Draftsend

Presentations you can 👀 and 👂

With Draftsend you can record a presentation with your voice to share it on social media, privately with clients or your team, or embed it on your website. There's a free plan, so it's super easy to get started!

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Hiten Shah
Maker
Crazy Egg, Product Habits & FYI
Hi Product Hunt 👋 I’m Hiten, co-founder of Draftsend. Our team has been working hard and we’re super excited to share it with the Product Hunt community! We decided to rethink what’s possible with presentations, starting with audio. With Draftsend your presentations won't ever have to speak for themselves again. Draftsend lets you narrate your presentations, share them publicly and privately via a link or an embed, and track what people do with them. Just upload a PDF of your presentation. Then you can add audio to it. During our early access period we’ve seen people use Draftsend for a range of different things. To share a recorded presentation instead of having a meeting, give more context to a document they shared within their company, and give details about the work they did for a client. There are core parts of this experience we’re still looking to learn about and would love your opinion and feedback on. Here are a few of the questions we have: - Do you want to record, or are you more prone to share without audio? (which you can do too!) - How long would you want to record for? Ten minutes? Over an hour? - What types of use cases do you see yourself adding audio to in your presentations? We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments, via in-app Drift chat, or email me at hiten@draftsend.com or @hnshah on twitter. Since our goal is to learn and make Draftsend even better, if you sign up today by visiting from Product Hunt, you’ll get the Lite plan free for life so you can share your public and private presentations using Draftsend.
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Sameer Sontakey
CEO / Founder at Biostrap
@hnshah This looks great! Excited to try it out for my next fund raising deck ;)
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Hiten Shah
Maker
Crazy Egg, Product Habits & FYI
@sameerkat *love* that use case =)
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@draftsend @hnshah There's no way to contact you guys/gals on the site? You should add a contact system there... Two questions: 1. I have audios already recorded, can I simply upload an audio file with your system? 2. What's the quickest way to create a simple pretty 1- or 2-page PDF on the Mac / Web? Even if it's a 3rd party app that's OK — just would like to know... Thank you!
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@draftsend @hnshah Another very useful feature would be a commenting system for viewers (& author, of course) on each presentation page. Any chance this is in already? Or will you be adding it?... Thank you!
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Hiten Shah
Maker
Crazy Egg, Product Habits & FYI
@andylima We will get Drift up on our homepage shortly. 1. You can't upload audio files yet. Did you have a specific use case in mind? 2. We like to use desktop tools for creating presentations such as Apple's Keynote. PowerPoint works too!
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Marie Prokopets
Maker
Co-founder of FYI
We’re really excited to see what you do with Draftsend! During early access, we learned how to refine the recording experience and iterated quite a bit to get to what we have today. We also learned about the different ways that people were using Draftsend. We were surprised at how many unexpected use cases came up. Here are a few we’ve learned about so far: - A founder talking through an investor update instead of just sending an email. - A salesperson pitching a prospect in their own voice, without a phone call. - A designer sharing brand work with their client. - A CEO recording each board meeting deck to share with investors and their team. - A marketer talking through a weekly analytics report to give more context. - A customer success person creating a training presentation to onboard new clients instead of doing a webinar or phone call for each customer. - A teacher sharing a recorded lecture with students as part of their homework. - A student recording their class presentation to rehearse, and sharing it with peers. We know that the Product Hunt community loves to learn so we’ve put together a page of featured presentations that your 👀 and 👂 will ❤️. https://draftsend.com/examples?r... We’re really excited to learn about more use cases from the Product Hunt community!!
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Amrita GurneyVP Marketing at CrowdRiff
@marie_prokopets Congrats on the launch. I'm curious to try it, and am wondering why Draftsend is a better alternative to using a screen recording tool which is what I currently do. Thanks!
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Marie Prokopets
Maker
Co-founder of FYI
@amritachandra Thank you! People who use screen recording software regularly have mentioned that Draftsend is easier, more intuitive and faster for some use cases. I'd love for you to try it and let us know what you think! :)
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Vikas JhaDigital Entrepreneur & Ex- VC
@marie_prokopets @hnshah I was just going through Sean Work's presentation. I ended up casting it on my TV and realised this could be slideshare killer too :). Was that part of used case as well?
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Hiten Shah
Maker
Crazy Egg, Product Habits & FYI
@marie_prokopets @get2vikasjha yes, we learned that people have marketing use cases that SlideShare currently solves for them. We're excited to explore more in this area.
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Justin Jackson
⚡️ transistor.fm
@marie_prokopets @hnshah 💖 the app! I've been using Draftsend to practice my talks, tutorial videos, etc... Here's a sample: http://draftsend.com/mijustin/co...
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Cool product! It definitely beats using PowerPoint with a screen record going. I have made YouTube videos for presentations where this would have been perfect to use. I could definitely see course makers using this in the future, too.
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Hiten Shah
Maker
Crazy Egg, Product Habits & FYI
@w Awesome! Also love your Product Hunt tagline 👏
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Marie Prokopets
Maker
Co-founder of FYI
@w Thanks Riley! 😄
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Love the interface for sharing documents, with an audio track, and am already thinking of a bunch of use cases. I'm going to start using this for my board decks. :-)

