Youtube is a leading video-sharing website hosting millions of clips. It allows to create playlists however they are not always functional. Therefore Linkest gives you possibility to create bespoke playlists with advanced functions.
With Linkest you will be able to create and subdivide playlists and create links to other playlists, as well as add links to additional sources. The Linkest also allows to promote videos which will be posted in the future and to use Google sheets features to create and manage playlists.
Published playlist is available for everybody by unique link without registration or any other limitations.
Below we provide a few examples of Linkest features
Example 1: You want to create a playlist with videos from conferences. You may want to split videos into groups by topic or location – and it is really easy by creating folders in your playlist. Over time, you may decide that your playlist has too many videos which makes video search difficult - with Linkest you can move your videos into new smaller playlists. In this way, you will be able to organize your videos in a number of interlinked playlists, thus significantly improving the ease of navigation through your videos.
Example 2: You want to create a playlist with your favorite football team matches. If you are putting these videos together, you can highlight key moments of the game, such as goals, red and yellow cards, and penalties, on each video so that the viewers can find them easily.
Example 3: You are planning to make videos of programming classes, you have a plan, but you have recorded only a few first classes. On Linkest playlists you can promote classes you are planning to record by adding their titles to the playlist. Also you can add links to other sources to your videos, folders and playlists. For instance, to a course video you can add links to the professor’s webpage, presentations or case studies from the course. This will facilitate study process.
An important feature of Linkest playlists is that you create them using Google sheets. (If someone is not familiar with this product, it is enough to say that it on-line analog of MS Excel). So you have almost unlimited possibilities for creating, editing and automation of your playlists. Also you have lots of possibilities for team-work.
Look our video tutorial to understand how to create your playlists.
To create and publish your playlist, follow these steps:
Open created Google sheets. To Install add-on Linkest select Add-ons, then Get add-ons... Enter Linkest into the search line, find it and install.
After installing add-on the Linkest menu will appear in sheets menu. It contains the following items:
To create a playlist, click Create template
Playlist sheets consists of next parts:
Table with the descriptions of playlist items consists of next parts:
Playlist can contain only items of the following types:
When you Publish playlist, note the following points:
By clicking Publish playlist, you save the current version of your playlist on our server and it becomes available for your viewers through a link in cell A3. If you publish a playlist for the first time it will be automatically associated to the new link.
To move a playlist with his link to other spreadsheet, use the function More options > Move playlist to other spreadsheet