Microsoft’s Sprightly app has done fairly well on Android, with over 50,000 downloads and a 4.2 rating overall. The app helps you to create basic designs in a simple, touch interface that anybody can use.
However, users have been limited in photo options since release. A lot of Android users use Google Photos, as it provides a free, unlimited cloud storage option. Previously, you would have to download the image before using in Sprightly, but you can now import straight from the cloud.
Another major feature is the ability to search Bing Images from within the app. This makes it much faster to import the exact photo you need. Here’s Microsoft’s full description:
“Looking for that perfect image for your design? No problem! Now search for images using Bing or download them from your Google Photos storage. Greater variety of images means even more gorgeous designs, so start creating today!”
I found the experience to pretty fast and intuitive on the whole, and you can import photos from different sources at the same time without a hitch.
Video Magazine Support
The feature also works well with Sprightly’s previous addition, video magazines. The video functionality means organizations can now create digital content that is more engaging and has a higher retention rate. The application now has a “Video Magazine” section with two different templates available.
However, the feature may not work exactly as you would expect. Rather than allowing users to add their own video, it instead supports up to ten images. These images are then displayed with smooth transitions in a video format. Background music is also provided to create a multi-sensory experience.