Getting Started with Haiku Deck
Welcome to Haiku Deck–we’re glad to have you in our creative community! Here’s an overview of how to get started from the Main Menu of the iPad app.
Looking for help with the Web App? Click here to go to our Haiku Deck Web App User Guide.
First, here’s a fun video where you can meet Haiku Deck.
When you first open the iPad app, you’ll need to sign in or create a new account to get started. You can create a new account using Facebook, Twitter, or your email address – for more information, check out our article about accounts here.
Important: Be sure to make a note of how you sign in, because you’ll want to sign in to our website and iPad app the same way to take advantage of all the awesome features available between the two.
Once you’re signed in, you’ll see two sample Haiku Decks: “Haiku Deck In Action” and “What is Haiku Deck?” Tap the PLAY button in the center of a deck to view it.
Just use your finger to swipe left and right to try out the basic navigation and view the slides. You’ll get a sense of the visual style of Haiku Deck, an overview of how it works, and the kinds of things you can create with it.
When you get to the end of a deck, tap the screen, then tap MAIN MENU in the top left to go back.
Haiku Deck Gallery
We all need a little inspiration sometimes, and the Gallery is the perfect place to find it. You can view Featured and Popular Decks, hand-curated by our team, on a wide range of subjects. Many new decks are added each week, so be sure to visit it regularly to see what’s new.
To browse outstanding Haiku Decks, head to the GALLERY from the lower left corner of the iPad app.
You can scroll up and down to view the range of decks. If you see a deck you’d like to view, just select it. You’ll see the number of views, category, and social sharing buttons. To go forward or back in the deck, just swipe left or right.
To exit a deck you’re viewing, tap anywhere outside of it to go back to the Gallery.
To submit your own Haiku Deck for inclusion in the Gallery, email a link to email@example.com!
Creating a New Haiku Deck
Now you’re ready to set your story free! To create a new deck, tap the white “+” at the bottom center of your iPad screen.
Type a title to get started.
Tip: you can change the title of your deck at any time from the Main Menu on your iPad — just press and hold anywhere in the title until the cursor appears.
When you’re finished titling your deck, you can tap RETURN. Then, you’ll automatically enter EDIT MODE. (To keep going, visit the Edit Mode Tutorial.)
Navigating the Main Menu
To scroll through your decks, simply swipe left and right with your fingers.
To delete a deck, tap the x in its top right corner.
Adjusting Main Menu Settings
From the main menu , you can also adjust the settings for commercial images, auto-capitalization, and premium image display.
Just head to the ? any time for context-sensitive onscreen tips, tutorials, and FAQs.
For more help, check out our quick guide to using Haiku Deck!
- 10 Tips to Transform Your Presentations with Haiku Deck
- Edit Mode Tutorial
- Present Mode Tutorial
- How the Haiku Deck App and Website Work Together
- Haiku Deck support community.
Now….time to set your story free!