Envato Elements Review – What is Envato Elements
Elements is a new offering and subscription-based website brought to you by Envato. Envato are the people behind the ever-popular Themeforest, as well as Envato Studio, Videohive, Graphicriver, Codecanyon and Audio Jungle. Envato Elements is an excellent resource for Graphics, Templates, Stock Photos and Fonts for developers and hobbyists alike.
Let’s take a look at the features of Elements offers in our Envato Elements Review and what they can do for you and your website.
What does Envato Elements Offer?
Elements offer everything you need to build a website quickly by giving you all the resources you will need under one subscription model and website. The digital assets available to you range from Logos and Graphics Templates to CMS Themes for Opencart, Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress.
Overall your subscription to Elements grants you access to over 250,000 stock photos and images, 30,000 quality design assets and a huge amount of ready-made CMS templates so you can create any type of website you want all with one subscription from Elements. At the time of writing this review, Elements does not have Audio files, but anything is possible in the future.
Envato Elements Pricing
One of the biggest selling points of Envato Elements is the price. At only $29 a month, it is an absolutely amazing deal. To put it into perspective you can pay upwards of $50 for a logo or $49 for a single Open Cart Template. With Elements, you get everything listed above for just $29 a month. You also do not need to retain your monthly subscription to keep using the files you already assigned a license to and download.
Envato Elements Features
Included with your subscription for Envato Elements is full access to Envato Tuts+. For those who do not know Tuts+ is a subscription-based website offering both free and paid course and E-books for subjects in the Web Design and Web Development field. With this added bonus you can learn to code or master WordPress or learn professional logo design and Photoshop skills. Envato Tuts+ boasts over 1000 Video courses and 240 E-books. If you would like a review of Tuts+ to go with our Envato Elements Review then let us know in the comments.
Envato Elements Licensing
The licensing system is easy to understand and extremely fair on you, the subscribers. To put it simply they have one commercial license available for all items. That means once you find the logo or graphics template that you want to use you simply assign a license to it and it is yours to use in your commercial projects for good, regardless of whether you have an ongoing subscription or not. There is also no limit on how many items you can download.
There are, however, some limitations to the licensing. You cannot re-sell or re-distribute the items you download. Which is a standard practice for digital goods unless licensed under creative commons.
Envato Elements User Account
Downloading the items that you have licensed is very easy. Simply navigate to your downloads section and you will be presented with a list of everything you have licensed. You can add another license easily by clicking the add license link. You will need to add a license for every website or project you plan to use an asset from Envato Elements for.
Example. You have website www.mysite1.com and you licensed a font and applied it to your website. If you decide to use that same font on another website www.mysite2.com then you will need to add a second license for the second website. The entire process is very simple and can be done in a matter of seconds.
You can also see your Envato Elements subscription status under the ‘My Subscription’ link. Here you can see your tax invoices, renew date, payment details and how many days you have left on your subscription.
The user control panel is not packed with tons of options and buttons, it is simple, straight to the point and easy to use.
Envato Elements Review Final Thoughts
Envato Elements is amazing, we love it. The price is mind blowing for what you get. A subscription service like this could run as high as $99 a month and still be worth it, so $29 a month is a steal. The quality of the assets you gain access to are highly professional and you can find everything you need to create a professional website for one low monthly fee.
We believe Elements is a must have for all developers, hobbyists, designers, and people interested in making their own website. If you compare individual prices for the assets that you can get from other websites to the price of Elements then it is definitely worth it.