Adobe Bridge vs. Brandfolder

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Bridge
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Adobe Bridge is a creative digital asset manager that lets you preview, organize, edit, and publish multiple creative assets (including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Dimension files) with thumbnails and rich previews. Edit metadata. Add keywords, labels, and ratings to assets. Organize assets using collections, and find assets using powerful filters and advanced metadata search features. Collaborate with Libraries and publish to Adobe Stock from Bridge.N/A
Brandfolder
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Brandfolder, from Smartsheet since the 2020 acquisition, supports brands' content and creative assets with adigital asset management software that helps organize, control, create, distribute and measure creative assets across hundreds of formats including 8K video, documents, images and 3D.N/A
Pricing
Adobe BridgeBrandfolder
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe BridgeBrandfolder
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Bridge
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Ratings
Brandfolder
7.3
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Content analytics00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
DAM Features
Comparison of DAM Features features of Product A and Product B
Adobe Bridge
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Ratings
Brandfolder
7.9
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Uploading assets00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Downloading assets00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Categories00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Asset storage00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Asset sharing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Asset search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Tagging system00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Content editing00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Embed codes00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Metadata00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Collections00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
User access00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Workflow automations00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Related asset discovery00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
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Adobe BridgeBrandfolder
Small Businesses
CoSchedule Marketing Suite
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe BridgeBrandfolder
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe BridgeBrandfolder
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
If you're working with tons of files and different types of files and you have to keep them sorted out and be able to tell the differences within the files...this is the best option for you. It will make your life so much easier being able to preview everything quickly while seeing the small details. I do know that some photographers are really happy with how Lightroom catalogs their images, but I think for anyone doing major compositing or video work, Bridge is hands down the way to go. It just saves you so much time and headaches.
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Smartsheet
It is so well suited for a cloud based DAM. It's loads so fast, works well in every browser. With remote work now it is so easily for our team to upload, organize, share, and view analytics on our assets. The best feature is the templating system which allows your designers to take what they design in Adobe Indesign and denote which areas are editable and it keeps the formatting, style, and fonts to the end user. The only other options on the market would require the designer to rebuild the design on a separate platform like Canvas. I wish the platform did more to help with handling videos. It doesn't display the runtime on a video, the specs, or play captions inline with the video. I also wish it would do media pushing to social media platforms.
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Pros
Adobe
  • User friendly.
  • Works well in combination with it's other adobe products.
  • Like that's it's included in the cost of Creative Cloud.
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Smartsheet
  • Documents such as contact lists and cooperative programs
  • Featured listings, agents, and maps are just a few examples of creative advertising concepts
  • Provides organization
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Cons
Adobe
  • User interface could be more friendly--currently it has a very techy feel
  • Sometimes it’s a bit slow to load the program initially
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Smartsheet
  • If you have a large collection of images, like we do, and you go 2 or 3 pages deep and select an image, then close the image, the collection snaps back to page 1. It's pretty frustrating.
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Alternatives Considered
Adobe
Bridge is just easier and quicker. It suits our purposes more
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Smartsheet
Brandfolder has the best UI/UX for the end user and the administrator. The UI/UX is modern and not just a recreation of a folder system like old OS file systems. Brandfolder is so visual based and loads so quickly that makes it easy for users to find their assets quickly. The templating is totally unique when compared to other options on the market. The tagging system, duplicate detection, collections, and stacking files into an asset makes the platform efficient to manage and use
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Return on Investment
Adobe
  • It's saved me probably thousands of hours at this point. I used to spend so much time looking for different files and now I can find them all quickly.
  • I can now decide which are the 15 images I will deliver from a portrait session within 10 minutes. It used to take me around an hour to open them each up and start deciding.
  • I quit negatively speaking to myself for misnaming files and then never being able to find them.
  • I only complain about Adobe Bridge when it doesn't work with a firewall and I have to turn it off or restart my computer.
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Smartsheet
  • Cut down on time doubling time on assets
  • It took a long time to set up and train.
  • It is very expensive.
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