No, no, thank you! Crowd Favorite is fortunate and
proud to have many happy customers. We appreciate
them allowing us to share their kind words with you.
— Greg Votava, Simpson College
We knew we wanted the new Simpson College website to be built on WordPress, and we chose Crowd Favorite based on their excellent reputation for building enterprise-level WordPress sites. They delivered on the challenge to build the “category busting” website we were looking for. The architecture of our site was complex, but Crowd Favorite navigated through the complexity and maintained our core goal which was to have a site that is easy for editors across campus to maintain. Crowd Favorite led the effort to build a responsive site that ensures a pleasant user experience across all mobile devices. The site you see today puts Simpson College in the forefront of the responsive design evolution.
Crowd Favorite did an excellent job collaborating with us and continually communicating project updates throughout the entire process. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Crowd Favorite’s team who is very quick to respond to questions and ideas. They remained calm when we came up with outlandish requirements and met our expectations on functionality, admin interface, user experience, and design. Now we can focus on authoring our content (Simpson College is never short on things to publish online) with the confidence that our visitors will see a beautiful site that loads fast, is easy to navigate, and works on whatever device they are using.
— Steve Dembo, Discovery Education
The best thing about Crowd Favorite is that they don’t just implement what you ask for, they step back and consider what your needs truly are. Based on that, they will make intelligent, considerate and creative suggestions based on their own extensive experience. As clients, we often believe that we know what we want. As professionals, they know when other methods might function better, and be more in line with our overall vision. From the front end to the back end and everything in between, Crowd Favorite has been a complete solution that has enabled our blog network to be a bold and vibrant representation of our online community.
— Chris Giovagnoni, Compassion International
My experience with Crowd Favorite has been better than any other web-related or design company I’ve worked with.
The bottom line is that Crowd Favorite understood what I wanted and delivered. There were no surprises. Working with them was a pleasure. I knew what I was getting and when I was getting it.
They pay attention to the details and are exceptionally thorough. The guys of Crowd Favorite shared their opinions and made suggestions but had no problem delivering precisely what I wanted when I opted to go against their expertise. That’s valuable and highly professional.
All our communication was clear. Both times that I have worked with them, there have been no misunderstandings. I have been exceptionally pleased and will definitely work with them again.
They clarify when necessary, they teach and explain (with patience) when needed, and then deliver precisely what is requested. The timeliness and professionalism of Crowd Favorite can’t be beat!
— Samuel Braff, Comedy.com
Our experience working with Crowd Favorite has been nothing short of amazing. They met every request that we asked of them and provided exemplary customer service. Their work on our site was a breath of fresh air in the often-disappointing web development marketplace.
— Steve O'Grady, Principal Analyst and Co-founder
After a year and a half of meandering efforts that went nowhere, and two different web design firms, I was beginning to lose hope that we’d ever revamp our aging front end at RedMonk.com.
Enter Crowd Favorite, in the form of Alex King. In a few short weeks, he’d migrated us from Movable Type to WordPress (keeping our existing links functional), designed a meta-template for our blogs that can be easily reskinned on an individual basis, and introduced the brilliant header concept which links our disparate sites for better cross-promotion. And that was just the beginning.
Throughout the work on our blogs or the eventual reconstruction of our main website, Alex displayed just the right touch needed to shepherd us along. Those of you that have used design firms in the past are probably aware that they’re often at one extreme or the other: either unresponsive to feedback, or overly responsive. Finding someone that can walk that fine line is a rare gift, but Alex has it in spades.
Based on his substantial contributions to the WordPress community and solid history of building standalone web applications, his technical chops were no surprise. What I hadn’t realized was that they were coupled with the much less common ability to work effectively with even the most difficult of customers. Customers like us, who didn’t really know what we wanted, let alone how to get there.
If you happen to find yourself in the market for design and development services, then, just trust me when I tell you that you’re not going to do much better. I’d also tell you to just trust that he knows what he’s doing, but I think you’ll find that out on your own pretty quickly.
— Joe Hildebrand, CTO, Jabber
As a software company ourselves, it can be hard for us to reach outside for expertise, but when we found Crowd Favorite, we jumped at the chance to get some of the best web talent available working on our JabberWerx AJAX libraries. Crowd Favorite understood our complex requirements and built out a toolkit that our web developer customers are finding both simple and enjoyable to use. I would definitely work with Crowd Favorite again.
— Mark Kirstein, VP Product Development
We were a year and a half into development on our product when we brought Alex in to take a look at our user interface. In three days he was able to simultaneously make fundamental changes to the user interaction paradigm, and clean up (and improve) the aesthetics of the application.
