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I have several design ideas wich I want to send to a client, although the easiest way is to send them an email with the images attached then get feedback and send another email is there an easier way?
Is there a good cloud-based system where I can manage ideas and get feedback?

  • Heavily depends on the client, the kind of job, and yourself. I'm thinking this is very opinion-based. Besides, I don't think you want to be adding their ideas live. Before you know it, you're the Photoshop monkey and they're the art director. – Vincent Feb 18 '15 at 11:52
  • I just want an easier way to send designs and ideas and get feedback. I have considered options like a shared drive folder but its hard for them to add feedback – Sam Collins Feb 18 '15 at 11:55
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    How's about a meeting? As, in IRL, in the flesh, in realspace? Scary, I know :) – Vincent Feb 18 '15 at 11:56
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    There is some software that can help in this regard. I'd have a look at Basecamp if I were you, which is used to manage projects online. You can up- and download images, and have to-do lists and conversations. – Vincent Feb 18 '15 at 12:08
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    Dropbox/Box are two other useful file storage/sharing sites. They don't have integrated feedback (AFAIK) but they're pretty good. Just out of curiosity - would you be interested if I said I could develop something like this for you? – Wayne Werner Feb 18 '15 at 13:01
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I've used ProofHQ for a long time now and it's been a blessing since then. Jump there and check all the features it has for handling designs, versions, comments, revisions, approvals, everything cloud based and seriously thought through. Haven't found any other option that gets this good, to be honest. My clients love it.

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There have been a number of web-based design version control products recently, though most of them seem to have been discontinued (LayerVault was a good one), as it clearly isn't a service enough people are willing to pay for.

Pixelapse is another option, though it was acquired by Dropbox in January last year – they said they'd continue support for a year, which means it's on borrowed time.

Which leads me to Dropbox. If you use Dropbox, you can send your client a link to a PDF or image file and have them leave comments on the file itself. You might want to set up a shared 'Proofs' folder for your client, and save your proofs into it (named 'YYMMDD Project Proof#' or something similar). Dropbox also lets you add an 'expiry' to a link.

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You can use https://www.wetransfer.com/ No need to sign up. Its very secure. I have been using it for few years now. You can send upto 2 gb for free. The UI of this site is good as well.

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If you're using Sketch (which, if you're doing web design, you should be.), Zeplin was designed just for this reason. Its built for designers to send their work over to developers and/or clients for feedback and to send into production.

If you're not using Sketch. You can send JPGs of your work and ask your client to install Skitch to annotate screenshots of your work.

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  • Skitch will only be available for Mac for that would only work if your clients are using a Mac. – Hanna Feb 21 '16 at 18:08

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