Remember post cards? One side with a pretty or amusing picture and the other side to write whatever you want to whomever you want, they were a great way to say ‘wish you were here’ or ‘thinking of you’ and other such things. Remember bulletin boards? A big expanse of cork that would let you ‘tack’ any piece of paper to it like a flyer or an advertisement of some kind.
Well, with the Internet becoming our primary means of visual and written communication, both of those things are much less commonly used while not actually a thing of the past.
Tackk.com is a great free web site that will let you combine the concepts of both of those things into one place on the Internet and share whatever you ‘tack’ up there with anyone you like.
It will provide you with your own custom URL for your posts, and Your readers can even interact with what you publish and leave comments.
The home page for Tackk (currently in Beta but completely functional) says it is the “newest [way] to creatively share anything on the web” and that description is pretty much perfect. Tackk is, essentially, a way to create digital post cards, flyers, adverts, and nearly anything else you can think of that would combine images and words that you might want to share with someone else. Tackk offers two options for how to use it, both entirely free. You can either use the quick interface to create and instantly share your Tackk or you can sign up for a free account and get a few more options, like custom URLs or managing more than one Tackk at a time. Either way, though, you will be able to jump in and start creating and sharing your ideas immediately. Also, if you choose the version without signing up, your Tackk will expire after 7 days and since both versions are totally free, it makes sense to sign up to get the extra features. If, on the other hand, you’re just making a quick flyer or notice that you don’t think will be important or needed after a couple of days or so, then the instant version will probably work just fine for you.
The interface is all point, click and type in a very WYSIWYG manner, based entirely within your browser, so there’s nothing to download or install and the options are fairly robust even in the Beta version. You’ll have 30 colors, 15 fonts, multiple backgrounds and a nearly limitless space to work with to create whatever you want to get your idea across. You can embed photos from your computer or around the web in your creation, link live maps to various parts of the text or the images, and attach other forms of embedded media. You’ll also have a number of options of how to share the finished product, including the common things like Facebook and Twitter and the less common but no less important sites like craigslist.com, all from within the browser based interface. The real limits to what you can do with Tackk are only in your imagination!
Tackk takes a simple concept and brings it into the digital age in a very easy-to-use way that anyone can manage with just a moment or two of instruction. In my opinion, sites like Tackk are the brilliance that runs the ever-beating, constantly-innovating heart of the Internet and the age of computers in general. I highly recommend this site because of how much you can do with it’s simple interface, as well as the fact that it is completely free and encourages communication and sharing between users. Until next time, my friends!
Visits Tackk.com to get started.