After seeing a quote about SnapPages that went something like - "A basic web builder that Apple should envy" - I've been itching to try it since.
SnapPages is "easy to create, hard to forget" - so they say.
Let's have a look for ourselves in My SnapPages review.
A Quick Peep - What is SnapPage
SnapPages is a drag and drop website builder that is loaded with beautiful page sections.
In some ways, SnapPages feels a lot like a CMS (content management system). Rather than having one unified interface, SnapPages makes you navigate through dashboard before editing its pages in the page editor.
SnapPages includes just 21 templates - this is significantly lower than other section based web builders. After you have selected a template, pages are built by stacking sections one on top of one another.
Sections hold text, images or forms, that SnapPages call blocks.
Overall, everything works well - the drag and drop editor is quick, and the text editor is sharp.
SnapPages is also compatible with Android. When testing SnapPage Android I preferred it over using the desktop version. It performed just as well, and due to the lack of customization features, it was a lot more suited to a mobile device.
However, there are some minor problems.
The photo editor gallery could use more options as a thumbnail grid is missing, and there is no way to reduce the spacing between sections them.
For some inexperienced users, these problems could cause some confusion, and make way for a cluttered looking website.
I found SnapPages pricing a little odd. At first glance, their pricing section compares two price plans - basic and advanced.
However, I noticed there was a mention of an additional 'personal' plan. After contacting support, I was informed that there was an update error on their website and their 'personal' plan has been discontinued.
So, SnapPages offers two price plans, both of which are available on a 14-day free trial. Their most popular basic plan includes 10GB of storage, custom domain, SEO options, and a user-friendly drag and drop editor.
Unfortunately, these price plans aren't very flexible. The differences between the two are minimal - making the basic and more popular plan better value for money.
Here's a more detailed view of the plans:
|Number of Templates||12||12|
|Support||Email and Live Chat||Priority Support|
As you can see, the two price plans are almost identical in features. This is disappointing considering the pricing, aside from the extra 10GB of storage and a small difference in support, it's hard to see the value in the advanced package.
Here are the results having tested SnapPages on Bitcatcha.
Users can expect a fairly good response time from SnapPages, whether you're located in Japan, Sao Paulo, or Singapore.
Final Thoughts from My SnapPages Review
SnapPages has a brilliant drag and drop editor. With no coding required, SnapPages requires very little technical knowledge.
Although SnapPages offer a simple and easy to use web builder, they lack in the customization and themes department. In my opinion, small businesses in particular might be better off looking elsewhere.
If you do try SnapPages, please feel free to leave your own SnapPages reviews and experiences below.
- Drag and drop editor
- Responsive support
- They only offer 12 templates
- Problems with customization
- Unconvincing price plans