Who Uses This Software?

Interior Designers, Decorators and Stagers

Average Ratings

188 reviews
  • Overall 4.6/5
  • Ease of Use 4.6/5
  • Customer Service 4.9/5
  • Features 4.3/5
  • Value for Money 4.7/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$19.00/month
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • DesignFiles
  • https://designfiles.co
  • Founded 2016

About DesignFiles

DesignFiles is an easy-to-use online platform for interior designers just like you. Consider it your very own branded portal to manage projects, source products, create 2D & 3D design boards, communicate with your clients and prepare persuasive presentations.

DesignFiles is truly a one-stop shop to easily service your clients and grow your bottom line. Go from initial consultation to delivery as soon as possible -- and count on responsive support to back you up.

DesignFiles Features

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customisable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies

DesignFiles Most Helpful Reviews

Design Files is my online assistant!

Reviewed on 15/12/2018
Michelle M.
Interior Designer
Internet, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: The team is amazing! They are constantly striving to be innovative with Design Files and take feedback seriously. There have been so many updates and new features since the initial launch of the site and with every change, the program gets easier to use. It is extremely professional and worth every penny!

Pros: I love Design Files! It is so helpful to have everything that I need to send professional concept packages to my clients. The web clipper makes it easy to grab images, information and pricing for any product online and the editing features allow me to control what I want my clients to see. The new room rendering application is great to show clients what their space will look, with the actual pieces. This is extremely helpful from a visual standpoint and so much easier than photoshop.

Cons: The only con that I have is I would like to be able to create invoices for my clients. Hopefully this is coming soon...

Design Files Brings Simplicity to the Design Process

Reviewed on 11/03/2019
Nicola C.
Principal
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: It's a huge bonus to provide my clients 24/7 online access to review designs, make comments and, soon, issue payment - especially being here in San Francisco which is a very fast, super digitized city. In my website content, I am adding and promoting these features as a value added benefit of why to work with me!

Pros: Great user interface and customizable platform for my interiors business. I am able to leverage a powerful online platform for my clients 24/7 access and it's gives me a great service edge. I feel very personally well acquainted with this platform due to the accessibility of customer support and simple, easy to understand tutorials. The support staff is approachable and super informative. Having the Facebook group is helpful as interior designers always need a professional forum to chat about this adventurous E -Design business model!

Cons: There is not too much I don't like as it offers me alot of creative freedom and informs my design process in an intuitive way to build great design packages for my clients. From the financials side, functionality is a big topic however. Simple online payments will be convenient. Working my mark up and design fee into the pricing structure is also helpful. However I understand DF is not an accounting platform. I have worked extensively with Studio Webware and probably will continue to for more in depth billing breakdowns. For instance, SW is effective when specifying custom items with multiple components like fabric, trim, fabrication, etc and being able to bundle the pricing into one line item price for clients to see. Having this sort of custom item function might be a great add-in. Obviously, SW is required for revenue tracking and tax reporting purposes. The stuff designers hate to do but must understand. I have researched most, if not all interior design software extensively and still don't know one program that does it all....

A Designer's Workspace

Reviewed on 06/12/2019
Jill H.
Designer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Great experience all around, simple to use! Very easy interface, so easy to understand

Pros: I love that I can complete multiple task all in one spot, not only can I communicate with my client's, I can do a Design!

Cons: I'd like the ability to create floor plans within the program .... a dream would be able to render in 3D too!

User Review

Reviewed on 15/04/2019
Jenna M.
owner
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I love making pretty design boards to present to my clients and having easy correspondence with them. Doing mostly e-design services, I present the items and my customers purchase on their own. Because of this I have not used the invoice feature and would love for Design Files to pair up with a well known affiliate link company so designers can make a bit of $ in affiliate sales.

Pros: I love that it is easy to use and that the customer support is very responsive.

Cons: There are many times that I am using the Design Files shopping vendors and I drag an item onto my board and it does not show up. Another frustration is when the shopping gallery has "out of stock" items in it. I would love to see more vendors be available and the ability to narrow my search options by more than price, ie. finish, dimensions, customer rating etc. I would love to not have to keep all boards active in the program in order for the "shop it" link to work. Would be nice to download boards for myself and still be able to use those links when the board has been deleted.

DesignFiles Is the Best!!!!

Reviewed on 26/07/2019
Clare R.
Owner
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: DesignFiles allows me to do what I do best: design. DesignFiles has relieved me of so many tasks that used to literally swallow my days. DesignFiles is truly all-encompassing: design and mood board creation, a communication platform for me and my clients, budgeting, invoicing and so much more. Not only do I love it, but many of my clients sing DesignFiles' praises also.

Pros: Although DesignFiles offers solutions to just about any interior design task, what I like most about DesignFiles is their Customer Service. They offer a trio that cannot be beat: first, DesignFiles' designers can at anytime access a library of videos and pdf's that are user friendly and clearly explain all aspects of the platform. Second, answers can be obtained via live messaging and/or their social media group. Third, and this always tells me that a company has my back: they continually not only seek improvement advice, but take that advice and implement it. It is truly amazing.

Cons: I can't think of anything I don't like.

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