Articulate Global

Articulate Storyline

5 / 5 140 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Organizations in any industry that needs to train its employees, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, technology, consumer products, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, academia, government. - Deleted Training for PPL purposes


Average Ratings

140 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,398.00/one-time
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Articulate Global
  • www.articulate.com
  • Founded 2002
  • United States

About This Software

Articulate Storyline is online training software that helps you create online e-learning courses quickly and easily. Storyline is the e-learning authoring tool that grows with you, allowing you to start simply and work up to building highly interactive online and mobile courses, with templates, storyboarding, animation, multimedia support, character templates, & advanced editing features. Get a free 30-day trial to learn just how powerful and intuitive Articulate Storyline can be.


Features Checklist

  • Academic / Education
  • AICC / SCORM Compliant
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Employee Training
  • Gamification
  • Learning Management (LMS)
  • Live / Video Conferencing
  • Mobile Learning
  • Simulation
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Tin Can API
  • Training Companies

Product Reviews

Great product for moderate budget!

Apr 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ease of use; final product when published; variety of publish settings to customize

Cons: integrating video and screen capture

Overall: I have been using Articulate Storyline 1 and 2 for years. All the navigation and features are super intuitive for any Microsoft PC user. The best part of any Articulate software though is the online community for support and ideas! I have had so many successful projects that started with new ideas from this community!

Recommendations to other buyers: take advantage of the online community for support and ideas

Good all around elearning tool

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, community

Cons: Manual text formatting required

Overall: For ease of use, Storyline 2 is unparalleled in my opinion. Even if you haven't used an elearning tool before, you'll find it easy to pick up and learn. The support community is a great resource if you get stuck. My biggest complaint is the lack of a style sheet, which creates a LOT of manual formatting work. You can make slide masters like PowerPoint, but no universal CSS like style sheet.

great blend of functionality

Apr 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: full feature set

Cons: some features are finicky

Overall: This eCourse Development tool is a great blend of PowerPoint-type functionality along with customizable web-interface type stuff, like mouse-click triggers. Some of the features are a bit finicky to use (combination of configurations relying on complex order of events which is not apparent to the course developer). A few features do not operate as expected (such as copy text format onto other text) but the Customer Service is very responsive, especially on the Community chat board. Despite these few minor setbacks, definitely the best product of its type on the market.

Recommendations to other buyers: free trial!

Storyline Makes My Job Easy!

Apr 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of Use, Cost, Customer Support, Features

Cons: Lack of Ability to Design Responsively

Overall: I really enjoy using Storyline. It has a very intuitive interface. If you can use PowerPoint, you can figure out Storyline. The object/function triggers are very easy to use in comparison to other elearning products. So far, my only issue is that is doesn't offer responsive design. Though, the course player can resize itself to the viewing window.

Recommendations to other buyers: The Articulate community is second to none!

Decent software, updates will prompt SN

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It's a great software, but it's more to a one user environment than domain, I've had to re-enter the SN after each update. Otherwise, it works great.

Great tool for creating superb eLearning

Feb 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We bought Storyline 2 the middle of last year and it has quickly become my go to tool for eLearning creation. I even use it in conjunction with other tools as well.

I see a lot of 5 star reviews but not a lot of 5 star reasons

Feb 09, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Not much

Cons: It is not much of an authoring platform with most features available in the most basic LMS.

Overall: It seems quite obvious that many of these reviews are written by administrators justifying their software purchase decision or individuals who don't actually understand what causes individuals to retain content. Having a slide deck with a screen recording, audio, and questions (drag & drop, multi choice, etc) was groundbreaking 9 years ago when I first saw them. Now it's expected in a training software. This software has the category simulations listed, but this doesn't do simulations unless you have programmed your own javascript page and inserted it into the articulate. (I can do that in a powerpoint just as easy) A 5 star software should have actual simulations where the learner can make mistakes navigating systems and see the consequences of the wrong choice. It's difficult to make them, but when they are made can communicate what tens of slides won't accomplish, no matter how many assessments and matching exercises you have, because the skill being demonstrated isn't what is being actually tested for with the questions, the questions will demonstrate the learner could memorize, but nothing in the questions shows they know how to apply the content in context of a scenario. How many managers get emails with attachments from unknown sources which they open? Yes, they took an assessment that they knew the information, but without practical application the material fell on ears that could regurgitate the responses but could not apply the process. News flash, it's still an issue, and the power points and articulate screen grabs will come until real simulations show the real world and how to avoid the pitfalls.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you want a real Training Software invest in Content Authoring software separate from the LMS. Your LMS needs to be able to accept SCORM data from other platforms. The authoring software needs to allow you to create actual simulations with the user maneuvering different scenarios or screens and selecting different options in response to a scenario. Each answer doesn't immediately say it is right or wrong, but instead moves forward with the consequences of the actions taken. I finally convinced my client to move away from this and into a proper LMS and use content authoring software appropriate to the material in the CBT (Computer Based Training)

Great tool for interactive learning

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Storyline is on the forefront of allowing training teams to easily create engaging content for learners. It is a very complex tool on the face but really easy to integrate into the training toolbox.

Best product on the market to create e-learning in-house

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: After testing several softwares, we decided to buy Storyline Articulate to create e-learning modules. This software has all required functionalities to create efficient rapid learning.

Storyline Makes It Easy

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've been using Articulate products for years, and Storyline is one of my favorites. While any eLearning authoring tool has its pros and cons, Storyline is very versatile.

Easy to use for basic e-learning development

Jan 25, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Cost and problems using on high resolution screens

Overall: I've used this product for several years. Easy to use, low learning curve, but limited in functionality - geared towards non-programmers. Great product for in-house instructional designers who wait to easily and quickly develop e-learning. The high cost, though.

Recommendations to other buyers: Best support for e-leanring software on market.

Great software but needs some serious updating

Dec 07, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have been an Articulate StoryLine user since it came out in about 2013. It took a while, but once I learned how to use it, I was able to create hundreds of amazing e-course modules and interactive games. It became one of my favorite software development tools allowing me to do things I never dreamed possible and really impressed (and expanded) my clients.

Support was okay. But I never really had to submit a support ticket. Articulate has the best community and I was usually able to get the help I needed from moderators or other community members.

However, I can relate to Chris' frustration. For example, StoryLine has the capability to execute javascript which greatly expands what you can do with it. But the stock answer when you have a javascript question is ... "Sorry, we don't provide support for javascript; perhaps someone in the community can help you out." Fortunately for me, there was always someone well versed with javascript that was willing to share their code.

Recently, it is becoming apparent that StoryLine has some major shortcomings, and that Articulate has been slow in adding new features and enhancements in response to client requests. These include such things as a) inability to use with high-res monitors; b) no capability to e-mail results to admin or user; c) no feature to have background audio across all slides (see Chris' review); d) no capability to publish only HTML5 output; e) poor quality of HTML5 published output that does NOT work well on many mobile devices; f) no responsive design capability; g) no capability to send results to a database; h) very slow player response on timeline when synchronizing animations and no true scrubber; and several other issues.

In Nov. 2016, Articulate released 360 which bundled all of their current programs into one annual subscription (which is way too expensive for us to even consider). StoryLine 2 as a stand-alone product is still available and Articulate claims that StoryLine 3 will be available sometime in 2017. However, whether SL3 will address the major shortcomings of us and others, remains unknown.

Therefore, to meet our needs for course development in an ever changing technological environment, we are currently exploring alternative e-learning software development tools. Our leading candidate is Captivate 9. It appears to have all the features missing in StoryLine (and much more). Also, it appears that CP9 is a much better value.

Recommendations to other buyers: For serious e-learning development, especially for HTML5, responsive and mobile development, there are better software tools than StoryLine.

Unmatched quality and support

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Functions, options, support, community.

Cons: Until very recently, Articulate was incompatible with high-resolution screens. This, apparently, has been resolved in their latest 360 release.

Overall: Articulate Storyline provides the most advanced SCO in the field. The Articulate Community is unmatched - always ready with prompt responses to questions, suggestions for improvement, and assistance in figuring out problems specific to your course. Highly suggest investing in additional training with Articulate to utilize this impressive software to its' fullest extent.

Articulate for Distance Education

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: My favorite part was that it resembled PowerPoint. The software was easy to use because it was similar to a product I already knew.

Cons: I wanted more pre-made modules to pick from. I know with Articulate 360 this is the case, but when using Storyline, I felt limited at times due to the slide outlines that I could choose from.

