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.
No form creation and buggy image uploads. Impossible to create a menu or a price list.
When assessing the app’s core functionality, testers found it adequate, with average ratings across the board. However, these scores come with a fair share of nuances. While the app does equip users with essential tools for website creation, editing, and management, challenges arise. One notable concern pertains to the malfunctioning menu feature, prompting slightly lower ratings due to this specific issue. Similarly, the inability to insert a Google Map, lack of form creation, and buggy image uploads underscore areas that could benefit from further development.
Testers observed limited support for additional features or plugins to expand functionality directly within the app.
Collaborative functionalities, unfortunately, present a less favorable outlook. With low ratings, the app falls short in offering robust options for team collaboration or multiple-user access. The absence of collaboration features impedes users’ ability to work together seamlessly within the app, posing challenges to group projects.
Customization refers to the level of options and flexibility that the app provides for designing a website.
Customization is an area where feedback for the Strikingly app varies widely. Testers gave ratings spanning from low to high. They appreciated the control options for arranging sections within the layout, but when it came to design aspects like changing colors, fonts, and images, there were limitations, and most ratings were on the lower side. The control over features also received mixed reviews, suggesting that there are various options available but also some gaps in customization capabilities.
Testers had mixed opinions about the app’s layout control features. They liked the ability to change the order of rows or sections vertically, but there seemed to be a limitation when it came to customizing layouts horizontally, like arranging columns. This limitation stood as a roadblock to achieving certain design configurations that their chosen theme might not support. Testers also took note of the terminology used for sections, which are called “Elements,” and found the process of adding them to be straightforward.
Design control within the Strikingly app garnered mixed evaluations. While testers found the inline editor for design modifications useful, the inability to exercise control over fonts and colors contributed to the modest ratings. This limitation may deter users seeking more comprehensive design customization.
Mixed tester ratings reflect varying degrees of satisfaction. Some testers found that while the app does provide customization options for certain features, it falls short in delivering comprehensive control over others. Notably, the ability to customize contact forms and the order of sections is acknowledged.
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.
Third-party integrations in this app have consistently received low ratings, causing concern among testers. They noted a lack of support for popular integrations like social media platforms, e-commerce solutions, and analytics tools, potentially limiting users from incorporating external functionalities and insights into their websites. Concerns persisted regarding the app’s ability to establish smooth integrations, with ratings indicating issues with setup and harmonious functioning.
At the bottom of the “ADD NEW SECTION” screen, it’s written: “LOG INTO STRIKINGLY ON DESKTOP To add more advanced sections”. Analytics is supported. Sign-up for users and newsletter is supported via the AUDIENCE button on the bottom bar. On that bar, there is also a DISCOVER button where you can browse Strikingly websites made by other people.
Integrations with third-party tools and services stand as another area of concern, drawing consistent low ratings. Testers reported a lack of support for popular integrations, such as social media platforms, e-commerce solutions, and analytics tools. This limitation may restrict users from enhancing their websites with external functionalities and insights.
When it comes to ensuring smooth integrations, low ratings underscore concerns regarding the app’s ability to establish seamless connections. Testers reported a lack of features that facilitate easy setup and harmonious functioning of integrations, highlighting potential obstacles in the integration experience.
The app’s language options receive focused attention, revealing nuanced findings. While the user interface (UI) is capable of adapting to the iOS language settings, certain limitations persist. Despite potential layout glitches, the app primarily operates in English. The absence of built-in language options or support for multi-language functionality for publishing constrains users seeking to cater to diverse audiences.