just another tool that helps you make slides like PowerPoint. It is a reimagined format fit for 2022 and beyond. Chronicle is doing to slides what Notion did to docs!
😌 Creation is convenient and fast. Chronicle empowers you to make slides 10x faster ⚡ and takes away the design guesswork. By pre-designing beautiful ‘blocks’, Chronicle does the messy work for you so you can focus on your story.
🥳 Consumption is delightful. Is your audience zoning out of presentations? The truth is, slides are not built for discussions and decision-making. Chronicle helps make your team feel a part of the discussion 🤩 with interactive conversations, polls, and reactions. Live and async.
🧩 Acts as the glue between your various tools. Your work happens across many different tools every day. The last thing you need is to spend more time recreating your work on slides. Chronicle turns your stories into a 🪟 window to your work by connecting live-linking with all your tools.
Chronicle is currently in beta-build mode. But we are surely shaking up the foundations - not just of presentations but of modern communication.
C. What's more?
Feel free to reply here if you have any feedback or insights. I read every mail 💌
Why are we the best people to solve this problem? Here's our story.
D. What’s next in the 🗓️ App Advent Calendar?
⏳ Dec 8: Your personal assistant for tracking time (Don’t let WFH wear you off!)
🧬 Dec 9: Operating system for life (I’ve received the most mails and tweets in anticipation of this one 🤔)
🗓️ Dec 10: Superpower your planning