CONCEPT: An innovative tool that provides a collaborative space to write and record your ideas using an infinite number of tools that is stored in the cloud.
DELIVERY: When Steve first introduced me to this app my head could not stop buzzing with ideas! Where to even begin with who can use this app and how it can be used. At first glance what you see is a tabula rosa ready for you to record and write your ideas with no shortage of tools to assist you in bringing any idea from your mind to the screen. Then you realize you want to share your ideas and think about having to go through all the steps to email/share your ideas when all of a sudden you realize you don’t have to go through all the tedious steps anymore!
Why you ask? Well because with a few simple taps you can share and collaborate on this document with anyone and everyone. You can create a piece of art, storyboard with your group for a presentation or multimedia project, design the layout of how you would like the learning spaces in your school to look like or show them via a social network. You can draw out your own ideas, import images/documents and choose from a variety of background designs. If you are excited and think this sounds amazing wait for it because it gets better!
All the content you create in MolaSync will be saved to the cloud and can be used on different platforms to ensure your records are up-to-date on all your devices. Furthermore the local cache enables you to use the app without a network connection. Any work you do will automatically sync next time you are connected. You can export your creation to iTunes, Photos, Dropbox, GDrive, SkyDrive and Baidu Cloud or you can open it up in another app. (I’m imagining MolaSync meeting Explain Everything = Possible APPXPLOSION!) Is your mind buzzing with ideas? Hold on there’s more – powerful vector graphics make MolaSync capable of creating a simple sketch to a professional drawing design.
To the young digital native who knows how to navigate an iPad before they can speak to the graduate student studying interior design this app is for EVERYONE! The special built in communication tools allow you to easily connect with your group members. If you need to explain one of your drawings the handy voice recorder is there to assist. Don’t want to record your voice, no problem they have little post it notes and comment boxes for you to jot down your ideas ensuring no miscommunication of ideas. Yes there’s more!
You also have the option to bring in Google Maps with a touch of a button! Choose from the standard, satellite or hybrid map view and zoom in and out to find the location you are looking for and then capture it to begin annotating. Providing one with a platform like MolaSync can only lead to a deep level of collaboration where an infinite number of ideas can be presented. If you are worried about not getting everything onto one page you can rest assured because MolaSync provides you with an unlimited long/wide page design all you have to do is slide your finger to keep bringing your ideas to the screen.
LIMITATIONS: Asking for anything else honestly seems greedy. However, the ability to bring in documents from Dropbox would be nice so that you don’t have to connect your iPad to iTunes. A video recording feature would also be fantastic
CONCLUSION: When it comes to collaborative spaces Google Apps may have some competition. MolaSync is an unbelievably amazing application where the possibilities are limited only to your imagination. An app that can be used across the board in all disciplines, with all ages and in your personal or professional life there’s something here for everyone. 5/5
GREAT for storyboarding for multimedia presentations
Collaborate on anything and everything
Design ideal learning spaces in your school
Plan a trip – great for students who are traveling to curate their experience