Foliobook is the clean and minimal ipad portfolio app for photographers, agents, designers, models, architects, and anyone who wants a simple and beautiful way to present a portfolio of photos and visual artwork. Art galleries, museums and photographic agents and salesforces use Foliobook because of the ability to share a portfolio with multiple iPads.
Foliobook features a customisable home portfolio page that works in portrait or landscape orientation and provides a wealth of customisation options, its your virtual portfolio binder capable of putting a professional touch on the presentation of your images. This allows you to create and modify your portfolio's branding on the fly.
Your clients will marvel at the cool way they can interact with the portfolio of images. With the unique swipe and foliobook transitions your pictures appear to rise from the page and move with the finger, as though you are showing images from a custom portfolio box. Dissolve and wipe transitions provide other useful professional alternative transitions for your portfolio.
You can use Airplay to show the portfolio through an Apple TV, or HDMI and VGA. You can see your portfolio, backed by music on a widescreen TV.
Our Dropbox synchronisation feature is more than a simple download from Dropbox capability. You can link multiple galleries within your portfolio to Dropbox folders and re-synchronise them whenever you change your Dropbox folders.
With Foliobook iPad portfolio your ability to promote your work is unleashed by our new web publishing feature. The web gallery allows you to upload up to 250 images to create an instant website and then share that with email, Twitter or Facebook to promote your work. Our new 'artist' template creates a minimal single page website in minutes. Now you are not limited to people who can see your iPad, you can broadcast it to anyone with access to the web.
● Puts your work first, minimalist management interface means your portfolio speaks clearly about your work
● Uncluttered, real time user interface for easy customisation
● Highly customisable both for branding and how you show your portfolio
Key portfolio features
● Import images and videos from your iTunes/iOS Photos app
● Easily import images from your Dropbox account
● Import a portfolio of images directly from a Photoshelter account
● Share a portfolio on multiple iPads using backup and iTunes filesharing
● Music can be played in the background of your portfolio
● Categories allow a rich structure, you can have multiple portfolio brandings
● Uniquely allows portrait and landscape brandings
● Read only client mode made easy with a simple ‘pinless’ lock for the portfolio
● Integrated online help
● Leading online support means portfolio problems are resolved rapidly and personally
What the experts say about our portfolio app
"I have finally found my Portfolio app for the iPad" - Scott Kelby, digital photography supremo
"Foliobook remains one of the most compelling portfolio apps" - DPReview.com, rated 4.5/5 and joint top portfolio app. Featured in DPReview's "5 must-have iPad apps for every photographer" November 2013.
"FolioBook Is My New Preferred iPad Portfolio App" - Terry White, Worldwide Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc
"Foliobook has the most unique custom branded home page" - Professional Photographer Magazine
"Foliobook is an amazing portfolio app for apple devices" - MediaUnlocked
The Lightbox has been re-written to use more up to date Apple API's with the following benefits
- supports all iPad sizes and aspect ratios correctly
- incorporates full drag and drop with beautiful re-ordering animations
Ratings and Reviews
Increase number of images that can be added.
Great program, however, it would be extremely useful if the number of images that can be added be increased. Currently the limit is 250 images.
Developer Response ,
We'll look into the option of doing this for the next major version of the app.
Fix The Slide Chicklets
You are suppose to be able to swipe to bring up a row of slides that allows you to quickly navigate to a particular image. This has largely stopped working. Sometimes swiping closes the app, other times it returns you to the hone screen, and often nothing happens. I suspect the problem is due to Apple’s increased use of swiping in the base interface. There seems to be a conflict. I would suggest finding a new motion or tap to invoke this functionality.
Developer Response ,
I've just re-tested this to make absolutely certain (as I tested before release) and I cannot replicate this problem and it has not been reported by anybody else. Can you post a support ticket at support dot rocketgardenlabs.com so we can look into this a what may be specific to your situation? A single vertical swipe should work as normal. In addition there is also a button on the sidebar (three squares) which will also display and hide the thumbnails (chiclets)
Great, with reservations.
This is just what I've been looking for in a portfolio presentations tool. The on line videos are absolutely necessary to explain this somewhat "non iPad" way of putting your own presentations together. I've had a few minor crashes in trying to add a large number of images (80+), but eventually it all worked. The interface for adding folios and pictures is a bit obtuse, but I got used to it eventually. I look forward to a revamp of the menu structure and a bit more intuitive set of options. Some you would never guess unless you watch the on-line videos.
The most significant complaint is that once you start a slide show, it's very hard to stop it until it runs to the end. That's a long wait if you have 80+ images in a folio. The trick seems to be to double tap the screen and time it right with you see the run/stop button at the bottom of the screen. There needs to be a better way to stop a presentation!
The slide timing allows 1..10 seconds, but you have to feel your way along the slider bar to get the desired timing. A readout of the actual timing would be much better.
I would have contacted the programmer directly if I had been able to find an email contact on the app listing. I trust the app will be further tuned. It's a great start, and once you get your folios finalized it will surely impress clients.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.