— Dave Pell , Addictomatic
I couldn’t have launched the site without the great development work by Alex King and his crew over at Crowd Favorite. Excellent work by the entire team over there.
— Frank Chen, Partner, Andreessen-Horowitz
Their WordPress implementations were perfect implementations of our designs. The team listened well and responded quickly to changes.
— Stephen O'Grady, RedMonk
[...] let me thank the gang from Crowd Favorite. Still our favorite development shop, they’ve done a remarkable job shepherding us through the process of building an application that no one’s ever built before. From walking us through the implications of different architectural choices to helping turn my abominable mockups into a working application, I trust these guys. We’re pretty thrilled with the work they’ve done thus far, and it’ll only get more interesting from here on out. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
— David Cross
I’ve always found Crowd Favorite totally professional in their approach and methodology. They are smart in the way they think-through projects and the subsequent development of solutions. They “just get” the business and customer side of things (both you – me – as their customer but also the experience of your – my – customers using the website). They have good project management skills and proactively work to address the challenges that inevitably crop up during a project.
— Eric Marcoullier, Beatport
Working with Crowd Favorite has been a fantastic experience. They’ve been a great partner and we’re proud of the stellar launch of Beatport News.
— Aarron Walter, MailChimp.com
Crowd Favorite is organized, reliable, and a joy to work with. We chose them for our projects because they are the top in the industry, and the work they produced proved it.
— Leo Resig, theCHIVE
I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how many times Crowd Favorite has bailed us out of a bind and got the job done fast.
— Eric Cheng, Editor and Publisher, Wetpixel.com
Alex has helped me with two major projects for Wetpixel in the last couple of years. The first was a full migration of the Wetpixel content from a PHPNuke and phpBB system to Expression Engine (EE) and Invision Power Board (IPB), and create a single sign on for my visitors. Not only was the content completely converted with a custom script that could be re-run as needed, but Alex devised a system to redirect all of the old PHPNuke URLs to the new Expression Engine URLs. Alex also created a simple single sign on mechanism that was minimally invasive in both EE and IPB, making future upgrades much simpler. The second project was the creation of a photo contest system. Users can submit photos to the competition and vote and leave comments on the entries.
I’ve done my fair share of web development, but Alex was able to get this stuff done faster and in a cleaner, more maintainable fashion than I would have. Alex was accessible, responsive and reliable throughout the development process for both projects, and I’m going to be working with him again soon.
— Lisa Sabin, E.Webscapes
My clients come to me wanting their sites to do all sorts of unique things that sometimes stretch the limits of my own skills. Enter Alex King. Whether he knows it (likes it) or not – he’s become my ‘go to’ guy for all things geek that are beyond my comprehension. I’ve contacted him a few times with a brief description of what is needed for one of my projects, and he always returns the solution that works like a dream, in a reasonable time frame. If code can be beautiful – Alex has got it mastered.
— Carl Leubsdorf, Solvitor
When I asked some of the largest players in the web and WordPress space to recommend a top WordPress development shop, Crowd Favorite was among the most highly recommended. And for Solvitor, the experience of working with Crowd Favorite on the Annotum project was nothing short of remarkable.
Crowd Favorite not only brought extremely resourceful, efficient, and talented engineers and designers to the project, they also contributed substantial product, web, and particularly WordPress expertise — adding useful, elegant features (within scope and budget), championing the user experience, and doing all this with an agile flexibility and pragmatism in handling changing requirements that made working with them a genuine pleasure.
Crowd Favorite offers fair pricing, a robust set of project management and collaboration tools, and a deep willingness to see that their customers, both the direct client and the ultimate users of the systems they build, are happy and productive. I would not hesitate to trust any content management, technology or WordPress project of any size to Crowd Favorite, and I offer them my highest, unqualified recommendation.
— Robert Greenhood, Greenhood & Company, LLC.
I enlisted Alex’s help to integrate a blog into a political web site for a New York City Councilman. After a few discussions to determine what we wanted, he integrated the blog seemlessly into the new site design and also provided guidance in setting up the blog so it would be most effective for us. Throughout the process Alex was responsive and accessible and he delivered on time and as expected.
— Pete Sutsos, President & CEO, Click2Enter, Inc.
We retained the services of King Design to do a complete web-site design and layout for our company. The project was completed on-time and within budget. What more can a small company such as ours ask for?
— Penelope Trunk, Brazen Careerist
I love the home pages you came up with.
