A system to streamline the process of getting designs, photos, documents, videos, or music approved by clients quickly.
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
DAS takes away all the grey areas with design approval. The client understands exactly what to do when presented with the process and can't side step payment issues.
Together with 'White label Branding' this system gives your business a real boost in control and professionalism.
I love plugin as well as all the extra , but most of all I love and appreciate timely, knowledgeable and attentive support.
Sometimes that is even more important then plugin it self
WQC Design Studio
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Been using this plugin for a few weeks now for a 'print services' website for a client of ours.
While we don't usually favor WP as our preferred CMS for our clients I have to say that DAS is still by far one of the BEST proofing solutions out there on the market for businesses needing to obtain client proof approvals online in a quick and easy layout.
SlickRemix has provided nothing short of AMAZING support for their DAS and premium extension products. When we have pointed out security vulnerabilities they have acted swiftly and effectively to action our suggestions and make their system more secure.
Even their extension updates are executed extremely well, appropriatly and bug free. We have heavily modify most 'turn key' solutions we purchase to be more integrated with our clients existing online portals, so major updates and changes to plugins and extensions can effectively Ctrl-Z hundreds of hours of our modification and intergration work, but we have seen no issues with DAS at all. All their updates have continued to support our core changes and they never unnecessarily updated files that are not associated with the update.
My only criticism of this plugin at all, is I did have a fair bit of trouble getting this plugin to work out-of-the-box on customers install of WP 3.6 (PHP 5.3.27) and we had to roll back to 3.5.1 to fix the issues, HOWEVER, this said, the amazing team at SlickRemix was more then happy to assist us with the install on 3.6 at a good $$ rate, should we have desired them too.
I would recommend DAS to anyone looking for a high quality, support backed, turn-key solution for online proofing without spending the earth. PLUS a feature rich extensions package for only $60. Money well spent.
Who ever thought of this was a genius! ....must have taken hours of story boarding, trial and error, and a lot money to develop....NICE WORK!
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