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Snapshotting Design Apps

The Schnapps Mac Plug-In Takes Time Lapsed Videos of Your Design Process

— July 22, 2014 — Tech
This Mac plug-in will certainly appeal to graphic designers. Schnapps from Beyond Labs is a web application for Sketch and Photoshop that allows designers to create a cool time-lapse video of their designs. Based out of New York City, the iterative design firm made the app to improve the quality and functionality of design.

Schnapps is currently available for a free trial, or can be purchased online. To use, drag a file before you begin working on it into the app and it will make a note of every change you make in your design tool of choice and take a snapshot. This way it can create a time-lapsed video of your design's evolution. This can be helpful from design iterations to evidence of exploration.
Trend Themes
1. Time-lapsed Design - The trend of time-lapsed design allows designers to create captivating videos showcasing the evolution of their designs.
2. Iterative Design - Iterative design has become a trend in the industry, providing designers with a way to improve the quality and functionality of their designs.
3. Design Documentation - Design documentation is becoming increasingly important, and the trend of using apps like Schnapps enables designers to easily capture and showcase their design process.
Industry Implications
1. Graphic Design - The graphic design industry can leverage the time-lapsed design trend to create engaging content for portfolios and social media.
2. Software Development - In the software development industry, the trend of iterative design provides opportunities for improving user experience and product functionality.
3. Design Tools - The design tools industry can integrate design documentation features into their software, catering to the growing demand for capturing and visualizing the design process.
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