Have you ever wished you could add a video to or other types of digital content to your documents? We have an awesome solution that is going to help you embed rich media into your documents. Your proposals, business plans, product brochures, meeting agendas, and more will be 10x more effective with the tips we’re going to share with you. Let’s see how rich media embeds take your documents to a whole new level!
Let’s start with the basics…
Documents are the building blocks of any business.
It doesn’t matter what industry, company, department or team you work with, all of us rely on documents to get work done.
Documents in the workplace help us with training, management, research, onboarding, standard operating procedures, sales collateral, marketing material, reports, white papers and much more.
Over the last 30 years, documents haven’t evolved beyond basic text and images. The way our documents look and the way we get work done with them hasn’t really changed online.
However, in that same time period, cars (ahem Tesla), computers (MacBook Pro) and phones (iPhone X) have come incredibly far. It’s high time our documents step up and fit into the advanced world we live in today!
Here are some components of documents that are a must in today’s world:
- Collaborative – multiple users need to work simultaneously on one document.
- Responsive – documents must look great on all devices.
- Interactive – documents need to have a ‘wow’ factor and incorporate rich media.
Documents need to stand out whether you are sending it up the chain to your boss, to a client or a prospective client. All of us are vying for attention and time when we take the time to create and share a document with others. It’s important that the time and effort we spend creating documents doesn’t get wasted and delivers the right results.
Communication in the Workplace
At work, we communicate in a handful of ways.
- Phone/ Conference calls
The one form of communication that is consistent throughout these mediums are the documents we create.
After meeting face-to-face we often need to create brainstorming notes, meeting notes, new project specs, client follow up material, etc. Anything we do afterward our face-to-face requires us to put our ideas together, share information with others or start collaborating with others via documents.
When we send emails, most of us attach documents or links to various websites, videos, and resources online. Our communication is tied to these digital attachments to enhance our communication and help our recipient have a complete understanding of our message(s).
When we talk on the phone or through conference calls we often are going over presentations together, meeting agendas, reports, etc. They all require some type of documentation that everyone reviews together. The written word is permanent and it’s harder to misconstrue then verbal communication.
An informal way we communicate at work is through chat portals like Slack. Chat applications are great for quickly passing information around, sending out updates and links. Most of the links we share are filled with digital content from all over the web or cloud-based documents that teams need to collaborate on.
The one overwhelming piece that ties our communication and creates consistency in the workplace, are documents. They help us communicate effectively and get work done.
Creating Smart Documents With Rich Embeds
Documents that we use in our day-to-day business life can no longer be plain text. Our digital world has become more complex. We need to not only share images, but screenshots. We can’t just share stats, but interactive graphs. We can’t rely on plain text and need to share audio and video sources. Documents today need to come alive and breathe literally.
We need our documents to be dynamic, to incorporate every media you throw at it and to have the ability to view, share and edit the rich media right there in the document itself.
This is why we created Bit.ai
With Bit.ai, you can add weblinks for any type of rich media to your Bit documents and watch them appear visually. No more messy, meaningless URL’s (https://URLs-Like-This-That-Don’t-Tell-You-Anything-0123456789?) inside emails, chats and documents.
Bit handles any rich media content you throw at it, be it Twitter Links, PDFs, Google Spreadsheets, SoundCloud playlist, etc.
Just add any web link on any blank line of your Bit document and hit enter. Bit automatically generates a live preview of your rich media, right there in your document. You can share/watch videos, edit Excel sheets, view marketing PDFs, etc. without your audience having to leave your document.
Bit.ai brings document collaboration to a new level by allowing you and your team to collaborate and share all types of rich media and digital content.
EMBED RICH MEDIA
We’re sure right now that you are nodding in agreement that documents in our modern day environment need to be more than just plain-boring text.
Visual content has been long known to be more effective in getting the point across than simply plain text. An estimated 84 percent of communications will be visual by 2018.
Adding rich media embeds to your Bit document allows your documents to have visual dimension to them. The best part is you aren’t causing your audience to click on a bunch of links that open up multiple windows. They can view and interact with videos, SlideShares, Google Spreadsheets and much more right inside a document!
