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Published 03/24/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

FavWork is a simple application that allows users to show off their favorite work. The website is intended for designers who want to boast a little about an image or other visual creation. FavWork lets users post their images and give others some notoriety by “liking” their submissions. FavWork accepts PNG, JPG and GIF file formats and recommends an optimum resolution of 600 by 400. A ranking system is also in place for submissions that get a lot of attention. When someone’s images are frequently marked with a “like,” they are awarded “rising” status and are Tweeted on the FavWork Twitter page. Logo designers, website designers, artists, illustrators, typographists and other creative individuals can show off their favorite work on FavWorks.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

FavWork was founded by Stu Green, an England based designer and developer. The website was intended to allow any creative professional or hobbyist to show off their best work. FavWork does not require an invitation so anyone can participate and possibly earn a following within the community. Today many creative individuals have posted their best pieces to FavWork. FavWork was acquired by PsdBucket in February 2012.

What are the differences to other apps?

FavWork is a very simple website. What really makes it stand out is the way it allows those who are skilled at producing a visual product a place to essentially show off. Talented and creative users can gain notoriety and develop a following on FavWork. Users can also find inspiration by reviewing works submitted by others and support those they are impressed by with a “like.” FavWork has built a light social network around artistic creation.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The FavWork website is kept very basic, which works exceptionally well for its given purpose. Too many flashy design elements would take away from the thumbnail and larger images posted by the user community. The FavWork website users a light grey background that matches the blue and grey logo. The homepage features a grid of thumbnail image featuring daily popular works. A search box in the upper, right hand corner of the page lets users look for work or sort by recent submissions and popular this week, month or today.

How does the registration process work?

FavWork welcomes all creative designers to submit their work. The website does not require an invitation. New users can get started by clicking the light blue “Sign in with Twitter” button found in the upper, right hand corner of the page. This takes the user to the Twitter log in area where they can access their account and complete registration. Unfortunately FavWork only offers a Twitter log in at this time. There is no Facebook, Google or traditional registration form alternative.

What does it cost to use the application?

FavWork is a very simple website that needs to have a vibrant user base to survive. Without the users, there would be nothing to look at on the site. Luckily FavWork is available to anyone for free. The user only has to supply their Twitter log in details to access FavWork. There are no subscription fees or other charges for creating an account, browsing submissions or adding an image.

Who would you recommend the application to?

FavWork is intended for website designers, logo designers, illustrators, artists and anyone else who produces a creative, visual product. Users can see what their peers are doing and support those they like. The user can also add their own best work and see what the FavWork community thinks.

  • Submit images of your best work
  • “Like” an image that you are impressed with
  • Gain popularity and get featured on the FavWork’s Twitter page
  • Search for recent submissions as well as monthly, daily and weekly popular submissions
  • Connect and sign in through an existing Twitter account

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