I purchased DAS a while ago and initially made modifications to get it to do what I needed, however with each update they have released, I was able to remove all my mods and it now does all I need out of the box.
You can customize the look to suit your branding and create a clean and professional looking private area for your clients to review and give feedback on designs.
I use it for illustration and CG animation projects. I like being able to quickly craft pages presenting renders for feedback and securely embedding videos of animation work to present to clients. Having the comments from a client on the same page as the particular version of the work it pertains to makes for a quick and efficient way to find clients comments and attend to them rather then looking through email conversations.
If you have any problems, just post on their support page and get a quick response.
Nice easy to use system and great fast support.
I started using the free plugin for my business and it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for and more. This plugin actually exceeded my expectations. I then decided that I wanted to invest in the premium version and ran into a couple of bugs. The devs were super fast to respond. It took a couple of days of back and forth support comments, but they found the issue, did a temp resolve for me, and then deployed a fix for the rest of the community.
I produce custom audio/video projects where we're using this plugin at [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ] for the client approval and change requests. I tried a couple of other plugins before this one. They worked well and were very attractive, but would only handle still graphic files. So they excluded me as a customer needing to deliver audio/video.
Slick Remix though of freelancers like myself who produce audio/video media rather than just images. This plugin works very well, has all the features I need, and compliments my website design.
I am a fan of the plugin and the company behind it. Support is a huge part of the decision making process for someone like me. Spencer and the team at Slick Remix deliver quality service and support.
If you create custom products for your clients, DAS is an absolute MUST!
It was a breeze to setup and Spencer was very helpful to fix a small bug we had with our theme.
The bad reviews for this plugin are over a year old and all concerns have been addressed since.
Nice update, love the clean white background.Only suggestion I would make is with such a great plugin please consider doing a demo video with sound.
It can be a bit confusing watching a demo and not knowing why you're doing one thing as opposed to another. It also just makes it easier to follow especially when you're going from one section to another skipping over one option but not telling us why you're doing what you're doing.
A lot of times what may seem simple to you as the developer may not be as obvious to a user.
Other than that good job!
We have used this plugin to streamline our client approval process. This is the only plugin we have seen that lets you organize designs by client into project "buckets" AND give you the option of using revision markers. This is all great stuff if you are looking to minimize design process headaches.
The developer was quick to reply to us (we had a paid version :) ) to answer any of our questions about the plugin and how it functioned.
This is a great little plugin. DAS is a really specialized piece of code so it might not be right for everyone but if you work with clients this could be the thing for you. On its own, it doesn't do very much and didn't have quite the functionality that I needed but with the premium add ons for it, It becomes so much more. The price is high but it really makes this a much better product.
I needed a way to show my work to clients at different stages of development. I can't really use email any more because my inbox just blows up after a while, and email systems like ZenDesk don't work because clients can't seem to follow up in a single thread. I needed to somehow post work on my website and only let logged in clients view it.
For all the searching I did, I couldn't find any piece of software or web app that does this. Thats where DAS came in. I'm still working out a few things but I think this system will really help my business once I get it fully operating with my clients.
There are a few problems. Its a bit complicated to start out. Users can only leave one comment per design. There is a LOT of repetitive clicking. The project board can look messy after about 4 revisions.
I would like to see something like a more standard comment system in place, simplification of the posting system, and smaller icons for previous versions on the project board. I would also like to see automatic "proof" watermarks and Paypal invoicing built in.
That being said, there is a lot of potential here. Its really the ONLY system that does this kind of thing. They are actively developing their plugins and working out bugs, and they have a good support team that will work with you if you have any problems. Its definitely worth checking out.
Just scratching the surface, but looks great so far!
I'm an author with PDMI Publishing, and I think this'll be a great way for us to be able to approve the proofs of new books. The design is fantastic, and it's easy to use as well.
I'm an author with PDMI, and I've been helping use this plugin from the other side of the monitor. It makes reviewing and communicating with my designer(s) SO much easier. It shows everything, including where the spine will be and so on. Makes it very easy for even the non-image-literate types to know what's happening and where.
What More Can A Book Publisher Ask For In A Design Approval System?
Absolutely nothing! This Design Approval System by SlickRemix is a amazing piece of software that does not conflict with any of our plugins, and one we highly recommend for anyone dealing with any type of graphic design.
You want to know the most amazing part of this plugin? Its creators and developers. Not only do they know exactly what they are doing, they are also some of the nicest people, who are willing to help you if you need it. Would we choose another approval system? Never!
You have been warned. This plugin is intense, and it is only going to get better!
Thank you SlickRemix!
PDMI Publishing, LLC
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