Just copy the URL of any type of web content, paste it into your Bit document, and hit enter! Here’s a Gif that shows you just how easy it is:
The types of content you can embed in a Bit document are endless:
- A YouTube video
- A Spotify playlist
- Your files from the cloud– Google Drive, Box, DropBox, etc.
- PowerPoint presentations
- Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter content
- Google Sheets, Slides, Maps, Docs
- Slideshare slides
- Soundcloud audio
- Articles, blog posts
- Kickstarter projects
- And much more.
Check out this video to know more!
There’s no better way to explain how rich media displays within a Bit document then with visual images and examples. We have put together some examples of the type of rich media and web links you can add to your Bit document. Read on to see the magic…
1.VIDEO RICH EMBEDS
How: Just copy the web link of the video, paste it into your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Share and get feedback on product videos, share inspiration from competitor advertisements, share informative TED Talks, share product demos with your clients and much more.
You can even change the size and layout of the video player and add a custom caption below the video.
YouTube: Rich Media Embed
Share YouTube videos inside your documents from the world’s leading video hosting platform. Embed product videos, inspirational content, industry content by simply adding the web link (URL) of the video on a blank line in your Bit document and hit enter!
YouTube Video Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Vimeo: Rich Media Embed
If most of your videos are on Vimeo, no sweat! You can even add web links to videos from Vimeo on an empty line in your Bit document and hit enter! It’s a fun and interactive way to make your documents memorable and most importantly helps you to communicate effectively.
Vimeo Video Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
TED: Rich Media Embed
If you like to share TED videos with your team, add any TED video web link URL to a blank line on a Bit document and hit enter. Your TED video will show in your document. Yes, your audience can click play and watch it inside your Bit document.
Sharing TED videos is a great way to motivate your team, envision the future, and inspire your team to work towards greatness!
TED Video Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Streamable: Rich Media Embed
Streamable is one of the fastest video uploaders on the web. It has surely made a mark with bloggers and publishers who embed Streamable videos in their articles and blog posts. Streamable is a service that allows you to add URLs from hundreds of websites or upload your own video and provides you with a private link to share it.
You can add any Streamable video to your Bit doc by simply pasting the URL of that video to a blank line in your Bit document and hit enter.
Streamable Video Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
2. SOCIAL MEDIA: RICH MEDIA EMBEDS
Bit allows you to embed all types of social media content from Instagram posts, Facebook posts, Tweets, Pinterest boards, etc. directly in your Bit document. Your audience will see up-to-date likes, shares, comments, etc. They can click on the rich media embed and play videos, or go to the original post.
You can keep your team up to date with all your social media activities, findings and research right from your Bit document.
How: Just copy the web link of any social media post, paste it into a blank line in your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Share and get feedback on social media posts, share inspiration from your competitors, share social media posts of influencers in your space, collect and share feedback from customers, etc.
You can add a custom caption below your shared social media posts to add additional context.
Facebook: Rich Media Embed
If you are still sharing Facebook posts with your team through a simple URL, stop and share these posts via Bit. You’ll be able to share a Facebook post widget inside your document.
It’s a great way to share customer feedback, interesting articles, your organization’s Facebook results and competitor marketing examples, etc. with your team.
Facebook Social Media - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Twitter: Rich Media Embed
You can easily add rich embed Tweets from Twitter to your Bit document. Your audience will be able to easily interact with the Tweet right from your Bit document. They will see the most up-to-date number of comments, re-tweets, and likes.
Twitter Social Media - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Pinterest: Rich Media Embed
Now you can share Pinterest pins and boards easily on a Bit document. It’s a great way to share creative ideas, your organization’s results, competitor examples, etc. with your team.
Pinterest Social Media - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Instagram: Rich Media Embeds
When you need to share Instagram posts with others, use a Bit document to communicate more effectively. Simply add the URL of the Instagram post and enter it in a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter.
It’s a great way to discuss influencers in your industry, share smart marketing practices, share your organization’s Instagram results, etc. with your team.
The best part is the likes and comments update in real-time. Your audience will always see the latest numbers.
