What's Appening: Express Yourself
● By Aimee Cormier
By Gail Suberbielle
Nutshell is a sweet new way to tell a story with your photographs. Users take three snapshots, adding graphics and captions, and the app does the rest, turning the information into a “short cinematic story.” Nutshell features dozens of free animated graphics, and the finished product can readily be shared with social media networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We love how easy the app is to use and how it puts a twist on a previously humdrum video or photograph. Cost: Free.
Legend (Animate Text in Video & GIF)®
Like inspiration quotations or funny GIFs? Legend text animator is a fun new way to manipulate text to “raise the bar of how we express ourselves visually.” Easy to use, Legend lets you write your text—up to 100 characters, choose from the style of animation you desire, and set your background and or color. Add your own photograph or video for the background, or choose from thousands of images thanks to Flickr. Want to get inspired or see what others are doing with Legend? Find new Legends daily on Instagram at @legendapp. Cost: $1.99.