SnackTools Makes Creating Rich Media Content Easy

Jan 6 2010 by Jacob Gube | 81 Comments

Creating rich professional-level Flash media components isn’t simple for the ordinary designer or developer who doesn’t have a strong command of Flash/Flex. And even if you were a Flash/Flex guru, you’re probably looking for ways to save time so that you can focus on other things.

SnackTools, a suite of webapps for creating Flash components, is here to help. SnackTools aims to bring non-Flash developers a way to create customized, sophisticated and impressive Flash media components without having to know how to code.

SnackTools Makes Creating Rich Media Content Easy

Since SnackTools is web-based, there’s no need to install anything, and you can access your work any time and anywhere (with an internet connection).

Currently, the suite has BannerSnack, which lets you create rich interactive Flash banners, and PhotoSnack, which lets you create stunning photo galleries (perfect for portfolios).

BannerSnack

BannerSnack

BannerSnack lets you create Flash banners using a very intuitive interface. It has standard templates that you can modify so that you don’t have to start from scratch. If you want a more customized solution, you can import your own graphics assets and use the tool to design your Flash banner. You can select a standard size or customize the size of your banner. Check out some examples of banners created with BannerSnack.

PhotoSnack

PhotoSnack

PhotoSnack is a web-based application that lets you generate stunning photo slideshows/galleries. You can choose from a wide variety of templates. It will literally take you a few minutes to get your slideshow set up: you pick a template, you upload your photos, then adjust the settings, and voila – your own professional-level slideshow. You can use it to display your portfolio, photos, and more. Here are some examples of PhotoSnack in action: Slideshow examples.

A special Six Revisions giveaway

SnackTools has teamed up with us here at Six Revisions to give five lucky readers 1000 points for SnackTools. A download costs 4 points, so that’s a lot of awesome stuff!

How to participate in the SnackTools giveaway

To participate in the SnackTools giveaway for 1000 points, simply leave a comment below answering the following question:

If you won 1000 SnackTools points, how would you use it?

Participation to giveaway now closed

We’ll select five winners at random using the same methods as previous Six Revisions giveaways. The giveaway ends on Thursday, January 14, 2010 after which you’ll no longer be able to participate.

We’ll write a follow-up post to announce the winners, so you should subscribe to the RSS feed to get instantly notified when the announcement of winners has been posted. You should leave a valid email address when leaving your comment as this is the only way we’ll be able to contact you regarding your prize if you win.

One day only: exclusive Six Revisions freebie

For the entire day today, you can get 100 points free just by using the coupon code SIXREVISIONS100.

You have 30 days to spend all 100 points, so you better hurry!

How to claim your points

  1. Sign in or register to SnackTools.com
  2. Paste this link into your browser window: http://www.snacktools.com/cart.html?coupon=SIXREVISIONS100

An Easter egg for geeks

If you’re familiar with the Konami Code, here’s a tip: you should try it out when you’ve logged into the system and see what happens!

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About the Author

Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and PHP development. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.

81 Comments

Jarno W

January 6th, 2010

Oh I would use those 1000 points for general good! Give my effort for world peace and maybe chill out a bit.. just in sake of global warming.

bbcversus

January 6th, 2010

Thanks for the tip and for the coupon code!
Will check it out soon as I reach home.

Dave A

January 6th, 2010

Thanks for the recommendation – remarkably powerful site and set of tools.
I would like to take advantage of the offer of 100 points coupon code – however, I cannot see where to enter it on the site?
Many thanks
Dave

system dioxide

January 6th, 2010

I will design some banners and use it for my web.

Sam

January 6th, 2010

I want :D

adone

January 6th, 2010

I’m use it for create banners promo my site. I’m open this banners in my partners web sites. I’m testing create intro and flash headers.

Good luck for all.

Peer

January 6th, 2010

I would use them to try and create educational stuff to enrich learning content!

Cheers!

Brandon

January 6th, 2010

I run the marketing for three small businesses that is just starting to make an online push. 100 points would give me a serious shove.

Good luck to all

Rob

January 6th, 2010

I would use them to build the banner for my website and some slideshows for the site also.

Rick Owens

January 6th, 2010

That would allow me to give my clients something to sing about. Getting free means giving free.