Instagram Social Media - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
3. IMAGES & GIFs – RICH MEDIA EMBEDS
Bit allows you to add images all over the web including Gifs! You can add images and Gifs from Giphy, Imgur, Flickr, etc. It’s a great way to spruce up your written work and add eye-grabbing attention.
How: Just copy the web link of any social media post, paste it into your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Make your Bit document visually appealing and interactive by adding a quick web link.
You can add a custom caption below your image posts to add additional context.
You can add any URL of an image online on a blank line on your Bit document and hit enter. Your image will automatically be added to your Bit document. Always make sure that you have proper rights to that image before using it. Here’s an example of what happens when you add an image link to your Bit document:
Web Link Image - Example (Screenshot)
4. Music: Rich Media Embed
What if your documents could include podcasts and music? Bit documents allow you to embed music from your favorite music streaming services and share playable music, audio-books, podcasts and more right into your Bit document!
How: Just copy the web link of a music streaming link, paste it into your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Share podcasts that inspire, industry news, conduct competitor research, shortlist background video music, put together a recommended playlist for a corporate event and much more.
Here are some music rich media embed examples to help you get started:
SoundCloud: Rich Media Embeds
If you’re deciding on background music for your new product video, looking to book a band for an event your company is hosting or if you are managing artists, Bit documents make it easy to add music to your documents. Easily add context to the music you are sharing.
SoundCloud - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Spotify: Rich Media Embeds
If you use Spotify, don’t worry Bit has you covered. You can add a URL for any Spotify song on a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter. It will automatically display in your document. Your audience can hit the play button to listen to your music right then and there. They won’t be redirected to another site to listen to it.
Spotify - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Another popular streaming music service is MixCloud. Simply add a URL to any song and the audio will display in your Bit Document.
You can add songs to help you create an approved playlist for your next office party or event your hosting. Perhaps you need to shortlist of background music ideas for commercials your team is creating. Bit is the smartest way to add audio to your documents.
Mixcloud - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
5. CLOUD FILES: RICH MEDIA EMBED
For most organizations and teams our files are living in the cloud. Perhaps your company uses Google Drive, One Drive, Box or Dropbox. The majority of our files like documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, PPTs, etc. are hosted by one of the major content management providers. Bit helps you share this content inside a Bit document in a visual way.
How: Just copy the web link of any shareable link for a cloud file, paste it into a blank line in your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Share, refer to and access your cloud files directly inside your Bit document. It’s a smart way to manage projects, eliminate multiple tabs being open and having to search for relevant project-based files. Communicate and collaborate with your team effectively by discussing the purpose of certain spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc. Easily share documents with prospects and clients by not overwhelming them with numerous attachments.
Google Drive: Rich Media Embed
You can embed your Google Drive files like Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, PDFs or any other media files directly to your Bit document. Share proposals, reports, presentations, etc. with your team easily by making them viewable in a document. It’s a great way to share multiple types of files and digital content in one place and keep everything organized for the recipient.
How: Just copy the web link of any social media post, paste it into your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Share a collection of documents and digital content that need to be signed, reviewed or collaborated on. You’ll reduce the number of tabs you have open when working on projects or starting your day. One Bit document can contain multiple cloud files. Don’t overwhelm your audience with a bunch of email attachments and links in an email, instead send them one Bit document link that contains all of the digital assets they need. It helps keep everything in context.
Let’s look at some examples of how these cloud files look inside of a Bit document:
Google Docs: Rich Media Embed
If you use Google Docs you likely have notes, brainstorms, and content that you need to refer to and share. Bit documents help you to add your Google Docs directly into a Bit document. Now you can have your audience read your Google Doc along with other pertinent information.
Simply take a shareable link of your Google Doc (we recommend creating a shareable link that anyone with the link has access to) and paste it into your Bit Document. Your Google Doc will automatically display inside of a Bit document. See the Gif below:
Google Doc - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Google Slides: Rich Media Embed
If you like Google’s ecosystem’s of productivity tools, you can include your Google Slides directly in your Bit documents by adding a shareable link on a blank line of your Bit document and hitting enter.