Overall: I was able to use Storyline to build a continuing education course for veterinarians about Law and Ethics. Storyline gave me the ability to make interactive cases in which the student had to choose how they would handle a specific case, and then the course would go from there based on the decisions being made. Articulate was easy to learn, and it gave me the ability to think outside of the box when creating a new course.

Articulate Storyline is my "Go-To" Authoring Tool

Dec 05, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very easy to use. It really allows you to transform a live powerpoint training into an interactive and fun e-learning course.

Cons: I'd like to be able to have music flow from one slide to another or from layer to layer.

Overall: I received one training on the authoring tool and immediately started to use it. The training helped, but I learned more the more I used it. Trial and error allowed me to learn the tool quickly.

Storyline 2 - Horror story in customer support

Nov 21, 2016
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Had some use features

Cons: Background music is not supported
Customer support was not responsive to our issues. They did not care that the software didn't work.

Overall: We purchased Storyline 2 with much excitement. Unfortunately we encountered a bug that the product could not handle background music. Performance becomes very slow. A presentation with 20 slides it would take over 1 minute to load a slide and the music was not continuous. The music restarts at the beginning of every slide. We contacted support and they said: "Sorry that is a known issue. It can't be fixed." No workaround was suggested. Subsequently we asked for a refund and that was declined. In summary, Articulate did not care about our issue.

Recommendations to other buyers: Beware. Purchase at your own risk.

Great authoring software

Nov 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The learning curve on this product is steep but once you've got your bearings, the possibilities are endless. I wish that it was available for Mac users beyond using Parallels, though. It forces me to have two laptops for work. I love that I can be a developer without using code and create content for our employees.

A Good Software for Starters

Nov 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to understand layout, informational videos, excellent downloadable content

Cons: Can be a little slow and clunky

Overall: I was completely new to the world of LMS authoring, and this was recommended to me. I purchased it, and within a few short weeks, I was able to create interactive classes and quizzes for my employees. It has tons of features, and the layout is easy to navigate. I'm still learning about how to utilize it best, but their website has countless videos to teach yourself how to use different features, and tons of downloadable content, such as templates and pre-made quizzes. Overall, I would highly recommend this software for a beginner in the e-Learning industry.

Recommendations to other buyers: I have enjoyed using this software to create content for my company's online learning department

Easy to use

Nov 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Storyline is very easy to use from day 1. Even a novice user can make great looking e-learning programs.

Love for Articulate Storyline!

Nov 02, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This software was very easy to learn, and quickly became my favorite medium for creating elearning content. It's perfect for just about any project, no matter if it's employee training, how to's, presentations, or other kind of content. It's perfect!

Articulate Storyline 2 Review

Aug 24, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product is simple to navigate and all features are just a mouse click away. The general Microsoft "PowerPoint" feel makes it easy to adapt storyboards and convert it to eLearning. The publishing features are quite extensive, allowing publishing to most types of devices and platforms.

Cons: The costs of upgrading and version updates are excessive.

Overall: I find the entire suite of Articulate products to be user friendly, easy to navigate for users that just enter the eLearning development space up to advanced users. You can pretty much design and develop any project that you can think of.

Quality E-Learning Made Simple

Aug 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Articulate creates products that solve problems we, the consumer, have. They don't push a "this is what you need" mentality on us. They find out what would make our jobs easier, and then they deliver. Don't we all wish every software company would do that?

Cons: There isn't much to complain about with this product. Maybe wishing it would be a little less expensive? But, you get what you pay for.

Overall: Storyline lets us get training to the field quickly. In a world where technology is changing at a fast pace, we need to be able to get learning content to our people as quickly as possible to stay ahead. With Storyline, we've created a host of solutions: soft-skills selling, CRM software training, scenarios on customer engagement, etc.

Recommendations to other buyers: Storyline does a lot of the same things other products offer, but it does them in half the clicks with a better user interface and better customer and community support. Try it out! Actually build a course/experience in it.

The go-to software for amazing eLearning!

Jun 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The mantra is simple--what do you want to do? when do you want it to happen? Those two questions are all it takes to start some amazing creation. The tool is nearly limitless.

Cons: Because there are so many ways that you can do the same thing, it can be a bit daunting just getting started with the software.

Overall: I'm going into my sixth month using Articulate Storyline 2 and have already cranked out some incredible eLearning and presentations. The interface is relatively easy to use for anyone familiar with PowerPoint and the options to create are endless.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you're making the investment in the software I highly recommend investing in some professional training on it as well. Though it's easy to use--the lessons that I learned in my training were priceless and would've saved me a lot of work hours on a few projects that I completed prior to class.

A preeminient tool

Jun 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: There is no more words to say: I love this tool. This is the most preeminient tool I have ever tried. It helps my English improve.

A fast to learn and easy to use e-learning authoring tool.

Apr 29, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The best advantages of Articulate Storyline is that it can be learned quickly and is easy to use.

Small, Simple, Big, Complex

Apr 15, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As a user of Articulates Storyline 2 me and my colleagues have found a variety of ways to accomplish our design brief when creating e-learning content.

We really love the ability to create and manipulate system simulations via the screen capture functionality and have been able to create a compliment of eLearning to train a large cohort of staff within our organisation effectively and efficiently (some of whom do not work the normal 9-5).

Although some people may think adding variables to an eLearning package we have found the user interface within SL2 to be very intuitive when revisiting and revising a course.

Would definitely recommend this product for anyone looking into eLearning as a solution to their training needs.

PS; we have even looked at using it to supplement Instructor Lead training for assessments.

Don't let the ease of use fool you - this tool packs a powerful list of options for development

Apr 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Ease of use was key as I began to use Storyline. and Ease of use was certainly delivered. Anyone who has ever created slides for a presentation can create a simple course without reading a single help screen. That being said, as I grew in my ability to create and develop more complex e-learning, the tools were waiting for me and continue to do so. That is good. That would be enough. But added to the software itself, the user community website is amazing. I would score it a 25 on a scale of 1-10. The site is lovely and any time I have ever had a question, I found the answer there. Along with information and guidance, the opportunities to interact with others and share content and best practices has made me better at what I do. The user community is one of my key daily tools for professional success.

My favorite training creation tool!

Apr 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am in love with Articulate Storyline! I previously had Articulate Studio, which is another great program, but when I saw a demo of Storyline I knew that was the program for me. The ease of use is fantastic, I was able to create an interactive training quickly and efficiently. Your ideas seem to be the only limit with this program.

Articulate Storyline 2 is plug and play

Apr 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have always liked Articulate products, but am in love with Storyline 2. Its functionality and ease of use (quizzes, templates and character sets) enables a relative newbie to get started within minutes of download. The e-Learning Heroes community is completely robust and the Articulate support is timely and helpful. The learning curve is quick, but then there is also so much that you can do as an ID to easily and quickly build interactivity beyond the read and click type of BORING eLearning. 5 stars.

Increased our Team Productivity Immensely

Apr 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We were an elearning shop that used Captivate. Advanced developers got along with it okay, but more junior staff really struggled with anything beyond the most basic features. Additionally, publishing to Word for subject matter expert reviews was an awkward process.

Switching to Storyline, things clicked. Advanced Developers did things much more quickly. Masterpages and templates really helped us leverage repeatable designs very efficiently. Junior developers mastered the basics, and upskilled to develop more advanced interactions because they weren't spending so much time just assembling basics.

Folks just got it- I know Captivate technically has much of the same capabilities. But the differentiation isn't about features, it's about execution. For many reasons, teams (several across our large organization switched) executed much better in Storyline.

Also, subject matter experts could receive Word outputs from Storyline which could be imported directly back into the Storyline file to make the editing process much more of a direct action with subject matter experts, creating more efficiency in the review process.

We are all thrilled to have made the switch.

Quick and easy e-authoring!

Apr 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love using Articulate Storyline software. It makes authoring e-learning content a breeze. It is intuitive andy easy to use. It allows me to author content to post online and works well with any platform.

Storyline allows users of all abilities to make engaging and interesting training

Apr 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Simple to start with, great GUI interface, easy to build a basic course. The great advantage of Storyline is you can quickly build on those elements to make increasingly complex interactions that can build into both engaging training, which can also adapt to a user's progress and needs.

Great support and resources available, excellent network of users to help you achieve your courseware goals.

