reviews of 3622 web apps
in 181 categories


Portfolio Website Builder

Published 06/21/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Portfoliopen provides users with a place to showcase their work and build an online portfolio. The application provides free set up and hosting for the user’s portfolio website. The user can also add unlimited works and can provide their own domain mapping. The application is search engine friendly and includes sitemap creation tools and Google Analytics. Themes and customization tools are available to all users as well as internationalization features and multiple languages. Ratings and comments can be added to a user’s portfolio that include spam protection. Portfoliopen provides support for Gravatar, Twitter Flicker and RSS feeds. Users can build their Portfoliopen page without any HTML or programming experience. The user can add an introduction and other content along with their actual work images.

Portfoliopen screenshot
Show more screenshots »
What is the history and popularity of the app?

Portfoliopen was created in 2011. The application was created to provide designers, illustrators, artists and other creative professionals with a place to showcase their work. Users could add as many items as they want to their portfolio for free. The creators also wanted to build a tool that enabled the user to create an effective portfolio website even when they possessed little to no HTML or coding experience. The result is current Portfoliopen, which gives users a better way to showcase their work and share it with potential clients and others on the web.

What are the differences to other apps?

Portfoliopen does not put many limitations on its service. The user can build an eye-catching website, even without any website design experience. The site does not limit how many works can be added to a single Portfoliopen page. The user can create an extensive portfolio that can be sent easily to potential clients or anyone else who may want to see their past work.

Alternative Apps
How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Portfoliopen homepage welcomes users with a fun blue background highlighted by playful star shapes. The site includes hints of gold and red. The user’s portfolio page presents each work as an image with a title, tag and a short caption or tagline to go with it. The user can also add a short bio or paragraph about themselves, their work or what they have to offer potential clients. Visitors can view comments posted by other visitors as well as a list of portfolio updates and testimonials.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a Portfoliopen page by entering their desired URL on the space provided on the Portfoliopen homepage. After clicking the blue “Continue” button to the right, the user is presented with the Portfoliopen registration form. The form asks for a full name, email address, password, Captcha code entry and agreement with the Portfoliopen terms of service and privacy policy. After submitting the form, the user is advised that they must check their email for an activation message which must be accessed to complete registration and access their account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Portfoliopen is available to all users for free. There is a storage limit of 50 MB, but there are paid upgrades available. Custom domain mapping costs $15 per year. For $50 per year the ads are removed from all pages. Extra disk quota cost per year: $14,99 (500mb), $24,99 (1GB) and $39,99 (2GB). For $99,99 per year users get the full control over the appearance of their portfolio.

Who would you recommend the application to? is aimed at illustrators, designers and anyone else who needs to maintain a visual portfolio. The application allows users to upload unlimited images and add other information that can help them market their skills or share their past work with others. The price is also ideal for independent creative professionals who have limited funds to work with.

  • Create your own portfolio website
  • Upload unlimited works to your portfolio website
  • Leaves comments for other Portfoliopen users
  • Share portfolio updates and testimonials with site visitors
  • Choose your own Portfoliopen URL

comments powered by Disqus

Top 10 Business Apps for August 2017


Portfoliopen pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Free storage space (mb): 50






Portfoliopen on Twitter