Features refer to the tools, functionality, and capabilities that each app provides for users to build and customize a professional-looking website. Because our review is exclusively of the mobile app, and not of the browser-based builder, a key metric is how much of the website builder’s feature-set is available in the app.
The app performed fairly well in this area. Testers observed that Crayon offers many fundamental website creation tools, such as image and text editing features.
Crayon provides a degree of extensibility by incorporating features like PayPal integration and Google Search Console support. However, the lower ratings given by testers suggest that there may be some limitations and a potential lack of clarity in how it approaches this aspect.
The app lacks in terms of collaboration, receiving low ratings. It does not offer collaboration options or support for multiple users, limiting its usefulness for group or organization projects.
Customization refers to the level of options and flexibility that the app provides for designing a website.
Excellent variety of block types: Google Maps, 1-column table, 2-column table , galleries, YouTube videos, slideshows, forms…
This area receives a positive response from testers. The app provides users with flexibility in layout control, design control, and feature control. This allows users to create a tailored content and functionality for their websites.
Crayon excels in providing users with options to customize the layout of pages, offering the ability to add, remove, or rearrange sections. The app’s layout control is functional and flexible, allowing users to duplicate blocks of content and pages. This flexibility grants users the power to craft their designs with precision and ease.
Testers reported that Crayon offers a solid set of features allowing for the modification of design elements such as colors, fonts, and images to create a unique look and feel for their projects. The app provides good control over text color, background color, text alignment, underline or bold decoration, and font size. However, it may have some limitations when it comes to changing the font family. Overall, it offers flexibility for users to tailor their designs to their preferences.
Crayon shines in the realm of feature control, providing users with a wide array of options to customize features like navigation menus, forms, galleries, and more. The app’s flexibility was well received for its rich variety of block types, including Google Maps integration, 1-column and 2-column tables, galleries, YouTube video embedding, slideshows, and forms. This extensive feature set allows users to adapt their website to match their specific requirements, making Crayon a powerful tool for creating diverse content.
Integration options refer to the ability of the app to connect and integrate with external services, platforms, or tools to enhance the functionality and capabilities of the website being built.
Crayon’s performance in the integration options category is disappointing.
Crayon lacks support for third-party integrations, as with limited options for popular tools and services like social media platforms, e-commerce solutions, and analytics tools.
The app similarly falls short in ensuring seamless connections with third-party integrations. One of our testers did not find any integrations to test, although this may simply be that they were difficult to discover in the app.
Crayon offers multiple language options for its user interface, however, the absence of built-in options for publishing in different languages limits its relevance for global users.