Filestage

Filestage


5 / 5
15 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Filestage is tailored to the needs of advertising, design, film, sound, media, marketing and creative professionals.


Average Ratings

15 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $89.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    - Unlimited reviewers - Custom branding
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Filestage
  • www.filestage.io
  • Founded 2015
  • Germany

About Filestage

Streamline your creative workflow. Filestage is the easiest way to share, review and approve media files. Instead of sending emails back and forth, reviewers annotate their comments and change request directly inside the file. Revisions in Filestage are easy, efficient and clearly documented. Filestage supports reviews of videos, documents, designs and audio files. It brings speed and clarity to your creative workflow and makes it more efficient.


Filestage Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Document Management
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Mobile Access
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Configuration

Filestage Reviews Recently Reviewed!


My customers love Filestage - so do I!

May 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Easy interface

- Easy feedback

- Documentation

- Great customer service

Easy interface, especially for customers. My clients can provide me with detailed feedback on the spot. They just click into the video and write a comment. They don't need to send timecodes, need to make lists, write an email. Revision became much more efficient.

Once my customer reviewed my videos, pdf's etc. I get a notification and have an easy to do list.

It's possible to brand the software and fit it into your company.

You also have a clear documentation and approval from your customers, which can be handy when things get complicated at a later point.

Filestage is easy reachable and help with everything.

Cons: Features for sorting projects: The interface improved a lot since I started, but there are small things, for which I use workarounds.

Projects in the overview can't be sorted in an easy. I think it's only date and alpha-numerical. I rename my projects therefore with 00.. 01.. etc.

But the team is listening and I hope the will add this feature soon!

Overall: You save time in your post-production process and offer clients a great tool. Saves their time and yours!

Vendor Response

by Filestage on May 18, 2017

Thanks for the review!

Filestage has been a great tool for removing roadblocks to get projects completed efficiently.

Jun 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have a creative studio where we design and paint graphics, and Filestage has been a game-changer for getting projects from concept to the real world quickly, with very happy clients (and us). We usually start off with a draft document, send a link to the client, have the client comment directly on the draft with questions/feedback, and then we can respond and/or add a new draft, then repeat the whole process until everyone's happy. We like how easy it is to get a client to respond on Filestage, and that our clients aren't forced through a weird UI or made to sign up for the app themselves. We love not having to send giant PDFs through email or dropbox, and forcing document download after document download until you can't remember which version is the most recent or how many times you have the same document draft saved in your "downloads" folder. That said, you can still enable each Filestage doc to be downloadable, so if our clients do want to download files, we like that it's an option for them.

Cons: Clunky to use on mobile, an app would be great eventually, for even more on-the-go quick response ability. Price is a bit steep too, but you get a lot, so understandable.

Overall: Read my review!

Vendor Response

by Filestage on June 11, 2018

Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback!

Best,
The Filestage Team

Amazing tool!

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -Very easy to comment the document

-Very User friendly: we see bullets and the comment appears

-Amazing to be able to see different versions of one document

-One online link, one pop up to invite reviewers to see the document

-Easy to create projects and invite a team to share projects

-Possibility to upload pdf or images into the comments themselves (great!)

-The email is customized with our logo, which is a great idea for our image

-And, the best: my clients are happy to receive this link, and see the comments

Cons: -We could have different colors for bullets points

-All the team members should have access all the projects, without inviting them to see the projects?

Overall: Happy clients! Easy to use, and very intuitive :)

Capterra loader

Super tool for easy review & collaboration - my customers love it!

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - intuitive usability

- easy online review & collaboration - directly in the web interface

- clients can comment the content easily without need to register

- easy upload of different versions

- complete documentation about reviews and versions

- very time-saving & transparent

- you do not need to send emails back and forth

- my customers love it as this tool simplifies our cooperation

Cons: No Cons :-)

Only, I wish tere was the possibility to upload and review more file formats.

Overall: I was looking for an easy way to make files available to my customers for review. I discovered Filestage and was impressed how easy and intuitive it was. My clients praised me because I was able to offer them a simple review option.

