Posted by tggokul on January 25, 2007
I wanted to play around with PicSquare and created an account for myself. Pretty neat site and not complicated at all. This would pass the mother test (your mother would be able to understand what is going on and be able to operate it). They give free 10 free prints on registration. I have one gripe in the registration process. They did a send a confirmation mail to my email id, but the account should be activated only when I accept. The email says that if somebody else had registered on my behalf I should contact them. It should not be this way. I don’t want somebody to use my email id and then I need to contact PicSquare to reclaim it!!!
Next I wanted to test sending a photo. (Atleast till the final checkout screen even if I am not actually sending it) I uploaded a photo and updated my dad’s address in Chennai as a contact.
Their UI is neat though their checkout process could be made a little less complex. It lets me go into the ‘Digital Print’ screen even when I have not selected any photos. This shouldn’t be allowed at all. I also got a little confused when it asks me to save the contact in the receipient address list. I don’t think that is necessary. Once I have added the contact and selected it, it should automatically be added to the recepient list!!! It went to the payment page from there and I cancelled it I had selected one print and it said I would be charged Rs.50. Price ain’t too bad.
When I was accessing all the pages in PicSquare it was kind of slow. Am not sure whether my internet link was slow ( I am on broadband. So might not be) or could be a lot of load at that time. I hope it is just a temporary thing.
The service looks good and easy to use. I probably will suggest it to my friends in the US who could use such a service. Overall grade A-.