Top 7 Website Design Feedback Tools You Can't Live Without
It’s no secret, the design realm is an ever-changing one. Given that it is fueled by creativity and novelty, new tools and concepts are constantly being introduced into the market. This has led to a drastic, dramatic overhaul of the design process over the past few years. These days, we now have dozens of powerful, interactive, flexible tools created to streamline virtually every aspect of the design process. Nevertheless, despite these technological advances, finding the best ways to respond to client feedback is still one of the most challenging yet vital parts of the process.
For this reason, websites are using commenting tools at an increasing rate. For web designers, this is a trend that certainly should not be ignored. That said, the following is an overview of what commenting tools are, why you should use them, and what the top 7 best website design review tools are.
Commenting Tools Defined
For those who are yet unfamiliar, commenting tools make it possible for website developers and business owners to collect data based on customer feedback to make customer-centric decisions based on these metrics in real-time. These tools allow designers to overcome space and time constraints, allowing them to seamlessly collaborate with business owners, tech teams, etc., from remote locations.
Benefits of Using a Review Tool
If you have any doubts about using a comment tool, remember the following benefits:
- Save Time: As mentioned, commenting tools allow companies and designers to save time. They can collaborate no matter where they are located and when it’s most convenient for them.
- Improve Work Quality: Another significant benefit of investing in feedback tools is that they can help you improve your work quality. Given that you can collect and respond to feedback in real-time, you can quickly make improvements that are customer-friendly and thus, makes for more satisfied clients.
- Transparency: The use of review tools also helps boost your level of transparency. This makes it possible for your clients to stay abreast of all changes being made in real-time. This can help eliminate misunderstandings and miscommunication.
7 Feedback Tools You Should Know About
Although there is a wide variety of website design review tools on the market, here is a list of 7 tools that you should definitely know about:
If you are searching for premium quality commenting tools, Redpen is certainly a tool to consider. Focusing on simplicity and providing asynchronous feedback in real-time, this feedback tool is ideal for anyone who is looking for something easy to use and implement.
Moreover, it has a convenient, stylish website that presents existing projects to demonstrate how the app works in real-time. One drawback, however, is the fact that it only has a 2-week trial period. Since it often takes at least a month to truly assess these types of apps, many are not fond of the short trial period.
Another great commenting tool is Nimbus. Nimbus has created an almost comprehensive set of website tools that help with everything from building portals to knowledge bases and much more. Moreover, one of the best features of Nimbus is that it allows you to take whole-page, scrolling screenshots, which is great for bloggers, instructors, building portfolios, and more.
Moreover, the tool has a free browser extension, which provides users with all types of handy features as they browse the web.
Formerly known as Notable, the Helio platform offers lots of features. These features include tools to create presentations, annotations, markups, screenshots, and more. It can also help facilitate project management, user testing, prototyping, and more. However, given the cost and features, this is a tool that is best left to the pros. If you are a beginner or intermediate designer, or if you are trying to keep your design work as simple as possible, this may not be the tool for you.
This app is highly useful because it includes a tool that provides reliable annotation and visual feedback. Best of all, this tool is free and is available for Mac, Windows, and iOS. However, it is heavily focused on commenting on writing, which can make it confusing when you are primarily concerned with receiving design-related feedback.
If you are looking for a website design review tool that has great tools for screenshots, this may be the one to watch. Droplr allows users to easily access their last few screenshots with a convenient drop tab and also makes it possible for the screenshots to be automatically deleted within a specified period. Either way, this free app provides lots of features as long as you keep an eye on those disappearing screenshots.
Evernote Web Clipper
Additionally, Evernote Web Clipper gives designers the ability to comment, save, and tag things as they continue throughout the design process. Offering great browser integration, this app is perfect for research and saving specific pages/highlighting certain areas without using inconvenient bookmarks.
Lastly, Skitch is also an excellent commenting tool. Easily integrated with Evernote, Skitch is a free, simple tool with lots of options for annotation. This tool offers an even simpler way to collect screenshots and make annotations, among other things. However, since it shares storage with Evernote, it can cause your storage to run out much quicker than anticipated.
Moreover, SiteManager is in the process of creating its own comment module. Given that our platform is dedicated to unifying designers, coders, content marketers and project managers, there is a high level of expectation in terms of the functionality and potential for this comment module.
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