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User Friendly Website Builder

Published 02/09/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

IM-Creator provides users with an elegant website builder that is both functional and economical. To get started, the user can select from a list of available templates, begin with a blank page or build a new website based on a previously built website. After choosing their preferred starting point, the user can begin customizing the site. Images can be replaced and content can be changed to make the site unique and original. Users can also crop and resize images within the website builder tool. Various elements can be added including titles, text boxes, videos, slideshows, galleries and contact forms. Each new website is given an IM-Creator URL however the user can add pages to an existing URL or purchase a new one to use. The application includes analytics to help the user monitor site success.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

IM-Creator was originally designed to provide an easy solution for a humble problem. The creators wanted to give friends and family members an easy way to build a website. They felt that existing tools were too complicated and difficult for the average internet user. This focus went into the user friendly design and features currently offered by IM-Creator. Today, many users create simple, attractive web pages in a few minutes using the IM-Creator builder.

What are the differences to other apps?

IM-Creator does not provide anything brand new or cutting edge. The application offers a number of attractive, unique templates that user can customize. However it really doesn’t expand much on the website building experience when compared to some of its competitors. Users can add images, text and other elements to their website which can be further customized right on the page. While this is not a new concept, it is certainly an effective approach that allows the user to create an original page without any design knowledge.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

IM-Creator is all about modern style, and that really shows through its interface. The simple design never throws anything at the user that will cause them to stumble as they navigate through the site building process. Tools are neatly positioned across the top while the actual web paged is displayed across the center of the builder, allowing the user to monitor progress as they work. The application works very smoothly and gives users plenty of freedom to customize.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can begin building a website by clicking the blue “Start Now” button positioned along the left hand side of the IM-Creator homepage. The user is asked to start with a blank page, edit an existing site or select from a collection of templates. Next, the user can begin the actual building process. When the user decides to save their work, a pop up box appears with the registration form inside. The form asks for an email address, username and password. After submitting the form, the pop up box disappears and allows the user to get back to work on their web page.

What does it cost to use the application?

IM-Creator offers users four subscription options. The first is an Embedded site that lets the user add content to Facebook, Joomla and WordPress. This option is free and includes unlimited bandwidth and templates. The I-M plan includes an IM-Creator URL and is also free. The Domain option costs $7.95 per month or $5.95 per month when the user pays for one full year. This option allows the user to utilize their own domain as well as up to 10 email accounts. The Pro plan includes multiple domains and unlimited email accounts. Users interested in the Pro plan must contact IM-Creator to discuss a quote.

Who would you recommend the application to?

IM-Creator is a helpful resource for anyone that wants to build a simple website but has little to no design knowledge. The application is about as user friendly as a website builder can get. The user can also select from a number of attractive templates or start from scratch with a blank page. The actual website appears on the editor page so the user can see exactly what each element will look like as they are added.

  • Users can access a number of stylish templates to get started
  • The actual page is displayed on the editor so the user can monitor changes
  • Images can be added, cropped and resized on the page
  • A number of affordable options are available, starting at free
  • Contact forms, galleries and other elements can be added and customized
  • Content can be placed on WordPress blogs, Joomla sites and Facebook profiles

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IM-Creator pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $5.95
Most expensive plan (per month) : $7.95