Still requires the ability for offline uploading to the storyline app on iPad for secure training related material.

innovative

Mar 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: new and fresh easy to use for games,animations and elearning

Great tool, easy to use, and the best online support network I have ever encountered

Mar 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great tool, easy to use, and the best online support network I have ever encountered.

Really easy to use.
Great assets.
Video could be clearer.

Very easy to learn

Feb 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Storyline 2 is a tool that is as easy as PowerPoint. If have ever used PPT for presentations you will be able to take your learning to the next level with just few more clicks.

From organizational perspective it is a smart choice because the induction time for new employees is significantly lower that with other Tools

Articualte my go to e Learning program

Feb 17, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As a multimedia developer this is my go to tool for eLearning. I use this everyday because of how simple it is to use and the ability that it gives me to create nice subtle animations and some really nice eLearning. I have tried other tools out there and they are either more complex to use or just don't have the features that storyline has.

Pros

Really simple to use
Has a great community behind it if you need any help sorting something out or need some ideas
It publishes to all the formats that I use at the moment.
The ability to use JavaScript to get that little bit extra out of it

Cons

It would be really hand if it could publish straight out to Scorm Cloud like captivate as thats what i use for testing
Some of the variables can be a bit iffy sometimes and can take a bit of trouble solving
Constantly having to expand windows to enter requirements for variables especially if you have 30 variables to change.
Having a built in feature to put an image in the background of the HTML5 instead of just a simple color

But overall it is a really good product and i would recommend it to anyone that wants to make simple eLearning as they will be able to pick it up in a matter of minutes.

Best e-Learning Authoring Tool on the Market

Feb 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Whether your looking to create a bespoke interactive game or a rapid interactive guide, Storyline has the flexibility and durability to meet your needs.

From a usability perspective, anyone familiar with PowerPoint will find themselves able to perform basic Storyline functions in a matter of minutes. Like a good computer game, Storyline is easy to pick up and play with but has a depth and power that enables more experienced users to build some truly impressive creations.

I'd recommend using Storyline alongside a graphic design package (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or Fireworks) to get the absolute maximum out of it but this is by no means essential.

Fantastic company and software

Feb 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I should preface this review to say that I have worked previously with a partner of Articulate, within customer service.

Honestly though, Articulate is a pleasure to work with. Hugely customer focused and continually striving to improve their products.

Storyline 2 is such a a great tool and I'm excited to see what's in store.

Aticulates Storyline 2

Feb 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love Storyline2, powerfull an easy to use, it has a quick learning curve and Articulates support and comunitty are fantastic.
Wonderfull product, wonderfull company.

Powerful and easy to use e-learning software

Jan 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
-easy to learn on the fly
-great for linear or branching scenarios
-customizable
-top-notch user community
Cons:
-better closed captioning capability

Excellent product - does everything I need.

Nov 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate Storyline is very flexible and allows me to create any type of program I need. The layers and triggers definitely add to the interactivity and connectivity of the information being presented. The only recommendation I would make is to add more shapes, graphics, etc. that can be used when designing the program. I love working with Articulate Storyline!

Articulate Storyline 2 is amazing!

Nov 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am amazed at the Articulate community. Always there to answer questions "I am trying to do this" or "I did this and am not getting the effect I wanted, can anyone help me". Not to mention the never-ending library of downloads, tutorials and help.

Best investment I have made to date.

Storyline 2:

Nov 17, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been using Storyline 2 for the past several years and continue to be amazed at how flexible it is when it comes to creating interactive content. To get the most from this software, you will experience a learning curve (not too steep) but it's well worth the time. It's use of triggers, conditions, and variables makes it the tool of choice for all of the work I do for my clients. The company provides a variety of templates, a weekly e-Learning challenge, and one of the best community forums I've had the opportunity to participate in. Do yourself a favor and spend a few weeks with this software. If you do, I'm confident it will become one of your "go to" tools!

I found it quite easy to get the hang of which is great when your learning to use any new software.

Nov 13, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I'm continually impressed by the quality of the finished products in storyline.

Great Product for Interactive Newsletter

Nov 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My tired, ol¿ company newsletter needed a facelift. I used Storyline 2 to create an interactive, multi-media edition, and it was very well-received. I¿m fairly new to Articulate, but I love using the product. The community is fantastic; I always find what I¿m looking for and then some!

Great software

Nov 06, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great and very powerful software that is easy to use. The software UI is similar to PowerPoint so is very familiar to most people. Using triggers and variables are easy to use and produce powerful courses or interactions without a coding background. Much easier to use compared to other similar software.

Advanced Interactivity was never easier

Oct 20, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have held about 75 courses in Articulate Storyline as a software trainer and nearly everytime I received the feedback of learners like "Oh, that's easy" or "I never thought it could be so easy to create interactivity"

Pro:
+ Very intuitive (makes it easy to build advanced and elaborated interactions)
+ Great support from community
+ Lots of interactive options (sliders, states,layers, drag&drop etc.)

Con:
- No mp4 output
- Not many system variables like date etc.

From my perspective Articulate Storyline is the easiest rapid e-learning tool available on the market. Beginners will learn to produce elaborated advanced course within 2 days which is very fast - compared to other tools.

Easy Rapid E-Learning

Oct 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Storyline is so easy to use. If you know PowerPoint you can already create eLearning web-based trainings in a short time.

I am very happy that I have upgraded to Storyline 2

Easy to use, create complex elearning

Oct 19, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to create complex interactions and branching. No need to learn any complex coding-type tools, just read the triggers in plain English.
There are a few quirky or missing things. There's no text-to-speech engine, so we are using a very odd combination of software & strange workflow to sort that out. There's no way to publish as a movie/video file, so some projects we're still completing in Captivate. Also we've found that recording audio directly into Storyline limits your options - if you later export that audio, you will get 1 long file, of the original recording, without any of the edits made within the software.

Easy to Use and Lots to Master

Oct 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I can't say enough good things about Storyline. My opinion is that it is really easy for anyone to pick up and start using to quickly build some great elearning courses. The tools are very robust and have great features that allow you to make very intriguing interaction. Articulate and the Community at large have fantastic tutorials for anyone to get developing quickly.

What I love about the tool is that it can take a bit more time to master. This is because there is so much you can do with it that goes beyond just online courses. Community members have shared games and interactions that can also be made with Storyline. Your imagination is almost the only thing that will limit you in your creations.

Great tool for Bespoke E-learning

Oct 12, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Great tool for bespoke/custom e-learning. The interface is very user friendly and easy to develop your e-learning need. I look forward to the responsive player that Articulate is developing as it is a necessity for the nature of the Industry.

Storyline: Simple and Powerful Tool with Stellar Support

Oct 10, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used Storyline for over 2 years (v1.5 and v 2.0) with a variety of clients.

The tool is extremely powerful, yet usable. For departments leveraging Powerpoint, there is an import tool that really helps your team effectively repurpose Powerpoint assets into this authoring tool. It exports to Word for SME review or to make workbooks. If there isn't a function inherent in the tool that you would like, it allows the developer to add in customized Javascript to extend the functionality to anything within their programming ability.

We had used a competitor's product for years in a department of 7. Only 2 were productive in the tool, and the remainder of the team never really became productive in the tool. Support was poor.

When we switched to Storyline, within 3 months, the majority of the team was significantly productive in the tool and we repacked over 100 courses into Storyline. Support from Articulate was spectacular. This extends beyond tech support (which is great) to a team of people at Articulate that frequently run training (webinars) and offer resources (tutorials, templates, tips).

It changed how productive every developer in the department was.

Awesome...Amazing...Easy to Learn

Oct 09, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate, I love you. I have used Storyline and Storyline 2 for 3 years now and you have helped me to create amazingly stunning and engaging courses. Your tools are powerful, yet simple to learn and the support and promotion efforts of your organization are great. After watching a few of your tutorials and practicing, I morphed into a better eLearning developer. Gone are the days of boring old PowerPoint presentation-like courses. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Great product with a low learning curve.

Oct 07, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have recently started to use Articulate Storyline to create e-learning that non-linear, and simulation based. Storyline boasts an easy to use interface with a very low learning curve. The online community is also full of helpful videos to help a new user get started. While I have not dove into the advanced features yet, I have no doubt they will also be easy to learn and implement.

I use this tool for our company asynchronous eLearning courses.

Oct 06, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Like all authoring tools, Storyline takes a little focused time to learn but due to the familiar set up it is easy to get started. Articulate has the best support structure in place of any tool I have ever purchased! The community, the tutoring YouTube channel, the quick support staff, and regular classes and conference appearances make this the best authoring tool I could have purchased.

