Swivle Software

4.64 / 5 (14)

About Swivle


Swivle is a cloud-based digital asset management solution that provides users with a centralized database for files and information.

Swivle provides drag-and-drop file uploads and transfers. Users can assign role-based permissions to user accounts that determines which accounts can download, upload, view or comment on specific files. Users can share files with team members as well as make comments and approve changes.

The solution keeps track of file versions, and users can revert back to previous versions when required. Swivle also offers a search tool that supports both text and image search through optical character recognition (OCR). Integrations include Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe InDesign.

Services offered by Swivle are billed monthly. Support is available via email, live chat, phone and through an online helpdesk.



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Web browser (OS agnostic)

14 Reviews of Swivle

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.64 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

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March 2019

Anonymous

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Clean, quick, no frills asset management

Love it. We've gotten our assets so much more organized, rather than using a typical cloud file service, and having it sync massive files to dozens of computers. This has also allowed us to create a much better asset sharing experience for outside parties, agencies, etc via the Portals feature. All around a great experience.

Pros

Compared to other asset management apps, Swivle offers a clean, crisp interface, simple to learn and use, without any additional weight of various rarely used features. The Collections feature is great, which allows to create collections of assets, like a playlist in Spotify, without having to duplicate them. Along with the History feature, you only have to assign meta data to an asset once, and it can sort of "live" in a multiple places. Uploading and downloading is a breeze, and the Check Out feature, coupled with the Swivle browser Agent, can be incredibly useful. Also the amount of storage to price, compared to other competitors is pretty great.

Cons

There is no way to add custom metadata. Their built-in fields are pretty robust, over 400 fields available, but if I wanted to add a custom field, I can't. The mobile app is pretty simple and great, but you cannot upload through it. The browser version of Swivle is not very mobile-friendly either.

September 2017

Martin Dominik from Entlebucher Medienhaus

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2017

Swivle is easy to use and offers a great range of useful functions.

Easier to search and find the right files, also more efficient for different tasks. We compared many different digital asset management systems and Swivle was the most flexible solution at a very reasonable cost and easy to set up. You can start using it within a day, not within weeks as with other DAMs you need to set up in your company's own network structure.

Pros

We first purchased Swivle to organize our picture library, but now also use it for all the PDFs of our different publications, videos and for our freelancers to submit data to the editorial office. It's easy to use and doesn't require lots of knowledge for new users. Working gets more and more flexible and individual and therefore it's great to have all the data in the cloud. Customer support also works perfectly, I always got good advice and helpful answers within a short period of time.

Cons

There are different ways to set user rights and you can create groups and rules all of it can become a bit complicated and it's sometimes hard to actually look through.

Response from WoodWing of WoodWing Software

Replied September 2017

Thanks Martin for your response! In Q3 or Q4 of 2017 we will release our new version of the Management Console, where we have greatly improved the way to set user rights, groups and rules.

July 2018

Huong from Spotlight Media Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

The best experience for a photo server

Pros

We're a media company, so the ability to organize our photos and have it easy for everyone on the team to access was a must. Swivle met all of that (we've been using them since they were Elvis), not to mention their customer service is top notch. Anytime we run into issues OR worse, someone accidentally deleted the whole file, Swivle was there and helped us to restore and find the file we needed. They're super transparency about their maintenance time too, which we really appreciate. We especially love the folder sharing option or having a client directly upload photos to our folder.

Cons

Nothing at all. Maybe someway they can help us to bulk-tagging photos in our archives instead of having us going through manually of each photo.

Response from WoodWing of WoodWing Software

Replied July 2018

Thanks for the kind words about our product and our service. Much appreciated!

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2018

Anytime our company has had an issue, customer support has been very responsive and open to change.

Pros

Easy to organize and easy to share internally and externally. Clients can easily share images and files with our company that we all can access. The creators seem to take into consideration customer feedback to make the software better quality and easier to use.

Cons

Organizing how photos/files are viewed is limiting. There is an option to sort by 5 stars but it takes extra steps to get there and there aren't any other ways to mark important images. Upload takes a long time, even though we have a fast internet connection.

Response from WoodWing of WoodWing Software

Replied June 2018

Thanks for your kind words! It's much appreciated. I would love to discuss your limitations on organising the files. I might be able to point out an existing way that could help you. In June 2018 we will release Cloudfront Transfer Acceleration. This will significantly increase the upload speed, no matter where you are in the world.

