December 3, 2009

Notable – Get Instant Feedback on Website Designs


Online collaboration tools are a dime a dozen these days. Notable is trying something different, though, by creating a way for website designers to solicit feedback on their projects through an entirely web-based application. Whether you’re looking for feedback on a site’s design, content, or code—Notable gives coworkers and clients the tools to capture a website and leave their comments and ideas directly on the page itself.

Notable streamlines the feedback process by allowing designers to work together on a project in one centralized location, thus eliminating the endless stream of emails and attachments that usually come when working with a team. After installing the Notable plugin on your Firefox browser, start marking up the design of the targeted website right away. Simply click on the area you’d like to discuss, make an annotation, and click save. As other team members sign on, they’ll see your notes and add their own in a separate comments section.

Feedback can be organized into sets, workspaces, or history, which means you’ll never lose or accidentally delete important notes or comments. In addition, teams can track the history of a project with ease by referring back to their Notable project archive at any time. Whether you are a freelancer collaborating on a project with a colleague across the country, or an office-dwelling design team simply looking for a better way to stay organized, Notable is definitely a collaboration tool worth checking out.

Practical Uses:

  • Collaborate on a new website’s design or code
  • Manage feedback from coworkers and clients
  • Stay organized when working with a large team
  • Assign tasks to various coworkers

Insider Tips:

  • Use Notable’s iPhone app to give feedback on the go
  • Leave comments underneath another team member’s annotations
  • Save feedback and screengrabs as PDF files
  • Send alerts to collaborators to ask for feedback

What we liked:

  • Visual feedback makes it easier to understand complicated comments and ideas
  • Using Notable’s archiving system helps teams track changes over time
  • Uploading screenshots to Notable through the iPhone application

What we didn’t like:

  • Notable’s page capture tool only works on Firefox browsers


Company Info:

  • Launched: September 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Campbell, California
  • Founded by: ZURB
  • Web site:


  • Personal accounts are free
  • Basic accounts are $24/month
  • Plus accounts are $44/month
  • Premium accounts are $69/month
  • Max accounts are $119/month

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