Introducing LayerVault 3, with drag & drop uploads, realtime updates, and more(

almost 9 years ago from Kelly Sutton, Product @ imgix

  • Lee Fuhr, almost 9 years ago

    I'm a tool whore, always hunting for something shiny to use. But I'm having trouble seeing how LV beats using Dropbox + InVision, which also provides me with light (generally sufficient) prototyping. Can anyone talk me into LayerVault? Please? :)

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    • Kelly SuttonKelly Sutton, almost 9 years ago

      Hi Lee,

      Fair question. We don't do prototyping, and that's on purpose. There are a bunch of folks out there that do it well, as evidenced by this blog post linked to on DN last week. For us, it's a question of time and focus.

      LayerVault is built first and foremost for design teams out there, which is why you'll see us displaying layer comps for PSDs, artboards for AIs, and do things like automatic asset-exporting for a few file formats. With today's release, we'll also tell you how much time you've spent on a project's files, which can help inform any billable hours computations.

      Our customers aren't shy, either. Take a look at some of our testimonials.

      6 points
      • Lee Fuhr, almost 9 years ago

        Many thanks for the response.

        InVision also does the automatic asset extraction, as well as automatically creating PNGs out of layer comps (or layers/groups).

        So I think it'd have to come down to reliability, really. I've had issues with InVisions automatic export, and with features like its LiveShare.

        In the end, LV would have be in addition to my existing tools, not instead. So I'll remain planted on this fence. :)

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