Canto Checked All Of The Boxes
March 01, 2021

Canto Checked All Of The Boxes

Jeff Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Canto

We use Canto to store all of our digital assets, from stock photography, product labels, video, marketing assets like brochures, and even headshots! Our entire company uses Canto in various ways depending on their department. Before Canto, we were storing our files on various hard drives - and each time we needed something we'd play everyone's fun game of "who has it", "who has the latest version", and "where are the attachments to this InDesign file". Now, everyone has the ability to log in and quickly keyword search for exactly what they are looking for.
  • Visually show you the file in a thumbnail without having to click on it
  • Keyword search to find files relating to exactly what you're looking for
  • Easy user upload and download
  • Ability to share assets with outside members
  • The servers get slow after a single use experience of uploading items
  • The servers can't handle large uploads (for instance like 1 GB) very well
  • It would be nice to not have to pay for more than 5 users
  • Canto has taken the guesswork out of "where's that file"
  • Canto's keyword tagging and visual UI is spot on and super user friendly
  • Canto provides a good responsive flex UI - we log in from our phones quite a bit
  • Canto is expensive - and the expense is justified by having our team not waste as much time locating and sharing files.
We evaluated a few other digital asset management systems including Dropbox, Adobe, Bynder, and Aprimo. Our checklist was to find a system that would allow us to simply keyword tag, search, share, and store - all visually with ease. Canto checked all of those boxes for us. There were aspects we liked about the other systems, but none had everything we were looking for - except Canto.

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Canto can definitely help a company efficiently store and find their assets, especially if they have a lot of them (files in the thousands). The ability to visually see and search for a file in seconds is why our company signed up. Their support staff has also been nothing short of amazing. I will say, though, if you're looking for an easy way to share assets outside of your organization without too much hassle, Canto can be a bit clunky sometimes.