(Almost) All-in-One Proofing, Markup and Review Tool
Updated July 20, 2021

(Almost) All-in-One Proofing, Markup and Review Tool

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ziflow

We use Ziflow for internal creative reviews, proofing, and pre-client reviews. We use it for social post images, collateral, direct mail, websites and videos. It is currently being used by the entire marketing department and we may expand to client use in the future. It has help speed up and organize our approval process by centralizing and formalizing the reviews.
  • Ziflow accepts multiple file formats, from images, to videos and live website URLs.
  • The markup tools are intuitive.
  • The email notification of a new proof makes it easy for me to find what needs to be addressed quickly.
  • We still proof and review PowerPoint and Word documents directly in the files because the markup and history built into the programs are better than Ziflow.
  • The process for adding minor proofs and stages, plus adding or changing the people on the proofs is a bit confusing and doesn't completely align with the process we have. We have adapted, but it's still not a clean transition and can be confusing.
  • While the interface is easy to understand for some (me!), it is too complicated for others. There are ways to customize and set your preferences, but until one figures out how to set things to their liking, it can be confusing and frustrating to them.
  • Ziflow allows multiple users to comment on a file at once. We used to have to lock files when someone was commenting or run the risk of comments not being saved if multiple people downloaded the file around the same time.
  • Ziflow has (partially) centralized where we go for feedback. This saves time when searching for the files.
  • As with any new thing, there has been a learning period and certain people who don't like the change.
As stated earlier, being able to review multiple file-formats has allowed us to centralize and simplify how and where we give feedback. The flow from version to version, minor version, or new stage is a bit confusing and isn't quite apples-to-apples with our process.
I like that you are able to tag someone when you want their input. I wish we could integrate Ziflow with our project management program (FinancialForce).

Do you think Ziflow delivers good value for the price?

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Did Ziflow live up to sales and marketing promises?

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Would you buy Ziflow again?


I don't know the name of the software from my previous company. It was similar, but not as robust. Adobe Acrobat is the most similar, but it doesn't compare.
Ziflow is well suited for marking up .jpgs and other raster-based files and has all of the markup tools I need for PDFs. I'm able to easily add comments to videos without having to manually add timestamps and can add feedback on live websites without having to mark up a .jpg or .pdf export of the site.

As stated earlier, Ziflow does not have the markup functionality depth that is available in Microsoft Word and one cannot edit presentation notes in a PowerPoint document.