Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $19.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    license types: Free Pro Pro+ Agency Enterprise EDU
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

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

About Powtoon

Powtoon is a creative authoring platform empowering you to create animated videos and presentations on your own , without the need for technical or design training. If you can use PowerPoint you can create a Powtoon to show that wow factor, and deepen engagement with your audience


Powtoon Features

  • 3D
  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Collaboration
  • Content Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Search
  • Templates
  • Video
  • Zoom / Pan
  • 3D Video Editing
  • Audio Tools
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration
  • Media Library
  • Social Sharing
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Capture
  • Video Stabilization

Powtoon Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Never had anything better than powtoon to present my school projects with!!

Apr 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I really like everything, especially the simplicity of using this software

Cons: The only thing is that you have to pay a lot of money to get the pro experience which is a lot better than this already amazing software.

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.

My favorite presentation software

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is my go-to presentation creation software, far better than Power-Point slides. It is clear they are constantly improving their platform with new features and updates appearing regularly in the system, and I've watched over the years how the platform has continued to improve. I've not been able to find anything comparable in price and features on the market.

Cons: Occasionally there is a delay in the uploading of content, likely processing time for information to communicate between servers. Also, I wish there were an improvement on the way to render/download a mp4 file. Currently it renders it on the server and sends an email to download. I wish there were just a simple render/download button available on the program.

Overall: We make a lot of marketing videos, and this software makes it very easy to throw together a high-quality presentation very quickly, saving time and money in design work.

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Animated, creative and unique videos to develop your ideas

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This tool is great since the environment is very friendly which allows us to devote to the development of the video without worrying about technical difficulties, as well as the possibility of inserting characters, templates and emoticons that allow us to draw the attention of the viewer by remembering that from time to time the viewer loses attention is why we have to find that in that moment that loses attention is also part of our explanation.

Cons: This tool has incredible potential to come to shape the ideas in unique and wonderful ways because in addition to having a large repertoire for the help of the video developer has the ability to add all that audiovisual element that we consider the only difficulty is that it is dependent of the Internet and without it you can not work but that reason does not detract from its great potential

Overall: An educator should always be preparing and never stop studying or preparing. That is why whenever I can take a course I do it in this case it was an elearning course and I was presented with this tool and from that moment on every occasion I can use it I develop my videos through it.

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I've been using Powtoon since it was in BETA. I use for both my business and the classroom

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: A variety of pre-built templates to use or edit. The business version has the most options for characters. It's very easy to do voiceover and export the final product.

Cons: The collaboration function doesn't work properly. This feature is still in BETA, but I'd like to use it like you can collaborate on a Google Slides. Sometimes updates don't save. I'd be sure to click SAVE every time you make a major change, or at least each slide you create.

Overall: Powtoon gave me the ability to create engaging content for my students. I've used it to create lessons in both a brick and mortar classroom as well as for online curriculum. I also use it for content on my Youtube channel.

Vendor Response

by Powtoon on March 01, 2018

Linda, thank you for the great review, We are making strides towards upgrading the collaboration feature into something very similar to google docs. In fact we are working on a whole new way to work in teams, share brand assets and powtoons, and work together on the same Powtoon. Stay tuned

I love how the presentations are, although it is not as fast to learn how to use it as I expected.

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: - It has very nice templates and the icons, images and shapes look very modern.
- I can use it for free, with some limitations of course.
- the elements on the screen are very well organized and have guidelines to correctly place what you want to show.
- allows you to share presentations or videos through popular social networks and download them in various formats depending on the type of account, for free accounts you can download it in ppt or pdf format.
- It has good tutorials to learn how to use the application and the help center is good.
- It allows to choose between several styles of presentations such as: real, infographics, cartoon, whiteboard and modern edge.
- The storyboard function is quite useful and practical since it adapts to the type of person who will make the presentation and guides you throughout the process.

Cons: - In spite of the tutorials and help it is not so easy to use it the first time, you have to dedicate a considerable time in learning how to make animations, if you are looking for something to make animated videos quickly this application or is for you.
- the free account only allows videos or presentations with a maximum duration of 3 minutes and pro and agency accounts are quite expensive.
- he does not have options of collaboration with other people for the edition.

Overall: what most took advantage of this application was the use of storyboard because I did not have much knowledge in making animations of this type.

A new, creative way to do aid presentations

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: PowToon is a great software that one can use to create attractive, creative presentations using cartoon characters. The animations are fun and interesting and the great transitions make it more fun to watch and keeps your audience engaged,

A major plus is that the character set is diverse and there are a lot to choose from. There is also lot of support and tutorials online for users to learn from.

