I’m forever on the lookout for software that makes tedious jobs just a little easier for those of us who’d rather not spend hours on the computer getting things done. This month I want to shine the spotlight on an online brochure maker that is making waves online. The online platform goes by the name Yumpu.
In this article I’ll address some of the questions that often come up when new software is introduced to the market for the purposes of building on services previously offered by other providers. The popular saying goes, if it’s not broken, then why fix it? I like to say, if it’s not doing what it’s supposed to, why keep using it?
Why do I need this brochure builder?
If you’re looking to create brochures that are not only professional looking but also interactive and engaging, then this is the direction you’re going to want to go in. There are countless brochure builders on the market. However, results always speak louder than any promotion, and out of all the free applications I’ve tried, and even some of the paid ones, Yumpu continues to top the list for best performance and ease of use.
Can’t I just continue using my old brochure maker?
I’ll answer that question with a question. Is it ever really worth it to hold onto something just because you’re familiar with it when you know you can get something else that better meets your needs without any additional burden, financial or otherwise? Absolutely not! Save yourself the headache that comes with working with ineffective software. New advances are made with software development every day. If you’ve been using the same old brochure builder for years, chances are you’re missing out on so many cool features that can take your brochure and your business to the next level.
What’s so great about this new brochure maker anyway?
Whether you’re using the free or paid version, there’s just so much to explore. It’s more than just a brochure making experience, it’s an opportunity to connect with a network of millions of other active readers on a digital publishing platform with over 20 million publications including brochures, catalogues, flyers and online magazines.
One of the most notable things about the Yumpu platform is that it is ridiculously easy to use. All you need to start up is a PDF. The brochure maker does the rest and intuitively takes you through the creative process with a wide range of options and an easy to use navigation system. You can indulge in features like the hotspot editor that makes it a breeze to upload links, videos, sounds and slide shows to your publication. The editor simplifies the positioning and sizing aspects of adding media resulting in picture perfect pixel-accuracy!
Why do I even need an interactive brochure?
Working with traditional brochures and not much else is a thing of the past. Who really wants to walk around handing out brochures or leave them stacked up in an office collecting dust? Printed brochures have their place, but the truth is, so many of them just get tossed in the trash!
If you’re really looking to boost your business there is a real need to supplement some of those lost marketing tools with interactive brochures that can be easily shared via social media. There is no risk of these brochures being lost because when you upload them onto sites like Yumpu they’re simultaneously stored onto the cloud which makes for easy accesses and seamless viewing for hundreds of users at the same time.
What if I don’t want to upload my content to a third party?
If you’re not interested in uploading the contents of your brochure through external mediums like Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr and Soundcloud then you can easily do so directly through the application’s website, then link it to your publication. There are so many options with the free brochure builder. In addition to the hotspot editor, the application comes with optimized sharing on social media which means that users can share their entire publications or select parts to sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest. It is also possible to send an entire publication or just one page via email!
It’s hard to find free software that delivers on its promises but it sure is a happy day on the when you do. Check out the free brochure builder at yumpu.com