BannerZest Pro
BannerZest Pro
4.0.2

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BannerZest Pro4.0.2

13 November 2015

Flash and HTML5 presentation software for Web designers.

Overview

BannerZest Pro is a popular authoring tool for the creation of amazing banners based on a wide range of ready-made themes. In its latest version BannerZest not only supports Flash banners but also HTML5 banners that can be viewed on iPhone and iPad iOS browsers, which do not support Flash. 14 new HTML5 themes are available at launch in the Pro version and 10 themes in the Standard version. Aquafadas is committed to expand this initial set of HTML5 themes.

Features:
  • Export of animated banners as Flash, HTML5, or as a Flash/HTML5 hybrid
  • 14 new, additional themes for your banners in the Pro version (10 themes in the Standard version)
  • Customizable fallback : Flash > HTML5 > Simple Animation to ensure that your content will render on any combination of browser and operating system.
  • Optimized HTML+CSS code for iPhone and iPad
  • Various User Interface refinements and bug fixes

BannerZest Pro is the fastest and easiest way to add punch and movement to your images online and get professional-looking slideshows. Integration with all major Web site editors is a breeze! All you have to do is select, drag, and drop the images you want into a designated area. Then choose from BannerZest's menu of creative ready-made animated themes, click, and you're done! Edit your media with ease - resize and crop your images. Navigation is fast and simple with the resizable Inspector window.

What's new in BannerZest Pro

Version 4.0.2:
  • Fix crash that could happen on some special cases
  • Fix multiple redundant error messages
  • The cancel button is back

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21 Reviews of BannerZest Pro

