|App Version Reviewed||https://jalbum.net|
|Test System Specs||Intel Core i7-7700K|
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1070 Gaming OC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
16GB DDR$ SDRAM
2TB SSD, 2.5TB spinners
|Supported OSes||Windows 10 Version 1709 x64|
|Support Methods||Free email support, FAQ, Tutorials, Forum, Blog|
|Pricing||Starts at € 39|
|Upgrade Policy||Free for any updates in the 12 months following purchase, discounted for the next major release|
|Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product||I am a very satisfied customer, no more, no less.|
The full scope of jAlbum is greater than I can address because I do not take advantage of all of its features.
Basically, this product provides a fast, easy method to create sophisticated web albums, for users not versed in the (to me) complexities of writing code.
jAlbum offers web site hosting if desired. I do not use that and so cannot comment on it other than to point out the option.
The main interface.
The interface to tweak settings (if desired). It is not essential.Who is this app designed for:
Those who would find it daunting to create their own web site from scratch. Those who would find it too expensive to pay an expert to create a web site. Those whose time is at a premium.The Good
jAlbum is simply a very easy way to construct a web site for people who cannot, or do not wish to write raw code. It is a boon to those or who haven't the time or inclination to construct a site from scratch, or who cannot or are unwilling to pay the fees of an expert to do it for them. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux for the main desktop version and iOS + Android for the mobile version.The needs improvement section
Almost everything on this planet could be improved but jAlbum brings out regular enhancements.Why I think you should use this product
It saves time, it saves money, it saves headaches, support is good. There is a range of pre-built free templates available, these templates are easily modified to suit individual tastes. There are some templates the use of which costs a small fee. Typically, these are more complex, or offer additional, more sophisticated features. Personally, I use what is free and am more than satisfied with that.
Much of the process can be executed by simple drag 'n drop. Many of the grunt-work details are taken care of in the background, for example ensuring that thumbnails are produced, optimized, and sized appropriately. Also, I find it extremely easy to make changes and additions, to expand existing sections, or to add in new ones. If desired the entire web site can be uploaded to the host from within the program itself. How does it compare to similar apps
Depends on one's skill set. I found it easier by far than using tools from, e.g. Adobe (which are very good but require more time to master than I can give). My experience is that building with jAlbum is infinitely easier, and the results more stable, than were several other 'out-of-the-box' solutions that I tried. Conclusions
Draw your own conclusions from this. My wife asked me to create a web site for her. I was appalled. I struggled through, trying to resurrect my rusty knowledge of HTML etc. I floundered around spending all of my spare time for about 3 weeks. This produced a viable site (sort of) that looked as if the proverbial tribe of monkeys had been at work on it. Later I read about jAlbum. In 3 days (not weeks!) and working on it only sporadically, I produced the site that my wife now has. It is here: http://www.barbarabickell.ca/
. The world won't swoon over it but it's far better than I could manage alone. My wife is happy, and a happy wife makes a happy life.Links to a few other reviews of this application
A single quick web search brought up these and many more:jAlbum 13 Photo Website Builder Software Review | ShutterbugReview of jAlbum 11.6 by SoftPlanet - YouTubejAlbum 15.3 - Audio, Video & Photo - Downloads - Macworld UKjAlbum - Android Apps on Google PlayJAlbum for Windows | FileForum