The Frontify for Desktop App is accessible for free on any plan.
About the Desktop App & Its Capabilities
Frontify for Desktop is a native application designed to give everyone direct access to brand assets. The app is an extension of the Frontify web environment, and it gives users direct access to their brand assets, living in their Libraries and Guidelines*.
Global Usage: The app is a tool to be used alongside any other creative tool, and for any applicable purpose, making the use of assets easier and faster.
Always Up to Date: In direct connection with the web application, this app will sync in real-time, whenever new assets are available, making sure your teams are always using the latest versions.
On-Brand Assets: This app will bring your teams closer to the brand, with faster access (and easier onboarding) you can rest assured your teams will always get the right on-brand material right at their fingertips.
Frontify for Desktop App – Features
Global Search: This technology will make finding all the assets in your libraries and Guidelines* easier, just like working with the web app, and with really fast results.
Drag & Drop: It’s just as easy as it sounds. Choose an asset and drop it into the tool you’re using, without any hassle whatsoever.
Instant Access: Right after downloading the app, there’s a one-time login, and the intuitive system requires no employee onboarding.
System Compatibility: The app is compatible with Windows and macOS.
System Requirements & Installation
For further information about this installation, you can review the technical requirements page, which can be provided by your Customer Success Manager, or by contacting our Support team.
UI Tour & Accessing Assets
Allow Brand Access
Selecting the Brand
Asset Screen UI Tour
Asset Search Options
Selecting an Asset
Regardless of the format of the asset you’ve chosen/clicked on in the app, it will take you to the asset viewer, which is a reflection of the one on the web.
What You’ll Be Able to Do
When selecting an asset (documents, images, or videos), you’ll have the option to download the asset, drag and drop it into another tool (images), or open it in the browser.
Drag & Drop of Assets into other Tools
Images can be dragged and dropped directly from the desktop app if the tool you’re using can support the file type that is being inserted.
Other Things to Take Into Account
Assets must be connected to the library frontend in order to appear in the desktop app. The frontend is the consumer view where users access the Guidelines. If you aren't sure how to set this up, check out our Getting Started with Libraries help article.
Fill in the metadata and tags for better search results. The way they’re set up in the library is the way they'll appear in the app.
Roles are also transferred to the desktop app. Therefore, any restrictions will appear in the app as well.