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Professional Online Photographer Portfolios

Published 11/26/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Iconify is a portfolio management service for photographers. Users can build folders of their work to show to potential clients and anyone else online. There are convenient areas for personal details that make it easy for others to find them. The user can add an “About Me” section as well as an email address, phone number, website URL, Facebook and Twitter URLs and a map to their physical location. Sharing tools are built in so the user can showcase their newest or best work on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or by email. A download function is included that lets users download their portfolio as an app for viewing on mobile devices. The user can organize their images into folders to make sharing and viewing easier. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Iconify was founded in April of 2012. The service was intended to provide users with a professional way to display their work on the web. So far the application has made a strong impression with those who are concerned about the quality and functionality of their portfolios. Numerous websites, blogs and reviews have discussed the benefits of Iconify and its unique approach to portfolio design.

What are the differences to other apps?

The main difference both the user and their clients will notice is the way Iconify looks. The application takes portfolios in a new direction without removing any of the necessities. Visitors can access contact details easily while experiencing the user’s work in a handsome environment. The presentation really makes the view much better without distracting from the individual images contained within each portfolio.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Few applications look as modern as Iconify. The interface is sleek with a minimalist approach that doesn’t infringe on the viewing experience. A handful of simple icons give the user access to everything they need on the account dashboard. The background includes large, unique images that add personality to the interface while still maintaining that clean, friendly feel throughout. It takes minimal time for even the most novice of users to master Iconify.

How does the registration process work?

New users can begin by completing the short form found along the lower right side of the Iconify homepage. The user must provide a username, email address and password. After typing each in to their respective fields, the user can click the bright pink button below to submit their information. The user is automatically logged in and given access to a menu that allows them to watch a demo or complete their profile.

What does it cost to use the application?

Iconify comes in two flavors: free and Pro. Users receive access to all features with both accounts. The difference lies in the upload limitations. Free users can include up to 10 images in their portfolio. Pro users pay a $5 per month subscription fee and are given the ability to upload as many as 500 images. Pro users also receive access to the affiliate program which gives the user 20% of monthly revenue each time a new Pro user adds them as a referral.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Iconify is a great tool for anyone with a visual portfolio they want to share. The service caters to photographers although it has benefits that anyone who works with images could appreciate. The free account is very limited, so it is best for amateurs or those who simply want to test out the service before committing to it. On the up side, the paid Pro account is very affordable for anyone so upgrading for more image upload capacity doesn’t feel like a chore.

  • Create a virtual profile that can be shared with anyone on the web
  • Create folders to organize each image for easier viewing
  • Add personal and contact details so visitors can learn more about the professional
  • Instantly share by email or on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr
  • Download a portfolio app for use on mobile devices

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