If you haven’t heard of redpen.io yet, now is a perfect time to check it out. They just released “Version 2” with some cool new features.

What is it?

Red Pen is a handy little collaboration and review tool that simplifies the process of creative reviews and approvals. It makes sharing, commenting, and getting updates on design projects lightning fast, and most importantly…simple.

The best part?

While there are some small limitations, you can share single files for collaboration for free. They also offer more robust project management options with their Pro packages, but for a lot of people just single files will suit their needs just fine. To get started it’s as easy as dragging and dropping an image from your computer onto their upload element.

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Once your image is uploaded, you can also name it and include a description:



From there you can send it off to the client for their review. Just click the “Share with colleagues” Button…

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…and it will give you a link you can copy and paste into an email to the client.



At that point the communication begins!  The client can reply to comments, or even make new discussion by clicking anywhere on the image.



Each person in the creative loop will now receive notifications of replies and comments on the file.  Making the whole process fluid and fast.  The developers actually made this tool because of their own frustrations with the creative collaboration process.  It really shows too, because it’s completely evident that Red Pen was developed with real world usage in mind.

Obviously this is a great tool for agencies, but even freelancers may find this useful in their daily dealings too.  So check it out!      



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