Tildee is a tutorial building website that lets users explain concepts, ideas and tasks. Users can put together a combination of text, images and videos to share instructions with others on the web. Tildee presents each step on the page in order so the viewer only has to scroll down to access each step. Google Maps can be embedded to add geographic elements to individual steps. Users can also browse a list of the best user-created Tildee tutorials, which includes everything from how to change a Facebook profile format to how to bake delicious cupcakes. Tutorials can be shared a number of ways, including Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, Blogger, email, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon or by printing the document.Show more screenshots »
ildee has earned some attention from a number of websites, complementing the application for its user friendly nature and free price. The application was created to work as a versatile tutorial builder that anyone can use. It lives up to that commitment by providing a simple interface and a number of ways to explain how to accomplish a task. Some users may find that the tutorial pages could be better organized; however this hasn’t dampened the application’s overall positive reception.
Tildee maintains a simple design that favors larger images and videos over text. There are a number of websites that provide instructions online. Sites like eHow and About.com tend to have more text and fewer visual elements. Tildee offers both, but places a stronger emphasis on the images and videos the user adds. The site provides essentially the same service, but in a way that looks and feels more visually focused.
Tildee utilizes an upbeat green color scheme that gives the site personality. The design is professional and most pages are clutter-free. The only downside to Tildee’s design lies in its ad placement. Users will notice that a large image advertisement and text ads are positioned front and center at the top of the page. This is distracting and forces the user to scroll down to access the content the actually came for. This detracts from the tutorial page significantly.
A new user can sign up for a Tildee account by clicking the blue “Sign Up!” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The next page asks the user for their email address. This is the only piece of information the application requires to start registration. After submitting the form, the user is advised that they must check their inbox for further instructions to complete registration. This should be done before the user can login.
Tildee is available for free. This is really where the application’s price should be. Tildee offers a very basic template to create instructions on. The service is valuable to many and is quite clearly supported by numerous advertisements (which detract from the visual value of the application). Tildee would need to clean up the interface and add additional features or templates before most users would consider paying a fee for its services. The application is ideally priced for the service the user receives.
Tildee is a helpful tool for users who need to share instructions, such as teachers and other educators. Anyone can build a set of easy to follow instructions. Friends and family can find their way to the user’s home or an event by creating a set of driving instructions. Recipes can be shared with a cooking tutorial. Almost anyone can come up with a way to use Tildee. The application is practical, but would be far more appealing with better ad placement and design improvements.