What do you like best?
Slate provides a beautiful way of telling a story with pictures and words. I truly find the scrolling feature to be enjoyable, and visually stimulating. The drag and drop feel of the whole program is absolutely wonderful, and building a slate from nothing is extremely easy. Working for a school, I tend you use Slate to tell a story about a special class and or project - Slate helps create an intense, visually stunning piece that we can show to prospective parents and students easily. No long-winded explanation, no boring course descriptions. Just beauty! Well done Adobe!
What do you dislike?
I cannot stand the watermark/footer at the bottom that shows you've created your beautiful, scrollable website, using Adobe Slate. Absolutely obnoxious and totally unprofessional looking. If this could be removed, this would probably be one of my favorite programs of all time.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Choose where you put your Slates carefully! A Slate can be a powerful story-telling tool, but don't overuse them. Pick a story that needs to be beautifully represented; building a Slate for it will come naturally! The ease of using this program truly is astounding!
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We've been using Slate to create beautiful landing pages for click-thrus on email blasts.