The best got better

Sep 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I highly recommend Articulate Storyline. It's easy to use and overall is very intuitive.

Storyline is the only e-learning authoring tool I would recommend. It is blank slate creative tool and because the UI is designed to look like Powerpoint you will be up and running and building interactive content in next to no time.\

Why but Articulate Storyline

Embedded and online media
Customizable size of stage.
Variables
Sliders
Drag and Drops
The community resource
Shortens the time required to create e-learning.
Allows creating of e-learning with higher degree of user interaction.
HTML5 publish to iOS and Android.

Articulate Storyline is the easiest and best authoring tool available.

Best E-learning Development Tool!

Sep 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used other software, but Articulate Storyline is above those others. It is very intuitive for the novice yet advanced enough for the masters. The community involved with Articulate is fantastic. They are very responsive and supportive.

Freedom to create versatile eLearning

Sep 18, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate offers great eLearning products with many capabilities but most importantly, the user community is absolutely fantastic! The users offer so much support as well as the Articulate staff. The well-seasoned to the first time user will benefit from the encouragement and technical expertise freely offered.
I use Articulate Storyline to create eLearning courses. I appreciate the many features, such as the layers and the trigger options. The layer and trigger options allow instructional designers to create engaging interactions. Learners don't appreciate reading bullets while listening to narration on every slide so the extra features allow learners to actively engage with the content by clicking around and getting immediate feedback, etc. Designers can create fun activities and include sound and video. The free form quizzing options are terrific for creating custom quizzes and I really appreciate the publishing options as well, especially if you are designing for mobile delivery.
Lastly, I love the translate options. I'm frequently engaged by foreign clients who require eLearning in their native language. Using the translation feature saves my client a great deal of money. I also appreciate being able to check a box in the player to change all the back-end text like the previous, next, and try again, in the client¿s native language. Joyfully, many languages are included, even Sanskrit! Okay, I¿m totally kidding about the Sanskrit!
I love Storyline and I love Articulate! It¿s a great company with a lot of great people who are willing to help and love what they do!

I have uses both Storyline 1 and 2 and I am pleaed with the results.

Aug 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Once you get the hang of the program it is easy to do what you want. Some of the functions are not intuitive but there is plenty of help.

Love this tool!

Aug 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: So easy to use and create engaging eLearning. We also used it as a format for our online FAQ. With the search function it works perfectly!

I have a staff member that is not a trained eLearninng Developer, but was able to quickly pick up how to use Storyline 2 (along with eLearning/Adult Learning Principles) and create fantastic courses. We do a lot of compliance training which can be very dull and technical. The features S2 offers allows us to add the correct animation to ensure the higher learning transfer.

Cons: Can't publish to MP4 which is sometimes needed in our sector.

Easy to learn and great ability to create robust, interactive eLearnings

Aug 06, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate Storyline allows you to create robust and interactive eLearnings. The ability to create software demonstrations off of screen captures allows the learners to get familiar with new software without having to have access to a test environment. The software allows the designer to use variables and "program" the eLearning easily; easy to learn and master without the need of experience in Information Technology/Programming.

Storyline - Does everything you need

Aug 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: When it comes to creating elearning courses, storyline is the complete package. What's great about storyline is that there really is no limit to what you can create with it. Complex scenarios, interactive simulations, whatever is simple and straight forward. And Story view helps see how all of the pieces fit together, making branching a breeze. If there is one thing I would like to see, it is the list of pre-programmed variables that Lectora provides. That would make this software unbeatable. Still, with the backing of the E-Learning Heroes community, even things like that a quick question (and answer) away.

Wonderful Software - One Stop Shop

Aug 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This software is essential if you are an ISD. There is no software that is so powerful yet so intuitive (if you're used to MS Office products). I would suggest using this over any other eLearning publishing software.

Great e-learning software

Jul 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: + Super easy to use; if you know PowerPoint, you're good to go
+ Make creating compelling e-learning content easy
+ Great support and community

- Advanced features (i.e., scripting) don't work on every device
- Ribbon interface can slow down workflow

One of the best authoring tools on the market so far!

Jul 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate Storyline is a very easy-to-use and flexible tool. Based on PowerPoint's interface, it allows instructional designers to produce high-quality e-learning material. Creating the interface and navigation is very easy compared to other tools that might need other software to develop these features.

I've used Storyline since it first came out. I use it almost every day to create eLearning courses.

Jul 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love how I can use states, layers, and triggers to create almost any type of activity I can think of. It's also easy to use and has far fewer bugs and workarounds required than any other eLearning development tool I've used. I also appreciate the community that provides help, downloads, and new ideas!

Articulate Storyline for beginners

Jul 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: I am relatively new to Storyline and so far my experience has been great. I have found it straightforward and easy to use. I wouldn't class myself as hugely tech savvy. I can find my way through things and figure things out but Storyline is intuative and supportive. The support available is phenominal. We have experts where I currently work but the online support is great. E Learning Heroes is like one big family and everyone is willing to help and offer support.
Cons: The limited amount of characters. I find this quite frustrating and things start to look a bit bland, especially when developing lots of eLearning modules.
Overall my experience of Storyline has been great. I have not felt intimidated by the software at all and have felt that I can actually develop refreshing and interactive learning for all of our staff that they can get something out of.

Great software and fantastic community - a no brainer

Jul 14, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My favorite aspect of Storyline isn't even how easy the software is to learn and use, it is actually the community. I feel as though I'm part of something just by choosing a software that I enjoy using and the added benefit is connecting with others that share the same experiences as I do. I can then learn from others who have pushed the boundaries of our industry. Articulate has fostered something special.

e-Learning Authoring Has Never Been Easier

Jul 08, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Storyline 2 is hands down the easiest e-Learning development software I have ever had to learn. It has a very intuitive user interface and with very little effort you can be up and running, as a new user, in a half an hour creating slides. Storyline 2 excels as a rapid authoring tool. With more control over animation and overall appearance editing this version makes prototyping easier and accurate. Creating content, engagement, and assessment within Articulate is not only intuitive but effective. Storyline lacks true responsive design capability and there is a lack of detailed information on some of the more advanced features using variables and JavaScript. A nice bonus to the software is the e-Learning Hero's blog. It is a great resource for Articulate Storyline and all things e-Learning and instructional design related.

Storyline 2

Jul 08, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I like working with a program where the company provides lots of help and encouragement. I have been using Articulate products for two years and every time I go looking for help I find it quickly. I have really enjoyed Storyline 2. I provide online training for 800 employees, 700 of which are commissioned first responders. In the past all online training has been click and read and it was hard to get my employees to pay attention and retain the material. The ability to quickly and easily make the online training more interactive made a big difference in retention and has reduced the number of complaints about the training.

Functionality and Flexibility

Jul 07, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The rapid development market had gone way too far in making things simple. As I see it sacrifices were made in functionality and features so that there was a more rapid learning curve.
Finally Storyline came along and we finally got something that had functionality that gave the produced content a greater depth. More options lead to more creativity and the learning curve for the product is still relatively easy.
The support community is also a large plus. Other tools just don't have this.

User-friendly

Jul 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Storyline is easy to use. You can get up to speed creating eLearning web-based trainings in no time.

My life is so more simple since I used Storyline

Jun 26, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Storyline is my favorite Elearning software. Easy to use, beautifil results, funny community.

Love it

Jun 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using this software since it's beta testing and the ease of use and community are the things that stand out.

Best all in one elearning solution

Jun 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Articulate' Storyline to create elearnig courses for about three years now and I must say it is by far the best authoring software on the market.

I consider myself an expert in the field of elearning with more that 10 years experience in the field and working with many types of elearning tools during this time. Since I discovered Articulate's Storyline I refrain from using anything else because there is no better on the market today.

What I like most about the Articulate and their devotion to their customers is that they listen and respond. Storyline is now in its second version where they have addressed many of the issues the users gave them feedback about. They also have a community forum where active members and super users are there to assist with technical assistance and hint. This is very nice to have because it provides you with a great place to go to if you want to do something but just cant get it to work properly.

Storyline is a program that seems simple at first glance but the possibilities are endless. You can use it effectively to create a quick course or you can delve into the intricacies and really push the limits of the program. This being said I don't feel that I have reached the limit of what Storyline has to offer.

It is a great tool for beginners and experts. I can really recommend it.

