What is Filestage?

Filestage is a review and approval platform that frees teams from chaotic approval processes, making work more joyful and productive.

From large enterprises to independent agencies, we help teams share, discuss, and approve all their files, all in one place – including documents, images, videos, websites, and audio files.

Today, some of the world’s best brands and agencies get their work approved with Filestage, including AB Inbev, LG, Havas, GroupM, and Emirates.

Who Uses Filestage?

Filestage is for anyone who shares files for feedback and approval. It makes reviews faster and easier for everyone involved – from creatives and project managers to internal stakeholders and clients

Where can Filestage be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based

About the vendor

  • Filestage
  • Located in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Founded in 2015
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus and 64 others

Languages

English, French, German

Filestage pricing

Starting Price:

€9.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Filestage does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Filestage paid version starts at €9.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Filestage
  • Located in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Founded in 2015
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus and 64 others

Languages

English, French, German

Filestage videos and images

Filestage Software - The online proofing software that helps you hit your deadlines
Filestage Software - See the status of every file from your project dashboard
Filestage Software - Get crystal clear feedback and discuss comments in context
Filestage Software - Make it easy for stakeholders to prioritize reviews, for free
Filestage Software - Compare versions to check all the changes have been made
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Filestage Software - The online proofing software that helps you hit your deadlines
Filestage Software - See the status of every file from your project dashboard
Filestage Software - Get crystal clear feedback and discuss comments in context
Filestage Software - Make it easy for stakeholders to prioritize reviews, for free
Filestage Software - Compare versions to check all the changes have been made

Features of Filestage

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Annotations
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Artwork Management
  • Asset Categorisation
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Business Process Automation
  • Campaign Management
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Document Capture
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Media Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Tracking
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Video Archiving
  • Video Support
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Filestage

Average score

Overall
4.8 (81)
Ease of Use
4.7 (81)
Customer Service
4.7 (81)
Features
4.6 (81)
Value for Money
4.6 (81)

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
77%
4
22%
3
1%
Joey P.
Director of Operations in US
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

After looking at a dozen apps, Filestage won

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Filestage is great! It helps us to streamline the review process. As an online business with clients all over the US, it helps a ton. I highly recommend Filestage.

Pros:

- Easy to use: Although some of our clients struggle to learn it, overall most love it! We get tons of compliments on it. Not only is it easy for our clients, but it's easy for our team to use as well. - Customer service: Whenever we have a problem, Filestage jumps on it. - Simple UI: Unlike so many apps like Filestage, they do not complicate the UI. It's clean and simple. - They listen!: Filestage listens to feedback. They actually make improvements based on what you say.

Cons:

- Slow speeds: Since we Filestage heavily, we have had slow load times on occasion. But thankfully, it hasn't been a major problem. - Client confusion: Some clients who aren't as tech-savvy struggle. But it's not Filestage's problem honestly. The only bit of feedback from them is making it clearer how to use it and making it more clear where the review or approval button is and when it is pressed.

Alternatives Considered: PageProof, Hightail, GoProof, GoVisually, Ashore, InVision App and Ziflow

Reasons for Choosing Filestage: ProofMe died. Literally.

Reasons for Switching to Filestage: - Intuitive UI and UX - Easy to use - Good customer service - Customized pricing

Michael F.
CEO / Ownder in Germany
Shipbuilding, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Review management: simple, fast and effective

5.0 last month New

Pros:

We use Filestage for all review processes of images, layouts, films etc. both internally within our team and with clients. The software is easy to use and self-explanatory to a large extent. Even clients who only need to approve images from time to time can use Filestage quickly and intuitively. The handling of our approval processes as well as transparency has improved significantly and Filestage contributes significantly to our quality assurance.

Cons:

Nothing really. There are certainly one or two functions that would make the software even better, but new functions are being implemented little by little and the needs of the users are being intensively addressed.

William L.
Post-Production Manager in US
Motion Pictures & Film, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

It's... mediocre at best.

3.0 5 years ago

Pros:

On the bright side, it does do what it claims to do. Most of the time. When there aren't bugs. And they are constantly improving the app, so there's that.

Cons:

But... it's buggy. Often we receive complaints from clients about a video not loading, or not playing back, or not being able to scrub through the video. Or even being redirected to the Filestage homepage without any errors. There are better alternatives, but you have to pay more for them.

Orry A.
Senior Project Manager in Indonesia
Design, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

FS Review

4.0 last month New

Comments: It does its job really well but it really needs an app.

Pros:

It makes getting and giving feedbacks very clear and painless

Cons:

Theres no iOS and Android apps. Relying on web browser makes it clunky

Donvil C.
CEO in US
Media Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

LOVE FILESTAGE!!!

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: My team switched from frame.io to filestage.io for our review process. We primarily produce nonprofit, corporate, and commercial productions. Filestage was just much more robust for us at the time. I do understand that other platforms have emerged that and I hear frame.io has improved since we left, however, we just felt that it was simple and worked. There were some initial quirks we shared with the Filestage reps, and 1-by-1 we saw them resolved. One of the most recent ones is the template feature for projects which has SPED UP our project creation process A LOT! We thankfully are on a grandfathered plan where we pay much less than the current advertised cost, but even so I always felt it was a little more than I wanted to pay. Regardless, in our opinion, Filestage is the best we've used so far.

Pros:

Support, Ease of use for clients and staff, Adaptability, Flexibility for file types, Options.

Cons:

Cost is my only Con due to the size of budget projects I do, but might be a steal for someone else.