October 17, 2010

Notebox – Get Feedback from Clients

Notebox is an application that aims to improve the way web designers solicit feedback from clients. With minimal effort, clients can log on and view the latest projects their designers have created for them. Put together in a clean and intuitive way, Notebox makes it easy for clients to make notes directly on the provided images and share those notes with their designers—cutting down on the confusion and chaos that can oftentimes accompany the website-creation process.

When you begin using Notebox to manage your web design clients, you’ll start by setting up new client pages for all the companies and individuals you’re working with. Clients will each get their own custom URLs, which is where they can find all the images you’ve uploaded for their projects. Upload your designs as .jpg, .png, or .pdf files and then add any notes you’d like to include on the images themselves before sending them off for your clients to review. When your clients visit their custom Notebox page, they’ll see the image you’ve uploaded along with any notes that you have strategically placed on selected areas of the screen. Clients can then add their own notes, ask question about specific elements, or highlight any areas of concern.

As soon as your clients add their own notes, you’ll receive an automated email message from Notebox informing you of their response. You can then make the additional changes, upload a new version of the design, and start the process all over again until you’ve arrived at a design that everyone loves. For designers who are tired of going back-and-forth with clients through endless phone calls and emails, Notebox is an application that can streamline the process and make it easier than ever to collaborate effectively.

Practical Uses:

  • Solicit feedback from clients on your latest projects and designs
  • Make notes on the specific area of the design that you have questions about
  • Find out instantly when a client has reviewed his design and respond quickly with updates and clarifications
  • Eliminate confusion over which is the newest version of your design

Insider Tips:

  • Add your company logo to any Notebox page
  • Create a shortened URL for clients to use
  • Upload a .jpg, .png, or .pdf file
  • Use advanced CSS editing options to create a more customized page

What we liked:

  • Notebox is straightforward and easy for clients to understand
  • Users can write notes and questions anywhere on the actual design image
  • Clients don’t need a confusing login or username to start viewing their projects
  • ‘Quick look’ mode lets you view notes without logging into the site

What we didn’t like:

  • Although an iPad version is in the works, it hasn’t yet been released


Company Info:


  • Free 30-day trial
  • Notebox Lite plan is £5/month
  • Notebox Stacked plan is £10/month

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