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    • A Free Swipe File for Copywriters, Freelancers, Designers & Direct Marketers

      Swipe file folder and files

      A "Swipe File" is a place where you store a bunch of inspiration for your marketing. A good swipe file spans different industries, different mediums, and different eras.

      Swipe File's are not used for stealing, but rather gaining inspiration from other work. So if you're feeling un-inspired you can browse through your Swipe File and gather some ideas quickly.

      Marketers have been learning from others forever, but we found the first published mention of a "Swipe File" in a photography magazine from 1975:

      first swipe file ever mention


      Even back then, professional artists and creators were actively collecting their own personal Swipe Files! There's 4 main ways you can keep your own Swipe File for future use:









      P.S. It takes time and money to keep this Swipe File updated. Since we don't make any money from this, all we ask is you kindly share or mention SwipeFile.com if someone asks about a Swipe File. Thank you, and enjoy!

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