Cons: Lovely software, but one of the cons that I encountered was that when my projects got too large, its seems to use a lot of CPU power because my computer lags.

Another con, for those user who love freebies, the free version has a lot of restrictions.

Overall: Great for aiding presentations

Fun way to create presentations that really grab people¿s attention

Aug 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: We all think it¿s a really a fun and simple way to create professional-looking videos and infographics even for people without any design or technical background. If you¿re familiar with PowerPoint, then it¿s really easy to learn Powtoon but the result is something with a little more oomph.The presentations look very interesting and engaging with lots of nice options for backgrounds and animation. There are also pre-made templates available which look really appealing and are highly customizable.
There are plenty of tutorials available on the site and they break it down into bite-sized pieces. I also love the fact that I can chat directly with their customer support for help whenever a question or issue comes up.

Cons: It doesn¿t allow for highly collaborative work just yet, but I am certainly hoping that this is something they are working on. I think that will streamline work for many people especially in terms of those who are working remotely but want to contribute to creating a presentation.

Fantastic - has helped me connect with customers in an awesome format!

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: My customers are school parents and the cartoon options really grab their attention. I love telling stories through pictures and find it so much easier to put a presentation together on powtoon than any other presentation tool I've used or to write long text.

Cons: It's at the top of my budget limit. But the features are all fantastic and they keep rolling out new ones (like square format and mobile optimized) that help me expand my product offerings.

Overall: Create products that I can sell that are really fun to create!

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FANTASTIC!

Feb 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Everything! I love all the features and have used it extensively for work. Other parts of our global organization are starting to use it too. I started the trend - and now even our Headquarters in Atlanta are using it!

Cons: Would love more culturally appropriate characters - and also the hands that are featured in the 'whiteboard' piece - can we have options to make them not only Caucasian?

Overall: We are able to better communicate about our change process with our teams throughout the world, and that in turn has helped us move forward!

Vendor Response

by Powtoon on March 01, 2018

Thank you Reshma for your kind review. We have put a lot of emphasis in the last couple of months on character diversity, and in fact in the next few weeks you will see a great improvement on that front with dozens of new characters added.

Very nice tool for creating videos, especially promos for new products or services you market.

May 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: You can create very engaging videos, with high CTR and nice music to them, a really top-notch experience come to think of it.

I used it more than once to produce promo videos with a CTA attached for people to click and go straight to a landing page.

Cons: Many aspects of the platform need to be paid for; for example, the "created with Powtoon" thing, which really takes away from the experience.

Canva, which is a creation tool, much like Powtoon, offers many aspects without paying for them. Most people don't even know you used Canva, and the Freemium thing is only for premium icons, backgrounds, etc. or for transparency or re-editable PDF.

Overall: A very nice product, especially if you have no idea how to create an animated video, which is a very big thing today.

Some of the free features don't cut it, but overall - a very good option to choose for your marketing endeavors.

Enjoyable to where I purchased a subscription. :)

May 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Powtoons has a number of professional templates available which makes it easy to start a video project. The program allows you to include your own graphic elements. The program is also similar to PowerPoint as it provides slides so it is easy to use if you know PowerPoint.

Cons: The collaboration option is currently in beta. There is a delay in sharing. Additionally, customization of using a template is time-consuming. It is recommended to storyboard out the video prior. Additionally, you have to upgrade to get the quality animation features.

Overall: If you subscribe to the Powtoons you get better animation and you can set up classes so a student does not need to create accounts.

Easy way to make engaging presentation

Jan 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This beats powerpoint by far! We can create fun, engaging presentations for students, work presentations, etc with templates or from scratch, but Powtoon always has enough fun assets to make it playful and engaging.

Cons: It would be nice if you could download the presentation files directly instead of waiting for it to process and send a download link to your email.

Overall: This has completely changed the boring power point - our presentations are now fun.

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Use it to impact employees in your training

Jan 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The best feature of the software is its easy to use, it is very intuitive since from the hundreds of screens they have, any person not vato or expert can create wonderful video animations in a few seconds. It also lets you import real videos to be complemented and animated. Our employees have liked the use we give in the instructions of each lesson or course.

Cons: the only disadvantage is that we always depend on an internet connection for their use could take a version desktop under user license. So that in the moments that we are without internet we can still use the great animation software

Overall: The best way to quickly make an entertaining video for our training and human resources department. With powtoon we can generate motivating videos to improve learning indices

Great product (even free version), but slightly frustrating for any with experience video editing

Jun 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I only used the free version of this software, but it was simple to use, gave lots of robust cartoon options, and was quick to get started. And, unlike a lot of other "cartoon" services out there - these ones actually look professional and interesting. Lots of music options, and styles - along with themes that make the design process flow fairly smoothly.

Cons: My biggest con with PowToons was that it was rigid in the ability to edit/customize music to be in sync with the cartoon. If you are used to editing on a FinalCut, this software may drive you a little crazy. The drag and drop options are nice, but also limit in the preciseness you can achieve.

Overall: A nice cartoon explainer video, that I could create with no programming knowledge.

Easy to use

May 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Powtoon is the perfect tool if you want to make very cool presentation animations on your videos without having any editing skills.

Cons: Nothing to say, maybe more animations templates on the free version or make the animation tools more easy to use for rookies

Creative, fun for kids

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love letting my students use Powtoon for projects. The students can use their imagination and be creative when making presentations or Public Service Announcements. I just let them learn through play. Sometimes the student that struggles with PowerPoint becomes inspired with Powtoon. I'm always amazed at how quickly they learn to manipulate the animations and transitions without my assistance.

Cons: There is a learning curve with this, some students adapt quickly others may struggle. When using free version have students use only free materials otherwise they cannot publish it properly

Overall: Let's kids Imagination run wild, be creative.

I learnt this software in Marketing course. It's great tool.

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like those ready to use automation figures, and time adjustment feature. It is easy to upload to YouTube as well.

Cons: I remember I spent some time to learn all the available features. I have to pay some nice ready-to-use figures.

Overall: Created a lovely presentation, which can be uploaded to YouTube for everybody to see.

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Thank God we found this app to help us create amazing animated videos in no time!

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: As an editor and graphic animator, I found in Powtoon a perfect tool to develop and animate dynamic, modern and very attractive videos in a fraction of the time it would take to do it with conventional animation tools. The app has a HUGE animated elements data bate, which also gets updated constantly. You can start your video from scratch or use the templates available for you... You can even upload your own videos or images and use them in the videos... Your imagination is the limit!

Cons: Only one thing to say... As many other online video tools, working with a lot of resources and heavy projects can make the page crash or go reaaaally slow... Event though the progress usually gets saved, it annoying to loose precious minutes reloading....

I think this software will replace alot of the current presentation softwares in the next 5 years

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software has opened my eyes up to the new ways of creating a presentation. The ability to create content with this software is so easy and the effect that you are able to do are amazing. I will never create another slide show again!

Cons: The only thing I would change is to add a Text to Voice feature for the videos. I would love to be able to type my script and import it to Powtoons and some great Computer voice from the UK do all of the talking for me.

Overall: A wonderful tool for creating instructional videos and very easy to use and the end users love the quality of the videos.

PowToon is a fun and simple way to make engaging content!

Apr 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: My company is a school, so we mainly use PowToon for the kids and parents, and they love the videos. They're simple to make and you can keep attention in a fun way. Highly recommend.

Cons: The free version is very limited. You can do a lot of cool things with the paid version, but the quality is pretty low on the free version, and maybe not even worth it if using in a professional capacity.

I encountered a problem with duplicating + copying Powtoons. Excellent service to solve the problem

Mar 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and adapt. Nice to make great toons. I made toons for my classes on economics, and its nice to see the result in the classroom.

Cons: The price for a license if you want more than what the free license offers. I would like to see more free options, characters etc. I am a starting teacher with a low salary.

Overall: The knowlegde and experience to make a toonlike animation to use with Flipping the Classroom.

I am a new customer to Powtoon and as a rookie animator, I find the product very user friendly.

Mar 28, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use and I can generally find whatever I'm looking for in just a few clicks. I also enjoy being able to save 'my scenes' to recycle content, but easily adding a new look to it.

Cons: I have noticed one or two issues with assets changing in appearance once put into 'play mode', which appear different from 'edit mode'. However I have had prompt assistance and support whenever I have enquired.

Overall: Quick and simple way to get a professional animated product.

User-friendly presentation software that creates fun, simple animations.

Jun 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I was introduced to Powtoons in class when I was given an assignment that required a short presentation along with it. As someone who does not have a lot of time to put together large complicated presentations, Powtoons was perfect for me to use in that situation. The software is free and has plenty of ready-made templates that allow you to put together a great looking presentation quickly.

Cons: If you are looking for presentation software to put together an impressive business proposal, I would not recommend Powtoons. They do offer Pro and Business accounts that allow downloads and remove the watermark at the end of the presentation. Also, as a paid user, you do have access to more templates and features, but for the price, you should consider using another more extensive presentation software.

