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Microstockr

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« on: April 12, 2017, 12:34 »
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Hey guys,

for the last 2+ years we've been working hard developing a new application called Microstockr Pro helping photographers track their earnings. If youve ever taken stock photos and uploaded them to multiple agencies, you know that checking your sales can be very time-consuming and frustrating.

That's where Microstockr Pro tries to help.
By looking at your whole portfolio history, you can view its overall performance, check your best earners and see sales patterns you weren't able to notice before.

Check out this introduction video:





We're still in BETA, so you can download our app and use it for FREE:
http://microstockr.com/microstockr-pro

Join us and let us know what you think.

Cheers!


« Last Edit: April 12, 2017, 15:29 by Microstockr »


« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 13:24 »
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Looks very nice!
I am using mobile version whole the time...  Very useful for me! Especially during morning coffee! Just trigger and... :o 8)

« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 14:02 »
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Im trying now and it's looking very well done, can't wait the Shutterstock fetching available !

« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 05:25 »
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Is it advisable to keep it open and running to update or are refreshes necessary? Seems a bit heavy on processor to keep running. Just asking.

« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 07:40 »
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Looks really nice! It includes nearly all the agencies that I submitted to. BTW, I entered the username and password for Fotolia and it said "username for this agency is used by another account". I may have created another Microstockr account before. Is it possible to delete the previous account so that I can fetch the data from Fotolia for my new account?

« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 08:57 »
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I am using it and I have to say that it is a really great application!

Not clear how it will cost when it will be out of Beta. Some indications?

« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 09:00 »
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After installing the software I can't open it (Double clicked the icon on desktop but nothing happens, in Win10).

« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 09:08 »
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Is there an option to track Adobe/Fotolia sales?   

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/ [nofollow]

I have tried to use my Adobe details with the Fotolia account but it won't accept them.

Great looking app.

« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 09:11 »
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I haven't been able to get pond5 working for several months now. Desktop app on imac

Microstockr

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 09:46 »
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@cg3dphoto, @miR156, @Cider Apple please check your messages we sent a PM with details.

@shoopinoz Adobe Stock will be integrated after we launch the app. Right now we are polishing it and removing bugs.

@Chichikov the app will be very affordable, no surprises in store.

« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 11:13 »
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@cg3dphoto, @miR156, @Cider Apple please check your messages we sent a PM with details.

@shoopinoz Adobe Stock will be integrated after we launch the app. Right now we are polishing it and removing bugs.

@Chichikov the app will be very affordable, no surprises in store.

Adobe Stock and Fotolia are the same thing, no?
And Fotolia is already supported. So just call it Fotolia/AdobeStock (or AdobeStock/Fotolia)

« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 11:13 »
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There looks to be more agencies that are trackable in the phone app over the desktop app. Will all agencies be available on both platforms at some point?

Microstockr

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 12:35 »
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Adobe Stock and Fotolia are the same thing, no?
And Fotolia is already supported. So just call it Fotolia/AdobeStock (or AdobeStock/Fotolia)

Apparently they are the same thing, but behind the scenes they are 2 different agencies with 2 different infrastructures. For example sales on Adobe Stock are reported in the Fotolia dashboard, but not vice versa. So, we cannot parse only one agency and show you the results. We have to parse both of them for the time being.

We intend to add Adobe Stock in the near future.

Microstockr

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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 12:37 »
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There looks to be more agencies that are trackable in the phone app over the desktop app. Will all agencies be available on both platforms at some point?

Yes, eventually we want to match the agencies in the mobile app. We will resume adding new agencies after we launch.

« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2017, 13:24 »
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Does it work for videos too?

Microstockr

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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2017, 13:48 »
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Does it work for videos too?

Yes, it does for supported agencies.

It even matches the videos together automatically. Give it a go.

« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2017, 14:40 »
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Adobe Stock and Fotolia are the same thing, no?
And Fotolia is already supported. So just call it Fotolia/AdobeStock (or AdobeStock/Fotolia)

Apparently they are the same thing, but behind the scenes they are 2 different agencies with 2 different infrastructures. For example sales on Adobe Stock are reported in the Fotolia dashboard, but not vice versa. So, we cannot parse only one agency and show you the results. We have to parse both of them for the time being.

We intend to add Adobe Stock in the near future.

What will happen when there will be a sale on the Adobe Stock, it will be reported twice?

Microstockr

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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 02:45 »
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What will happen when there will be a sale on the Adobe Stock, it will be reported twice?

No, we'll probably work out a system similar to what we're now doing with iStock / Getty.

« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2017, 03:34 »
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I notice that the stat for iStock /Getty is below the actual values reported on Getty ESP, does it only include sales from iStock, but not the sales from Getty and partner programs?

Microstockr

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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2017, 05:11 »
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I notice that the stat for iStock /Getty is below the actual values reported on Getty ESP, does it only include sales from iStock, but not the sales from Getty and partner programs?

Do you mean the balance? If so, that is the sales amount minus any payout. iStock / Getty reports sales on the 20th and they do payouts for amounts over $100 on the 25th. If you have say $250 sales for last month they will transfer that money to you and the balance becomes $0.00, but if you only have $70 there will be no payout and the balance will still be $70 next month.

Does this help?

« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2017, 05:59 »
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No, I was referring to the monthly earnings. The earnings for Jan and Feb this year are significantly lower than the actual values I saw on Getty ESP.

« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2017, 07:43 »
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I love microstockr app but I use it 95% on my mobile phone and 5% on my computer. When I want to take a look at my sales is when I'm not home and I just want to check my balance in 30 seconds. Sadly, the mobile app is not updated often. Few agencies are broken. I had issue with canstockphoto. Now alamy and pond5 are unavailable. My question is, are you working on both platform mobile and desktop app to be improved ?

Microstockr

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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2017, 08:31 »
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I love microstockr app but I use it 95% on my mobile phone and 5% on my computer. When I want to take a look at my sales is when I'm not home and I just want to check my balance in 30 seconds. Sadly, the mobile app is not updated often. Few agencies are broken. I had issue with canstockphoto. Now alamy and pond5 are unavailable. My question is, are you working on both platform mobile and desktop app to be improved ?

Yes, and lately we've been focusing heavily on the Pro desktop app, hence the late mobile updates. But, we've just released an update fixing pond5 and adding iStock back for android and the iOS one is coming soon.

nazlisart

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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2017, 16:53 »
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I downloaded and checked it out. Impressive graphics and well structured BUT... With time I have built and refined a very elaborate EXCEL sheet covering all my needs, I guess the same stands for all professional Microstockers. I keep my statistics manually spending no more than half an hour per week and it is far more accurate. The reason being that I contribute to agencies that are not provided in the app and that I include commissions and other sources of income in my excel. This means that as an income or even a statistics tool this app (or any other for that matter) is inadequate for me.

On the other hand, having a portfolio of 800+ illustrations, it is impossible to keep track of how individual images or series do in their total capacity. I do have a general idea of what works best or worst but I loose it in the middle tiers. Some sites like SS give you some options but the overall picture is lacking.

I see that you have done a pretty good job in this area. Although some features like folders/lightboxes don't work in the version I downloaded I expect there will be improvements and debugging in the future.

I would suggest you emphasize this part of the app with some more options and more graphics (trends, selling curves, etc.). If this is done I would definitely be a customer. Even if no more agencies are added having these statistics will be an invaluable tool for planning and asses that is impossible to custom-make and manually track.

I hope this was helpful
Best of luck
G.

 
« Last Edit: April 18, 2017, 17:14 by nazlisart »

Microstockr

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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2017, 05:58 »
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I downloaded and checked it out. Impressive graphics and well structured BUT... With time I have built and refined a very elaborate EXCEL sheet covering all my needs, I guess the same stands for all professional Microstockers. I keep my statistics manually spending no more than half an hour per week and it is far more accurate. The reason being that I contribute to agencies that are not provided in the app and that I include commissions and other sources of income in my excel. This means that as an income or even a statistics tool this app (or any other for that matter) is inadequate for me.

On the other hand, having a portfolio of 800+ illustrations, it is impossible to keep track of how individual images or series do in their total capacity. I do have a general idea of what works best or worst but I loose it in the middle tiers. Some sites like SS give you some options but the overall picture is lacking.

I see that you have done a pretty good job in this area. Although some features like folders/lightboxes don't work in the version I downloaded I expect there will be improvements and debugging in the future.

I would suggest you emphasize this part of the app with some more options and more graphics (trends, selling curves, etc.). If this is done I would definitely be a customer. Even if no more agencies are added having these statistics will be an invaluable tool for planning and asses that is impossible to custom-make and manually track.

I hope this was helpful
Best of luck
G.

Hey Nazlisart,
thanks for your feedback, much appreciated.

Did you get a chance to use the Collections? We implemented them to be the equivalent of Folders/Lightboxes on agency sites. The only difference is the app does not automatically take them from an agency site, but rather you have to create them on your own and add pictures manually. You only have to do it once though and you can add pictures from different agencies too.

Also, did you try the Match All feature which automatically groups the same image on different agencies? It makes life a lot easier.

In any case, feel free to suggest new helpful features since we're very open and implement a lot of the things users request of us.

Cheers.


 

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