30hands Pro gives you additional features and functionality that are available as in-app purchases in the Free version. This allows schools and individuals to purchase all features at once.

30hands Mobile is a fun, innovative storytelling app that allows students, teachers and anyone with creativity to easily create narrated stories or presentations from photos, images, drawings or video clips using an iPad/iPhone/iPod.

Different from other presentation apps, 30hands Mobile focuses on the power of storytelling and ITERATIVE CREATIVITY(TM). Drag photos, images or video clips around the desktop into the order of the story. Next, record audio over each image. Easy editing allows students to take learning to a higher level and creates a better final video whether created by student or teacher. Finally, the presentation can be published to the Camera Roll or uploaded to a 30hands Cloud collaborative learning site.

Registration in the mobile app provides login credentials for the 30hands Cloud Community site at http://K12.30hands.com.

30hands Cloud is a comprehensive, self-contained e-classroom site where teachers easily create public or private courses, structured by modules, to provide student access to flipped presentations, videos and other digital materials. 30hands Cloud provides interactive collaboration by students using the timeline, blog, pages and presentations.


  1. In class stories or presentations
  2. Synchronized slide + audio lectures for flipping the classroom
  3. Audio-enhanced image portfolios
  4. Stop-motion or slide-based teaching by students + teachers
  5. Foreign language “spoken” flashcards
  6. Photo-enhanced audio interviews
  7. You decide!

5 Easy Steps:

  1. Add images, take photos, draw slides
  2. Arrange them by dragging them
  3. Record audio for each slide
  4. Preview your creation
  5. Publish as a video to the Camera Roll, Dropbox, Google, 30hands

30 Hands projects and presentations – A F 13-14 (6/2014)
I have been using this app with my students who are ESOL Levels 1-4 which allows me to differentiate instruction. The children seem to have a heightened sense of accomplishment/pride in what the are able to do on grade level with interesting assignments.

Simple, Intuitive, and powerful – NDAWMM (6/2014)
This app is a fantastic tool for creating presentations at all levels of sophistication. It is simple to use, but still has powerful editing, recording, and drawing tools integrated. It can be extended for use with their online course presentation and learning management tool (30Hands.net)…This is an app that you don’t want to miss.

A GAMECHANGER because – Topvidreviewer
… They got the GUI right. 30 Hands hits the perfect balance between ease of use utility and features. Brilliant, intuitive layout. Literally anyone can QUICKLY create a wide range of videos, demos, tutorials with this app. Throw in a little creative juice, and you can do some pretty sophisticated things with it. I use it for both teaching and business. Want to create a slideshow-style video? Download. This. Now. There IS no easier app for it. I know, because I have them all. This app leaves them in the dust. Why? Simple. Easy. Works. It is near-perfect in my mind.

Fabulous app! – mray29
Great app for digital storytelling, social stories, or tutorial creation! I recommend this to all the K-12 teachers I work with in my district. Extremely easy to use and publishing is a breeze! … Customer service is fabulous! They listened to my comments and actually worked to address my needs. I highly recommend this app!

Great app! – @slfirstgrade
This is a great app to use with my first graders…Definitely a No. 1 choice of app in my classroom!

“I would consider 30Hands to be a must-have for teachers.” – Matt Villasana

“When I discovered 30 hands via Twitter this week, I felt like Christmas had arrived!”
– Miss Newton

30hands Learning develops technology & services geared at getting students to THINK and CREATE.


Plan Price Details
30hands: Create & Show What You Know Free This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
30hands Pro: Create & Show What You Know $5.99 This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
Google Drive Integration $0.99 In-app purchase.
Add Video Clips $0.99 In-app purchase.
Dropbox Integration $0.99 In-app purchase.
Add High Resolution Video $0.99 In-app purchase.


November 10, 2015

There is beauty in simplicity. When I find a simple tool that does one thing I need, and does it well, I hold on to it. Another one of those tools is the free app 30 Hands. What does it do? Basically simple – add voice to images and export as a video. That’s it. Students take pictures, or import images from the camera roll. You can add arrows, lines, and text to images. Record your voice. Export as a video to the camera roll. It is easy to re-record to fix errors. Images can easily…

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CEO & Co-Founder
November 5, 2013

We created 30hands Mobile, because we wanted to have a tool like this.

I often break my students into teams and have the, jointly create a presentation that teaches a concept we are learning at the time. I also create lessons or presentations to use in class and on the web.

I really like the ability to iterate. I never get recording right the first time, and often I want to rearrange slides and add to the presentation. The app makes change very simple.

March 3, 2013

A great iOS app for digital storytelling that uses a user’s iPhoto images and records audio to tell a story.