Cincopa Brings Quick, Easy Gallery Options to Any Platform
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated April 23, 2019

Cincopa Brings Quick, Easy Gallery Options to Any Platform

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cincopa

My marketing agency was hired to build a catalogue site for an audio equipment dealer. Over the course of discovery, we settled on using BigCommerce as a platform. One issue we didn't realize was the difference between page designs on the website and product pages versus the internal blog pages. We decided to utilize Cincopa to offer a gallery on content (blog) articles that would allow for a quick solution that worked better than writing custom software or intricate CSS files to facilitate multiple images in BigCommerce blog pages. As much of our client's website relies on multiple high-quality images, we needed a solution that loaded quickly, looked great, and was easy to embed or integrate. We found that in Cincopa.
  • Set-Up: Setting up the galleries is mostly a drag-and-drop process that makes it easy for laymen (or interns) to easily format and put together, without a lot of coding knowledge or experience.
  • Integration: With multiple options for integration, Cincopa allows you to control how the calls are made. Since it is a script-based import with its own container, it actually makes it easy to drop into nearly any webpage with little to no additional fussing.
  • Options: Cincopa offers a great deal of gallery templates that can be used for images, videos, playlists, etc. The templates offer unique presentations and functions, and each template gives you additional control over the appearance of each gallery.
  • In my experience, the drag-and-drop functionality when re-ordering a gallery has a tendency to break. This is either a complicated lock-up (something to do with the visualization) or being treated as text and only highlighting instead of moving.
  • Many of the tool tips (?) don't explain the option well, often just repeating the available option. This isn't a major factor as some of the option effects can be figured out through trial and error, but it was something that I noticed during my first set-up.
  • For the client, Cincopa offered a great way to add attractive mixed-media galleries that fit into a blog post. It also is easy enough for unskilled (or at least not highly skilled in JS, CSS, or HTML)
  • For my agency, it offered us a quick solution that integrated well into a website without additional coding or fussing. Cincopa allowed us to develop the site on a platform that didn't offer native galleries in the content sections. This saved plenty of time for the development team and reduced the cost of the overhead for the project management team.
When looking for a gallery system on BigCommerce, we looked at POWr, Owl Carousel, and JuiceBox.
We settled on Cincopa due to the embed options, drag-and-drop functionality, and the lack of development needed to integrate into our website. Additionally, Cincopa's price point (especially with a free option) put it in the lead over similar products like JuiceBox.
I would say that Cincopa is a first-stop for any dev project without an internal gallery option. This is especially true if the person in charge of content or building the galleries is not a coder. Cincopa makes designing a good looking gallery and inserting it into nearly any webpage a pretty simple process, so it is a great starting place. There may be other options that would fit a different development project better (internal gallery functions or a full-scale DAM with importable galleries), but for our purposes Cincopa was (and is) a perfect fit.

Cincopa Feature Ratings

Lead generation
8
Video personalization
Not Rated
eCommerce
Not Rated
Support for advertisements
Not Rated
Video SEO
8
Integration to Marketing Automation
Not Rated
Integration to Salesforce.com
Not Rated
Integration to Marketo
Not Rated
Integration to HubSpot
Not Rated
Video access controls
10
User management
5
Video link sharing
Not Rated
Internal video
10
External video
9
Player customization
10
Embedded videos
10
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Not Rated
Mobile compatibility
Not Rated
Per viewer tracking
10
Per video tracking
10
Video analytics dashboard
Not Rated
On-Demand video
Not Rated
Live streaming
Not Rated
Video upload & format support
10
Video library / File management
10
Video portal
Not Rated
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Not Rated
Video comments
Not Rated

Using Cincopa

ProsCons
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Familiar
None
  • Setting up a video, image, or mixed media gallery is quite easy. It can look a little daunting because of the number of customization options, but setting up a good looking gallery from the template is very simple.
  • Rearranging images in the gallery is a little wonky or difficult.
  • There are a lot of customization options. This is a positive thing; however, it may seem like there are more options than necessary.
Cincopa is very easy to use, especially to the uninitiated. You don't need a degree in CS or years of experience to set-up a fantastic looking gallery. The interface is self-explanatory for the most part and very easy to use. The drag-and-drop functionality makes it simple and inviting for all users.