With technology, software and applications because more and more user friendly each day, it is not a surprise that many people are taking what would usually be something directed toward business use and creating tools for their personal lives. This not only ups the ante and raises standards for what was once a simple task, but it can also make things easier and more presentable in many ways. Once you get the hang of a certain software, it feels like you are able to produce quality documents and content with just a few clicks of the mouse and command keys. One of the best ways to utilize these programs is when you have a big family event or vacation coming up.
What Is a Flipbook?
Now you might be asking, what is a Flipbook. Well the technical answer is a “Flipbook is an online interactive format for presenting traditional print documents – books, magazines, catalogs or brochures – in web and on variety of mobile devices. This format makes digital issues resemble paper ones and helps drive more attention and engagement to the content.” However, you can take out the professional terminology and think birthday invitations, family reunion schedules, and my very favorite – family vacation itinerary and booklet.
Why Create One?
There are so many ways creating a flipbook for your next big family adventure can keep you organized and make sure everyone is on the same page, pun intended. Think about all the different details that require keeping track of on a vacation, imagine all the lists you could include, and all of the questions you could avoid answering. All you would have to say is “honey, look at your family flipbook.” That may be followed by, “But, I can’t find it.” You, the flipbook creator would surely have this book memorized so you can simply say “Flip to page nine”, or “check the table of contents dear.” Doesn’t that sound like a nice way to keep everyone together and informed. The best part about these books is that you are able to open them and flip through a document on your mobile devices, such as a phone or a tablet. Even your teenagers will be impressed with your skill when they see what you have created. Here are some of the best sections to include in our flipbook:
Flight, Bus, or Other Travel Information
If you are all boarding a bus or plane for this trip, you can include the location of departure and arrival as well as times, airline or boarding information, flight numbers, etc. If you are driving, you can include a map of the route that you will be taking. You can even make the map clickable to see location in real time.
If you want to make sure your kids or partner bring all the necessary items but hate reminding them over and over again until they have packed, then just create a shareable packing list with essential items in bold. That way when someone forgets their Merrell hiking boots or their contact solution, they cannot blame you for not reminding them.