Who Uses This Software?

Creatives and marketers, who want to streamline their asset management to easily share their content internally and externally.


Average Ratings

14 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $179.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    1 Content Manager,1 Portal with 100 unique monthly visitors, 250GB storage
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • WoodWing
  • www.swivle.com
  • Founded 2000
  • Netherlands

About Swivle

Swivle is a Cloud Digital Asset Management solution with unlimited storage, intuitive interface and a fully-branded online portal option. Perfect fit for creative agencies, educational establishments or brands who'd like to store, manage and share their digital files in a customized online portal. Added value: quick file search and sharing; collaboration features; comprehensive meta tagging, and more. Start your 30 day free trial today - no credit card needed!


Swivle Features

  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Customizable Branding
  • File Conversion
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile App
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Artwork Management
  • Asset Management
  • Change Management
  • Fulfillment Distribution
  • Project Management

Swivle Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Clean, quick, no frills asset management

Mar 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Compared to other asset management apps, Swivle offers a clean, crisp interface, simple to learn and use, without any additional weight of various rarely used features. The Collections feature is great, which allows to create collections of assets, like a playlist in Spotify, without having to duplicate them. Along with the History feature, you only have to assign meta data to an asset once, and it can sort of "live" in a multiple places. Uploading and downloading is a breeze, and the Check Out feature, coupled with the Swivle browser Agent, can be incredibly useful. Also the amount of storage to price, compared to other competitors is pretty great.

Cons: There is no way to add custom metadata. Their built-in fields are pretty robust, over 400 fields available, but if I wanted to add a custom field, I can't. The mobile app is pretty simple and great, but you cannot upload through it. The browser version of Swivle is not very mobile-friendly either.

Overall: Love it. We've gotten our assets so much more organized, rather than using a typical cloud file service, and having it sync massive files to dozens of computers. This has also allowed us to create a much better asset sharing experience for outside parties, agencies, etc via the Portals feature. All around a great experience.

Swivle is easy to use and offers a great range of useful functions.

Sep 06, 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: We first purchased Swivle to organize our picture library, but now also use it for all the PDFs of our different publications, videos and for our freelancers to submit data to the editorial office. It's easy to use and doesn't require lots of knowledge for new users. Working gets more and more flexible and individual and therefore it's great to have all the data in the cloud. Customer support also works perfectly, I always got good advice and helpful answers within a short period of time.

Cons: There are different ways to set user rights and you can create groups and rules all of it can become a bit complicated and it's sometimes hard to actually look through.

Overall: Easier to search and find the right files, also more efficient for different tasks. We compared many different digital asset management systems and Swivle was the most flexible solution at a very reasonable cost and easy to set up. You can start using it within a day, not within weeks as with other DAMs you need to set up in your company's own network structure.

Vendor Response

by WoodWing on September 11, 2017

Thanks Martin for your response! In Q3 or Q4 of 2017 we will release our new version of the Management Console, where we have greatly improved the way to set user rights, groups and rules.

The best experience for a photo server

Jul 16, 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're a media company, so the ability to organize our photos and have it easy for everyone on the team to access was a must. Swivle met all of that (we've been using them since they were Elvis), not to mention their customer service is top notch. Anytime we run into issues OR worse, someone accidentally deleted the whole file, Swivle was there and helped us to restore and find the file we needed. They're super transparency about their maintenance time too, which we really appreciate. We especially love the folder sharing option or having a client directly upload photos to our folder.

Cons: Nothing at all. Maybe someway they can help us to bulk-tagging photos in our archives instead of having us going through manually of each photo.

Vendor Response

by WoodWing on July 26, 2018

Thanks for the kind words about our product and our service. Much appreciated!

Anytime our company has had an issue, customer support has been very responsive and open to change.

May 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to organize and easy to share internally and externally. Clients can easily share images and files with our company that we all can access. The creators seem to take into consideration customer feedback to make the software better quality and easier to use.

Cons: Organizing how photos/files are viewed is limiting. There is an option to sort by 5 stars but it takes extra steps to get there and there aren't any other ways to mark important images. Upload takes a long time, even though we have a fast internet connection.

Vendor Response

by WoodWing on June 13, 2018

Thanks for your kind words! It's much appreciated.

I would love to discuss your limitations on organising the files. I might be able to point out an existing way that could help you.

In June 2018 we will release Cloudfront Transfer Acceleration. This will significantly increase the upload speed, no matter where you are in the world.

Capterra loader

Unlimited storage. Affordable prices. Great customer service. Everything we need as a small company.

Apr 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We use this site as a digital asset management system for our publishing company. We've used lots of different options for our storage needs and they have all been too expensive, slow, inaccessible or lousy user experience. I love that we are able to access our files anywhere in the world. We also use their tagging feature. Before we switched to Swivle, the organization of our more than 150,000 files was nightmarish. Now, it's an ease.

