Explain Everything for iPad version 2.25 is now available in the App Store. This update fixes two big bugs, and is especially important for users on version 2.24 of the app. The first was a bug with sound recording on the iPad Air using the default audio compression settings. That has been fixed. The second was a bug with content disappearing from slides when you inserted a new slide in the middle of your project. Also fixed! Thanks for your patience and continued willingness to share these things when you come across them!
If you are having problems recording sound on the new iPad Air, please turn off "Compress sound in XPL" in Settings -> Record. We will have a patch out very soon to resolve this error. Once that update has been released, you can turn compression back on (it helps keep the XPL file size down).
Explain Everything version 2.23 has been released in the iOS App Store. A lot of the bugs associated with iOS7 have been resolved, but please email email@example.com if you notice anymore. Thank you to all of our users who reported the errors!
Explain Everything 1.1 for Android is also now available. It features Google Drive and Dropbox integration (and bug fixes of course).
Finally, here is a really fun video that Brian B. shared with us recently. He says, "The project was made by importing a PowerPoint into EE from Google Drive. I narrated, used pen tools, and laser tool in EE. I exported the video to the iPad camera roll and used iMovie to add music and sound FX. The video explains how meiosis is responsible for genetic differentiation in humans. The video was designed to pique student's interest in the process of meiosis and motivate them to explore more information about the process."
Explain Everything has been updated with bunch of new features and some bug fixes:
Additional languages will be coming in the next update, as well as some other really cool new design features.
We also have published a version of Explain Everything for Android (v1.0), but we are still working on building in all of the features from the iOS version, which is why we haven't done a big announcement about it yet. However, you can download it now from the Google Play store and check it out. The missing features will be released in incremental updates over the next several weeks. We simply wanted to give Android users something they could use at the start of the school year.
While it is possible to do annotations and animations over recorded and live video within Explain Everything, some users might be interested in creating animation overlays to use the keying features in professional video editors like Final Cut Pro X. Here are some steps you can use to create a green-screen ready animation in Explain Everything.
Now you can draw, animate, and add objects on the stage while recording. Once you have created your recording in Explain Everything, save the movie to your camera roll (or other accessible service).
In Final Cut Pro X, you can import the Explain Everything clip as a layer on top of another video clip. Add the Keying effect to automatically remove the green background from the EE movie.
The final product could look something like the video below.
@dakinane has made three excellent Explain Everything tutorials available on his YouTube channel. You can find all three on this playlist. Also visit the dakinane YouTube channel and www.dakinane.com to learn more.
We have added a bunch of new features to Explain Everything that are now available in the newest free update. Below are brief descriptions of the additions for which we have received the most requests.
Drag one project onto another to reveal the Merge Project menu. Here you can either combine two projects into one, or create a new folder. Once a folder is made, you can drag other projects into it. Just like iOS App Folders, you need to have two projects in order to have a folder.
You can now lock the video timeline and re-record audio OR lock the audio timeline and redo the animation. The locked track will play back so you can see or hear while you are rerecording the other track.
Ink Drawing Style
The new default pen style is Ink. You cannot draw settings cannot be changed within an existing project. This setting affects new projects created with it turned on. This is the smoothest style we have created so far. You can change back to previous pen styles in the Home Screen -> Preferences menu under General.
From any of the Export menus, if you choose More -> More you will see three options: PDF to other apps, XPL to other apps, and MP4 to other apps. After you choose one, you'll be presented with a traditional Open In menu so you can send content from Explain Everything to any app that will accept the file format which you are trying to send.
A user recently shared tutorial videos he has made using Explain Everything. He described some of the videos he makes as being geared towards those who would like to learn English or are not familiar with the Western alphabet. The example below shows how you can manipulate independent text box objects and shape objects to create powerful visual effects. You can check out more of his creations by visiting his YouTube channel.
A user recently asked about how to group non-overlapping objects in Explain Everything. The video below shows a trick you can do using a rectangle shape that is the same color as the slide background as a grouping anchor. When you see the laser pointer, that is to signify when to triple tap to group the image to the 'invisible' rectangle behind.
Will from Klaviation shared his resource of video flight lessons created with Explain Everything.
KL Aviation uses Explain Everything as a whiteboard tool to teach aviation lessons. With the ability to either draw on a blank sheet, or draw over pre-existing graphics, we can easily teach a variety of subjects. With just over 10 videos complete, and more on the way, we are looking forward to using Explain Everything long into the future.
The website describes the need that Will observed for both experienced and new pilots to be reminded of aviation basics. It's an terrific example of curating and organizing concepts that otherwise might be difficult to access. Check out this example below, and be sure to visit the site to learn more.