— Matthew Allum, CEO, OpenedHand
When we contacted Crowd Favorite about redeveloping our site using WordPress, we had a broad idea of the type of design we wanted, some sketchy content and a basic structure. They took our ideas and developed a custom theme with some extra features to get the layout style we were looking for. This developed over several iterations, eventually converging on a design that we were very happy with. But it wasn’t just a static ‘one shot’ design; the code, HTML, and CSS were all cleanly created and well documented which allowed us to tweak the design and code ourselves as we worked through further development of content and structure.
It was great to tap into CF’s knowledge and experience with WordPress. They allowed us to focus on what was important to us – the content and structure of the site – without having to worry how we’d make it work with WordPress.
— Anthony Frausto-Robledo, LEED AP, Publisher, Architosh LLC
Our requirements for the Architosh website were demanding. We needed a state-of-the-art custom content management system and a clean interface from which to grow. Alex King and his team at Crowd Favorite were remarkably insightful, creative and proficient at producing a custom WordPress-driven website that featured all of the “big publication” features we were interested in exactly in the form we wanted. I couldn’t be more proud of and pleased about the work they did for us.
— Mike Dumka, BaseFront Web Development
I have been playing around with RAMP and I must say I really love it, this really should be a game changer in terms of making WordPress a true CMS.
— Rachel Baker, @rachelbaker
— Steven C. Day, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
I wanted to let you know what a great product you guys have developed. The layouts and the ability to provide non-designers the ability to create and maintain beautiful pages is exactly what we were looking for.
— Adam Jarvis, VECTORVAULT
The Carrington Business theme has empowered me to design my blog in ways that I never thought possible. Now, I adapt content with confidence, thanks to it’s smart and intuitive interface. Highly recommended for those who need immediate results.
— Rands In Repose
Ever felt like the sky was falling every single day? Ever felt like you were barely able to get through the day, let alone get to the things you didn’t get to the day before? Welcome to your career in high technology.
As an avid, daily user of Tasks Pro™, I can safely say the product has saved me many hours usually lost on poor prioritization of my schedule. There are only so many hours in a day and I need an easily accessible, simple to manage task list to make immediate decision on what to attack next.
Alex King has designed a stunning web application in Tasks Pro™ that I’m woefully dependent on. It helps me prevent the sky from falling… every day.
— Robert A. Truxal
As many others, i have spent years searching for a solution like Tasks Pro™ from high-end approaches like Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange to some of the lower-end freeware or open source applications. after many, many, many false starts and disappointing trials, i am happy to report the we all think we’ve found a winner with Tasks Pro™. thanks for a truly great product.
— Nadim Jubran
Just wanted to give the developer(s) of this software a pat on the back. I bought a 5 user license of Tasks Pro a month or so ago and wasn’t sure if it was going to be useful. I’m an IT manager and have a never-ending list of outstanding tasks and trouble-tickets to address. I use Tasks Pro every day to track my outstanding tasks and update them with timestamped notes. It’s been very useful…
Thanks for developing such a great tool at such a great price!
— Jim Darley
I love this software. It is the best I’ve come across in years. I run an IT consulting firm and TasksPro™ is perfect for assigning and tracking tasks given out to my sub-contractors.
— Darcy Kieran, Total Diving
I’ve been using Tasks Pro™ extensively over the last few years. All of my staff has, as well. It is a great application. We just have no reason to skip deadlines anymore! Many thanks!
— Douglas Anderson
When faced with managing a project that involved four teams in three different countries I was very worried about how to keep things running smoothly. Originally I managed all action items by e-mail. It did not take long to determine that this was inefficient and prone to problems. As the weeks went by and the ‘Action Item’ e-mail grew longer and more unmanageable, I knew that it was time to look for an alternate solution.
Originally I started using Tasks. While Tasks offered order in an otherwise chaotic environment, it lacked one key element: a Multi-User interface. Enter Tasks Pro™.
When Alex posted that Tasks Pro™ was to be released I was excited to give it a try. First I signed up for an trial account and used it for a few weeks to make sure that it would do what I needed. After the trial period I purchased Tasks Pro™ and have not looked back.
Tasks Pro™ has brought order where there was confusion. I highly recommend Tasks Pro™.
— Michael Miller, PhD.
The beautiful thing about Tasks Pro™ versus a bloated project management app is that Tasks Pro™ is really targeted at the dynamic day to day kind of stuff that helps you get things done.
