October 8, 2012

QwikVu – Share Mockups With Clients

Designers who share mockups with clients by sending large files through email are doing it all wrong. At least according to the creators of QwikVu, a web-based tool that people can use to share web design mockups quickly, efficiently, and at 100% scale.

QwikVu is free to use for people who only need two galleries per year. For designers who need a little more room than that, the web-app costs $39 per year. For that price, you can create an unlimited number of mockup galleries, which clients can browse when they want to have a look at some of your past work. To create a new gallery, type in the client’s name, email address, choose a title for the project, and select a custom URL. QwikVu will let you choose your own background color and mockup alignment. Once that’s complete, you can upload all the design files you’ve got for a particular project, and organize your images by dragging and dropping them into whichever order you choose.

When you’re finished organizing your project images, you can send the completed gallery to your client through the QwikVu app. Your client will receive a link to the design gallery you created, and he or she can click through the various files and add typed notes as a way to provide feedback about what does and doesn’t work in the mockups you created.

Practical Uses:

  • Send a design mockup to a client
  • Share design mockups privately by adding a password to your gallery
  • Get feedback from colleagues on a project you’ve been working on
  • Find out what your client thinks of the design you’ve come up with

Insider Tips:

  • Clients can drag and drop sticky notes on top of any design
  • QwikVu lets people attach multiple images to a single URL
  • Clients can download entire galleries as ZIP files
  • Users can opt whether or not to require a password to view their galleries

What we liked:

  • Designers can see when a client has viewed their work
  • People can customize their QwikVu URLs
  • Mockups can be viewed on tablets and mobile devices
  • Users with paid accounts can create an unlimited number of galleries

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: London, England
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Unlimited plan is $39/year

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