Filestage

Filestage

Video, graphic & marketing project management tool

4.7/5 (20 reviews)

Filestage Overview

Filestage is a cloud-based workflow management software that helps manage and centralize file review and approval processes. Designed for freelancers, small, midsize and large businesses, it enables advertising, film, design, sound, creative and media professionals to share videos, images, and PDFs with co-workers and clients to receive real-time feedback and reviews.

Key features of Filestage include commenting, real-time work collaboration, client feedback, file versioning, approval management, workflow monitoring, creation of annotations, to-do lists, and archiving and exporting comments for future use. It also provides an integrated documentation system for users to keep track of feedback and versions. Businesses can personalize Filestage with their brand logo to ensure a consistent and professional look with clients during file sharing.

Filestage stores user data on a centralized platform, which is protected with AES 256-bit encryption, providing a secure work environment. Additionally, it allows integration with tools such as Slack, Trello, and Basecamp to share review links directly in a browser. The software also provides multi-channel support through email, phone and in-app chat.

Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English, French, German

Filestage Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
95% positive reviews
15
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4
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Daniel W.

My customers love Filestage - so do I!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/05/17
Review Source: Capterra

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. 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!

Response from Filestage

Thanks for the review!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Hannah E.

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

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/06/08
Review Source: Capterra

Read my review!

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.

Response from Filestage

Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback!

Best,
The Filestage Team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Vanessa W.

Very helpful and fun to use

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/07/13
Review Source: Capterra

Our first tool to give reviews to our creators was our intranet email. This was very stressful and unorganized. With filestage we had the opportunity to improve this project from zero to 100 in a short time. Now its much more organized, you can communicate well with your employees and tell exactly what u want to change. Thats it!

Pros

The tools to mark in the content of our creators and that you can have many projects of your organization in one place. And there are different options: For departments, projects, internal projects,... its so helpful to have them all in one place

Cons

there is really nothing I can tell. It improved our processes very well and there's nothing that I can tell right now

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Lukas H.

Fast solution for satisfied customers

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/05
Review Source: Capterra

Close cooperation with customers from all industry sectors.
Project support and execution from pre-production to cutting

Pros

fast integration of complex film projects.
fast and easy communication with the customer.
Shortening the correction time

Cons

There is no competitive product.
There is no negative review

Response from Filestage

Lukas, thanks a lot for your review! We really appreciate your feedback. If there's anything you need help with, just let us know.

Best, Max

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Pauline L.

Amazing tool!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2017/10/11
Review Source: Capterra

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!)
-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?

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Filestage Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Starter: $99/month
Pro: $249/month
Enterprise: Tailored to your needs

Filestage Features

  • API
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Customizable Branding
  • Projections
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Search Functionality

Additional information for Filestage

Key features of Filestage

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Process Automation
  • Customizable Dashboard

Benefits

  • Filestage allows users to work collaboratively with clients and co-workers, receive visual feedback on media files, and share updated files with clear versioning.

  • The software enables clients to provide real-time comments and approve videos, documents, designs, and audio files directly in the browser without software installation.

  • Filestage enables users to manage all projects and reviews on a centralized platform, and stay updated on progress and approvals.

  • Filestage is available in three languages including English, German, and French.

  • Filestage allows users full access to files and data in a secure environment, with older versions of files and other shared data available from Filestage's encrypted servers.

  • Filestage FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Filestage.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Filestage offer?

    Filestage offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$99,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Starter: $99/month
    Pro: $249/month
    Enterprise: Tailored to your needs

    Q. What are the main features of Filestage?

    Filestage offers the following features:

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Business Process Automation
    • Customizable Dashboard

    Q. Who are the typical users of Filestage?

    Filestage has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Filestage support?

    Filestage supports the following languages:

    English, French, German

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Filestage offer?

    Filestage has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Filestage support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Filestage supports

    Q. What other apps does Filestage integrate with?

    Filestage integrates with the following applications:

    Basecamp, Slack, Trello

    Q. What level of support does Filestage offer?

    Filestage offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials