January 26, 2011

TheCommentor – Find Out What People Think

When a designer or artist works alone on one project for a long period of time, it can begin to seem like he or she is working in a bubble. TheCommentor is a web-app that can help designers, artists, and web developers break out of that bubble by offering up personalized feedback on any type of visual display. From brochures to interface layouts, all types of uploaded visuals can be shared with an unlimited number of colleagues, clients, and possibly even strangers as a way to solicit honest feedback, opinions, and ideas.

To begin getting feedback on your visual designs, just upload an image onto the site. TheCommentor currently accepts JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD and PDF files, which can be organized into folders by project and shared with ease. Upload multiple versions of a single project to give clients a better idea of how the design has changed and improved over time. You can also highlight any important areas of the design using TheCommentor’s “sketch editor” feature. Using the sketch editor, your colleagues can circle parts of the design that need improvement and leave comments saying what they like most and least about your creation. These sketches can then be downloading and printed, to show bosses or clients who prefer looking at designs on paper rather than on a computer screen.

Among the many benefits of using TheCommentor rather than a similar feedback-based web-app is that TheCommentor lets users upload as many projects as they like regardless of the pricing plan that’s been selected. As new features like a desktop client and an iPad version are rolled out, TheCommentor is sure to be an even bigger hit among amateurs and experts within the design community.

Practical Uses:

  • Solicit feedback on a new design you’re working on
  • Find out what a client thinks of your artwork before moving ahead with the project
  • Pinpoint specific points within an employee’s design that need improvement
  • Share design ideas with colleagues and friends

Insider Tips:

  • Upload JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD and multipage PDF files
  • Upgraded plans allow for audio comments, as well as written comments
  • No registration is required to upload an image
  • Add multiple users to a single account

What we liked:

  • Colleagues can easily offer feedback on each other’s designs
  • Images are organized by project, making it easy to find the specific file you need
  • TheCommentor allows users to view multiple versions of a single image
  • All plans come with a 15-day free trial

What we didn’t like:

  • Basic plans come with only 500MB of storage
  • Similar applications already exist with cheaper pricing options


Company Info:

  • Launched: September 2010 (Latest Version)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Riga, Latvia
  • Founded by: Jean Mauris
  • Web site:


  • Basic plan is $9.99/month
  • Pro plan is $19.99/month
  • Max plan is $39.99/month


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