Ask DN: Simple Design Annotation Tool for Websites ?

over 5 years ago from , VisualSitemaps | Design2Dev


Is there a free online web markup tool that i can easily annotate a live website screenshot ( like Skitch )?

Invision is way too cumbersome( registration, etc ). since i want to crowd-source quickly design feedback with a simple url.



  • justin ziccardijustin ziccardi, over 5 years ago

    You say websites and "screenshots," and there are different tools for both.

    For screenshots/mockups, I think the best option is (surprise) Dropbox.

    Their newer productivity features should work really well for screenshots / mockups and have everything you could want w/o a paid plan: Annotations, replies, notifications, comment resolution, and versions.

    If you're looking for website/HTML prototype annotations, TrackDuck, UserSnap, BugHerd, all might work for you, though they are primarily focused on bug capture (not quite design collaboration).

    Hell, I'm even close to finishing my own tool, Cycles, but it's focused on designer/client vs designer/designer and crowd-sourced feedback.

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    • Surjith S MSurjith S M, over 5 years ago

      Hey Justin,

      Cycles is cool, let the DN know once its finished. I can also be a beta tester if you want. mail [at] surjithctly [dot] in


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  • Arielle AurrichioArielle Aurrichio, over 5 years ago

    Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but it might do the trick:


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  • Tomas ŠiurnaTomas Šiurna, over 5 years ago

    You should check out TrackDuck: https://trackduck.com

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  • Janis VegisJanis Vegis, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    I suggest you to sign up for Finch.io. With Finch you can fine–tune any live website, but soon we'll roll out v1 of commenting functionality – you'll be able to attach a comment to website's element and pin the current page width if you're talking about a specific breakpoint. We'll also make something we call "style snapshots"(yes, I know, we need to work harder on naming) – you'll be able to edit the element right on the spot and attach that element's style to the comment.

    Currently we are in private beta, so it's free, and, of course, we won't forget about our beta users in the future. Hit me up via janis@finch.io if you want to get early access!

    Please note that the demo on our landing page is just an insight of the real deal :)

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    • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, over 5 years ago

      Impressive! Nothing that you couldn't do with the web inspector itself, but the improvement in usability is what makes it work, obviously.

      Too bad you guys got the same name as https://meetfinch.com, love their service.

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    • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, over 5 years ago

      Yeah, really quite frustrating that you guys are using the same name as http://meetfinch.com tbh.

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      • Janis VegisJanis Vegis, over 5 years ago

        We're aware of this issue and Nick from meetfinch.com reached out to us some time ago. The thing is that, when we came up with this name, we saw that there are quite many companies with this name, because it's super generic, but at that time we didn't come across meetfinch.com. We've invested probably too much money in our domain Finch.io, plus, we have worked on this project every day for more than 8 months, so we are emotionally attached to this name. At the moment it would be hard for us to change the name and we're trying to use Finch.io wherever it is possible.

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  • Adam Debro, almost 4 years ago

    Hey, I also would like to suggest https://bugrem.com/ which is an online survey tool and is very user-friendly. It helps in creating surveys with proficient design templates as well as offers well-crafted sample questionnaires for reference. Solo survey is cost-effective and also provides great customer support.

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  • Chris KalaniChris Kalani, over 4 years ago

    You should check out wake.com

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  • Erica Louise, over 5 years ago

    Hey, you can try zipboard.co. You can take screenshots and annotate web pages.

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  • Bhavya Aggarwal, over 5 years ago

    Little late to add here. Try zipBoard.co. Lets you annotate webpages by taking screenshots directly.

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  • Artur Maklyarevsky, over 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone!!

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  • Mike A.Mike A., over 5 years ago

    This should help: https://juntoo.co/

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  • Ray MartinRay Martin, over 5 years ago

    I use droplr. It's a couple bucks a month depending on your plan, but it's really useful

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  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, over 5 years ago

    Hmm, it isn't completely free, but close. They have a free plan that lets you annotate single screens that are kept live for 20 days.

    Check out RedPen

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