October 12, 2012

Cage – Helping Designers Get Feedback

Cage is a web-based tool that groups of designers and other professional teams can use to share, manage, and seeking client approve for their creative work. Offices that use Cage can work faster, smarter, and more efficiently thanks to Cage’s contextual feedback and collaboration tools.

Start working smarter with your own team by creating an account and uploading all your latest projects into Cage. From the dashboard page, you can view your overall stats, including the number of tasks you have to complete, notes you need to read, and flagged notes you need to review. Colleagues can leave notes and threaded comments on the projects you put up, offering their advice on how to spruce up a design or improve a campaign you’ve been working on for months. Important comments can be turned into tasks and assigned to specific colleagues. When your project is close to complete, you can share it with your client for approval or feedback. Cage keeps track of past revisions, which is useful when showing clients how far their projects have come since your team started working on the job.

When your client is happy with the changes you’ve made, he or she can approve the design directly through Cage. Soliciting approval through the web-app makes for a much faster and more secure process than through email, and it gives everyone involved in the project a sense of assurance that final approval has truly gone through before putting the finishing touches on the project or sending out an invoice.

Practical Uses:

  • Collaborate with colleagues on an upcoming design project
  • Ask a colleague to fix a particular part of a video you’re working on together
  • Seek approval on a major project from a client
  • Solicit feedback from employees on a new campaign you created

Insider Tips:

  • Users can add password protection to their projects
  • Clients can select their own passwords when creating Cage accounts
  • All the activity for a team and its clients shows up in the group activity stream
  • Users have the option to automatically add certain team members to all new projects

What we liked:

  • Cage supports images, videos, and PSDs
  • Clients can view presentations on the web, without having to download any files
  • All projects can be archived and re-activated if necessary
  • Designers can comment on specific moments within an uploaded video

What we didn’t like:

  • Users with Personal plans only get 1 GB of storage


Company Info:

  • Launched: July 2012 (Public Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Founded by: Sandip Patel
  • Web site:


  • Personal plan is $14/month
  • Basic plan is $49/month
  • Plus plan is $89/month
  • Premium plan is $179/month

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