Filestage Features

Filestage

For teams to manage their content review process

4.79/5 (56 reviews)

Filestage Feature Summary

  • API
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Review
  • Commenting
  • Document Review
  • External Review Process
  • Image Proofing
  • Internal Review Process
  • Manage Content Review Process
  • PDF Commenting
  • SSL Security
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Proofing
  • Workflow Management

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API
Activity Dashboard
Application Integration
Asset Management
Automated Scheduling
Bug Tracking
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Customer Experience Management
Customizable Branding
Dashboard Creation
Deadline Management
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Employee Onboarding
Event Management
Feedback Collection
Feedback Management
File Management
Forms Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Gantt Charts
Multi-Department / Project
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Process Control
Progress Tracking
Project Budgeting
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Management
Revision Management
SSL Security
Single Sign On
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Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
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To-Do List
Version Control
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API
Activity Dashboard
Application Integration
Asset Management
Automated Scheduling
Bug Tracking
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Customer Experience Management
Customizable Branding
Dashboard Creation
Deadline Management
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Employee Onboarding
Event Management
Feedback Collection
Feedback Management
File Management
Forms Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Gantt Charts
Multi-Department / Project
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Process Control
Progress Tracking
Project Budgeting
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Management
Revision Management
SSL Security
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Timeline Management
To-Do List
Version Control
Workflow Management
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@mentions
API
Activity Dashboard
Application Integration
Asset Management
Automated Scheduling
Bug Tracking
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Customer Experience Management
Customizable Branding
Dashboard Creation
Deadline Management
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Employee Onboarding
Event Management
Feedback Collection
Feedback Management
File Management
Forms Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Gantt Charts
Multi-Department / Project
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Process Control
Progress Tracking
Project Budgeting
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Management
Revision Management
SSL Security
Single Sign On
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Timeline Management
To-Do List
Version Control
Workflow Management
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Filestage Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Filestage's features:

Jenny Travis

Makes reviewing creative easy

2020-02-04

Overall I really like it - I would love for it to integrate with other project management tools I use like Basecamp.

Pros

Easy to mark up creative without having to download and upload so many PDFs - I can mark exactly where I want to see changes, and can clearly see how other reviewers have marked it up and if they have approved it.

Cons

It's easy to click into the wrong version and not realize there's a newer version that I should be reviewing instead - sometimes my notification emails come out of order, which causes this.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nina Deuterio

No More Scope Creep and Faster Completion of Deliverables

2020-08-03

No more emailing PDF files to the client, client adding comments, resending it back, then inquiring about what portion of the document the client was referring to etc.

Pros

The interface is not overwhelming and I can quickly upload, add reviewers, and make comments all in record time.

Cons

As a freelancer, it can be a little pricey. However, it seems to already have paid for itself because my sanity is not impacted with having to email PDFs back and forth for small revisions.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Martina Kunze

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

2018-08-15

I was looking for an easy way to make files available to my customers for review.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Weissensteiner

My customers love Filestage - so do I!

2017-05-17

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

Pros

- Easy interface - Easy feedback - Documentation - Great customer service Easy interface, especially for customers.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Filestage


Thanks for the review!

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Anonymous
( company, 501-1000 employees)

The Invision of video, and project files

2018-05-29

Great collaboration on project files

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Pauline Lahary

Amazing tool!

2017-10-11

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

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!)

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?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Maria Moreno

Easy to use

2020-06-01

I've been working remotely for 3 years and I've suffered from not having a tool to organise the review workflow. Now getting my worked reviewed takes less time and effort.

Pros

Easy to use, supports many file types, charged by active projects and not by file storage or number of files.

Cons

Sometimes it is a bit slow, specially for users that are force to use older browsers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 10001+ employees)

Simple yet very effective platform!

2020-06-19

Quite impressive so far as it makes the coordination across team easier and hasslefree, especially at this time of pandemic - where "work from home" is the only option for our teams

Pros

Version control helps in checking all updates happened over time Export and share feedback with clients & teams Annotation tool helps in understanding the suggested changes or modifications Can define roles, tasks visibility and permission levels The option of adding attachments is an add-on

Cons

An option to switch between different tabs/assets without going back on the main homepage multiple times

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Wonderful tool for the review process!

