Format

Format

by Ideaform

Who Uses This Software?

Web-based platform for photographers, artists, designers, models, and more that helps build customizable portfolio websites using themes, page layouts, typography, and more.

Average Ratings

197 reviews
  • Overall 4.8/5
  • Ease of Use 4.7/5
  • Customer Service 4.8/5
  • Features 4.5/5
  • Value for Money 4.6/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price USD 6.00/month
  • Pricing Details $6/mo Billed /year Pro & Unlimited packs have /mo & /year packs both.
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Documentation
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Ideaform
  • http://www.format.com
  • Founded 2010

About Format

Website designing platform that enables businesses to create and edit landing pages, allowing them to showcase work portfolios.

Format Features

  • Auto Update
  • Content Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • SEO Management
  • Survey Builder

Format Most Helpful Reviews

Best website service out there!

Reviewed on 22/10/2019
Lydia B.
Freelance Photographer/ Studio Owner
Photography, 2-10 Employees
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: I’m able to use this service for all my online display needs. As a photographer, it’s critical to be able to display my professional portfolio as well as individual client galleries, a contact and services page and list of qualifications. This service allows me to EASILY customize and provide all of these.

Pros: There’s nothing I don’t like about about this software. I can’t wait to be completely switched over from my current website provider. My favorite thing about this service is the ability to easily manipulate my website from the app.

Cons: Honestly I can’t think of a single thing I don’t like about Format. Other than maybe the fact that everything in life can’t be this easy and friendly.

Format

Reviewed on 04/12/2019
Bianca G.
Manager
Consumer Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Overall I’ve had for Matt for years and I’ve never had an issue with a customer support is speedy I haven’t gotten to meet up with any issues I may have

Pros: What I like the most is that it is extremely User-friendly. Setting it up your self explanatory. Nice modern layout

Cons: What I find most difficult is using it on a cellular device. On the computer it is quite easy to maneuver. However on his cell phone somethings need to be changed as far as downloading pictures

Format is a game changer!

Reviewed on 24/09/2019
Autumn G.
Photographer
Photography, 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: I’ve tried seemingly every common website building company out there - I’m so happy with Format after two years that I’m constantly raving about it to my photographer friends. It negates any need for separate cloud storage, client proofing software, and website/portfolio design products.

Pros: Amazing functionality and endless features that are constantly being improved and added to! The annual package is the most ideal solution for a small business owner like me who is focused on streamlining all of my storage, portfolio, proofing and website needs.

Cons: I would love to see an improvement to accessing site editing functions on mobile. I’m frequently traveling for work, and am often away from desktop/laptop access to my dashboard, which makes quick changes to the website difficult.

Love the simplicity of use and clean look, but at times there are MAJOR malfunctions.

Reviewed on 12/09/2017
Sarah S.
photographer
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the easy to use, drag and drop software. I also appreciate the themes as well as the clean overall look of the portfolio website. The shop feature has much to be desired.

Cons: At times there are major malfunctions. For instance, I've had to disable my store because the same image is showing up for every single product. This is an image I initially used months ago as a placeholder, but have since deleted in each listing. When I try to edit the listing, I see the actual product images I have uploaded, but when I preview it on my site, it still shows that random placeholder image from months ago. The thing is I had NO idea that my shop looked like that and for how long? Who knows! It's quite embarrassing and I'm unsure how to proceed.

I love using Format! The themes are clean and they always try to improve their product.

Reviewed on 12/09/2017
Celine S.
Photographer
Photography, 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: It's always up to date, and I don't have to worry about trying to code myself. Most importantly, I have a modern, professional site to send potential clients that I can be proud of.

Pros: I really like how they upgrade and add new options continuously. Great support is there when you need it, and fairly quick as well. They added proofing, which was so important for me, and recently added some helpful tools like batch moving within the proofing category. This literally saves me hours of time. The themes are clean and versatile. If I want to have a change, it's really quick and simple to move to another theme. I really like that I can incorporate video, makes for a more interesting site for viewers.

Cons: I really don't have anything I dislike, except that I'm in Toronto, and that's their home base, however, I have to pay in US funds.

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