Pros:

Really clean interface, excellent audio and sharing featuers

Cons:

Haven't found any yet

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Ty Magnin
Dir of Product Mktg Content - UiPath
It was super easy and enjoyable to create a presentation. I'm excited to try this tool in Appcues' marketing efforts. (Here's a link to the presentation I created: How Startup Marketing is Like Surfing: https://draftsend.com/documents/... )
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Walter Chen
founder, Animalz. previously, iDoneThis
@tymagnin nice! love this.
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Hiten Shah
Maker
Crazy Egg, Product Habits & FYI
@tymagnin here's a link to your presentation: https://draftsend.com/tymagnin/h...
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Will Hoekenga
Copygrad.com

I've used Draftsend to add audio to slideshows I typically post to my blog using Keynote's embed feature. Lots of people have asked me to make video versions of these presentations and Draftsend has made it super simple for me to do so.

I also anticipate using it to walk clients through work I've done for them.

Overall, I've been very impressed and am excited to see it evolve!

Pros:

Dramatically simplifies adding audio to any presentation; super clear, easy-to-use interface

Cons:

Would love a way to easily view notes while recording a voiceover

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Zach Segal
Work @Coinbase & @BlockchainCurated.com
The best type of product...the one where you see it and you go "duh, why didn't I think of this". Good luck @hnshah and team
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Hiten Shah
Maker
Crazy Egg, Product Habits & FYI
@zosegal lol... when it came to us, we looked everywhere to see if anyone had made it easy to do this and we didn't find anything even remotely satisfactory, so here we are 😉 thx for the kind words!
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Janet Choi
head of content, clearbit
I think one cool feature is the slide-by-slide (or page-by-page) audio recording, which makes it easier to control and come off a bit more polished than using a continuous screen recording. For internal sharing, that might not be as much of an issue but for sharing with an external audience ... I know I've struggled in the past to get everything right in one take! Excited to try Draftsend to create more presentations and content for marketing at Customer.io. (You can see the quick one about onboarding emails I did here: https://draftsend.com/janetchoi/......)
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Marie Prokopets
Maker
Co-founder of FYI
@lethargarian Thanks so much Janet! Glad you like the ability to re-record so you can create more polished presentations. That's one feature that gets us really excited! And I find myself re-recording as well when I make a mistake (or accidentally swear too much)!
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aofstad
Co-founder, Product @ Airtable
Congratulations @hnshah and @marie_prokopets! I was lucky enough to to test out the beta, and was blown away by how easy it was to record a presentation. Before Draftsend, this involved hours of practice to perfect a 15 minute talk track, followed by clumsy editing with complicated and slow video editing software, exporting to the right format, uploading to Vimeo... and so on. With draftsend, you can take your presentation one slide at a time, making it much easier to create something polished without a lot of rehearsal and editing. After which you can share in single click. My point being, it's rare to see a tool emerge that makes it 10x easier to create a rich piece of content. Tools like this are exciting because they lower the bar just enough to empower a much larger audience with a rich new form of expression. Now comes the fun part: seeing all the amazing content people create with Draftsend!
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Hiten Shah
Maker
Crazy Egg, Product Habits & FYI
@marie_prokopets @aofstad high praise from you, have similar feelz about the Product work happening at Airtable =)
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Marie Prokopets
Maker
Co-founder of FYI
@hnshah @aofstad thank you so much for your comment 🙏 . You really captured what we wanted this product to do - to empower anyone to communicate and express themselves in a more human way.
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Rakesh PatwariPrincipal, User Experience

Free Pricing info on the site can be helpful.

Small nit - The error message : "Name is too short (minimum is 10 characters)" is closer to the description box than the name text box. A better place for the error message could be over the text box than below it.

Pros:

Simple. Clear. Straightforward. == Awesome

Cons:

None really, does what it promises to. If you want something else then its a different story not a con.

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