Prevue is a new web app that allows users to upload graphics and web designs to an account and easily share with clients. These uploaded designs are packed into a tidy little email and sent off to your client. The client can then view online or on their phone.
There are a number of other web apps out there that do pretty much the same thing as Prevue. However, Prevue has a few small tricks up its sleeve that I think are quite impressive. For starters, they have a really cool feature for web designers.
Web designers, I know you have heard this one before; “why doesn’t my design fill the whole browser window?” What is it about some clients that they dont understand that they are looking at an image and not a live website? I can’t tell you how many times I have had to add a 3000px wide background just to get them to shut up.
[sws_blockquote align="right" cite="Dumb Client" quotestyle="style01"] Why doesn’t my design fill the whole browser window? [/sws_blockquote] The point of that little rant is that Prevue gives web designers a tool to create a background for their mockups. You can add images and margins to the mockup so your client can see it as if it were a live site and not just an image flush left in a browser. Prevue also claims to have a smart crop tool that will create a background for you with witchcraft. Spooky.
The other tool that Prevue offers that might be cool is some basic analytics on your posted projects. I’m not entirely sure of what they report and how, but Prevue claims to let you know if your client has viewed your work or not. I don’t really know how useful this is, buts cool none the less.
Of course Prevue comes with all the other features you would expect in this sort of app. It allows for commenting on the mockups and basic annotation. The interface is mostly drag and drop, allowing you to easily setup and manage projects.
All and all Prevue looks pretty sweet. Its simple, stylish, and has few but awesome features. What more do you really need? As I said before, I really like the web design background feature. That in its self is reason enough to buy!