Issuu Online Presentation Issuu is an online presentation software that makes your published documents look like actual magazines, hence the name, Issuu. Many users, including professional organizations, are able to upload PDF files to Issuu and turn them into delightful online publications. After uploading, your document will become a document eye-candy.
Issue is an online digital presentation and publishing software that allows anyone to upload their presentations and share them with the world.
Free to Use
You can use Issu for free. However, if you want to take advantage of premium features such as removing advertisements from your publications, you will have to upgrade.
Flipping is Cool
The transition effect of moving from one page to another is pretty cool. The pages appear to flip like a real magazine.
Issu recently released a feature that allow users to clip specific pieces of content. The clipped, or cropped content can then be commented on and shared via social media sites.
Great for Distribution
You are not able to create presentations here. Instead, you will be presented with a platform through which you can distribute your content--either through social media or embedded directly into your website or blog.
Very useful analytics dashboard displays the way in which users are interacting with your content.
Bad Publicity: Customer Service
Issuu has received a great deal of negative publicity regarding their customer service. I must agree, they need to update their customer service experience. Case in point: there is no way to easily get in contact with them. If you are going to charge for premium services, you should have an easy way for customers to get in contact with you.
Endless Scroll on Homepage
I am annoyed by the amount of websites doing endless scroll on homepages, especially since the popularity of Pinterest. Instead, for a commercial software there should be a gallery link so the homepage can be reserved for product information and easy ways to contact the company.
The flash view is non-responsive for desktops, and the canvas that the player is on does not allow for ease of use. For example, if I click on a magazine page, I should be able to easily view text on the page.
Many of the magazines, or publications, have content that may not be suitable for children.
From the publisher:Isuu
With over 21 million publications, Issuu is the fastest growing digital publishing platform in the world. Millions of avid readers come here every day to read the free publications created by enthusiastic publishers from all over the globe with topics in fashion, lifestyle, art, sports and global affairs to mention a few. And that's not all. We've also got a prominent range of independent publishers utilizing the Issuu network to reach new fans every day.
Created by a bunch of geeks with an undying love for the publishing industry, Issuu has grown to become one of the biggest publishing networks in the industry. It's an archive, library and newsstand all gathered in one reading experience.
I think that Issu is a way to easily distribute publications online. For example, if you send home a paper or email digital newsletters, then uploading your PDF files to ISSU and sharing the link could be a great alternative. Additionally, if you have catalogs or any publication that you want to share or make available in a captivating manner, ISSU may be right for you.