This article talks about a free online tool to get real-time collaborative feedback on live websites and digital content. There are lots of free online design feedback to collected collaborative feedback on website design, graphics, etc. But most of those tools require you to upload an image of your design to collect feedback even if your website is live.
Markup is a visual commenting platform that allows you to collect real-time feedback on live websites and URLs. You can simply add URL to your content to create a project and then share the project with others to get their feedback in real-time. People can add comments on the design and layout and you can reply to them for collaboration. After making the required changes, you can mark comments “Resolved” and keep all the feedback organized.
You can create an unlimited number of projects with an unlimited number of collaborators for free. There are also paid plans that offer team management, account organization, third-party integration, while labeling, and more.
Get Real-Time Collaborative Feedback on Live Websites
To collection real-time collaborative feedback on live websites and other digital assets, you have to create an account on Markup. After creating an account, when you login, it takes you to the dashboard where you can enter URL to the website or other digital assets and create projects. As you enter the URL, it automatically creates a project for that and adds that to your account. Then, you can share the project URL with others or enter their email addresses to invite them for real-time collaborative feedback.
When you or the collaborators opens the project, they get the website on a dynamic canvas. Collaborators can click on any design element and add their feedback. The feedbacks are organized on the left side of the canvas along with a hotspot annotation on the website. From there, you can track active comments, reply, and mark resolved.
There is also a “Browse” option at the bottom of the canvas. This option expands the canvas to the full window and allows you to explore the website. You can interact normally, click links, navigate to other pages, and then move back to comment to give feedback.
Markup is a great visual commenting platform to gather collective feedback on live websites in real-time. With URL-based projects, it makes collecting feedback quicker and eliminates the long feedback loop. And with flexibilities like unlimited projects and collaborators, it allows you to keep and manage all your feedback in one place. However, there is still room for improvement as it lacks features like version-control, draw, etc. which are essential for design feedback.