April 2018

Andrew from Spotlight Media

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

Unlimited storage. Affordable prices. Great customer service. Everything we need as a small company.

Pros

We use this site as a digital asset management system for our publishing company. We've used lots of different options for our storage needs and they have all been too expensive, slow, inaccessible or lousy user experience. I love that we are able to access our files anywhere in the world. We also use their tagging feature. Before we switched to Swivle, the organization of our more than 150,000 files was nightmarish. Now, it's an ease.

Cons

Honestly, I have no complaints about the software. Anytime we have an issue, we let their customer service team know and they are able to help us out.

September 2017

Claudia from thegreenlabels.com

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2017

An intuitive cloud DAM where we manage all our creative assets

Our small team consists of multiple external people, we don't share an office. Before we were always searching for files, and using file sharing services to transfer assets. Now everything is organized in 1 place. You can easily find the right files, and because it is in the cloud it is of course always available.

Pros

It's really easy to get started with Swivle, there is no big learning curve. The interface is easily understood. Our designer loves the InDesign plugin, because now we have all our layouts available in the cloud, with automatic versioning. The request upload feature is great for working with freelancers, and the build in share feature eliminates the need for other file sharing services!

Cons

The user interface is very easy, but the admin interface could be a bit simpler. When you set up new users and their access rights, there are a lot of different options which take a while to get used to.

Response from WoodWing of WoodWing Software

Replied September 2017

Thanks for the great review. Currently we are working on improving the admin interface. In our new version we have simplified the configuration of users, groups and rules.

April 2018

Sushant from Cure.Fit

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Great tool with easy to use and share capabilities. Also no limits to data storage.

Pros

I found this tool while looking for setting up a digital asset management base for the team in my company. We had Google Drive but turns out it had loads of visibility issues, access control and was too costly to manage. Swivle was solving most of it that we were truly looking for. Since we bought the license, me and my team mates have been using this religiously and literally selling it as one thing to go to for the other teams in the company. We are slowly making progress and soon enough it should be the only tool being used here in Cure.fit.

Cons

I feel the UI can be lot better as its very primitive at this point. Folder views, filters for search, naming multiple files, sharing files with external teams needs to be lot more dynamic and thought through.

Response from WoodWing of WoodWing Software

Replied April 2018

Hi Sushant, Thanks so much for taking the time to review Swivle. It's highly appreciated! I'm really curious about your thoughts how we can improve the UI. I will contact you directly about this. Thanks again!

March 2019

Daryl from Demme Learning

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2019

It's been helpful, overall.

Pros

easy to learn,
Allows us to organize and quickly find digital assets

Cons

Some things I'd like to see:
- a "duplicate" function (in addition to "copy") that copies the asset into the exact same folder, instead of restarting at the root directory and requiring navigation every time an asset needs copied.
- InDesign integration that automatically connects to Swivle, instead of needing to manually reconnect assets every time.
- InDesign asset reconnection where you can select individual assets in InDesign to connect to Swivle, instead of a blanket "connect all" option.

September 2017

Stefan from Twenty Ten

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2017

Fast, clean and simple

We use it to archive every job in the cloud. Now everything is fast exessible thru the cloud. And we don't have to worrie about backups.

Pros

The interface is clean and simple. The uploading action is a simple drag and drop.
Rules you can make for viewers in the management console.

Cons

Some files are not supported yet in the software. For example scans of a camera with the extension.fff

May 2018

Fernando from La Nación newspaper

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2018

Excellent solution to manage, share and archive your digital files

Pros

We are an agency of photographers in Argentina and we found in Swvile a definitive solution to archive, organize and share with our clients all our production of thousands of photographs as an image bank
Exceeds extensively to all other file sharing services as its interface allows you to find and view files easily and quickly
Another of its strengths are the tools to share and deliver your work with your clients through personalized portals
It is also a great solution for people who want to have all their files online, organized and with easy access at any time and anywhere.

Cons

It can still improve its interface and some search tools like its filter system but I recognize that they are making adjustments permanently as they receive feedbacks

May 2018

Fredrik from AB Stenströms Skjortfabrik

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money