Here is an example of a presentation that shows inside of a Bit document:
Google Slides - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Google Sheets: Rich Media Embed
If you and your team are avid users of Google Sheets you can easily include your project management tracking, reports, charts or anything created in Google sheets directly in your Bit document and share it with your teammates, clients or partners.
You can even interact with the spreadsheet. All modifications made to your Google Sheet will reflect in real-time on your Bit document. It’s time we start thinking about documents in an entirely different way. Here’s an example what a Google Sheet looks like in a Bit document:
Google Sheets - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
OneDrive Rich Media Embed:
If you use OneDrive to create and maintain your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, you are going to enjoy how easy it is for your content to be embedded in your Bit documents.
Copy and paste the shareable link into a blank line of your Bit document and watch the magic happen!
OneDrive Excel: Rich Media Embed
If you use the cloud version of Microsoft Excel, you can easily include your Excel spreadsheets in your Bit document with just one click. Just copy and paste the URL of your spreadsheet in your Bit doc and hit enter. Now you can easily review your reports and data with your teammates. If you need to make edits pop it out and make edits as necessary.
Here’s an example of a OneDrive Excel spreadsheet functioning inside a Bit document:
OneDrive Excel - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
OneDrive PowerPoint: Rich Media Embed
If your PowerPoint presentations reside in your OneDrive account, you can copy and paste the URL of your PowerPoint into your Bit document. It’s a smart way to add context, additional information, resources and files around your PowerPoint presentation.
Here’s an example of what a OneDrive PowerPoint presentation would look like in a Bit document:
PowerPoint - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
OneDrive Word: Rich Media Embed
If you have Word documents in your OneDrive, easily embed your docs into your Bit document. Add a collection of different types of assets and turn your attachments into a document that lives and breathes. All changes to your Word document will update in real-time within your Bit document.
Word - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Airtable: Rich Media Embed
If you are a fan of Airtable and its ability to create visual databases we got you covered. Now easily share your Airtable database with your team and partners by adding the link directly into your Bit document.
Just add the shareable Airtable link and paste it on a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter. You will see your Airtable database automatically appear. Here’s an example of an Airtable database added to a Bit document:
Airtable - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Box: Rich Media Embed
If your team works with Box to store and manage their files, you’re going to enjoy that you can add a shareable link to a Box file directly into a blank line on your Bit document and hit enter. Your Box file will automatically display inside of your Bit document.
Box - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
DropBox: Rich Media Embed
Most likely you or your team use DropBox to store your files. Bit makes it easy to share your DropBox files and provide context around the digital files you are sharing. Simply copy and paste your shareable links to files and folders in Dropbox and paste them on a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter. A visual display of your file will display within your Bit document.
DropBox - File Example (Screenshot)
6. PRESENTATIONS: RICH MEDIA EMBEDS
Presentations are an important part of any organization. Impress your manager, teammates or clients and share ideas, knowledge, notes, and projects by embedding your presentations along with your digital assetts directly into your Bit document. This is especially useful when you have different types of information you need to share simultaneously.
How: Just copy the web link of any shareable link for a presentation, paste it into a blank line in your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Sharing presentations in a Bit document help when you need to introduce a presentation, is part of a larger project, summarizes the document details, provides research or a resource that further explains what you are writing about, etc.
Let’s look at some examples of how these presentation rich media embeds look and feel in a Bit document:
SlideShare - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Prezi – Rich Media Embeds
Prezi presentations can also be added to Bit document, where they can live in context next to other digital assets you want to share.
Prezi - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Speaker Deck - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
HaikuDeck - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Google Slides, Google PDF, One Drive – PowerPoint, One Drive – PDF
All of these platforms that we use to create presentations can also be added to a Bit document. You can refer above to section #5 for in-depth explanations and visuals.
7. CHARTS: RICH MEDIA EMBEDS
Charts and graphs are one of the best ways to represent data. Express your data beautifully and effectively by adding interactive graphs and charts to your Bit document.
How: Just copy the web link of any shareable link for ChartBlocks or amCharts, paste it into a blank line in your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Add interactive graphs to your Bit documents to make the information you share really stand out. Create smart, interactive white papers, reports, financial reports, competitor analysis and more by using chart embeds to highlight the information you are sharing.
