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Published 05/16/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Jumpchart is a tool intended to assist developers and designers with their projects. The application includes many convenient tools that allow the user to stay organized and work efficiently. Detailed planning tools are included, such as site architecture planning charts. Users can quickly organize a website project’s navigation and add nested levels until the entire site has been mapped out. Jumpchart also allows users to organize their text, images and attachments using a per-page system. The application also stores every edit the user makes so they can return to previous versions to compare changes at any time. Notes can be added as well as snippets that make it easier to quickly add repeat content. Jumpchart also gives users access to a wireframe view, WordPress export features and site map view capabilities.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Jumpchart is a product of Paste Interactive. The application was created in 2011 as a way to give developers more control over their projects. The application was also equipped with numerous features that can help streamline the site creation process and give the user more convenience for every project they complete using Jumpchart. Along with Jumpchart, Paste Interactive has also created additional applications including a group project management application called Staction and a text based productivity application called Paprika. Paste Interactive also maintains a life and work blog called Gluue.

What are the differences to other apps?

Jumpchart is intended entirely for anyone working on a website. Designers and developers can use Jumpchart to completely manage each step of the planning and creation process. The application includes many convenient features that give the user a number of ways to organize and view their projects, even before they begin working on them. Through Jumpchart, users can get a better perspective on every aspect of their development projects.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Jumpchart welcomes users with a stylish design that seems to speak volumes to the high tech nature of the application. The homepage features a Mac laptop displaying the application. The application itself presents a number of well organized, professional looking tools for users. The site map view shows the user a tree of links and how they relate to one another while a list of navigation buttons can be found along the left hand side.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a Jumpchart account by clicking the light grey “Sign Up” button found in the upper, right hand corner of the website. This directs he user to the registration form. The user can select their desired account type using the four tabs in the upper, right hand side of the page. The user is asked to provide a name, email address, desired account URL and password. When choosing a paid membership, the user is asked to also provide their credit card details.

What does it cost to use the application?

Jumpchart offers users four membership options to choose from. The first is a free account which includes one project, two collaborators, up to 10 pages per project, 1 MB of storage space, unlimited HTML exports, unlimited comments, project RSS feeds, email notifications and a personalized URL. The Simple account costs around $5 per month and upgrades to include five projects, up to five collaborators per project, 25 pages per project and 100 MBs of storage space. The Super account costs around $25 per month and includes up to 10 projects, unlimited collaborators, 100 pages per project, 1 GB of storage space, SSL security, WordPress export features and versioning capability. The Deluxe account costs around $50 per month and includes up to 40 projects, unlimited pages per project and 5 GBs of storage space.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Jumpchart is intended for website developers who need a better way to manage each project they take on. The application handles all aspects of development, allowing the user to plan and complete their project efficiently.

  • Manage your development projects through Jumpchart
  • Organize files and images for each page
  • Leave comments and collaborate
  • Choose from four membership plans, including a free plan
  • Receive email notifications

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Jumpchart pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $5.00
(1 project, 2 collaborators, 10 pages per project, 1MB storage)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $50.00
(30 projects, unlimited collaborators, unlimited pages per project, 5GB storage)




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