We took a look at several portfolio apps a few months ago, but I’m always on the look out for new ones to try on the iPad. Gone are the days of trying to shrink large articles and projects down to an 8×11 piece of paper for a portfolio. With the new iPad, high-definition video has become more important than ever, and there is no reason not to use an iPad to show off your work to a potential client or job prospect.
We were invited to take a look at Portfolio Pro for iPad, which makes its App Store debut today, and it’s a solid addition to the portfolio apps out there. The UI is easy, and creating a basic portfolio doesn’t take long. You can add content from Dropbox, Flickr or media stores on the iPad. I would like to see an option to add content from a website URL, a feature that Portfolio for iPad has that I love.
Portfolio Pro’s best features lie in its customization options. One thing I really like is the ability to tweak fonts throughout the app. Like using an Adobe product, when you change a font, you can actually see what the font will look like. You can set up galleries, which is great if you want to show off different aspects of your work. You can use the provided themes or create your own, saving them for later use. Moving between edit and client mode is extremely easy, so you’re not constantly fumbling to change settings. The learning curve is not steep at all, and if this is your first time making a portfolio, it won’t take you long to get the hang of it.
The one thing I would like to see is the ability to add a resume, such as what Xtrafolio has. I’d also like to see backup options as well, especially since the app can import from Dropbox, and passcoding.
Portfolio Pro for iPad is US$9.99 on the App Store, which is a great value for a solid portfolio app.