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TinderBox

Online Proposal Management Software


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Published 10/08/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

TinderBox presents users with an improved way to create interactive proposals. The features included make it easy for a team to monitor and manage proposals while putting together colorful, unique and eye-catching bids that entice a potential client. What makes TinderBox even more interesting is the way it allows users to easily edit their existing proposals. A user can make changes to their proposal very quickly, using TinderBox’s drag and drop format. The document is updated and can immediately be reviewed by those who need to see it.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Kristian Andersen founded TinderBox in November of 2009. Andersen is also responsible for creating Pathagility and is currently president of Kristian Andersen and Associates. TinderBox was intended to allow users to quickly and easily manage and update their proposals, which are one of the most important components when obtaining new projects. Today, TinderBox remains much the same with numerous features and an easy interface.

What are the differences to other apps?

TinderBox offers a helpful service to anyone that deals with proposals. This single document is a vital part of a business’s or professional’s interaction with clients. TinderBox gives both the tools that make it easy for one or multiple people to get involved and make changes to the proposal when necessary. The updating process is streamlined into a drag and drop format and can significantly cut down on the pre-project interaction time between client and company or freelancer. This could lead to more projects as the client sees that the professional is efficient and will respond quickly to any changes made in the scope of the project.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

As soon as a new user arrives on the TinerBox home page, it is clear the site is intended for professionals. The grey and white color scheme is highlighted by calm orange elements, which are also featured in the flame icon of the TinderBox logo. There is no clutter and site content is well organized. The actual tools are also very easy to use, which makes it easy for almost anyone to adapt to this new proposal editing format.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors interested in joining TinderBox can click the orange “See Plans and Pricing” button along the left hand side of the homepage. The user is then asked to select from a free account (under a grey header on the right) or to go right into a paid account by choosing a professional plan (under the orange header on the left). The site requests a name, email address, username, password, organization name, preferred TinderBox site address, and terms of service agreement to complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

TinderBox gives users can select the professional account choice when registering. In order to give users a specific plan that meets their individual needs, TinderBox asks that the potential new user provide some information through a contact form. This includes name, email address, phone number and any additional comments. A TinderBox representative will respond with a quote and list of features that the user wants and needs. This appears to be the intended approach because of Tinderbox’s diverse clientele. That way, everyone gets just what they need at a price that can fit into their professional budget.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Freelancers or businesses that put in numerous proposals can appreciate TinderBox. The site makes it easy to manage proposals and update them. The tools available are also structured so that the user can be creative with their proposals, but retain that professional appearance. The site is easy to use, and allows a lot of room for character to go into each new proposal created.

  • Drag and drop editing functionality
  • The ability to utilize multiple media in a proposal, including video, audio, Flash animation and images
  • Custom branding feature to showcase your company
  • Content section that allows users to create lists of content that can be reused for new proposals
  • Packages that are tailored to each individual user’s needs


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