A NEW APP THAT CHANGES DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
It all started when I was browsing the web for a word processor that can help give me a more communicative approach to the things I work on with my classmates who are off on their summer vacation around the world but are still inclined to get things accomplished with the help of others.
As I kept on clicking and browsing through the endless timeline of search results I came across a familiar looking site called Folia. Turns out, Folia is made and managed by the same company who created the iAnnotate app, which is a great companion when in need to be “interactive” with your work! This company, which is co-founded by two amazing guys, Ravi (CEO) and Jim (CTO), is called Branchfire and is the creator of their new innovation that I will review today.
What is Folia?
Folia, is an innovative tool that you can use to write documents with “connections”. Think of it as connecting the dots on a picture puzzle. Once you connected the dots on the puzzle, you get the broader picture and that is what Folia has intended to do. To give your word document more than just words, but to connect them to the world by extending those lines to the dots of communication.
They’re almost like links but, links are just too straight forward projections. Meaning, links are just a one straight road and that there’s no going back. In that case, Folia redefined links to go pass that one direction feel and to create a back track direction that lets you and your partners interact on the document in a back and forth connective state.
This is the new and improved way of communication. For links & hyperlinks are great but connections are better and highly valued for the user is in control of everything.
Revolutionary. Productive. Connections.
Above, you’ll see the most important icon off all, the connect button. Only usable on the “folias” that you created, is the button that lets you add markups, comments, highlights, strikeouts, and frames. This icon severs as a metaphor in connections for Folia: “The Connection Icon resembles a flag staked in the ground, yet implies forward momentum and depth.” With this message said, I’m pretty stoked that this launched and that I’m indeed excited for the future of Folia in terms of innovation and communication
Want some more inspiration? Click on this link to get “connected” to the video that led me to want to download this app.
Folia: Communicate the way you think.