10 Tools for Collaborating on Design Projects Remotely
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Remote collaboration with clients or with remote team members can be a pain. There are two main options, email or Skype. But we all know that it takes time and choosing between Reply and Reply All is sometimes complicated and some won’t be able to keep up with all the discussion.
Sure, you can email files around, but that quickly gets messy, and can make it hard to keep track of which is the current version. It’s enough only two or three team members to make changes at the same time and it can become a nightmare. It means these two options not the best options for the small or large team and freelance designers.
There are collaboration tools, from concept drafting, prototyping and management to working on mock-ups. I’ve also included some visual feedback tools.
GoVisually is the simplest way to get visual feedback on your designs, mockups & print media. Upload, share, annotate, comment and collaborate on designs.
TrackDuck is a visual feedback provider that operates as an issue-tracking solution for small and mid-size web agencies and freelancers.
Flatsies enables you to host your project on one dashboard and share via a simple URL.
Invision is a web-based and mobile app that turns your designs into fully active prototypes with gestures, transitions and animations.
Trello is flexible project management tool. Incredibly easy to use. There is also a mobile app. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.
Tamashare is a application for instant sharing. With Tamashare, you can save time by inviting the participants directly to a private and secure sharing room. The file appearing in the sharing room is instantly visible to all the participants.
Notism is a visual feedback tool for creative teams where you can share, discuss and review design and video work.
Cage allows you to share images of designs and get contextual feedback on them. You can add tasks, approve files, and even have a more engaging experience by using web-based presentations.
Concept inbox provides you with a straightforward dashboard where you can upload images, get fast feedback from clients and add revisions with full version control. It also enables you to create interactive prototypes.
Concept is a client approval tool we just launched to help producers, designers, and project managers get fast feedback and sign off on work.