What's the best online proofing solution that completely meets the organizational and managerial needs of people who work at digital agencies and have to cope with the regular flow of graphic design solutions? Among several services in this specific niche, there is one that particularly stands out and fits everyone.
My name's Noah Stephenson. I've been working in digital advertisement long enough to face a huge problem that slows the work flow and takes on the final results: inability to manage and control designers in one effective spot. After a thorough research, I've come across a humble service called Proofquick.com which turned out to have a lot more advantages in comparison with the similar web resources for online proofing, and streamlining the review and approval process we've already heard about. I'd like to stop here and talk about them in detail.
To keep a control of the artist work flow and the approval management for my design solutions, all that I needed was a registration and adding all team members to the system. I was pleasantly surprised that a free trial version for 15 days was a fully functional with no limitations. What I also liked was the fact that the service was fully integrated with Windows and Mac, and the proofs were supported in common formats like PDF, GIF, PNG, JPG, and EPS. Awesome, but this is rather a user-friendly service, despite it's humble and unattractive visual appeal.
This is how an empty proof-board looks like in browser version on your pc:
Among other advantages you can also find:
no extra soft needed,
no extra hardware needed,
both browser and mobile versions supported,
no extra knowledge,
simple design and fast speed,
internet based instant communication,
customizing of settings,
infinite work flow history,
mark-up tools, deadlines and notes, etc.,
easy status check,
easy to store and archive,
abandoned account restore allowed, etc.
This is not a full list of pros which I've found beneficial, there are more pluses than minuses while using the prepaid subscription.
And this is how it looks like with the work loaded:
People engaged in digital marketing and graphic design, logo developers and other people who need design proofing solutions or graphic PDF document processing in the workplace, get not only affordable user-friendly and really quick solutions, but also much fun, communication, support in their creative process.
This service allows immediate communication during the work flow without leaving the workbench for all participants of the process, whenever they have an I-net access. They work in real time regime. By the way, people added may easily switch their roles in work (e.g. from an Artist to Approver or add Observers without any rights to approve or reject, etc.)
You can change your e-mail notifications settings according to your company’s needs or write an individual e-mail templates to send the customized messages and act on behalf of your company name, but not ProofQuick (default) anytime you want.
Any employee of any advertising organization whether it's a large corporation or a small company will be able to manage and control any document directly in the workplace within few minutes. Multiple page load is allowed which saves your time with voluminous documents to process. Besides, you can pick a bulk of contacts to add instead of adding each new user into your account manually. Report section supports the function of import/export to any spreadsheet program which suits your needs the best.
This is the Proof details with comments and highlight tools:
It does not matter how many versions it is necessary to make, one or 1,000. Proofquick offers tools that allow that too. I've checked that myself when I needed to produce one thousand copies of 2 different catalogue editions each and squeezed into my schedule at the eleventh hour. Proofquick was in handy and most appropriate to my needs, because it works fast, without any glitches or delays. At least, I haven't noticed any. In addition, it doesn’t charge for the page number within a proof, neither does it for the page versions number. You pay for the initial proof only!
Here's another screen shot made on my I-phone:
So, with no rely on the page number in your document, 1 or 10, you will always get a new version of approved or rejected file, so you can be sure that your documents are securely and logically stored that deprives of the work flow confusion and overlaps, etc. There are no charges for the user quantity within a current project either. You get the original full sized docs each time you're approved so that you can be proud of your excellent design appearance.
To sum up, it's hard to find a full online tool set which enables to manage and track the quality control of everything that you or your team does, enables immediate communication and feedback, as well as allows growing in changing roles. Simplicity lies in genius. I think this is the case. I recommend the tool to everyone who seeks for a comfortable online proofing workbench at affordable prices and loyal terms and use conditions.