Let’s look at some examples of how these chart rich media embeds look and feel in a Bit document:
ChartBlocks - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
amCharts: Rich Media Embeds
Here is an example of an amChart link that has been added to a Bit document:
amCharts - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
8. SURVEY, FORMS, POLLS: RICH MEDIA EMBEDS
Bit is a great way to add forms, polls and surveys to your documents. Perhaps you want team feedback, executive feedback or client feedback. Bit documents are a smart way of including polls with other digital assets you are already sharing.
How: Just copy the web link of any shareable link for a survey, form or poll app listed below. Paste the shareable link into a blank line in your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Add polls, surveys, and forms to meeting agendas to gather feedback, add them to client facing documents to receive feedback, add them to training materials to test your audience on their knowledge, etc.
Let’s look at some examples of how these surveys, forms, and poll embeds look and feel in a Bit document:
Google Forms: Rich Media Embed
A popular form creator is Google Forms. Google Forms allows users to create free surveys and questionnaires and analyze results. Now, you can also include your surveys or questionnaires in your Bit document by pasting the link to the form inside a Bit document. Here’s an example of what a Google Form inside a Bit document looks like:
Google Forms - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
TypeForm: Rich Media Embed
TypeForm is used to create beautiful looking, engaging, and conversational online forms, surveys, quizzes, landing pages and order forms easily. You can now integrate a TypeForm in your Bit document. It’s a smart way to gather information when you have other digital assets you want to share. Simply add a shareable Typeform link into a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter.
TypeForm - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Poll Everywhere: Rich Media Embed
If you use Poll Everywhere, you can now embed your poll in your Bit document. It’s a smart way to gather feedback when you’re sharing other material and information. Simply paste a shareable link in a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter to have it show up visually. Here’s an example of a poll that was added to a Bit document:
Poll Everywhere - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
PollDaddy - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Upscribe: Rich Media Embed
Upscribe is a tool used to create embeddable sign-up forms easily. You can embed these sign-ups forms in your Bit document for lead capture. It’s a smart way to share information and encourage sign-ups for a newsletter, etc. Here’s an example of an Upscribe widget added to a Bit document:
Upscribe - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
9. GRAPHIC DESIGN TOOLS: RICH MEDIA EMBEDS
Creatives have to use a wide variety of tools to create and share their work. Bit makes it incredibly easy for creatives to embed designs inside their Bit documents. It’s a smart way to share, collaborate and discuss design inspiration and creation.
How: Just copy the web link form any apps listed below. Paste the shareable link into a blank line in your Bit doc and hit enter!
Use cases: Share graphic design inspiration with your team and client. Share your prototype progress with your team and clients to receive feedback. Create detailed product specs by adding visual prototype elements.
Here are some popular graphic design tools that are embeddable in a Bit document:
Canva: Rich Media Embed
Canva is a popular simple graphic design tool that a lot of marketers and designers use to create quick digital content. Now you can embed designs created in Canva in your Bit document. This is a useful way to store your Canva designs in the context of a larger project, get feedback from your teammates, etc.
Just paste the shareable weblink into a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter. Your Canva image will automatically display.
Canva - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Behance: Rich Media Embed
Behance is a great place for artists to showcase and discover great artworks and get recognition. Users can now embed Behance art directly into a Bit doc. It’s a great way to gather inspiration and collaborate as a team. Simply paste the shareable link in a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter.
Behance - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Figma: Rich Media Embed
Figma is an online interface design tool which makes it easy for teams to collaborate and make software quickly. You can create awesome looking software and app designs in Figma and embed them in your Bit document. This is an extremely useful integration if you want to send software prototypes to clients or partners along with a document describing the project, etc. Here’s an example of a Figma embed in a Bit document:
Figma - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Marvel: Rich Media Embed
Marvel is another online tool which allows designers to create prototypes of mobile and web applications. Bring your Marvel prototypes to your Bit document by copy-pasting the URL of the design and hitting enter. The designs are completely responsive and interactive within the document.
