Bidsketch Features

Bidsketch

Proposal software and templates

4.19/5 (21 reviews)

Bidsketch Feature Summary

  • Reusable content
  • Compliant with U.S. and international e-signature laws
  • Embed images and video
  • Notifications on proposal views, comments and changes
  • Use your own custom HTML/CSS designs
  • See proposal viewing time
  • Variety of design templates
  • Alerts on exported to PDF proposals
  • Exportable to PDF
  • Integrations with FreshBooks, Salesforce and more
  • Optional additional fee selection feature
  • Flexible branding with colors and logos
  • Client commenting features
  • Add your own company domain URL
  • Automated messages at client approval
  • Store and archive client contact information
  • Electronic signature feature
  • Notification when proposals are signed
  • Gather IP address, email and other client info
  • Leave private notes on client accounts

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Bidsketch Feature Reviews

18 reviewers had the following to say about Bidsketch's features:

Nathan West

Bidsketch for the best proposal writing software out there.

2017-02-14

Their proposal templates and third-party integrations save you lots of time.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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L. Perry

An Easy to Use Reasonable Price Proposal Solution!

2019-09-18

Pros

Now that process takes less than 30 minutes. The templates are detailed and easy to customize to your liking or your brand.

Cons

Also, I wish the UI was a bit more updated.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Liz Ward

Verified Reviewer

An easy to use and cost effective proposal software program

2018-07-26

Pros

Great looking templates that are simple to edit, reasonable price for the value it brings, clean user interface, saves lots of time

Cons

It would be nice if perhaps the proposals were more customizable with a greater range of color, fonts, etc.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Jane Gilpatric

Nice but pricey and not as feature-rich

2017-09-19

I only tried this for about a month but it was nice to be able to fill in a form easily instead of manually updating a proposal on my computer and then uploading it to a third-party digital signature service.

Pros

Online signatures // Looks professional and clean // easy for clients to view and sign proposals // Freshbooks integration // Basecamp integration // Ability to change logo and colors to match your branding // Able to see if/when clients viewed proposals

Cons

Cannot change proposal layout (only logo and colors) // Way too pricey for a small business

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric Kline

Verified Reviewer

BidSketch Review

2018-01-25

Pros

Save time by having a template 5. Ability to share link or email the proposal 6.

Cons

There has been no issues that prevent me from doing my job. The only thing I'd recommend is a way to suspend a proposal and retrieve it later instead of having to delete it all together for it to be private.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Adam Schmeeckle

Verified Reviewer

Saves so much time

2016-04-20

Here at ARS Digital Marketing, we use Bidsketch to quickly and easily design custom proposals for our clients.

Pros

Saves alot of time. One-stop place to organize client proposals.

Cons

Nothing really so far. If I had one comment it would be to increase the 25-client limit on the starter plan.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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Joshua MacFall

Verified Reviewer

It make me look professional & gets the job done!

2017-10-13

Pros

Professional way to sign on a client Can use past proposals as a template to start from Can customize fonts, colors and background areas

Cons

Not easy to completely customize from scratch to match my brand. Interface is not always intuitive.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Heather Wood

Verified Reviewer

BidSketch Review by a Freelance Web Designer

2018-01-09

Pros

I love that I get notifications when my clients look at the quote.

Cons

I wish it was easier to find the public URL so I could preview it anytime before choosing to send to the client.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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sofie di bartolomeo

Make Great proposals!

2018-12-17

Pros

The design is very clean and the user interface is very intuitive, it is really built to make your business life easier and faster if you don't​ have much time to create rich proposals.

Cons

It is a bit expensive especially​ if you are not a very big business, but it is worth to try at least the free trial.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Alla Kharrousheh

Verified Reviewer

Professional, Effective, and Reliable.

2018-01-03

Pros

It is a reliable tool with friendly UI and UX.

Cons

To be honest, every time I face a challenge with Bidsketch and realize that it is limited, I just ask the support team and I get my answer.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Dawn Gribble

Verified Reviewer

Smart & Efficient

2017-10-13

Pros

Bidsketch has been invaluable, saving me a considerable amount of time whilst still allowing me to maintain a professional appearance. The templates are detailed, well considered and easy to customise – allowing for quick and efficient use regardless of the size client I need it for, and they can be designed to fully capitalise on any key areas I need to address.

Cons

I'd like to be able to further customise the templates with additional imagery as some clients prefer more visuals than others, but this is a minor want and in no way diminishes the current capability.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Jamie Harmiden

Verified Reviewer

Waste Of Time & Will Not Save You Time

2017-10-13

Pros

There is a 14 day free trial. Thank You for that as I only needed 3 hours to tell me never to use this platform.

Cons

Very, very basic proposal templates. Bottom line is if you know your product or service you sure do not need this companies generic ones.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: GetApp
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Ginger Jones

I want to love the software, but it has a ton of bugs

2018-05-14

Pros

I like the various sections and the templates.

Cons

When editing a certain section and you save, it takes you to the beginning of the document, which wastes a lot of time. A lot of times we will save something and the changes won't save.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessi Healey

Best way to prepare a proposal!

2018-03-07

Pros

Not only are there many templates to choose from, you can edit to customize them and save them or you can create your own templates.

Cons

I'd like to see contracts added and sent out following a signed proposal. For some projects the signed proposal is enough but for writing projects, I'd like to have everything clearly outlined in a dedicated contract too and it's be great to have that all in the same software.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Louis Camassa

Proposals made easy

2019-04-01

It's a reliable platform that's easy to use for those making proposals and those approving them (clients).

Pros

It's easy to organize your services into modules and sections which reduces time to create a proposal.

Cons

Pre-written proposal sections were added and can't be removed. It is nice to have a default library of content, but we already have a plethora of content and would like to remove the default content. Currently, we can't.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Krista Carnes

Streamlines the busy work

2016-11-09

For what use to take me hours, now can take half the time or less.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1-10 employees)

Great tool for sending proposals quickly and professionally

2018-12-10

great experience

Pros

It looks very neat and professional and very easy to get started, not overwhelming but easy to use.

Cons

have to enter card to get free trial is not ideal even if they do offer money back guarantee if you forgot to cancel.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jaime Santiago

Simply Excellent

2019-11-09

It's been a pleasure to work with Bidsketch so far. Sending and getting proposals signed has been a smooth sail from the moment I started using it. My customers have not had any issues signing or filling out the proposals either. It's a win win.

Pros

Bidsketch is dead easy to use.

Cons

I haven't found any issues that have been show stoppers. Everything has worked for me with no issues.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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