Simply the best

Jun 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate Storyline is one of my favorite development tools to use. You can do so much with it. There are too many features to list that I love, but I will list a few:
The Timeline- Easily editable and helps you easily and quickly arrange different items.
Layers- Layers are amazing because they allow you to have multiple levels/items together on one slide.
Triggers- Triggers are amazing and give you more control.

I can go on and on about Storyline, and Articulate in general... I definitely love using this software and would highly recommend it.

Storyline 2 makes for quick and effective e-Learning

Jun 15, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: A very intuitive and easy to use program that enables you to produce quality e-Learning content in a short time.

I have found the online community to be particularly helpful and supportive and their customer service has been second to none. Fast responses and always unfailingly polite and helpful.

I very gladly upgraded from Storyline to Storyline 2.

Top notch, simple yet professional results

Jun 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We had narrowed our e-learning content creation software to Adobe Captivate and Articulate. Glad we picked Articulate. We have had great success with creating e-learning content quickly and easily. Within 2 weeks we had converted several Powerpoint slide decks into awesome e-learning content

Storyline 2 Review

Jun 12, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's great! It does everything that Powerpoint does but gives you so many options for learner input and feedback. The quizzes are excellent and there's lots of variety. My learners really enjoy using it. Especially when compared to their previous work!

The tool which can help to build your career

Jun 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This authoring software should be considered as the first choice once you have to find one for your work.
Most of all I like interactive opportunities (states, triggers, variables) which allow me to develop rich learning experience. The ability to modify look and feel of player is also a great feature. Recent upgrade to Storyline 2 brought lots of new animation features and triggers. Sliders give the more natural control for users.
If speak about 'cons' I need more capable design tools built in Storyline. For example, there is no blurring option or deleting picture background. Articulate should bring more opportunities for mobile learning design.
Wrapping up the review, Storyline is the right balance tool in terms of easiness of working with and opportunities to implement your ideas.

Storyline 2 Is a Game-Changer!

Jun 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The ease and simplicity of Storyline 2 to develop high-quality elearning is a game-changer for my organization and me. Storyline 2 has made a tremendous difference in how I approach elearning development, expanding previous knowledge I've attained with newly acquired skills. I definitely recommend Storyline 2 for any developer looking to produce professional quality courses!

Storyline - the tool for eLearning Specialists

Jun 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: There are many things I love about Storyline:
- It's easy to use for novices
- It's got the ability to add complex interactions and navigation for those who are more expert
- If you can conceive it, you can (usually) create it
- It publishes multiple versions from one source (flash, html5)

It's easy to get started with Storyline 2, lots of great features to create interactive eLearning.

May 31, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The Storyline 2 interface is familiar and not daunting. It's easy for new users to get started and there's plenty of powerful features for more experienced developers.

There's lots of options to create something great for learners and they have the best community of users going around who love to share their knowledge and experience whether you're new to Articulate products or just need some help with a project you're working on.

Storyline is a Gold Medal Winner

May 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Storyline 2 is leaps and bounds above the completion when it comes to learning the tool for the first time. Couple the familiar look and feel of PowerPoint with a supportive community who publishes videos, articles, challenges and templates daily and it is hard not to get going within the first week. While updates and new features are slow coming, anything released seems to come with minor issues and points of irritation. The ability to view content in both linear and branched views if very handy when creating complex material. Simulations are easy to create, page items can easily be animated, and output is smooth. Having a visible timeline, is a highly desirable trait. This allows viewing of tracks for each item which helps to show when each item appear helping to visualize what your page will look like without constantly previewing it. Need to move forward on a page after a certain number of items are clicked then variables are here to help. Combing all these factors makes development time drastically less than the competition.

Storyline...tells you the story

May 27, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used the Articulate Studio for years. I just recently got the free trail for Storyline and I was quite impressed with this robust tool. My company will not be able to purchase both tools for us because Storyline is not included in the Studio 13. However, based on my 30 day trial I loved this tool. I would like to see some tips and tricks built into the tool to assist with the creation of courses.

Robust, easy to use, and very intuitive

May 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is phenomenally easy to use. I switched to it from Captivate. There is a wonderful users group that is friendly and always happy to help and share. The only thing I would change is the ability to call in to a help desk. There is plenty of help if you submit online or via email, but sometimes I'm too frustrated to try and write out specifically what's wrong because sometimes I don't know what I did wrong.

Articulate is the best rapid elearning development software ever!

May 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We use Articulate to develop elearning modules to assign to our staff. We started out only using this software in Learning & Development, but now have encouraged other departments to use this software to develop their training. By using this software to develop our organizational training, it is helping us meeting regulatory requirements as well as meeting the criteria for certifications. I believe Articulate outshines the other similar rapid development products because of the ease of usability as well as the quality of published products. If you know how to use Microsoft Office PowerPoint, then you can easily learn how to use Articulate. Also, the quality of the published products is fluid and professional.

Articulate Storyline

May 05, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate is great need to update or goes slow though!

Best on the Market

Apr 29, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My challenge over the last year has been to find the perfect authoring tool for our team. It had to be easy to use so that new employees at entry level positions could pick it up, our courses had to be fully customisable and above all it had to be able to create engaging and interactive eLearning. Storyline for us ticks all those boxes and more, I really do think it's the best authoring tool on the market.

Easy to use and effective eLearning authoring tool!

Apr 24, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate.com is for people who know they want to create a course, and have some great ideas for how they want to do it, but are at a total loss as to how exactly they want it to happen.

Whether this is those who are great at coming up with courses and bad with technology, or those who have good ideas but have never actually taught anyone before, this is Articulate¿s core audience. These are the people who have great ideas, but aren¿t sure how to structure them into courses for other people to digest.

With the help of the offered technology, Articulate.com creates a fabulous platform for people from all walks of life to share their classes and views with the world.

Ease of use meets functional powerhouse

Apr 23, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The award-winning tools from Articulate are top notch. Whether you are new to eLearning and need to quickly publish legacy PowerPoints to an online format, or want the ability to create some slick interactivity Articulate's suite of tools has you covered. Storyline 2 is the best tool on the market and has the community standing behind it to lend a helping hand. My favorite feature of the tool is its ease of use...it's intuitive enough for beginners to jump right in.

My go-to eLearning software

Apr 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Quick and easy to create impressive eLearning. Lots of customization and versatility. Modern and easy to use interface. Amazing customer support.

My go-to app for rapid elearning

Apr 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used most of the major rapid elearning tools, Captivate, Adobe Presenter, Brainshark, even Articulate Presenter/Engage/Quizmaker but once I got my hands on Storyline there was no looking back. I find it a complete blank slate where my main limitation is not the software capabilities but my imagination.
One thing that it's missing is a table editor. You can of course build a table using multiple text boxes and lines but it can be tedious to maintain. Looking forward to the time when a table editor is added.

Best e-learning tool

Apr 12, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I first encountered Articulate in December 20089, when using old Studio ¿09 version. Articulate Storyline has come quite a ways from the company's entry product that was Studio '09.

Articulate Storyline is a wonderful tool that makes development easy with powerful features and hidden tweaks that can create fluid courses, interesting interactions, and provide so much opportunity.

The ease of use, user friendly approach, and lots of available material and perfect support from community really launches this tool to the very top. Perfect tool if you are under time pressure, or having lots of multimedia content. What I like about it is that everyone is able to produce eLearning with it - even if you see the tool for the first time. The down side of it is poor animation possibilities.

Everything else regarding the tool really is perfect for any eLearning developer and with it comes a huge community, always ready and willing to help out.

The Ideal E-Learning Development Tool: Reliability + Ease of Use + Depth

Apr 08, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been a Storyline fan from the moment of its arrival. It's always been solid, reliable, easy (and fun) to learn and use, and you can take advantage of as many or as few of its capabilities as you'd like and still end up with a great result.

Add in the bonus of a fantastic online community where you can learn all you'd ever want to know about the software and ways to use it from both Articulate staff and your (ridiculously savvy) peers in the industry, and it's an unbeatable value. I highly recommend it.

A brilliant, easy to use and impactful piece of software!

Apr 08, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: From a developers perspective the software is easy to use, powerful and able to deal with the global complexities of modern business. From a learners perspective it produces really engaging learning which is fun and impactful. It would be nice if it was a SAAS product so that it was easier to develop and share content in a team environment. Ultimately the product needs to move to adaptive design so I can create content once and deliver across multiple platforms.