Hansjoerg
07 October 2009
Version: 2.0.1

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I owe BannerZest Pro version 1.xx since June 2009. In September 2009 version 2 came out. Despite the good 3 months that I have owed this software, Aquafadas did not provide a free update but wants to charge $59 upgrade fee. Well, I think I should be considered a very good customer of Aquafadas products since I owe ALL Pro products and those products that don't have a pro counterpart version. In summary, Aquafadas service is absolutely disatisfactory and surely not honest in this sense. This is also proved by the fact that they ignore my complaint when I even suggested that I'd be willing to pay the upgrade price like the non-pro version.
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4
TylerGrace
07 September 2015
Version: 4.0.1
Love MU, FANTASTIC! lower price...
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JamesHarrisPhoto
28 January 2015
Version: 4.0
Sadly, there doesn't appear to be a discounted upgrade path to version 4 from 3. All I can find when I try to update is that you have to pay the $89 all over again.
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pandora-1
21 July 2011
Version: 3.0
Note to web page designers: You might try to consider your target audiences. In an informal poll around campus I found that 78 out of 91 people absolutely detested animated and intrusive banners on sites they visit.
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Sartorius
12 October 2010
Version: 2.2.3
Where is BannerZest 2.2.3? The link above and all links on the developer site download version 2.2.2...
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5
peter-gargiulo
24 March 2010
Version: 2.2
I've been using BannerZest for a few years, and I'm thrilled with the newest version of the Pro. I like the ability to export a complete swf of the banner-easy, breezy! I recently upgraded and lost my old serial number, which you need to activate the new 2.0 version. I sent AquaFadas an email and received my old serial number within two hours. That's awesome customer support. Peter Graphic Designer
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Misterol
23 March 2010
Version: 2.2
I got Bannerzest two years ago as part of a MacUpdate bundle. I didn't really start using it until recently. I have a blog and I wanted some slide shows. I upgraded to Pro because I wanted the ability to have alternative images for iPhone users. While this doesn't work on Blogger, unfortunately, the program itself is great. It's super easy to use and gives very professional looking results. The integration with iPhoto is worth the extra money for me. As for the folks at Aquafada they have been right on top of their customer support for me. I wrote in and despite the time difference got a response really quickly and several follow ups after that. Five stars all the way around.
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stuff-7
27 December 2009
Version: 2.1.1
I bought the pro version at the very high price. I did not expect to be slugged for an upgrade within a few month of buying it. One of the main things I wanted to use it for didn't work properly either. After complaining to support they tried to tell me I was wrong & they were justified in their charging schedule. They offered me a reduction - but then just stopped responding to emails. My complaint about the lack of functionality was met with "pay for the upgrade"!! Avoid this developer. The software itself is very limited. It does make banners very easily but they are very 'template-ish' and don't offer much adjustment. It is quite easy to use but does have some very time consuming and annoying traits especially when trying to add images / re-arrange. I have used it on a few websites but wish I had never gone near them. I am tempted to do a charge-back - that's how unhapy I am. But of course I am wrong!
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Hansjoerg
07 October 2009
Version: 2.0.1
I owe BannerZest Pro version 1.xx since June 2009. In September 2009 version 2 came out. Despite the good 3 months that I have owed this software, Aquafadas did not provide a free update but wants to charge $59 upgrade fee. Well, I think I should be considered a very good customer of Aquafadas products since I owe ALL Pro products and those products that don't have a pro counterpart version. In summary, Aquafadas service is absolutely disatisfactory and surely not honest in this sense. This is also proved by the fact that they ignore my complaint when I even suggested that I'd be willing to pay the upgrade price like the non-pro version.
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Pedro-Fardilha
12 July 2009
Version: 1.5
Hummm... so strange. BannerZest, as the name implies, is targeted to those who need to, among other things, quickly do some banners. As a lazy person who only makes flash banners out of necessity, I was quite interested in this app, but the more I read about it the more it surprises me. How is it that BannerZest cannot support industry standards clickTAG or clickTARGET vars? Let's face it, most of us out there who have to do banners, will integrate it with some sort of ad server, yet we have this banner making app that simply doesn't work with ad servers... strange indeed. Pedro Fardilha
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Bumbleb
29 June 2009
Version: 1.5
$129 for the Pro version, and $49 for the Standard version. They must be nuts. I need to create three banners out of necessity. Wanted to try this, but the price puts me off. If I was a pro banner developer, the prices are fair enough, but then I'd use Flash CS4 anyway, to have more control. I think they would sell more licenses for this app, had the price been more reasonable. Who *loves* banners? Who *loves* to create them? They are, at least to me, just a necessary evil.
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Bossa-Nova
12 April 2009
Version: 1.4
I haven't found out how to 1. Add audio to a slideshow for publishing it to a website; 2. Make the slideshow automatically load a specific URL at the end of it. Can someone help me?
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Chickwriter
09 December 2008
Version: 1.2.6
I design brochure-type websites and purchased BannerZest Pro to be able to add small flash bits to my sites. I'm pleased with it overall. Here's one of the sites I used BannerZest on and, combined with Google AdWords, this company has had been receiving some good sales leads after I added flash to the site: houstonsprayfoaminsulation.com. For one thing, not everyone loves flash-heavy sites, but I can add just a bit of zest without being overpowering with this application. For another, Adobe is just too expensive and the learning curve is too steep for me anyway. My only suggestion/complaint is that the I can't add html links into it.
