There’s always a learning curve with any new software, but we’ve been hearing from you that sharing storyboards with clients often needs more explantion than it should.
That’s why we’re delighted to announce the launch of a new, simpler shareable layout. Storyboards automatically open on the first frame with a comment field visible, so client feedback is simpler than ever.
The new shareable view will show automatically, just go to the shareable URL of one of your storyboards to see it in action. But if you’re using Boords to make Animatics, never fear! We will automatically detect Animatics and continue to show them using the Boords Animatic Player through the same URL.
If you work with lots of storyboards and often need to jump between them, we’ve got good news for you. As of today, we’ve launched a new, streamlined dashboard view, together with a brand new storyboard search tool!
Before, finding a specific storyboard within nested projects could be a real pain. Now, with our instant project and storyboard search, you can find your storyboards quicker than ever before. You can even search archived storyboards, too.
Previously, if you wanted to use existing images within your storyboard frames, you had to open an external program like Photoshop, create your images there, then re-upload them to Boords. Not an ideal workflow.
But now, thanks to our latest update, you can insert your existing images into your storyboard frames, directly within Boords! Add images from multiple sources (or a Google Images search), the move, edit and scale them to your heart’s content. It makes Boords even more versatile and will help you get your ideas into the world faster than ever before.
To start adding images to your frames, just click the “Insert Images” icon in the Drawing Tool sidebar.
Making those big changes to your storyboard just got a whole lot easier.
We’ve just pushed an update to our storyboard editor which allows you to select and move multiple frames at once! Previously, each storyboard frame had to be moved into position, one by one. For larger storyboards, this could quickly become laborious. Now, thanks to our updated drag-and-drop frame editor, you can quickly arrange then re-arrange whole batches of frames in one fell swoop.
To try it out, just command-click on one or more images, then get draggin’. Just like your precious time, your changes will be saved automatically.
You can now connect your existing file storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive directly to your Boords account, meaning it’s never been simpler to create and share storyboards, wherever you keep your images. Not only that, but you can also make storyboards with a Google Image search or your by using your webcam, without ever having to leave the app. Happy days!
If you often receive feedback using the Boords shareable link, you’ll know that sometimes comments need revision. That’s why we’ve now added the ability for Guest commenters to edit comments they themselves have made.
It’s important to note that guests will only be able to edit their commments from now on, not retrospectively.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve launched our long-awaited Animatic Tool! Create animatics in a snap, then share online and collect feedback, or export to After Effects or MP4.
If you work with voiceover artists, you’ll be happy to learn you’re now able to export your storyboard script as a docx file! Just go to the “Script” tab within the download overlay on any of your storyboards.
You’re now able to create new storyboards with portrait aspect ratio frames! Perfect if you need to storyboard for mobile screen sizes.
To create a portrait storyboard, just select the “Portrait” size in the new storyboard popup form.
If you have a Plus or a Team plan, you can now add a custom logo to the footer of your PDFs (or indeed choose to hide the logo altogether).
Just click “Download” on a given storyboard, then upload a logo in the “Footer logo” section. From there you’ll just need to select a JPG file and you’re away.
We’ve just launched a brand new portrait PDF template, specifically designed to be printed out and stuck up on your wall. The margins are a little tighter than on our landscape templates to pack as much information onto the printed page as is practical. Portrait layouts are an oft-requested feature (and are for many the classic way a storyboard should be laid out), so we hope the new template will come in handy.