Never looking back-- Unleash Creativity with Articulate Storyline

Apr 07, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate Storyline has become my go-to tool for eLearning development. Its intuitive interface, powerful feature set, and robust publishing options help set our team's creativity on fire. We no longer have to think about what the technology will allow us to do when we're creating courses. Now, if we can dream it, there's probably a way to do it in Storyline.

We love the dockable panels in Storyline 2, and the Auto-Save feature. We would love to see more robust central control of states and layers in a future iteration of storyline, in addition to unlocking the more technical manipulation of variables for power users. Also, for folks just getting into eLearning development, the sticker price can seem a bit high.

Despite a few imperfections, Storyline is, hands down, my favorite tool for developing content, and has paid for itself many, many times over in time savings and increase capabilities to build incredibly media rich, mobile-ready content. We love Storyline, the Articulate user community, and the support team. All are top-notch!

Simple yet powerful

Mar 26, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate Storyline has come quite a ways from the company's entry product that was Studio '09.

Articulate Storyline is a wonderful tool that makes development easy with powerful features and hidden tweaks that can create fluid courses, interesting interactions, and provide so much opportunity.

The only gripe I have when using this software is the lack of Mac OS X support, requiring a virtual machine and Windows OS to use the product is a major bummer, but this definitely does not make this a deal breaker for the software.

Simply taking the product for a test drive is the most convincing experience and with it comes a huge community, always ready and willing to help out.

Consistently creative possibilities

Mar 17, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software gives the creator endless possibilities when developing a unique course. Some features are meant for certain purposes and don't always work for every situation, but most of it allows anyone to create a visually appealing module. PowerPoint templates are compatible with Storyline, however I would like to see other programs compatible as well. What would be even better would be the improvement of development within Storyline, meaning creating more advanced templates and having more tools to do so.

Articulate is the crown of elearning

Mar 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I first encountered Articulate 6 years ago, when using old Studio version. Back then, Articulate already looked like the software of future, but it had some flaws. Adobe people new this, so they took time and created new editions couple of years ago with fabulous Storyline and new Studio versions. These software eLearning tools are perfect for eLearning content creation within huge organizations. The ease of use, user friendly approach, and lots of available material and perfect support from community really launches this tool to the very top. Perfect tool if you are under time pressure, or having lots of multimedia content. What I like about it is that everyone is able to produce eLearning with it - even if you see the tool for the first time. In just a couple of clicks, you are able to build content. The down side of it is poor animation possibilities, and minor issues with tracking and publishing.
Everything else regarding the tool really is perfect for any eLearning developer.

Storyline is great for beginners and professionals

Feb 17, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The best thing about storyline is that you can be very successful in your first few hours of developing a course and you can be very successful after years of use. The feature set provides long term professionals the tools to create their own rich interactions.

Why I became a 'Storyline Developer'

Feb 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Articulate software for about 3 years now. My small e-learning business relies on Articulate Storyline to build engaging and interactive e-learning courses for my clients.

The first thing that attracted me to Articulate Storyline was definitely its ease of use and familiar interface. Anyone who knows PowerPoint can quickly get started with Storyline and create basic interactive e-learning. However, once you get comfortable using it, which doesn't take very long, you realize you can create very powerful and fully customized interactions. It is a great tool for any learning designer wanting to do their own development, and also for experienced developers as it is possible to really extend its capabilities with the use of Javascript.

I think the challenge for Articulate is to ensure its HTML5 compatibility functions better. While course that use the default settings work wonderfully on all platforms, course that have more customization have features that sometimes do not work correctly in HTML5. This is, of course, something that most software and app developers struggle with, and I am sure Articulate will rise to the challenge!

Highly recommend this software!

Articulate Storyline - best authoring tool

Feb 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I think that articulate is one of the best tools out there... In the beginning, it is easy to use it as long as you have some experience with PowerPoint. After few days, you will start to discover new functionalities and the fun part begins. Advanced options allow you to build more interactive courses and with them almost everything is possible.

Second part of this software is a fantastic community. Articulate created place where users can freely exchange their experience and learn from each other.

Storyline fills the need

Feb 05, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Storyline gives me what I was missing from Studio. I use both products, but when I have more creative ideas or need simulations or special branching, Storyline is my go-to software. It is fairly intuitive, but when it isn't, the support from the elearning heroes community is almost instantaneous and extremely helpful.

Fan for life

Jan 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I started out in Instructional Design with Authorware in grad school. It was cumbersome, required programming and wasn't overly user friendly. Fast forward a few years and enter Storyline! Wow, what can I say, it is clean, user friendly, capable of great things without programming and has tutorials and a support community like nothing I have ever seen. I am a fan for life! Thank you Articulate Storyline for making my job easier, faster, and more fun!

Five Stars for Articulate Storyline 2!

Jan 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate Storyline 2 is eLearning software that helps you create dynamic and interactive eLearning courses in a snap. Storyline 2 offers the simplicity of PowerPoint with a fantastic online community that provides you easy software tutorials and a great community to eLearning experts and novices who quickly jump to your assistance on any questions you might have. Articulate's customer service is unparalleled to anything I've seen in the marketplace. I highly recommend this to beginners, as well as advanced eLearning Designers!

Storyline - the best hands down!

Jan 08, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate had been listening to its users and working busily to provide us with a tool that offered many of the features we had been asking for. I feel that the company really stands behind its product.

The community offers so many valuable resources:

¿ helpful community managers who always try to answer questions quickly and clearly
¿ a way to network with other users and share insights and creative ideas
¿ weekly challenges to keep us engaged and thinking
¿ a whole library of downloadable content

Tom Kulhman and David Anderson are phenomenal ¿ they are experts in the field of eLearning and course design and are always eager to share their knowledge, ideas, and tips/tricks. I feel like I never stop learning, growing, and getting better because Articulate supports me. I¿m not just a nameless software user ¿ I¿m a community member and they care about my success and my opinion.

Articulate provides helpful tutorials for everything ¿ I like that they include a video demonstration AND a text version of each tutorial.

First-time users can get started with very little training or experience. It¿s the most user-friendly eLearning development software on the market, with a very low learning curve!

You can easily import PPT files or other Articulate projects. We¿ve had no problem converting any of our older Studio projects into Storyline projects. Reusable content is a huge time-saver, and Storyline makes it very easy to create and reuse content.

I love that Storyline comes with some pre-built slide layouts and interactions. Even a beginner can engage learners in their courses ¿ Articulate has done the work for them! The software grows with the user ¿ you can make your courses as simple or complex as you desire. Articulate has included some powerful tools (like variables) which allow us to create games, interactive content, whatever we can imagine.

I¿d love the ability to loop background music in my course, or the ability to use format painter to apply text formatting to my slide notes.

Articulate Storyline

Jan 06, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I downloaded a trial version of Articulate Storyline. I love the animated characters and how you can use the different poses to make your points. It was so fun to work with. I am trying it out for my employers.

Articulate Storyline Review

Dec 31, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 2 words: Love it! The learning curve from PowerPoint and Articulate Presenter to Storyline was so easy it didn't even feel like there was one. Any questions you have are answered either in the Community or by an Articulate Superstar. Storyline is intuitive and I love Tom Kuhlmann's tagline, something like "what do you want to do, and how do you want to do it?" Every time I'm a little stumped about how to make something work (like a trigger or state change), I ask myself that, and am able to figure it out in a short time.

Ease of Use - Articulate Studio

Dec 29, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: A great PowerPoint conversion tool that allows you to formalize content into a controlled learning object. Articluate Studio does a great job of tailoring content into a learning course that can distributed throughout the organization in an easy manner.

Articulate Storyline- Create learning games (Easily)

Dec 24, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate Storyline is the most advanced tool for creating educational games. Games that will make your students love the organizational learning that they have to go through. You can choose from pre-built templates. Easily adjust scoring and produce really cool interactions your learning just will love

Storyline certainly turbo-charged my eLearning

Dec 23, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My first experience of Articulate was using their Studio ¿09 Software which was great for doing conversions of PowerPoint files into eLearning content which is awesome and makes it straight forward for any skill level.
Eventually I need something with more horses under the hood and Storyline certainly turbo-charged my eLearning capabilities and gave me flexible tools that meant I could produce great interactive content (that also works on touch devices) with ease.
The killer feature for me are the translation capabilities as I have to create content in many languages and Storyline supports than anyone else on the market and also give me the tools to fully make my own when working with seldom used languages.
Great set of tools made even better in Storyline 2 with some great additions to the selection of creative tools, Storyline is a must have for any eLearning pro or even an amateur as Articulate are incredibly supportive and helpful every step of the way!

