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Gifs at work

One way to dramatically improve your communication with your team is to start sending screen recording gifs. A picture is worth a thousand words, and if you have a keyframe animation on your hands, it’s worth number-of-keyframe times more.

When there’s a bug to report, a new thing you’d like to show off, a question that you want to ask about something you see but you don’t know what the names are of all the things you see — just record a short gif and send it out. It speeds up communication, makes it more effective, saves time for everyone, and it’s a ton of fun to use.

You can even brag to your teenage kids (or friends?) that you get to play with gifs all day at work.

If you’re using macOS, I can strongly recommend Gifox.