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A blog about saving the world from boring docs and presentations.

September 27, 2017 / Brad Hawkes

Pickit Wins Office App Award for 3rd Year in a Row

Forgive us for being self-indulgent, but we're pretty thrilled to hear the Pickit app has won another award this year at the Office APP Awards. The announcement was made at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, and this time we took home an award in the category Best Overall App

 

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August 24, 2017 / Robert Dysell

Pickit Featured at DECODED Premiere in San Francisco

Tonight Pickit's Co-CEO and founder, Mathias Björkholm, hit the red carpet at the Launch Party of Season 2 of the DECODED Show. Held at Z Space in San Francisco, the premiere gave guests a glimpse of upcoming episodes of the popular web series, where Pickit is featured. 

DECODED is an unorthodox show–led by Microsoft Chief Geek John Shewchuk and Executive David Mendlen–that aims to pick the brains of the world’s best software engineers and share developer best practices. 

See the Season 2 trailer here

 

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May 12, 2017 / Robert Dysell

Pickit Featured in Virtual Keynote at Microsoft Build 2017

Pickit founder Mathias Björkholm took part in Friday’s Virtual Keynote at Microsoft Build 2017. The segment was hosted by Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Steve Guggenheimer, along with Technical Fellow and host of the Decoded show John Shewchuk. In the keynote, Pickit was highlighted as a long-term key partner for Microsoft. 

The Swedish startup is on a mission to save the world from boring docs and presentations by making it simpler for everyday Office users to access quality royalty-free images inside the apps they’re already using. The Pickit add-in is currently the most popular app in Office Store worldwide.

 

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March 1, 2017 / Robert Dysell

Microsoft Ventures Invests in Swedish Startup Pickit to Save the World from Boring Presentations

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Today, tech startup Pickit–which provides an image service that puts professionally curated content and corporate assets at the fingertips of 1.2 billion Office users–announced an investment from Microsoft Ventures.

Pickit aggregates content from leading image providers and allows users to crowdsource custom images from Pickit’s global photographer community. A unique royalty free images process ensures all content is licensed and free to use.

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December 5, 2016 / Brad Hawkes

Talk Like a Rosling

Link to Pickit in Office store

 


If you’ve ever made a PowerPoint, you’ll know new slide ideas can be a struggle. Finding fresh inspiration for Word docs people actually want to read can be tricky too, especially when you’re drowning in data and deadlines. Most times, it’s a race against the clock to create that compelling presentation or newsletter, and while you may have plenty to say–and the software to say it with–you know that’s just the start. You want to engage your audience, get your message across, and make your work matter. But finding the right stats, facts, and quality quotes can be a tiring task, much like the search for relevant images.

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October 5, 2016 / Jullietta Stoencheva

Pickit Business: where digital asset management meets image bank

Ever heard of a Digital Asset Management tool with a built-in image bank? We didn't think so. Enter Pickit Business; a plug and play image service that'll have your work looking better than ever in no time.

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October 3, 2016 / Jullietta Stoencheva

Make it personal with Pickit Me

We've got exciting news. We’re making some changes to our Free plan and introducing a more personalized image service called Pickit Me. It’s our best service yet to help you make your work matter and look better than ever doing it.

With Pickit me you can get the add-ons and turn the ads off.

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September 29, 2016 / Robert Dysell

Pickit Wins 1st Place at Microsoft’s Office App Awards

Tonight, at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta, our Office Add-in nabbed 1st place in the most prestigious prize category – Best User Interface at the Microsoft Office App Awards 2016.

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September 23, 2016 / Jullietta Stoencheva

A disclaimer about the Pickit mobile apps

It's been all hands on deck here at the Pickit HQ, and we're excited to announce that in the coming weeks, we'll be introducing some great new features to the Pickit platform. Our team is doing everything possible to make sure that your photography talent is making people’s work matter. 

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September 5, 2016 / Jullietta Stoencheva

The Power of Pictures: The Pickit Integration For Microsoft Office

What happens when you combine a Scandinavian eye for beautiful aesthetics with one of the biggest technology companies in the known universe? Why, it’s Pickit’s ground-breaking integration with Microsoft, of course!

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