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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zeplin

Zeplin is, overall, really great for what it’s known for: design handoffs to development teams. Thus, it’s an excellent tool for scenarios in which the design and development teams do not work very closely. Because it allows users to use the tool on various platforms, it’s also great for teams in which there are in-house and remote (or contract) staff working on a single project. The tool is pretty lightweight once users are on-boarded, so it’s also great for larger teams. However, it can take significant time to onboard people to it, so it might not be great for more rushed projects. It also doesn’t have a ton of functionality beyond supporting design handoffs, so one might choose a more inclusive tool, such as Figma, to support more steps in the design process. Finally, Zeplin is costly and its rates are pretty inflexible, so this might not be the most ideal tool for more cash-strapped teams who want to use Zeplin for more than one project at a time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Opal
7.9
Zeplin
Task Management
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Gantt Charts
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Scheduling
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Workflow Automation
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Mobile Access
Opal
1.0
Zeplin
Search
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Visual planning tools
Opal
9.1
Zeplin

Communication

Opal
6.1
Zeplin
Chat
Opal
4.5
Zeplin
Notifications
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Discussions
Opal
4.5
Zeplin

File Sharing & Management

Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Versioning
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Video files
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Audio files
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Document collaboration
Opal
9.1
Zeplin
Access control
Opal
9.1
Zeplin

Pros

Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
Kelly Rigotti | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zeplin

  • Provides dimensions across iOS, Android and Web which saves developers from a lot of guess and check when implementing designs
  • Allows for easy download of digital design assets for developers to easily organize and implement
  • Great user experience in terms of the product itself and a great value for your money
  • Automatically generates CSS for web designs which is AMAZING!
Brad Henderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zeplin

  • It would be better if it has a dedicated web application
  • It's not the easiest tool to learn and start working with
  • It would be awesome if it had more features turning it into an all-around tool for mockups and prototypes
Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Opal

Opal 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Zeplin is not a fully functional prototyping software system, but having the ability to add notes to help explain what actions are expected allows me to rate it high.
Ray Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.4
Based on 5 answers
Zeplin has classic support with a chat from the website. It's working fine, and we're also getting the support needed when needed. However, Zeplin is very good at closing the incidents and moving on. It was a while ago we had a case with their support so that it might have improved since then.
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Opal

You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
Teena Thach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zeplin

Zeplin is great to inspect and share user interfaces, specifications and assets, perfect for developers. Tools like InVision and Marvel are much better to create prototypes for both developers, coworkers and even stakeholders, but they don't have this kind of feature (inspection) as Zeplin does.So each of them can be used for different purposes, offering different approaches to share and interact with layouts for apps and websites.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Opal

  • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
  • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
  • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zeplin

  • Much smoother hand offs between UX design / content strategy / product and the devs, putting all necessary design info in the same place as specs and code snippets.
  • The Slack integration is really handy and makes it faster and easy to see updates / comments in real time.
  • Zeplin improves communication between the design and development teams, allowing them to more easily "speak the same language" when working on a new feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Zeplin

Pricing Details

Opal

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Zeplin

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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