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Launching lovely little labels (way more than eight solutions)

Not a week goes by when I don’t find myself looking for a label to represent a blog post, to pin an image-free article or post on Pinterest, to add visual interest to a quote for a slide or our LibGuides.

I find my students and teachers seeking similar solutions.

Here’s a round-up of my favorite label solutions that have turned the issue into a non-issue:

1. Under its Design tab, PicMonkey now allows you to create with its fabulous fonts, effects, overlays, themes, textures, frames and stickers, on a blank canvas using the size of your choice.  BTW, my love for PicMonkey, in general, is so great that a premium subscription is critical!

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picmonkey

2. Paste a quote or a title into the box in Recitethis, preview the frames available and click create.  You’ll be able to download or email your image or share it on social media.

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recitethis

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3. With Someecards you can create simple, traditional cards conveying your quote or message.  A pull-down menu presents categories. You choose the images and the colors for your card.  Registration allows you to save what you create.

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someecards

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someecards

4. Notegraphy makes me look like a designer.  Create a note, paste your text, click on style it.  Then choose from a beautiful, vertical menu of design and color options focused on the initial letter.

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notegraphy

5. Paste quotes into Quozio and choose your design options from the little slide show of options on the top of the screen.  Quozios are easily saved, emailed, pinned or shared on social media.

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quozio.com

6. Designed specifically for Pinterest, Pinstamatic offers a bunch of attractive options, including sticky notes, quotes, and connections with maps, calendars, website and Spotify, along with immediate pinning capability.

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Pinstamatic

7. QuotesCover allows you to search for quotes or add text of your own and select from a variety of editors to present your work on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or as wallpaper, e-cards or prints.  Don’t miss the features in the various editors that adjust color combinations and word emphasis.

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quotescover

8. An old standy-by SpellwithFlickr, allows me to create titles from among letters posted on Flickr and to keep switching those letters up until I have just the ones that work.

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Spell with Flickr

That’s probably enough for this post, but here’s an alphabetized list of many more options:

  • As Image (highlight text on a website and convert it into an image)
  • Canva (beautiful design and presentation elements)
  • Changemrkers (simple quotes over images)
  • Findings (find and share quotes in simple format)
  • Notegraphy (makes you look like a graphic designer)
  • Pinstamatic (created for Pinterest, offers subtle design features and lots of interactive options for varied sharing)
  • Pinwords (add words to your images)
  • PosterGen (customized posters with font, color, background options to easily share on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Reddit)
  • Quipio (app)
  • Quozio (select frame for your quote from slideshow of options)
  • QuotesCover (find and create quotes and share on a variety of platforms with selected editors)
  • Recitethis (choose beautiful frames for your quotes)
  • Someecards (create traditional looking cards selecting among categories, image and color choices)
  • SpellwithFlickr (pulls from Flickr’s images of letters to create composite words)
  • ImageChef (large number of image generator options)
  • Words On (app)

And finally, there’s always the word cloud option for creating relevant images.  My current faves are:

  • Wordle (using the advanced tab to manipulate phrases and frequency)
  • Tagxedo (love the shape options!)
  • Tagul (also love the shape options!)
  • Wordsift
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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School, a technology writer, and a blogger. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

Comments

  1. John Dyer says:

    Hi Joyce,

    Thanks for your posts; they are very helpful.

    Am looking for an app where 4th grade students can upload an image and/or photo, add text to it, record their voice reading it and publish online. It’s a lot to ask, but would appreciate your recommendations.

    PowerPoint can do most of that, but the audio gets scrubbed on the websites we could post them to such as SlideShare.

    Best,

    John

  2. Krys says:

    This is a great post! Thank you so much!
    - Krys

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