Who Uses This Software?

Fortune 500, Enterprise companies, Businesses at all stages, Entrepreneurs, Educational institues, non-profits, Government organizations and more


Average Ratings

8 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $59.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    license types: Free Pro Biz Team Enterprise EDU
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online

Vendor Details

  • PowToon
  • www.powtoon.com
  • Founded 2012
  • United Kingdom

About PowToon

Build online, animated or video presentations for business or education. Online video sharing and posting to YouTube available.


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PowToon Features

  • 3D
  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Collaboration
  • Content Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Search
  • Templates
  • Video
  • Zoom / Pan

PowToon Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Cute animation and templates.

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can decide whether you want your video to be professional, corporate or it should be fancy with infographics.

Cons: Most the featured are blocked in the free account. But premium account has all the features to use.

Easy to use even if you're not an instructional designer!

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The functions and templates that can be used to create. The music background within the templates. I'm not a designer but wanted something to use for quick hit marketing or updates. I played on it for a while through a free trial and even recorded something. Definitely need a better mic but it worked. It was good enough to test the waters and purchase a package.

Cons: Not sure yet. I believe the new platform now includes the ability to add hyperlinks so people can click on a link and that was not available in the earlier version.

Makes it possible to show things visually

Jul 11, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This was a great tool to illustrate a process, sequence, and steps in a cute and silly way. The layouts were really helpful.

Cons: Some parts were glitchy, so I spent way too much time figuring out why the hand kept appearing. Turns out I just needed to refresh the page.

Great animation authoring tool

Apr 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: No downloads needed. Easy to use. PowerPoint killer. Fun. Attention grabbing.

Cons: Videos can start to look repetitive after a while. Can not alter the avatars, for example change hair Color.

Overall: Easy to use animation authoring tool. No download needed so works well for corporate uses as no need to contact IT to install software. Saved us money on 3rd party animation creators as we can do it ourselves now.

Recommendations to other buyers: Save money and create eye catching animations for corporate announcements and elearning

Fun and easy to use

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, fun. Produces very professional looking videos.

Cons: It is difficult to select objects and edit if they overlap.
I would like to be able to add tags to the images so I could easily find those I want to use multiple times.
When changing the sizes of objects, both the width and height change proportionately. It would be good to be able to change just one, especially boxes.

Overall: I am an instructional designer/developer and I use PowToon as part of eLearning courses and to communicate changes to end users. The premade templates make PowToon really easy to use. I find a look I like then modify with my content. Each template has its own music but I may upload my own music and upload images to personalize the video even more.

If I have a question, I can chat directly with the support team (and I have had lots of questions). I had some trouble understanding the timing of objects when I first started. (Hint: where the thumbnail displays on the time line has Nothing to do with the exit time) and was frustrated by the lack of technical information about how the product works. This is because they depend on their support team to help users. Generally this is good but I would like to see Some documentation, even if it were just voiceovers on a PowToon to explain something.

I found using a PowToon to communicate a recent system change to end users resulted in about a 70% view rate instead of a close to 10% read rate for just an email for a previous communication. I host the video on our SharePoint site and provide a link so it's easy to track the views.

I just extended my subscription for another year and look forward to new features, new images, and new templates.

Recommendations to other buyers: Contact the support team with questions. Works best with Chrome so install that before you use PowToon for the first time to avoid frustration. Don't be afraid to change the type entrance and exit for objects. They are just a suggestions.

So fun and easy. My 10 year old loves creating videos

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Love that when I have a question, I can email them and they respond very quickly. They go above and beyond. It is easy to teach yourself, but the tutorials are also great. My daughter has created a few of them herself, and she is 10 years old. You can customize to anything you need it to be. Love the option to do voice over or music. Incredibly user friendly. Cannot say enough awesome things about this program.

Cons: NOTHING

Overall: Cannot say enough good things about this software. Super fun to create videos, it is not the norm, hold clients' attention. They give great advice and techniques to help you make the best PowToon. Templates are awesome.

Great platform for DIY Presentations

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've used powtoon to make website videos, digital advertisements, story-lines, and other presentations. The platform makes it very easy to create animated videos with a large selection of objects and people, but also allows you to upload your own artwork, giving you a lot of flexibility to create a video around your style. I wish they had features to allow you to change the timing of transitions, but they constantly roll out upgrades to their service, so I'm optimistic they will improve the features as time goes on.

Powtoon is perfect for you... if you're willing to pay.

Nov 04, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It looks great! It's way less boring than your average Powerpoint slides!

Cons: The free version is not all that good.

Overall: I used to be sooo excited about Powtoon. It was way cooler than the boring Powerpoints used by everyone. You could even publish your presentations as cartoon videos! However, there's always a catch. Using the free version, the only way to publish is to publish on Youtube... with a watermark... and low resolution.