Sometimes You Just Need a Picture

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It’s true, a picture can be worth a thousand words. ¬†Sometimes you just have to show something to somebody. ¬†Our team runs into this constantly. It could be a video clip we’re working on, a prototype for a new feature, or a defect we encounter in the UI.

There are lots of options out there for sharing screenshots, videos, and files in general. Our team uses Droplr. It is simply faster and easier than all the others.

Droplr gives you a keyboard shortcut that lets you quickly capture and annotate a screenshot or video. It automatically uploads what you captured to the cloud and puts a link to it in your clipboard. Instantly. You don’t even have to wait for the upload to finish to get the link! You can also use it to share files. Just drag and drop the file to the Droplr icon in the menu bar and you instantly get back your link.

All we have to do is to give the other person(s) the link. If we need instant feedback, we usually paste the link into our team Slack channel. This works great for quick back-and-forth sessions and makes iterating with someone on virtually anything extremely fast and painless.
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But what if the review will take some time and needs to be planned for, or if one of us is out mountain biking, err… working on something else at the moment? If so we put these links into Krumplr. Krumplr’s sneak peek feature lets you quickly view any web link, including the ones you get from Droplr, right from within the Krumplr Web UI or iOS app. So, if we need to check back later to see if we’ve gotten feedback or we want to create a ‘please review’ to-do for someone else, we just paste the Droplr link into Krumplr and now we’ve got a to-do we can monitor!

Give it a try and let us know how it works for your team.

Happy Krumpling!

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