APTURE: The New Tool for your Blogs just like Snapshots

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What is Apture?

Apture is the latest pop-up preview that is rich in text and information.

Most people have been using Snapshots which you can view a demo ----> hover on this link <------

Apture can replace Embedded Videos, Documents and Images.  I love it! It makes your blog posts more Clean and Streamlined.  No more messing with embedded codes just insert a link and your done! :)

 

How to install Apture?

Apture is really easy to install.  If you ever added a script code to Activerain Settings you should be familiar with this.

Start by going to http://www.apture.com. Register your site there.  Grab the Script code.

[Important] Make sure to put http://activerain.com/ when entering your site

Go to "My Settings" in your "My Home" tab.

Go to the "Blog Description" Box and insert code.  Tada, your done.  You don't need to do anything else in the future.  Your blog posts will auto populate links associated with the links your provide in your blogs from here on.

 

The Power of Apture (Examples)

I am going to do examples based on Tina Fey ^_^  Hover on the links below.

Tina Fey Wiki

Tina Fey Amazon

 

Tina Fey Youtube

Tina Fey Hulu

Tina Fey Flickr

Tina Fey Wikimedia

 

H.U.D Word Document

Sample Income Excel

 

So have fun with Snapshots and Apture together!!  I personally love this new and exciting tool for our blogs!!

 

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Rainmaker
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Englewood, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Thanks for the heads up. Now (yet again) I have something new to start using. ~Rita

Sep 28, 2008 01:48 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
Broker-Mentor,CRS

Justin, I had to bookmark this.  I am off to finalize a contract and don't want to miss out on this good tips!  Thanks for helping us:)

It's a Good Life!

Fran

Sep 28, 2008 03:08 AM #6
Rainer
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

@ Yvette - Thanks for stopping by!

@ Scott - Absolutely!

@ Bob/Carol - You too, thanks for commenting!

@ Rita - lol its not that bad :)

@ Fran - Your welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 28, 2008 05:12 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

HI JUSTIN!

I love this!  This is really cool.  I've got to use this.  Where do you find all of these little doohickies?!?!

I'll be saving this post too!!  Have a wonderful week!

Sep 28, 2008 09:45 AM #8
Rainer
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
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@ Yvette - Hello there, thanks for dropping a comment!  LOL I am a geek at heart :)  Have a wonderful week my friend!

Sep 28, 2008 12:40 PM #9
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Justin, what a cool find, you know I love gadgets and the fact the YouTube jumps up and plays in great. I don't think you would need both snap shots and Apture, would you? It could get confusing. You should have the reblog clicked on this, I would love to do it.

Sep 28, 2008 11:26 PM #10
Rainer
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

@ Missy - Hmm I have been debating avbout having snapshots and apture. The only thing Apture doesn't do is regular website links previews, if they did then Snapshots would totally be gone.

SURE!!  I made this blog available for REBLOG!! :)  Enjoy!  Make sure to put in your code otherwise the reblog won't show the power of apture :P

Sep 29, 2008 02:22 AM #11
Rainer
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Hi Justin. I love snapshot so I will have to go look at this. Thanks!

Sep 29, 2008 03:12 AM #12
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Laurie Logan
Keller Williams Realty, Inc., Broker Associate - Madison, WI
South Central WI Real Estate

Hey Justin,

Thanks so much for sharing this with us - and for presenting it in such great format for those of us who are less tech-saavy!

Take care,    Laurie

Sep 29, 2008 03:38 AM #13
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Cathy Tishhouse
RE/MAX Showcase Homes - Royal Oak, MI
Royal Oak Real Estate

Justin:  This looks like it would really make the blogs look nicer without a big YouTube box.  This is my initial reaction so will come back and try to understand what it would do for me.  My hesitation is that I don't like all the snapshots coming up all the time on someone's post - I think it can get overdone and confusing.  But where I was a bit turned off to snapshots, this seems much more useful and cleaner.  I am definitely going to check it out.  Thanks

Sep 29, 2008 03:39 AM #14
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Englewood, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Justin - I just signed up with scribd - LOVE IT! however... a question for you, when you posted your scribd docs above did you do it as a link or did you embed them? Thanks ~Rita

Sep 29, 2008 06:32 AM #15
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

@ Pamela -  Great!!

@ Laurie - I Try :)  Thanks for commenting!

@ Cathy - Point tanken.  I think I will remove snapshots, most people are complaining about the over use.  Thanks for your feedback!

@ Rikta - no its just a link.  APTURE replaces embeded codes for Youtube, Scribd, Etc Etc.  Look at the post again and notice all those services liek youtube, wiki, scribd.  APTURE autolinks all the links with the pop-ups.  Pretty cool huh.

Sep 29, 2008 06:56 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Englewood, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate

Justin- yes, figured it out, but now For some reason nothing is happening. Qhen I check for the link in apture it says it can't load the url??? I have tried a few things and can't seem to get it to work...  ~Rita

Sep 29, 2008 09:40 AM #17
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

@ Rita - Did you install the script correctly?  Did you place http://activerain.com link as your blog site ?  sometimes it does take a few moments to load try refreshing.  Otherwise contact apture support they are pretty fast!

Sep 29, 2008 09:56 AM #18
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Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
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Justin - what can I say, great stuff.  I can see many uses for this, thanks for posting about it. :-)

Oct 02, 2008 10:50 AM #19
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Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
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I am doing a post about script codes right now that you definitely will need to check out, I'll need your input there Justin, along with all the other members who understand script codes.  Thanks.

Oct 02, 2008 10:53 AM #20
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

I have often wondered how people got things to pop up when scrolling over certain things, now I know.  This is exciting stuff, I sure hope I can understand it well enough to get it to work for me.

Oct 02, 2008 10:59 AM #21
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Justin Williams
Independent - Virginia Beach, VA
Loan Officer

@ Brad - Thanks for dropping on by and I will be sure to check out the post! :)

@ Troy - Your welcome and thanks for commenting!

Oct 02, 2008 04:24 PM #22
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Theresa (Apture)

@ Justin,

 

Actually, you CAN do regular website previews with Apture, though, not in the same format as Snap.  Just check out the results in the "Web" category when searching the Media.

To all who commented, thanks for the great feedback.  I hope you all had a chance to check out Apture.  Any questions, comments, suggestions?  Just shoot me an email, theresa@apture.com, or contact@apture.com and I'm happy to give you a hand.

 

Cheers,

Theresa

Oct 14, 2008 10:55 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Richard Stabile
Re/Max Real Estate Limited - Oradell, NJ
Bergen County New Homes Builder Realtor

Justin:

Its cool, but are you giving up a lot of link power?

Richard

Oct 14, 2008 02:59 PM #24
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