Marvel - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
SketchFab: Rich Media Embed
SketchFab is world’s leading platform to publish, share, and discover 3D content on the web, mobile, AR, and VR. Make your documents more presentable by embedding rich 3D media directly in your Bit doc. It’s a smarter way to represent the graphical work you and your team are doing. Here’s an example of a SketchFab embed in a Bit document:
SketchFab - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Framer: Rich Media Embed
Framer is another interactive online design tool for creating prototypes for web and smartphone apps. Product designers can make use of Framer to create app prototypes without writing a single line of code. Framer’s prototypes can be easily embedded in a Bit document for feedback and suggestions. Simply add a shareable link in a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter. Your Framer content will automatically display in a Bit document.
10. CODE SNIPPETS: RICH MEDIA EMBEDS
Bit makes it easier for tech teams and cross-functional teams working with tech to collaborate. Whether your team is creating technical specs, training manuals, best practices, client support material, etc. Coders can easily embed snippets of GitHub Gists and embed Pastebin code directly into a Bit document. It’s a smart way to add context to the code snippets your sharing.
11. PRODUCT MARKETING: RICH MEDIA EMBED
Whether you are marketing a product, gathering press mentions, creating marketing content for your prospective audience, here are some rich media embeds that will help you communicate visually.
Product Hunt: Rich Media Embed
Product Hunt is a platform for sharing and discovering new mobile apps, websites and technology products. You can embed your Product Hunt page directly in your Bit document and share it with your clients, partners or investors. It’s an interesting way to see what a tech community thinks of your product. All of the content updates in real-time, including the upvotes. Here’s an example of a Product Hunt shareable link being added to a Bit document:
Product Hunt - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Gumroad: Rich Media Embed
Gumroad is an e-commerce platform for creatives. Creators can sell digital goods like music, comics, software, books, and films directly to their audience. You can add your product page on Gumroad to a Bit doc by pasting its URL into the doc. This makes it easier for freelancers to send proposal documents to clients and customers. Here’s an example of what a Gumroad embed looks like in a Bit document:
Gumroad - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Kickstarter: Rich Media Embed
If you’re in the process of conducting a Kickstarter campaign, you may want to manage the project, create marketing material, etc. Now you can easily add a shareable link to your Kickstarter campaign and add it directly to your Bit document. Here’s an example of a Kickstarter rich media embed in a Bit document.
Kickstarter - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Google Maps - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Google Directions: Rich Media Embed
You can also share directions with someone in your Bit document. Just copy the link to the map and paste it into your Bit document and hit enter. A fully immersive map will pop up in your document. Imagine sending your office location to your clients and saving them time looking for directions!
Google Directions - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
Google Street View - Rich Media Embed Example (Screenshot)
13. PUBLICATIONS RICH MEDIA EMBED
You may have a variety of applications you use for your publications. Now you can add various integrated embeds in a Bit document and make it come alive. Add online magazines, e-books, catalogs, and newspapers via Issuu and Scribd.
Issuu: Rich Media Embed
Issuu is one of the biggest online publishing platform and discovery platforms for magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. You can directly embed your Issuu magazine into your Bit document to share with clients or team members. Here’s an example of an Issuu publication inside of a Bit document:
Scribd: Rich Media Embed
Scribd is a reading subscription service that gives you access to millions of e-books, audiobooks, and magazines. Now you can easily add this content to a Bit document and add a web link to a blank line of a Bit document and hit enter. Your Scribd content will display in a Bit document.
14. ARTICLES & WEB CONTENT
Rich media embeds don’t end there. You can add any URL to the web and add it to a Bit document and have a visual bookmarklet display. An image, title, and description will automatically fetch. These visual bookmarks are a great way to share digital content no matter where it lives online. Here are some examples of how article visual bookmarks look:
Essentially any URL can be added to a Bit document, and Bit is smart enough to turn that link into the best visual representation of that information. If it needs to display in full, Bit will do that, and if it’s best to display it as a visual bookmarklet, Bit will do that.
What do you think about visual rich media embeds? How do you see yourself using visual embeds inside documents? Will you be creating Bit documents?