App of the Week: A creative collaboration tool

Collaborative publishing and design tool has lots of options, templates.

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

Lucidpress is a web-based (nothing to install) drag-and-drop publishing and graphic design tool that allows students to create and share both print and digital content. New users begin with an interactive tutorial that lays out the basics, and they can then browse through lots of customizable templates for print, digital, and social media formats. Students also have the option to create a custom or team document.

Price: Free to try, Paid

Grades: 7-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Drag-and-drop design and easy sharing are great for design novices. Real-time collaboration feature is key for group projects.

Cons: Some of the features, like “Layers” and “Scroll Area,” can confuse. Walks line between intuitive and limited.

Bottom line: An easy-to-use mash-up of InDesign and Google Drive, Lucidpress fills a niche for publication creation and collaboration.

Meris Stansbury

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