Articulate Storyline is the best eLearning tool

Dec 19, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's easy to use, you can create a course in a few hours or less, it's cheap and you can download free templates.

Storyline - A must have for L&D

Dec 19, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Storyline is a rapid authoring tool. It is relatively competetive in comparison to similar market products. Easy to use, mimicking PowerPoint-type functionality, but with loads of interactivities pre-built.
You do need to become better at design and image manipulation but it has enabled us to publish far more engaging e-learning, in-house with sessions tailored to our needs. This has saved a lot of money as we no longer go to outside companies and can deliver company-specific learning.
It also publishes output to HTML - so you can easily view it on the web, as well as output for mobile and apple products.
Their support website and blogs are brilliant too with someone always on hand to answer queries.
A great tool

Storyline Review - 500 stars!

Dec 17, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love Articulate Storyline - all pros, no cons! It is easy to work with, allowing me to quickly create dynamic training products. It also allows me to create in depth simulations and scenario-driven training. I just love everything about it! And the service and support and Elearning Heroes community are AMAZING resources!!

A tool connected to the community

Dec 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Articulate offers a selection of authoring tools for any situation. Studio '13 is a suite of tools that integrates with PowerPoint seamlessly, Replay is for those creative and quick screencasts, and Storyline for it's robust flexibility to design and develop more complex experiences.

Just as important as buying a car, you want to ensure the dealership is their to support your purchase after the sale. Articulate and its community is that support the moment you begin using their software. In fact, you don't even have to be a customer to benefit from community conversations and resources.

All around great software ownership experience.

Articulate Storyline: A Software Program You'll Want to Use Everyday

Dec 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been using Articulate's products since 2009. I first started with Articulate Studio '09, which is fantastic for anyone just starting in the world of e-learning. When Storyline came our in 2012, I jumped at the opportunity to use the software. For the longest time, I thought that I'd have to learn Flash programming if I ever wanted to create really cool e-learning courses. Storyline changed all of that for me. I know nothing about programming, but Storyline lets me create content that would otherwise make you think I sat for hours writing code.

If you know how to use PowerPoint, you'll know how to get up and running with Storyline. It's really that simple. Once you're ready to learn more, their Community is always there to help.

Powerful e-learning tool for developing high-quality e-learning projects!

Dec 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love Articulate Storyline and rave to anyone and everyone about it. I even love it so much that I'm authoring two books about it, and then I'll even make my parents read them! Storyline is such a user-friendly and intuitive piece of software that you can easily move from novice to intermediate to experienced user in no time (of course, with a little time and devotion).

With all of the built in templates, features, and functions, it's really a one-stop-shop when it comes to developing e-learning products. I've had clients in many sectors from higher education to non-profit to defence realize the true power and potential of Storyline, and there is seldom a time when I have to ask myself whether something can be done in Storyline.

Pros:
- Easy to use
- Great user-friendly interface
- AMAZING community with tons of support
- Built in templates, with access to tutorials on the launch screen
- Built in functionality (e.g. sliders, motion paths, buttons, markers, etc.)
- SCORM/API Conformant

Cons:
- The only real con anyone might have for Storyline is the licensing cost, but when you compare the profits that will come from developing courses in Storyline, it really pays for itself.

A great tool to develop interactive courses

Dec 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I had heard interesting claims about Articulate Storyline, such as "it is a game-changer". Sceptic by nature, I nevertheless took a closer look - and was very positively surprised by what Storyline can do, and allows you to do easily. Supporting not only Ppt import (not a "fascinating feature", but often helpful), but also layers, variables, triggers and events, using Storyline has made my job in preparing good materials for students much easier.

One nice feature I especially appreciate are adaptive characters where the facial expression can be changed (using a trigger/event combination) based on a variable - e.g., how well the student has answered the previous question. This is both easy to do and gives courses a much more "natural" and "immediate" feeling.

The one feature I most urgently wish for (but am probably unlikely to get) is a native OS X version, so I can drop the "start up the VM first" steps...

Articulate Storyline Rocks.

Dec 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros: Too many to capture here. I love that it can do whatever I need it to do. I can make learning as simple or as complex as I need it or want it to be. I can do simple click through learning or very complex scenario based learning using variables and custom navigation.

Cons: It's still fairly new. Only a few years old. I wish there were still more things that were customizable. I will say though it see,s like Articulate has listened to their users and include more with Storyline 2.

At the company I work for our learning model is shifting to include more and more just in time. scenario based, and other online learning. This gives us a way to build in house content that is quickly and easily editable and a reasonable cost.

Rock your e-learning world with Storyline

Dec 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pro's
- easy to use interface
- so many features it will blow your socks off
- Slide based authoring
- Software simulations
- Gamification and learning games
- Publish to all devices
- Grows with your experience
- Variables, triggers, scripting possible

Cons
- HTML5 still a little wonky (but that's just HTML5)

Simply a great product

Dec 12, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Articulate Storyline for a few years now and am a firm believer that it the best authoring tool available on the market. I have experience of using a number of other authoring software and never found the freedom I have with Storyline. It is very easy to pick up and begin using, if you have ever used PowerPoint 2007 onwards it will be a very familiar interface. There is certified training available (at additional cost) which is well worth investing in, however, the support available through their online communities will have you creating courses in no time. As it isn¿t template based you have full control of what you create, therefore, your imagination is your only limiting factor. You also have many different publishing options, whether to a chosen LMS, online, to CD or even into a Word document. Clearly every system has limitations but for me, I¿ve not found them with Storyline as yet. The only issue I had initially was the PC I used was quite old and didn¿t have the processing power to cope with a handful of the very large projects I was working on. However, once my hardware was upgraded the issue disappeared.
I am comfortable recommending this product and the new upgrade offers even better functionality.

Storyline: Making my clients happy, my life easy

Dec 11, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Using Storyline allows me to easily create professional, interactive, and EFFICIENT courses for my clients. Playing with design elements, triggers, and variables doesn't even feel like work. I have used a few other authoring tools, even including an older version of Articulate Studio. Storyline is by far my favorite software to use in creating eLearning.

Great software for beginners or experts; incredible customer support

Dec 04, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've been using Articulate Storyline for about 3 years and when I started I was impressed with it's user friendliness and the built in features so that I could start creating courses right away. Now that I've been using for a while, I'm impressed with the ability to customize almost anything so I can build a course that's unique and my own. I think is the one of the best things about Storyline. The other great thing about Articulate is the customer support. The E-learning Heroes community forum is the best customer support I've ever experienced. Not only do other Storyline community members help out and answer each others questions (in good time), but there's tutorials, discussions, and free templates - it's really incredible.
I don't really have anything major in the "con" category - one minor thing to be aware of is that the software is pretty large, so sometimes running it and other programs can be slow, and that's depending on what you're doing - for instance importing a large video file or something. But I love this software and would highly recommend it!

Why I love Articulate Storyline 2!

Dec 03, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PROS - The learning curve on Storyline is pretty much a straight line up! After loading and running through the initial training videos (play as you watch), you can begin to build a simple course first day in! Loads of features included - this is the Porsche of authoring tools - bells and whistles galore! The interactive components have you using layers and triggers as if you had a computer engineering degree, yet anyone can use this without prior website training. Especially love the audio and video editing tools within the software. Cuts down on having tons of other programs open while working inside Articulate.

CONS - For independent the price is up there but it pays for itself the first course build.

Overall, this product has become an everyday tool for me. I wouldn't want to build courses with anything else.

Storyline makes you heroic

Dec 03, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Not all eLearning authoring tools are built like Storyline. Lot's of them advertise ease of use and features, but only Storyline has both (and more).

First, consider Storyline's interface. It's truly built on Microsoft's PowerPoint interface, which helps with moving between the two platforms when creating detailed interactive content or simplified presentation content. In addition, Storyline let's you import PowerPoint presentations with a couple of clicks.

The platform takes advantage of all of PowerPoint's features while adding interactivity features that would benefit an eLearning author. These features help in accelerating eLearning creation, while keeping the learning curve low.

Second, Storyline comes with outstanding support through the eLearning Heroes website where you can find forums and a portal to interact with experts at Articulate who will help answer questions or help resolve issues. In addition, the eLearning Heroes website lets you interact with other eLearning authors where you can learn tips and shortcuts or obtain new ideas.