David

January 6th, 2010

I would use the credits to produce a series of portfolio galleries that I require to do for a few clients.

webbografico

January 6th, 2010

I will use for my client which still ask for flash although I hate it…

Coupon codes

January 6th, 2010

Banners for my site, and a lititle bit flash here and there…

Arthur

January 6th, 2010

I will create galleries so amazing that they will make you want to go home and SLAP YO MAMA!

Ana

January 6th, 2010

I would use the credits to create awesome ads, banners and whatever else for a new eco-friendly snowboard company I am working on starting! I’m extremely passionate about the environment and snowboarding, and I’m trying to do everything I can to make our company succeed (Niche Snowboards!)

Lloyd

January 6th, 2010

If you won 1000 SnackTools points I would use it to create a nice flash card to thank all the customers their continued support.

Chris

January 6th, 2010

If I won the 1000 points I would use it towards making a banner and photo gallery for one of my retail sites that are looking to really expand their marketing into things like myspace, and other websites that would allow them to post a banner. I would also use it for my portfolio!!

Tia

January 6th, 2010

As a young graduate student, I would be using the snack tools to develop my portfolio website so I can look pretty awesome and some day, one day, have a real job.

Ric

January 6th, 2010

I will use it to irk purists who try similar effects using JavaScript ;)

Kevin

January 6th, 2010

What a great service. I will def give this a try since I don’t normally have the time to make flash stuff on my sites.

Chandan

January 6th, 2010

Thank you for such a mega give away SIX REVISIONS.
I’ll be using those 1000 points for couple of my non-profit organizations’ website and creating a rich media profile for my personal website.
thanking you once again.

Tricia

January 6th, 2010

“If you won 1000 SnackTools points, how would you use it?”

I would use the points to develop some slideshows for some of my personal websites as well as a two of my clients’ sites.

Diane

January 6th, 2010

I would be able to enhance our non-profit school/church site with the capabilities offered here. It would be an ideal way to provide new features.

Sandra

January 6th, 2010

I would use my SnackTools points to update and beautify the non-profit website, http://www.texarkanaanimalleague.org, I maintain for free.

jessica

January 6th, 2010

if I had snack tools 1000 points I would use it to make more interactive websites.

Dr. Horowitz

January 6th, 2010

I’ll use it in Chile next week and in my classes next semester!

Ryan

January 6th, 2010

I would use snack to get the push to create a nice slideshow of my wedding pics for my wife’s personal blog. Nothing beats a cute techy gift.

ryanb

January 6th, 2010

I would use the points for general enhancement of design(s).

Nikky

January 6th, 2010

I will use them to create photo gallery and portfolios specially for weddings, photographers, artists etc.

Eric Granata

January 6th, 2010

I’d use the points to create some sweet ads for my father-in-law’s publishing project.

Ben

January 6th, 2010

I’ve been waiting to get a flash-based portfolio up on my website, and SnackTools would be perfect for helping me keep the work in house.

Pam

January 6th, 2010

I would use it to be awesome.

…and for those picky clients who want flash in a jiffy. I don’t have the spare time right now to relearn Flash/AS.

Jordan Walker

January 6th, 2010

Points are always good.

maxgabba

January 6th, 2010

I will use them for my frelance job

Jay Carlson

January 6th, 2010

wow, I’d definitely use this for creating fun interactive stuff for my portfolio!

Jodi

January 6th, 2010

I’m just starting out freelancing and have not yet created my website because I haven’t figured out the best way to do my portfolio. This would be perfect! Please. :)

Jason Farrell

January 6th, 2010

I would use the points to re-design my portfolio, and enhance some client sites I’m maintaining… Then I’d probably play around to get the feel of everything the service offers – and decide if I want to spread the word!

Joe

January 6th, 2010

This is great! I would use the 1000 points on client websites and my own personal business sites.

Jason

January 6th, 2010

I’d definitely use the photo slideshow option on a photographer’s website that I’m building!

noel

January 6th, 2010

id do a bit of flashing

dankyu

January 6th, 2010

to make the even better sites!

Ivan Mišić

January 6th, 2010

THX, I’ll try to design some banner’s for my site

Ahmed Hassan

January 6th, 2010

I would use them to publish banner for one of my big clients; and if the client likes them, I will buy a monthly subscription in BannerSnack.

Tektoniq

January 6th, 2010

Very cool! Would be fun to try.

SC

January 6th, 2010

i’d use the 1000 points for my wedding website! now i just have to get engaged (next month).