Cons: Honestly, I have no complaints about the software. Anytime we have an issue, we let their customer service team know and they are able to help us out.

An intuitive cloud DAM where we manage all our creative assets

Sep 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's really easy to get started with Swivle, there is no big learning curve. The interface is easily understood. Our designer loves the InDesign plugin, because now we have all our layouts available in the cloud, with automatic versioning. The request upload feature is great for working with freelancers, and the build in share feature eliminates the need for other file sharing services!

Cons: The user interface is very easy, but the admin interface could be a bit simpler. When you set up new users and their access rights, there are a lot of different options which take a while to get used to.

Overall: Our small team consists of multiple external people, we don't share an office. Before we were always searching for files, and using file sharing services to transfer assets. Now everything is organized in 1 place. You can easily find the right files, and because it is in the cloud it is of course always available.

Vendor Response

by WoodWing on September 11, 2017

Thanks for the great review. Currently we are working on improving the admin interface. In our new version we have simplified the configuration of users, groups and rules.

Capterra loader

Great tool with easy to use and share capabilities. Also no limits to data storage.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I found this tool while looking for setting up a digital asset management base for the team in my company. We had Google Drive but turns out it had loads of visibility issues, access control and was too costly to manage. Swivle was solving most of it that we were truly looking for. Since we bought the license, me and my team mates have been using this religiously and literally selling it as one thing to go to for the other teams in the company. We are slowly making progress and soon enough it should be the only tool being used here in Cure.fit.

Cons: I feel the UI can be lot better as its very primitive at this point. Folder views, filters for search, naming multiple files, sharing files with external teams needs to be lot more dynamic and thought through.

Vendor Response

by WoodWing on April 20, 2018

Hi Sushant,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Swivle. It's highly appreciated!

I'm really curious about your thoughts how we can improve the UI. I will contact you directly about this.

Thanks again!

It's been helpful, overall.

Mar 29, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: easy to learn,

Allows us to organize and quickly find digital assets

Cons: Some things I'd like to see:

- a "duplicate" function (in addition to "copy") that copies the asset into the exact same folder, instead of restarting at the root directory and requiring navigation every time an asset needs copied.

- InDesign integration that automatically connects to Swivle, instead of needing to manually reconnect assets every time.

- InDesign asset reconnection where you can select individual assets in InDesign to connect to Swivle, instead of a blanket "connect all" option.

Fast, clean and simple

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface is clean and simple. The uploading action is a simple drag and drop.

Rules you can make for viewers in the management console.

Cons: Some files are not supported yet in the software. For example scans of a camera with the extension.fff

Overall: We use it to archive every job in the cloud. Now everything is fast exessible thru the cloud.

And we don't have to worrie about backups.

Excellent solution to manage, share and archive your digital files

May 09, 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 are an agency of photographers in Argentina and we found in Swvile a definitive solution to archive, organize and share with our clients all our production of thousands of photographs as an image bank

Exceeds extensively to all other file sharing services as its interface allows you to find and view files easily and quickly

Another of its strengths are the tools to share and deliver your work with your clients through personalized portals

It is also a great solution for people who want to have all their files online, organized and with easy access at any time and anywhere.

Cons: It can still improve its interface and some search tools like its filter system but I recognize that they are making adjustments permanently as they receive feedbacks

Capterra loader

Really easy to use and low starting fee creates great value!

May 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have evaluated 4-5 different DAM solutions but Swivle is by far the most complete solution. Low starting cost and easy to add on users and features as you go makes it perfect for an evolving business. The Brand portal, ability to send upload requests and tag images is great. Its easy to create filter on files needing retouch etc.

Cons: Actually, I have found none so far. ItΒ΄s working great and considering the features available that other DAM solutions only make available in their enterprise offerings, Swivle stands out.

Overall: An easy implementation and a quick ROI

We are a media company using Swivle for our daily editorial content online and our print content.

May 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It gives us a way to have users find images by typing a keyword instead of thumbing through hundreds of photos in dropbox that aren't organized in any way.

Cons: It is slow. It seems the more photos that are uploaded the more difficult it is to move through the system with ease. Also the folder structure isn't that intuitive when it comes to searching. It should be able to search within all folders even if you have one folder selected. This has confused people in the past.

Swivle is a great way to organize & save high-quality photos! It's helped our organization out a lot

May 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like how you can add tags to photos to make searching easier. I also like the collection function, so you can easily share photos with someone who does not have access.

Cons: I think the interface when viewing photos could be better. It feels like I can't view a large number of photos on the screen at once when I'm scrolling through.

My team has been working on Swivle and really enjoy the ease of uploading and tagging.

May 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the visual format of this software so it's easy for the end user to find files and references when digging for information.

Cons: So far I don't have any cons on the software as we are still exploring and getting familiar with the new digital tool.