AdobeĀ  Slate is a new free Digital Storytelling app for the iPad that makes it easy to combine words and images into a story that can be published as beautifully laid-out Web content.

Using Slate, children could create great-looking reports, mixing images and text to great effect. Slate creations are links that can be shared easily via email, embedded in websites, or posted on social media channels. Here’s an example student report created in Slate.


Through professionally designed magazine-style layouts with elegant fonts, beautiful colours and eye-catching motion, Slate content automatically adapts to any device for a high-impact reading experience on tablets, smartphones or computers.

The Slate app features a collection of themes that set the tone for your story. The interface makes it simple to add text, choose the right photo layout and apply different looks and motion effects.


Key features include:

  • Stunning professionally designed themes allow users to simply tap to select from multiple font combinations, fun colours and motion to ensure stories stand out from the crowd.
  • Arresting photo layouts and covers deliver options that help photos pop, making them the highlight of the story, including grid or window view. Users can also add a caption overlay on images.
  • Adaptable design that looks great on any device, ranging from a phone to large desktop monitors.


Adobe Slate is available as a free download in the App Store. The app requires iPad 2 or higher and iOS 8. To learn more about Adobe Slate, visit

As another Digital Storytelling tool, Adobe Slate is well worth exploring. Let me know what you think about Slate in the comments below!