• Jack Selby, 6 years ago

    Hi there

    Full disclosure: I work for the competition.

    I'm a bit late to this particular party, but I've been waiting until precisely now to jump in and comment.

    We've just launched do over, a super simple design collaboration tool for designers to easily share visuals (including PDFs), videos (yes, we love video content) and prototypes with their team and their clients, allowing them to quickly action feedback and efficiently close out creative projects.

    So that's my pitch. I'm not here to bash the competition in any way - invision has some great features, and with all the investment they have received, they are in a position to do lots of glossy marketing and have multiple teams roll out integration after integration and keep adding new functionality.

    But, at the end of the day, you can't be all things to all men, and so at do over we decided to focus on the essentials. Design does not happen in isolation - it is by nature a collaborative porcess, and fluid communication is at the heart of successful collaboration. That applies to working as an in-house team, but doubly so when you are charged with bringing a paying client's brief to life. We found this out the hard way - working remotely as a team on multiple projects meant that sometimes something got lost in the flow, or we weren't as up to speed as we should have been. So we designed do over primarily for ourselves. But then we found out that our clients loved how easy it was to use - after all, they just want to see their annotations actioned asap and sign off on a project. So we worked on it some more, and then some more an then a lot more, and now it's out there. And we honestly believe it addresses many if not all of the problems/issues/gripes outlined in this thread and others.

    But I would say that, wouldn't I?

    Give it a try and see what you think. Get in touch with us via the site and I'll set you up with a three-month free trial. Would love some expert feedback.

    Thanks for your time.

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