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Cerebrl
03 November 2008
Version: 1.2.6
Even though I have barely used this app, I can tell there is a lot of potential. Unfortunately, I am not going to be interested in it until I can get my hands on the SDK that I hear so much about. As a web developer, I need to be able to modify some of these themes, so they fit seamlessly into my websites. I cannot do that when all I can choose is bg color. I need to be able to select custom bg's. Here is where I am slightly let down. I have tried to contact the developer two times now (one through the website, and another direct email to sdk [at] aquafadas [dot] com) trying to get info about the SDK, but with no luck. This is my third time trying to get his attention. So, if you are out there, please let me know how to contact you, so I can get this ball rolling. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon. [Cerebrl]
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JKT
25 July 2008
Version: 1.2
This is an absolutely fantastic app for what it does, but like IAMDORIAN, the price is a little steep for the current feature set. However, as long as aquafadas keep updating it for free for some more point updates, until the number of themes is higher and the current ones are further enhanced*, then it will change from being a little too pricey to being incredibly good value for money. If the theme SDK is ready, then we should also start to see some third party themes in the future, thus improving its appeal further. Iincidentally, it integrates incredibly well with RapidWeaver (especially in conjunction with the Yourhead Blocks plugin and the BlocksBox theme) and makes adding banners or slideshows to your sites exceptionally easy. On the negative side of things, I am also in agreement with IAMDORIAN about the restricted size of the media pane of the info palette, which is not so good. Also, the fact that the app quits whenever you close your banner is another annoyance at the moment. Aquafadas have added these to their database of feature enhancements, so hopefully they will address these shortcomings at some point. Summary: this has good potential to be a 5++ star app, but at the moment, the price and the few GUI annoyances limit it to being a 4 star app. * The 1.2 update adds one of my requests to the cover flow theme - the ability to adjust the spacing of the media in the flow - so I am very happy with that.
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Iamdorian
25 July 2008
Version: 1.2
Pros: Continually being updated. Recently (v1.2) added new themes. We need a lot more (50 nice ones is a good goal), but these are generally solid and mostly tastefully done. Cons: A few problems in the new themes, however. It seems that "Sticker" cannot handle large images, and at least one theme basically just looped when asked to handle 35 images+. Cropping/resizing, although nicely implemented is still clumsy. We need numeric entry (at minimum) in order to fine tune positions and sizes. The Inspector settings window is fine small (where one is simply choosing parameters), but some windows - like the media selection and cropping windows - do need a lot more flexibility. After all, why did I buy this 30" monitor, and 16 Gb of RAM, so I could futz around in a 200 px x 400 px window?? I could do that on a Mac SE! Overall a bit too pricey (especially the pro version) I suppose, but I bought it anyway. Developers do need to eat, but not steak and lobster! Overall, a nice package. Keep up the quality Mac programming.
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argena
24 April 2008
Version: 1.0.3
Making flash banner for this price is not so expensive if you considere that without BZ, you need to buy Flash, learn the way it works and that is really much more expensive. According to me, BZ save me a lot of time. I can add to my website some very cool flash banner without spending hours to work! So for a such a good product, the price is just fine.
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Raddle
23 April 2008
Version: 1.0.3
I bought the Pro version, and am using it happily - it works well and fills a gap in the market for user-friendly animations of this type, though there's a few niggling interface issues to be worked out. I went Pro because I wanted to be able to attach URLs, and also in anticipation of a wider array of themes in this version, as implied on the website. Actually, there's just two more. The developers promise this will be augmented in further releases, but it does make this version feel outlandishly expensive. On the upside, a weird problem I had - and which turned out to be an issue with the Flash security procedures - was resolved by quick and patient responses from the developers. So if you want what this does, it does it, and the company itself is responsive. But yes, the Pro version is simply *way* too expensive - unless new themes and features start coming on thick and fast.
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Exegetejr
15 April 2008
Version: 1.0.2
I downloaded the trial pro version and really liked its functionality and ease of use, not to mention the built-in themes which are also nicely done! (not unexpected given their nicely done PulpMotion!) Unfortunately the price tag of $129 for the pro version is, as others have commented, simply too much. I use iWeb but have to use other programs to implement flash galleries... I'd like to use BannerZest, but alas, TOO much $.
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Espiridion
04 April 2008
Version: 1.0
I agree with Frodo_Life. Even the upgrade is quite expensive at $89. I like Aquafadas and their products, but this is too expensive IMO.
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try
09 February 2008
Version: 1.0b11
Daniel East from MacsimumNews reviews BannerZest Pro. "This application is not just easy, it's fun. Trying themes and layouts is fast and making it work is really easy. A favorite feature is that your final export function also opens your browser to provide you with the copy/paste code you need to post your creation. " Macsimum Rating: 10 out of 10
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Frodo-life
28 January 2008
Version: 1.0b9
Banner Zest is a good software however the price is ridiculous $129 for the pro version is close to extortion. Excellent Software like Rapid Weaver cost $49.95 and I would say is far more complex to program. If the software would have reasonable price around $59 for the pro version I would buy but again $129 is ridicules.
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$129.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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