Decreased Review Time for Videos & Websites

Jul 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have a website and video production company. The review process is now a snap. I simply send the filestage link - instruct the client to leave all the feedback on there, then we will execute all their reviews for a flat "revision" cost - since endless revisions are the least profitable part of the job.

Cons: I had a bit of trouble with the annotation feature early on. It turns out the google adblock plugin breaks some of the code so I just disabled it on filestage.io

Wonderful tool for the review process!

Mar 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: + Easy to set up

+ Intuititve

+ Clear and quick user interface

+ Secure, even useable for content that requires NDAs

+ You can easily see that this tool is made by people who exactly know what the problem is to which their product provides the solution

Cons: - Not very cheap considering freelancers

- Limited API at the moment (but I was told that there is more to come)

Overall: Fast and easy reviewing process

We got hooked on filestage right with the first project. Using it for almost all correction rounds.

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The simplicity of working with it - especially when giving the link of a file to a customer. There is no need for him to sign up, which makes it really easy to use.

Also, the usability and the user experience is great. Its actually fun to work with, even considering it is about something as tough as dealing with corrections of customers.

Everything is beeing kept clear and manageable.

We also love how we can handle nearly every kind of file.

Cons: It kinda reaches its limit when handling really big pdfs (more than 200 pages), since people are going to download the pdf and will make their comments there, instead of in filestage.

Overall: Quick and clean corrections and voting rounds with the customers. Saving a lot of time, effort and nerve.

FileStage has significantly improved our creative collaboration and our clients love it!

Jul 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Simple collaboration made easy

Non-tech clients who love the experience

Ability to branded the platform

Cons: Completely white label with a custom subdomain (design.asimpleclean.agency) and for emails to come from our email addresses

Capterra loader

I highly recommend to any Team handeling film projects over long-, or short distances.

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Shared project work over any distance has never been so easy! Can't imagine any future projects without filestages assistance. Thanks! You can mark any spot in a frame and leave a comment. You may also draw scetches into frames to further illustrate corrections for your team mates.

Cons: didn't have any trouble yet. Filestage does exactly what it was made to do with excellence! Also has a friendly customer support.

Overall: a faster easier project work. we saved alot of time working on our project cause the feedback chain was quick to execute from anywhere.

It's... mediocre at best.

Nov 14, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: On the bright side, it does do what it claims to do. Most of the time. When there aren't bugs. And they are constantly improving the app, so there's that.

Cons: But... it's buggy. Often we receive complaints from clients about a video not loading, or not playing back, or not being able to scrub through the video. Or even being redirected to the Filestage homepage without any errors. There are better alternatives, but you have to pay more for them.

I'm using FileStage with a fellow student of mine, we both study film design and photography.

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - Easy Overview about our projects - no more mess within video production and photo projects

- No misunderstanding with reviews - precise definition of task within pictures and videos

- quick retrace of different versions

Cons: I hope there will be a calendar option to optimize your organization. Sometimes you like to schedule your projects.

Easy and Lean!

May 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My clients are really happy since I use Filestage to review my media files. They prefer Filestage because of the easy and intuitive design. The data security is another advantage over the competitors.

Vendor Response

by Filestage on June 02, 2016

Thanks Jens! We are glad to hear that!

The Invision of video, and project files

May 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and understand for collaboration purposes - if somebody needs to leave feedback on a specific file that requires updates, it's simple to do this.

Cons: Some processes are a little slow/laggy, but it's not enough to impact my recommendation or overall workflow.

Overall: Great collaboration on project files

Great Reviewing and collaboration tool

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Very straight forward clean interface, Great customer Support that listens to their customers and their needs, great value too, I highly recommend it.

Vendor Response

by Filestage on May 18, 2017

Thank you :)

Superb Best review and collaboration product available!

Nov 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The easy to use interface and quick response combined with great customer support.

Cons: Nothing everything is good

Overall: The moment I signed up I knew I found something great! The interface is easy to understand and use. My recent clients were very impressed. Customer support is amazing! They're very quick to reply to emails and ready to help with anything! This product just boosted my way of communicating with clients to a whole new level. Totally worth your money!

Vendor Response

by Filestage on November 14, 2016

So happy that you find Filestage useful ;-) Thanks a lot for your great feedback!

Best wishes & happy reviewing,
The Filestage Team