Overall, the product and product support you get with Storyline make it an outstanding product for creating interactive eLearning or interactive presentations.

Best e-learning tool out there

Dec 03, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: In the world of rapid e-learning there is always a push to get content out as quickly as possible while maximizing interactivity. Of all the toold out there, Storyline is by far the most intuitive product with the most robust feature set. In almost no time you will learn the interface and quickly learn all sorts of tricks to make content more engaging. The articulate online community is incredible friendly and helpful. They help spark your creativity with e-learning challenges, demos, and even share some templates.

Pros: Active and helpful user community, lots of free resources, javascript integration allows for almost unlimited customization possibilites

Cons: No native subtitle support for videos, HTML 5 compability still needs some work

Articulate, if you are listening, a custom character builder would be the killer feature you are missing.

Power, flexibility, and support!

Dec 02, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used Adobe Captivate, iSpring, and Articulate Storyline. We used to use only iSpring and Captivate, but I convinced our department to begin using Storyline because if it's ability to control variables and triggers. It opened up a lot more options for the types of courses we were building (test prep courses). By far, Articulate Storyline was the most powerful and gave us the most flexibility. Not long after I began using Storyline, I discovered their awesome user forums and community. I found so much support there that I never wanted to turn back.

Storyline Rocks!

Nov 24, 2014
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using Storyline for less than a year and it is by far one of the most easy-to-use and intuitive eLearning programs available. I find the Articulate videos that tell and show the "how-to" information easy to follow. Customer Service is quick to respond to my requests for assistance or to answer questions. Overall, I am extremely happy with Storyline.

Great for Rapid Prototyping

Nov 24, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Storyline is great for creating quick eLearning modules. The ramp up time is substantially lower than Captivate but there are still many of the same advanced tools available if needed. I am able to turn an idea into a module in a short period of time and changes/edits/modifications are simple and not terribly time consuming. The best feature of all though is the community that is available to answer questions, troubleshoot and provide feedback. The second storyline I ever created won an international award.

Storyline makes it easy to build interactive courses

Nov 24, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: First of all, the only con I have for Storyline is it's price as it is more expensive than Captivate. That said, you get what you pay for. Storyline makes it extremely easy to quickly build interactive courses with no knowledge of html or javascript. I find it much easier to use than Captivate and the community and customer support is unbeatable. I dare you to try it and not love it!

Best eLearning Authoring Tools on the Market

Nov 22, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've had the opportunity to use all of the major learning authoring tools, and Articulate's software consistently has ranked at the top of the list. My #1 tool is Articulate Storyline, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for an authoring tool.

Pros:
- Extremely versatile and powerful
- Smallest learning curve
- Few/no software bugs/errors/issues
- Excellent customer service
- Invaluable user/staff community that promotes the sharing of knowledge and helping others to be successful with the software

Cons:
- I didn't hear about Articulate sooner and had to use Captivate for the beginning of my career.

Best Software Experience You'll Ever Have!

Nov 21, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros
You can easily create beautiful, engaging, flexible learning for various platforms. If you know PowerPoint and can grasp simplified logic of triggers, states, conditions and variables, it's a breeze to learn. There are endless resources to learn the product and even more to skills involved in developing e-learning. The vast Articulate Community offers endless insights, support, inspiration and networking. The staff is positive, energetic, helpful and a joy to deal with at every level. The price is fantastic for any size organization.

Cons
Although the software simulation feature is excellent, it is not as flexible as I would like.

Overall I highly recommend this product to anyone for a large range of communication development, from learning to marketing.

Awesome Product/Company

Nov 21, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It's extremely easy to create interactive and engaging eLearning courses through Articulate Storyline, and you don't even have to be a computer programmer or have a degree as an instructional/graphic designer.

The built-in triggers and variables allow you to design an impressive course even for the "newbie". And the storyboard layout makes it easy to keep track of the different branching scenarios you might have for your scenario based training.

Lastly, the E-Learning Heroes community is outstanding! Here, you can seek help from both the Articulate community and the Articulate staff. Stuck on a current eLearning project? Share your project and ask the community for help! Not sure how variables work? Post your question and watch as the responses come pouring in.

I'm a big believer in Articulate Storyline and will hopefully be upgrading to Storyline 2 in the very near future because it has some ugrades that I wish I had with the original Storyline, such as more animations, hiding the next button until the end of the timeline, etc.

If you're on the fence about purchasing this product, be sure to check out the Articulate page on YouTube for some pretty impressive video tutorials.

Storyline Changed My Development Cycle

Nov 20, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Over the past 15 years, since 1999, I've been developing eLearning in a variety of industries - education, health care, human resources, physician offices, community colleges, manufacturing and tourism. Originally, I developed in Authorware, then Firefly, then RoboDemo, then Camtasia (scary long list!) and then Captivate. The common denominator here was that each of these products (okay, maybe not so true of Camtasia) had a good size learning curve to adapt to the toolset and to get a project from inception to published content.

Knowing that Articulate was behind Storyline, and having been an avid fan of Tom's blog ("The Rapid e-Learning Blog") - I was keen to check out what Storyline had to offer and I wasn't disappointed. The time that it took me to build my first, interactive course was super fast and, I have to say, I love(d) the GUI. And, yes, it's very PowerPoint like but I love that - I didn't have to relearn a new tools menu or deal with silly palettes that float.

Now, I'm able to speed through production like never before (although, I don't tell too many of my clients how fast the cycle truly is!) - thanks to Storyline. The organic nature of the trigger and layer setup is ideal and I do have to say that the photographic character bundles are an added plus - the competition tried to copy this, but I don't think they have the same feel.

And then there's the tutorials. There are tons of them and they are super appropriate (supplemented by Tom's blog) and I don't ever need to call for support (not true for some of the competitor products) so that's a big plus. The Community functions (the social bits) are pretty stellar, too. I can always visit the various support/community sites to get inspired, even on those days when I'm tired of looking at triggers.

I highly recommend Storyline to anyone who has a similar background - education and graphics - it's a great tool to make that marriage everlasting and super conceptual.

Storyline 2 can be used by so many departments!

Nov 20, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I've used every Articulate product they have released since 2005. Storyline 2 is seriously a ground-breaking training development tool. However, I've also used it for external projects with our software documentation, sales, and marketing teams. Anyone who builds content should have Storyline 2 on your computer. You will be blown away at what you can create in just a few minutes.

Articulate is...

May 29, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use

Comments: Articulate Storyline is a great application to use for the beginning instructional designer and the most experienced. I particular enjoy the fact that it is WYSIWYG, which requires no programming knowledge at all. There are many things that can be done with Articulate, which I haven't begun to explore them all. However, Articulate's YouTube channel is a great start to reviewing some of the creative ideas that the designer can use to create great lessons.

The iPad app player allows a learner to take the learning with them on the road. Lessons can be produced in SCORM 1.2, 2004, and AICC formats. Articulate is not ready for Tin Can, but then again, Tin Can is not necessarily ready for "prime time" either, in my opinion.

The Powerpoint import feature works fairly well. If there is automation in the Powerpoint, it will take precedence over any navigation buttons, so be sure to painstakingly remove the automation if that is what you need.

I recommend you try Articulate Storyline--I believe it will be a very pleasant experience for you.

Most adaptable online creation tool we have ever used.

May 27, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After years of using Flash and other Adobe suite creative products when you first switch to Articulate Storyline you are skeptical.
You soon learn that the ease of creation and ability to publish for multiple users, either PC or Apple platform using HTML5 makes you wonder why you didn't move sooner.
The answer to that is the product was not developed to the level it is at now.
With a host of templates and developers within the community exchanging ideas and solutions the whole ball game has changed.

Great experience with Articulate

May 27, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I needed to create a series of quick online courses to help my team get up to speed on new security features. Articulate was a great choice for software. It was easy to use and the interface was very intuitive (I'm a PowerPoint user). I wasn't sure which product I needed so I called their customer service. Hands down, some of the best service I've ever received. I hardly ever write reviews but I had to give this one some serious stars.

Great software for making online courses

May 27, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I first tried this product for free for 30 days and loved it. I finished the course I wanted to create in about 2 weeks and was sold. That was a couple of years ago and we've been using Articulate for most of our courses since then. I like it because it has all the features I need to build quizzes and interactions and it's really simple to use. That's a good combination for me because I build courses every few months and don't always remember where I left off. I recommend Storyline to anyone who's interested in building good online courses (at a fairly good price). I think the free trial is a standing offer.