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Doing a routine check of the iTunes Store, I came across SnapGuide. (Please tell me everyone does the occasional surf for free music downloads and new apps. Yes?)

The app intrigued me based on my love for projects and recipes and Pinterest. The interface looked clean and simple to use so I thought I’d give it a try. Besides, it’s free!


I created: one simple guide with 8 steps on how to cover a canvas with fabric.

It generated*: 


*at time of writing original post

My take on the app: If you have any knowledge to share that can be titled “How To:” and that can be shared using photos or videos, this is an app you should check out. It truly makes creating a tutorial easy. Whether you shoot your photos and video prior to making the guide, or shoot them during, it coaches you through each step. It even prompts you to add a “supplies” list.

While most are using this for tangible how-to’s, I think the possibilities are endless. Imagine using it for social media tutorials like “how to change your privacy settings” or even “how to create an infographic using _____.” I believe this app qualifies for the “social media” category because of the interactions you can have with other users around content. It seems like a logical companion for posting your original content on Pinterest as well.

And, based on my simple initial guide, the results (views and likes) are higher than my Pins, many blog posts and RTs. It seems like those are metrics not to be ignored.

Have you already used SnapGuide? What type of guide did you create? Is this your time hearing about (yet another) new social media tool? Will you give it a try?