Have you ever been tasked with creating a storyboard for a new project? Or a mood board maybe? Although they can help in creating suitable images, it can be quite a hassle to bring these into a proper shape. The Boardfish app is here to help with that.
There’s an App for That – Meet Boardfish
Creatives are not exactly known for being super well organised, so anything that could help keep things sorted is more than welcome. One such solution is Boardfish, an app that takes the pain out of any kind of board-layout task. Whether you are about to create a full-blown storyboard or just a mood board of some kind, Boardfish is super easy to use yet quite powerful. Watch the introduction video in order to get the idea:
For me personally, the beauty lies in the simplicity of Boardfish. Sure, you can use InDesign or such for creating board layouts, but there are tens of thousands of options, menus and possible workflows. That’s just too much for me. Boardfish, on the other hand, is a straightforward app with just one purpose, with all the options you need for the task right there in front of you, not buried in deep menu structures.
How Boardfish Works
First of all, the layout will never mess up the defined format as the app will rearrange single board items automatically as you go. You can delete, hide or drag-and-drop single or multiple items. It’s really super simple.
If you want to try it, you can download it from boardfish.io and work with it as long as you want. There are no limitations in the free trial version, except for not being able to print, export or save your work. Are you eager to learn more about the app? Watch a full guided tour here:
All the necessary settings are divided in three structured inspector panels: Page, Panel and Titles. There you can define global settings of the overall layout, define how the single board items appear in the final layout, and tweak title, font and banner settings. The only downside is that you still have to draw (or import) the images and pictures you need. Such a shame.
The full version is $99 and can be purchased directly from boardfish.io. For now, the app is only available for Mac OS.
Is storyboarding something you do from time to time and could this app be useful for you? Let us know in the comments below!