2018-03-23

Fast and easy reviewing process

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)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mai Samir

FileStage Review

2020-11-12

It helps us to accelerate the review process with the video editors and it makes the feedback and the collaboration between all stockholders easy

Pros

the approval process project tracker collaboration tools

Cons

The limitation on the review steps for the pro plan

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marie-Josee Boissonneau

Simplify advertising approvals

2020-10-28

Streamlined the approval process

Pros

I began using it just a few months ago to approve advertising material, add comments or add missing translations to our advertising material.

Cons

There are many notification emails generated after each step but then that is also a plus as you can track what you've done.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah Firle

So helpful!

2020-08-19

Pros

It's also helpful to be able to reply to specific comments so that all of the communication on that one piece is together.

Cons

One suggestion: There was one instance where there were a couple of unresolved comments on version 1, but we needed time to figure them out and in the meantime we moved onto version 2.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jovan Miljevic

Filestage helps us to move faster with our creative content

2019-11-09

Creating and collaborating with various range of content seems like a breeze.

Pros

Filestage gives us more clarity in all aspects of content collaboration and content process review. Our workflow now is more streamlined and we are able to execute things faster.

Cons

I have nothing to complain about specifically. Some bugs can occur when you are using a lot of plugins but that's pretty much normal.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hannah Epelbaum

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

2018-06-08

Read my review!

Pros

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.

Cons

Clunky to use on mobile, an app would be great eventually, for even more on-the-go quick response ability.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Filestage


Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback!

Best,
The Filestage Team

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Rick Ho

Huge time saver

2020-06-17

Customer communication for approvals had never been easier

Pros

This is the best way we found to share, comment and get approvals from clients.

Cons

It would be great if we could just enter URL and it scraped the page automatically. It’s a feature available in some of their competitors.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Vivien Dorbandt

filestage is the best and easiest way to get a feedback from your customers

2019-01-09

Filestage is a very helpfull tool to get feedback, because the customer can comment exactly the frame that needs to be changed.

Pros

- easy upload - clear layout - great comment tool - very friendly support - you can update your files to a newer version without any struggle

Cons

I'm very happy with this tool :)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Moritz Schelkle

Filstage is easy to use

2019-07-03

Pros

I liked the most, that our students marketing association could easily do the Corporate Design checks, which are necessary for us.

Cons

Sometimes I had the feeling, that some Comments on already uploaded Pictures weren't send as an email to the others, cause the notification on the right lower corner was missing sometimes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Evan Umberger

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

2017-07-03

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Lisa Weißer

Streamline feedback and approval processes

2020-03-04

Pros

The best feature about the software is that review links can be sent to anyone - internal or external, team member or non-team member.

Cons

We would even benefit more from using the software, if it was possible to comment and edit open file formats such as Word, Excel, Power Point.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Rafael Polendo

Best in its Class

2020-04-22

Extremely easy to use.

Pros

Filestage has been a gamechanger for our company. My team spent a week researching and testing various platforms and options, and none came close to what Filestage offered. I highly recommend it.

Cons

Would like to see a few feature and UI tweaks, but nothing major.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Lizzy Munter

Filestage Helps to Move Our Projects Forward

2020-04-22

Pros

I love how easy it is to upload, comment on, and share files.

Cons

Filestage meets our needs. I haven't encountered any features that are missing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jens Streger

Easy and Lean!

2016-05-30

They prefer Filestage because of the easy and intuitive design. The data security is another advantage over the competitors.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Filestage


Thanks Jens! We are glad to hear that!

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Jeremy Reiss

Multi-user collaboration

2020-10-01

Filestage allowed all of us to look at one PDF and collaborate, which saved a lot of time.

Pros

Filestage allowed multiple team members to review and comment on a large PDF.

Cons

The hyperlinks didn't work after uploading to Filestage. (I believe this is being fixed in a future update.)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Thea Gässler

Review about Filestage

2019-07-04

We use it to get an approval from our national team to flyer and other design elements.

Pros

This software is really use to use and very practical to communicate with people who are geographical distanced from each other

Cons

There is no email when a data is "freigegeben"

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sascha Jost

Great software for internal and external approval

2020-09-03

Pros

It helped us to get better and more organised feedback from our clients and to speed up the approval process.

Cons

An integration with our other tools would be nice.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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