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Online Design Collaboration Tool

Published 08/18/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for? is a web based application designed to help agencies, freelancers and design team collaborate on projects. The user can upload and share work and present it to others for feedback. Users can create individual projects and upload files to each project. Work can be shared by email, instant message or by sharing a unique URL. Cage allows the user to collect notes and comments from team members and clients and store them in one convenient location. The user can invite specific individuals to join a Cage group. Conversations are presented in thread form so users can view past comments and feedback. Project owners can add passwords to keep their content protected and control who can view files. Cage can generate web based slideshows so the viewer doesn’t have to download anything to view the slide show. Cage also records project history so the user can see the most recent additions and updates as they happen.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Cage is a product of BitConfused, a company founded in December of 2009. The company is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and includes CEO Sandip Patel, CTO Justin Boeckman and CCO Michael Dick. The Cage application was launched in June 2011.

What are the differences to other apps?

Cage is a collaboration tool intended specifically for designers, freelancers and agencies. The features included allow users to share their work securely. Passwords can be added so only team members, clients or whoever needs access can see the items posted to a project. The user can maintain multiple projects and quickly obtain feedback from clients and coworkers.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Cage uses a modern design that gives it a unique flavor without overwhelming its professional style. Users are greeted by a primarily black and slate blue design against a plain white background. The user interface features simple icons and rounded pop up boxes that contain data entry fields in white and light grey. Members appear with their information as well as an image to create a personal atmosphere. Conversations are threaded so users can easily see what was said and when it was posted.

How does the registration process work?

New users can create Cage accounts by clicking the blue and white “Create an Account” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The page fades and a pop up box appears, asking the user for a full name, company or organization name, email address and password. The user is also asked to provide their desired Cage URL before clicking the blue and white “Create Your Account” button at the base of the form. After submitting the form, the user is asked to invite others to join Cage before logging in.

What does it cost to use the application?

Cage currently welcomes all users to sign up for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for creating an account. The application is still in beta, so it is possible that a membership fee or premium account option could be added later on. The website does not state whether this is a planned change or if Cage will remain free for all users after beta.

Who would you recommend the application to? is a valuable tool for anyone who works on creative projects and has a need to collaborate or obtain feedback. The application is intended for freelancers, designers and other teams or groups that complete projects with a visual focus.

  • Create individual projects
  • Add passwords so work stays secure
  • Upload images and files to share progress
  • Receive feedback from team members and clients
  • View project stats and slide shows

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FREE - Permanently free version




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