Lingoapp: Organize, share and use all your visual assets in one place(lingoapp.com)

over 5 years ago from Sander Visser, Designer & Front-End Developer

  • Jon MyersJon Myers, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Thanks for sharing. I am a current paying subscriber of the Noun Project local Mac app, which works fairly well for the most part. It's a useful app I'm happy to pay for.

    I downloaded Lingo.

    I went back to the site to try and find some information on how to actually use the application in terms of suggested worksflows and the rationale behind the organization and hierarchy of information in the right panel.

    Didn't see much. Just a lot of feature blather. Search, drag,

    The hide and seek onboarding of digging through the tiles and thus, pop out panels to discover functionality - while the instructions are jammed tightly in there with a lot of distracting tag junk, image icons (jpeg, png, etc.) and control noise all around is very, very frustrating and jolting.

    Organizing assets is not that fun - it's work and a time consuming task.

    You have to immediately get to the point or I think you lose a lot of people.

    This is one of those products that I want, will download - and forget about it - due to confusing onboarding and the perception of the work involved.

    The business proposition of the product in terms of monetization is geared towards sharing and teams. The marketing messaging is mainly focused on individuals. "Your assets" "You"

    The organization of the product itself in terms of "Resources" "Teams" - - - "Groups" feels equally confusing.

    Finally, we mainly use IconJar (lots of manual work like Lingo, so not that much), and Dropbox for organizing assets. The pain of "where" is exaggerated a bit.

    The biggest pain point we have in terms of organizing assets we have is not organizing, images, illustrations or icons. That's fairly straightforward.

    The biggest pain point in asset management is managing the massive amount of UX/ UI elements we have tucked away in Sketch files.

    I want something that can ingest the file and organize the assets in a Sketch file in that visual assets management library.

    Hope that was useful feedback.

    I like TNP team and the work they do. I'd like to see Lingo evolve. This just doesn't feel ready yet.

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