— Richard L. Bliss, 4Life Research, LC
Tasks Pro™ is ideal for individuals and companies going places! I used every P.M. software solution that I could get my hands on, from Microsoft Project to simple access programs. A P.M. solution should help you get work done, not add to it and that’s what Tasks Pro™ does. It’s simple and to the point; first time users “get it” right away. Global access is a must. I can’t remember the last time I had a project where all members of the team were in one country. Simplicity, mobile access, multilingual support, and multiple time zone support is what made Tasks Pro™ my choice. I highly recommend it.
Thanks Alex! I sleep better at night now.
— Sharla Price
Thanks Alex! You rock! The install went very smoothly. You’ve got quite a great piece of software. After only one week of the trial, we were completely addicted. Tasks Pro™ was exactly what we were looking for – intuitive, easy on the eyes and non-buggy. Your software is definitely making life easier around here. We only wish we’d found it sooner. Thanks again!
— Sylvain Beaudry, President and CEO, Quazal Technologies Inc.
So far, we’re using Tasks Pro™ to coordinate the bevy of operational tasks for our hosting service, coordinating management tasks between groups, and pretty much any other tasks that need tracking internally. It’s remarkably easy to use, and it helped significantly to improve internal communications and productivity.
— Scott Sanders
I am very pleased with the functionality that has come out of Alex in Tasks Pro™. I expect that this will be one of the must-have server apps of any capable workgroup.
— Jean Paul Pallandre, Acura Multimedia
Initially we were only to test the product with our staff for feedback… but as soon as installed everyone wanted to use it! Bloody hell. Never seen a utility product so well received by a team.
Congratulations for an excellent system.
— Jason Thurber
Tasks Pro™ lets me to collaborate with team members who are offsite without making them feel micro-managed. It has become an indispensable part of our distributed projects.
— Jonathan Dillon, FireBright, Inc.
Tasks Pro™ is the one tool we have found that our Accountant and our Senior Engineer both actually use. In years of trying different solutions, from Wikis to blogs, not one tool has more rapidly assisted our organization in aligning our staff towards successful completion of projects that effect the bottom line than Tasks Pro™. It’s so simple, it works.
— Richard Cadwalader, Parts Manager, Hardee Equipment Comany, Inc.
I just wanted to let you know that Tasks Pro™ is quickly making itself indispensable. So far, so good.
— Mike Little, Peninsula Communications
I looked for nearly 4 months for the right task manager and yours is by far the best. You did an outstanding job on Tasks Pro™ and I look forward to future upgrades – including reports and statistics.
— Teresa Kacerguis, Graphic Designer
I have really gotten into using Tasks Pro™. I live and die by it now. In fact, I’m not sure how anything ever got done without it!
— Robert Jones
Amazing. I’ve never seen a browser-based app that gave me so little sense of being in a browser.
— Enrique Zamora
Tasks Pro™ is by far the best available application in the market for task management. I have been looking for an application like Tasks Pro™ for years.
None of the previous business applications we have work with has ever fullfilled our needs and expectations. We are using the Spanish version, and works great.
It is also a powerful communication tool for any company. And as a Web based application, anyone in my company can access the information from anywhere, which is nowdays indispensable for people on the road.
Nice interface, and very easy to use, I strongly recommend it to companies and individuals that care about organization.
— Pamela Hazelton, Owner, DesignExtend.com
is there ANYTHING you didn’t think about when you built this thing? This blows Ace Project AND Base Camp right out’a the water.
— Louis Lesko
Spectacular product! Had the single user version for 2 weeks – now I’m getting my entire staff on Tasks – Bravo!
— Jennifer Gleason
I just wanted to post a quick note to say that I have tried many, many project management system and this is by far the most usable, manageable system at an extremely affordable price. You can’t believe what other people are charging on a per user basis.
And you have more features than anything else out there. Part of the problem with some systems is that it takes a rocket scientist to set the system up and it’s almost impossible to get your clients/users to implement it because the learning curve is too high.
I look forward to the updates in the future to an already outstanding product.
— Bryan Kimball
Your software was a Godsend for us.
— Gerry MacKenzie
Hey man, props for a great piece of software. And this coming from a man who’d previously written an entire project planning system in Java previously. For me to like someone else’s work, and in PHP, and to pay for it, says a lot believe me!
