How many of you saw yesterdays eyetrack study on the new Facebook Timeline and where our eyes are immediately directed towards? You guessed it, the Facebook Timeline Cover photo area is the top place for drawing attention – and it rightfully should be, because it is significantly larger. Unfortunately, while there is a lot of clear evidence that suggests we should spend time creating compelling Facebook Timeline Cover photos, I have come across a lot of people who have yet to take advantage of this or they have produced work that isn’t up to par. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression – make it a lasting one, so let’s get started using the FREE Facebook Timeline cover photo app.
What I like about this app:
The first thing I like is that the Facebook Timeline cover photo app isn’t device specific. It’s a webapp, which means anyone can use it and it’s FREE. What’s also great is that unlike some web apps that require you to wait 24 hours to get your files, in less than 5 minutes, you can size every photo you’ll need for the new Facebook Page Timeline view.
How does it work?
To use the Facebook Timeline cover photo app, all you need to do is drop an image onto the web app and you’ll be able to get all of the necessary images – sized just right for your Facebook Page, it really doesn’t get much easier than that. One thing to keep in mind, with all of the time you will be saving, spend some time before you get started planning out how you envision your Facebook Page looking and how the different pieces will look to fans. This way you’ll maximize the five minutes or so it will take to create and slice your Facebook Timeline cover photo and hit the mark on making a good first impression with fans and customers.
Where to get the app:
Unlike most of the other typical apps, this one is web-based, so you don’t need to go to any store to download the FREE, you can get it here.
For those of you who like to create things yourself, be sure to download my FREE Facebook Page Timeline cover PSD templates.
Since we’re on the subject of apps, which do you prefer? Apps that do things for you or taking the time to create something from scratch?