Eniak

January 6th, 2010

Use it for development of my portfolio and future work. Looks awesome!

Angela

January 6th, 2010

They are the best my products are on display their as an example, I recommend them to all, its the perfect way to display all types of graphics.

Angela

hideipuser

January 6th, 2010

I would use these 1000 points to get my upcoming portfolio enriched. Thanks for this nice giveaway.

Lauren Wolff Design

January 7th, 2010

Thanks for this heads up! I would use this great app to make my life a lot easier and make my clients happy with the results! Can’t wait to get going!

MrGiang

January 7th, 2010

Oh my God! If you receive 1000 points I have a lot of work to do. Thank you.

John Newlon

January 7th, 2010

This looks like an awesome Flash tool for beginners!

edgar villalobos

January 7th, 2010

Hello from Mexico, 1000 that would be nice for mi webpage is very simple i need branding

Sudip

January 7th, 2010

I will use it to spice up my office website, which is about to get a overhaul.

David

January 7th, 2010

I’d use it to create banners and websites.

criest

January 7th, 2010

Wow !!! its so useful…plz add me into this competition. ^^

thanks !

Alex Flueras

January 7th, 2010

I would love to be able to integrate more Flash banners into my websites as I am not really a Flash expert :)

shashank

January 7th, 2010

i will use it on my website to create cool banners

Mel

January 7th, 2010

Don’t have the money and I could really use this for my upcoming website. Thanks. :-)

James

January 7th, 2010

If I had 1000 snack tools: I’d make an eye-bleeding series of Flashing banners that go swoosh.

… Just kidding. I have no idea what I’d do with them, other than not make eyes bleed.

SnackTools sure looks slick though, quite an achievement technically and very pretty interface to boot!

DJ

January 7th, 2010

i would use them to make some apps for my clients

Andi Griesser

January 7th, 2010

banners for some charity projects in our city

Joseph rozwood

January 7th, 2010

I would love to win 100o points. I can use this to create banners to help out my business.

ChrisW

January 7th, 2010

I would use the 1000 SnackTools points to help build a beautiful, revolutionary new website

yumpstyler

January 7th, 2010

I would

=> make banners for my website
=> create diashows for my website.

I’m not a Flash-Pro so Bannertools is perfect for me.

tebee

January 7th, 2010

I would use the points for the good of the world, peace, happiness, nourishment, and maybe for a banner on a website or two… ;)

Taufik

January 7th, 2010

Well, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll give it to poor people out there. Oh yeah, never mind.

1000 points are freaking me out already. LOL

croblanc

January 7th, 2010

its going to be very useful, I want to create a blog

Ryan

January 7th, 2010

I would use it for creating flash banners for a website I am making.
Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize.

Kian

January 8th, 2010

i would use the 1000 points to help me out of doing banner and slideshow ..

alex

January 8th, 2010

I would use the points to catch fish and eat for a lifetime.

Jamie Lovelace

January 8th, 2010

What an easy way to make flash banners!
I’d use 1000 points to make lots n lots of banners, maybe the odd photo slideshow!
great tool!

Sam

January 8th, 2010

Recently a client asked me to do an image sideshow, he showed an example and asked to do something similar. All the tutorials available to produce something like that used Action-script 3. Ultimately I had to drop the project as I didn’t have the know-how to modify Action-script 3. If I get the 1000 points may be I will be able to do such works online.

mischa

January 8th, 2010

I will integrate them with my websites so I can make amazing stuff with less effort. :D

Mary

January 8th, 2010

I’d use this to create slideshows and banners for my clients – I’m not good with flash so this would be a great solution!

Glendelm Design

January 8th, 2010

Very nice. It’s something i’ve been meaning to give a go :P.

Thai Lam

January 9th, 2010

exactly what I need when almost clients in my country always ask for something flashy on their website and it could be a flash banner on the top or something like that. How painful I am. It could be great if I have that 1000 points to full fill my works :(

anna

January 9th, 2010

do some presentations and show off to my friends

Matt

January 10th, 2010

I will use the 1000 points to create advertisements to advertise my own website.

Anjum nawab

January 10th, 2010

i will use those points to create flash Image Galleries :)

vern

January 10th, 2010

i would use all of the credits and purchase more.

NicoP

January 13th, 2010

As the web designer for a Boy Scout Troop, about 100 people would be greatly benefited by me earning 1000 points!!! I love working in flash!