Category Archives: Just for Fun

What Kind of Valentine’s Card Should I Give?

Valentine’s Day is back yet again! Whether you’re searching for last-minute ideas for your significant other, mom and dad, or other VIP’s in your life, the simple and sincere Valentine’s card is a staple of the season that shouldn’t be forgotten.

Rather than going to your neighborhood pharmacy and grabbing a generic option last-minute or sketching up something on your own, our custom decision tree will help you find the perfect Valentine’s Day card online that you can download, print, and customize.

 

 

Want to see more amazing user-generated decision trees? Check out the Zingtree Gallery!

What in the World Do You Bring to a Holiday Party?

The holidays are a particularly stressful time of the year without the added pressure of all of the holiday parties there are to attend. Between your friend, family, and office celebrations, there’s a lot of planning involved even when you’re not the host.

Lost on what to contribute to your holiday party roster this year? We thought we’d share this fun decision tree aimed to help you think a little less this season.

What Kind of Halloween Costume Should You Wear This Year?

It’s Halloween time again, and we all know what that means — fun, fright, and SO many decisions!

From what kind of candy to get for trick-or-treaters, how much, what kind of decorations to put out, and what other kinds of plans to make, there’s a lot to juggle. The pressure of finding the absolute perfect costume can be a stressful addition to Halloween life, but have no fear! (Well, except for the appropriate amount…)

We have carefully selected costumes for many occasions, so whichever road you find yourself down on the day of the dead then you’ll be perfectly prepped.

 

 

What are you wearing this October 31st? Drop your ideas in the comments below!

Check out more great decision tree examples on the Zingtree Gallery.

It’s Wedding Season: What Kind of Gift Should You Buy?

Wedding season isn’t madness for just the future forever-couple — the pressure of being prepared just to attend a wedding is enough to make anyone stress out. While we can’t help you pick out what outfit to wear, or help you decide if you should wear your hair up or down for the main event, we have taken the time to scour the Internet in search of the perfect gifts for any type of couple.

Whether you were lucky enough to be invited to an online registry or not, we’ve got all of the best gifts to fit your budget and the newlyweds’ new lifestyle. Click through our decision tree below to find the right one!

New Transition Effects: Fade and Slide

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Our customer Mike P.  is a graphic designer, and he suggested we add some special effects to our trees.  We thought this would be cool, and with a little research and a few days of coding, we’re happy to announce two new transition effects: Fade and Slide. You can also set a speed for each effect.

Here’s what the Fade effect looks like:

And here’s the Slide effect:

Here’s how to add these effects to your trees:

  1. Go to the Publish tool, and choose Advanced Options for either Zingtree Hosted or Embedded.
  2. Choose an effect and a speed from the menu:
  3. Try it!

Got any other ideas for special effects? Let us know!

P.S. Thanks Mike!

Infographic: How People Use Zingtree Decision Trees

Below is a brand new infographic we created for our customers. We wanted to share how others are using Zingtree decision trees. If you’ve spent any time with Zingtree you’ll find it interesting.

Since sprouting in late 2013, we’ve helped over 7,500 organizations everywhere engage with customers, streamline support and business processes, build powerful sales funnels and more.

There’s a virtual forest of Zingtrees out there, and it’s growing every day. Have you planted your tree yet?

Get Featured: Submit Your Decision Tree to the Gallery!

We are always impressed by the creativity, effort and sheer amount of thought put into the decision trees that our customers create and use every day. Because so much hard work is put into the flow, connections and customizations within a decision tree, we made it easy to show it all off!

The Zingtree Gallery is our main hub for decision trees spanning all kinds of needs and use-cases. From medical triage to customer support troubleshooters, training simulations to product demonstrations, and just about everywhere in between, the Gallery is set up for you to view, export, or embed Zingtrees into your own website, view live usage stats and more.

Submit Your Own Decision Tree

Get ready for your spotlight! We made it simple to submit your favorite, most popular, or most interesting decision tree for all to see.

Others will be able to include your tree in their own site, your name and a link to your web site will appear with the embedded tree, and you’ll likely gather some admirers along the way. Additionally, all featured decision trees are hosted completely free!

To get your decision tree in the Zingtree Gallery:

1. Log in to your account and select My Trees.

2. Tap on the decision tree you want to submit, then More Tools.

3. Click to Submit to Gallery, then read and accept the rules.

4. Fill out the application form, along with any comments, and submit!

Please keep in mind: once a tree is accepted, you will no longer be able to edit it – be sure to make a copy of your tree before submitting!

Head here to submit your decision tree to the Zingtree Gallery! 

 

In 1492, Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue…

Sometimes the best place to start is by example. We love creating and sharing Zingtree templates. If you haven’t visited the Gallery yet then make sure to make your way there now. We’ve culled some of our favorite Zingtrees for you to use as a template for an interactive decision tree of your own. And of course, we’re always welcome to see your creations and let you share them with other Zingtree users.

Recently, Zingtree user Peter, created this amazing interactive Choose-Your-Own-Adventure tree following the pathway of Christopher Columbus. It’s super fun and very informative. See how far you get to America, and feel free to make your own, simply “Copy” and customize for your own adventure Zingtree. Don’t forget to add yours to the Gallery!

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Mobile & Tablet Stats

Today I was wondering how much people on mobile phones used Zingtree troubleshooters.  So we ran some stats on our usage data, and here’s what we found:

Mac 11%
Mobile (iOS and Android) 21%
Unix 1%
Windows 64%
Other 4%

We’ve always thought that Zingtrees are particularly helpful for mobile users (since I for one hate typing on my phone). And now we have evidence that mobile/tablet users are a significant part of your potential customer base.

Are you making Zingtrees specifically for helping mobile users? Let us know!

 

 

How to Train your Pet Rock

Our lead designer Debbie put together a great demo for Zingtree — a troubleshooter for training a Pet Rock. If you have a technical product that needs a super-simple way to handle support, this is a great example of how to do it.

The Pet Rock troubleshooter is here.

You can see how it’s put together by looking at it in the Zingtree Gallery.