Octopus.do

Create detailed visual sitemaps and get estimates

#3 Product of the DayJune 18, 2019
Designers and PMs use Octopus to prototype website and app structures, calculating project costs on the fly. It’s lightning fast and easy to use!
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15 Reviews5.0/5
Octopus allows you to design the structure for websites and mobile apps, estimate man-hours and costs, and send it to clients in the form of a simple link. In a nutshell, Octopus is visual sitemap with Excel integration and just the bare minimum of necessary functions. A designer or project lead can use it to set up a structure, fill in sections of content, and then evaluate man-hours for each page. All estimates are then put into a table, where an hourly rate can be applied and the overall cost of the project can then be seen. Other stages are then added to this figure, including front end and back end development, management and other costs. Octopus makes the entire process of planning and evaluation easy and fun. An experienced client can use it to map out a structure themselves, and we simply add man-hour estimates—we have tried it several times. It also makes the process more transparent, which, from a client’s perspective, is always a good thing. The tool was launched in late February, tested on our projects, is now ready for others to use.
@karlplaude1 Wow. This looks awesome and very useful for freelancers. Btw, I don't see how much does it cost to use it. All that I see is, 14 days trial.
@adithya Thank you. You can find the link to Pricing by clicking on About button in the bottom left corner and scroll to footer.

I really like the way it looks and how easy it is to use.

Pros:

Simple

Cons:

Not for free

We've used Octopus.do at our agency to estimate a few projects. It's simple so it likely won't be of much use for estimating complex projects but anything that's a website is infinitely easier to estimate and explain with this tool.

Pros:

Easy to create plain-as-day design/development estimates that are tied to an actual sitemap

Cons:

None that I've yet encountered

Keep the good work and please, keep it simple. The whole estimate part is becoming relevant. Great job!!!!

Pros:

- The "block" system within the pages is game changer. - Interface is fast, minimalist and ergonomic.

Cons:

- I didn't find the way to duplicate a page. - Only one map structure is possible

Good app with future

Pros:

Great tool for for developers and their customers

Cons:

For me its cool