— John Ridley, Actuate Solutions
I have been looking for a good task and time management package for months. Nothing was quite right, many simple packages were available, but were unsuitable. The nearest available, suiting my needs was so complex that I gave up using it before the end of the trial. Then I came across Tasks Pro™ – as near perfect as makes no difference. Even better, colleagues on specific projects can access, as can my secretary – and everyone gets emails automatically as a gentle reminder. I now plan my projects in “Merlin (Project Wizards)”, transfer the plan to Tasks Pro™ and iCal. I have no doubt that I can now increase my billable time by being far better organised and my colleagues get the reminders they need ! Please don’t tell Alex King how impressed I am, I’m happy with the price as it is!
— Andrew Mulholland, Director, Hunted Cow Studios Ltd
Just a quick note to say your product is great. Rather than creating our own in-house task system, we opted to buy one in and your solution was great for us.
— Clark Valberg, Epicenter Technology Consulting
I have used many different types of software for my project management needs – and I must tell you – I’ve never been happier than I am right now. It feels so good to have something that functions around the way I think and work. My only regret is that I wasted my time with anything else! THANKS!!!!!
— Kevin Stirtz, Stirtz Group
Just had to let you know – Tasks is the best software of its kind I have seen. (And I’ve seen a lot!) It’s well designed, has great features and looks good too. You guys should be proud – you have created a one of kind product. I am in awe!
— Geof F. Morris
Suffice it to say that I’m still a very happy Tasks user. If I have a browser open, I have a tab open to Tasks.
— Scott Johnson, Feedster
You really do have an outstandingly great product. I’m an absolute prick when it comes to software but I’ve put over 1,000 tasks into the different dbs I have and for me to commit to a tool like that is rare.
— GKK (Attorney)
Tasks was useful after 5 minutes, essential after a day, and 6 months later, is indispensible. Very nice work, I appreciate it.
— Jason Noble
I’ve been working with Tasks for several days now and I’m not only very pleased, but also very impressed. The functionality/flair ration is just right; using tasks is a breeze.
— Colin D. Devroe
I’ve only just begun to crack the surface on the power of Tasks, and already have saved myself time, money and headaches. Tasks, is by far, one of the most useful software that I have bought, ev
— Vladimir Dozen
It’s the best I’ve found, and I’ve searched whole SF.NET and whole (ugh… to some extent) Google.
— sardaukar siet
The interface is really great, we PC users need more developers with an attention to usability such as yourself. Coming from the Mac world, it doesn’t surprise me…
— Jaero, Site Manager, ME Warcry
I run an online gaming fansite, and I have just recently incorporated your Tasks software as the new manager of our giant ‘to do’ lists. With online gaming, there are constant updates, and thus there must be constant coverage and content provided to the fans, and I have to say, the program is a godsend. Thank you very much for developing it and putting it out for all to enjoy!
— MNH, IT Professional
What an absolutely wonderful product! I have been bouncing back and forth for years between many products including many versions of Outlook with and without plug-ins, and a plethora of web-based groupware and project managment software. I was continually astonished at the details and key features that the competing products were so obviously missing.
As a IT Director for a hospital and a IT consulting entrepreneur, I keep a very healthy list of tasks and notes for day-to-day use. Between the ‘other guys’ software and the in-house groupware, my organizing situation went from worse to mangled and horrible.
The Tasks Pro™ software has been designed with professionals, like me, in mind. It simply works. The author has carefully considered each feature and how it relates to the entire project and the goal of the software. Folks, this is how software is supposed to be, but we have come to expect less from those big [Insert Large Software Corporation Here] names haven’t we.
The iCal integration is genius. The blog (RSS) feeds and the wireless PDA functionality are super sexy features that ACTUALLY work very well.
I have set up blog (RSS) feeds for project members that don’t need access to the system but need a detailed list of real-time projects stats.
I even imported my tasks for my up-and-coming wedding and house construction and added my Fiancee as a member so that she can see the progression of tasks and collabrate on the wedding to-do’s and both our familys can access the blog feed that we both author, to see up-to-date status of planning for the big event.
This is an indispensable tool. Thanks a billion-and-a-half!
— Randy Kirshner
Tasks Pro™ is by far the most feature rich task management program available! I absolutely love this program – the ease of use and professional layout make it really fun to work with.
This program not only has a ton of features, but the care and attention to detail that it gets has it poised to be one of the best around. Everyone I’m using it with loves it!
— Bryan J Busch
I thought you’d be pleased to know that I was happy to pay for the “Tasks” software and stop using the free “TaDa List” service after seeing how your program works on mobile devices, and theirs doesn’t. Keep up the great work.
— Jonathan Christopher, Monday By Noon
…the entire process seems extremely polished from start to finish.
— Sarah Gooding, WPMU
RAMP makes it easy to start publishing in an efficient and professional way.