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Design Approval System

A project management system to streamline the process of getting designs, photos, documents, videos, or music approved by clients quickly.

2 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Clunky, Not Intuitive, UI/UX not great
By , for WP 4.4.2

I set up a test project and the entire process of using this plugin is frustrating, to say the least. The system is clunky, not user-friendly at all, doesn't send any emails to the client (although it does send a confirmation to the designer). It's too easy to screw up, there are no messages in the admin saying something like "hey you forgot to do this or that" and even when you click the Send Email link, it doesn't do anything on the frontend to let you know that it was sent (you just have to check your email to confirm). Very basic stuff, and it's not there.

Also you can't simply log in to the admin to add a project, you have to use the frontend, so after all the setup I did, I went to the frontend and had to do it all over again for it to work. Just seems very clunky and messy, as far as coding and functionality are concerned. Not intuitive at all... Too bad, because it would have been worth the Premium upgrade if it was coded better - with the administrator and the client in mind. But this plugin feels more like it was just slapped together by a programmer with no guidance on UI/UX design.

Has Potential
By , for WP 4.0

I have installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, switched themes, switched browsers (Chrome, Safari, IE, Firefox), created Designers, created Clients all with the same result:

Version#, Versions, Hide Notes and Approve do not work and am a total loss.

Overall, the plugin has potential, unfortunately all the tutorial links appear to be dated and not completely relevant to the version that was installed on my site. Neither was I able to submit a support ticket due to restrictions on their support website.

Finally, some of the plugin features seem redundant. I hope they get some of the loose ends together and make it a clean plugin.

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