Over here at Powderhook, we have been working endlessly on a product that our users will understand and utilize. We have finally released our biggest update all year, including a new feature called “Cards”. Using cards you can establish groups, plan trips and create events. Here is a detailed tutorial about our Cards and why you need them:
The first thing you need to do is sign up for a Powderhook account (powderhook.com). This is free, easy, and only takes a couple of seconds. If you already have an account, just go ahead and sign in.
After signing in you will be directed to your dashboard. Here you will find all of your cards. Your dashboard probably looks pretty empty, but we can fix that. Click the plus button that says “Start Here” to create a new Card.
From here you can make a Card for a Trip, Group, or Event. A Trip Card would be for a specific trip that will have a start and end date. An event is similar to a trip with a start and an end date, but for events you have the opportunity to create different ticket packages. For this tutorial, I will be walking you through the “Group” Card. Group Cards do not expire and are great for organizing and communicating with others you wish to include in your group. Once you fill in the name and location of the group, you can set it to “Invite-Only” or “Public”.
Now that the card is created, it is time to spice it up a bit. Let’s start with pictures.
Adding pictures is simple! Click on the “Photos” tab on the left control panel, then click the “Upload Now” button in the upper right hand corner. A drop down will appear so you can browse your computer for photos. You can select and upload multiple pictures at once. Once your pictures are uploaded, move your mouse over the picture you wish to set as your default. Text will appear saying “Set as Default”. Click that text and you will get a green box that says “Default Photo”.
Storing pictures within a group is a great way to share pictures from hunting and fishing trips. Most of the time people will have great pictures on their cameras but you don’t have everyone else’s pictures. We encourage groups to treat our image upload feature as a Dropbox for all of your pictures so everyone has access to them at anytime.
Our “Locations” tab is a very versatile tool for modern hunters and anglers. To create a new location, just double-click on the map where you want the pin to be dropped. You can move the pin around by clicking and dragging it to where you want it. Then you can add a photo, name, and any more information you wish to write down.
Our locations tool can be used in many ways. One way to use the tool is to map every place you have filled a tag or caught a fish so you can see where you have been successful. Mark down places that you wish to go in the future and keep detailed notes on the location in the description section.
Invite the people you want to include in your group by sending them an email or add from contacts that you have previously uploaded.
If you require people to pay a fee to join your Card, you can input that information here. This way, people can only join if they have submitted a payment.
The last tab on the card allows you to individually bill people. This is different from the “Cost to Join” price. You would send someone a bill after they have joined. A bill could be anything from, collecting money for a down-payment to billing for gas money. At the bottom of this page you can connect your bank account so payments can be directly deposited to your account. It couldn’t be easier!
Now that you have started using your card, you will see that all of your Card’s recent activity shows up under the “Discuss” tab.
You now have the knowledge to create Powderhook Cards and we encourage you to use them and start organizing your adventures! Let us know if you like, or dislike something. Everything is useful feedback!
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