The best software i ever used I LOVE it, Its so cool !!! Worth every penny!!!

Dec 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use, convenient, it looks great, great customer support
It's so helpful. The best product around!

I love Powtoon. Makes me look more professional than I am. And it is fairly easy to use.

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use, reasonable price, professional up to date look of the videos. Write a script, pick a template, put in your own video or use theirs, add music add a voice over. and in a few hours, you have a professional video you can put on facebook or other social media.

Cons: You have to pay for more video and music selection, but you can use your own that you can get from various sources around the internet.

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Great software for making videos!

Jul 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to create fun videos and work presentations with all the templates and icons available, also you can upload your images to create your own designs. There is a lot of tutorials and customer service is great.

Cons: I do not like the Created with Powtoon watermark. You have to be saving your work constantly due there is no autosave function. It is not suited for collaborative work.

It is Awesome!! The end Results prove it. There are too many Good points and No Negatives!!

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: There are new improvements all of the time but the instructions always keep up with the quality of the Product. I am not a full time marketer but the time it takes me to create a video is amazing. I do not imagine what a Pro can do with it.

Cons: The only "hiccup" has been the HTML Editor freezing now and again. This may be "Flash" or HTML but a few seconds patience always fixes it.

Overall: Speed and Ease of Use when creating Ads.

Great software, makes you create awesome videos, themes, presentations!

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's so intuitive and easy to use. And I can log in anywhere and still have my project easily accessible.

Cons: I don't like the fact that in some browsers it doesn't work very well. And I would like more character options, especially the animation characters.

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Nice platform, terrible pricing structure

Apr 02, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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Pros: Platform is easy to catch on to. Animations are nice. Presentations are structured to make sense for the consumer

Cons: Pricing structure is a nightmare. The trial period simply lets you create the presentation and not download anything of quality.

If you want to pay month-to-month, it is a high cost per month.

Cool way to do develop presentations

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Nice software that one can use to create attractive presentations using cartoon characters. The animations are fun and interesting and the transitions make it more fun to watch.
There are a lot of characters to choose from. There is also tutorials online to learn from.

Cons: The free version has restrictions. And I observe when the project gets too large my personal computer lags.

Overall: Animation presentations

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Create cool presentations and videos

Jun 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is very helpful for making different work presentations with video. It has great templates that look professional even in the free version. You can upload your own images and content to create your videos from scratch.

Cons: The free version has a lot of limitations like the "Created with Powtoon" watermark that other similar softwares don't have.

Wow! A Life Saver!

Aug 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Powtoon is an awesome tool even if you do not upgrade to the paid version. The free version still allows you to create awesome Powtoon presentations that you can use as fun or in business as well.

Cons: There are a lot of features and to make really great Powtoon presentations you will need to dive into all that Powtoon has to offer.

Overall: Overall Powtoon is excellent and really heightens my presentations.

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Excellent!

Jan 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Powtoon have many features, you can create an animated character and make it move and act as well, this works really well. Also the voice adding feature works really well. I highly recommend this software.

Cons: Powtoon is pretty pricey, the subscription price is really high. As a beginner it takes time to understand the application.

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Powtoon has given us a way to affordably create videos to tell our story.

Mar 01, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: It's pretty easy to use, they have templates if you aren't sure where to start and the resulting product is a nice video that looks like it could have been professionally produced.

Overall: We are able to share video content with our customers and prospects for a very reasonable expense, which gives us another way to try to engage with them on a regular basis and get their attention.

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
Value for Money
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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.

I use this tool to edit my personal videos. I Loved using it.

May 29, 2018
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: I like this tool as it is very easy to handle. Options to add music, add voice over and add images are awesome in this tool.

Cons: It would be nice if they provided more templates in free version instead of limiting it. I have less dislikes.

Overall: I added a new skill in my list. This tool improved learning capability.

Create videos that stand out

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Powtoon gives enables you to fairly easily incorporate videos into your marketing. Whatever type of video you're wanting to create (whiteboard, animated, live, mixed media, etc.), you can probably do it with Powtoon.

Cons: There is a little bit of learning curve needed to be able to quickly put your videos together. Also, if you use the free version, it has Powtoon's branding on your video. And, if you want to get rid of their branding, you have to pay for at least a year up front.

I use powtoon in my english classes, it helps me a lot

Dec 20, 2017
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: It's so modern and exciting, my students are very motivated. I have a lot of positive feedback. Powtoon gives you the posibilty to send acces for your students to do their own videos.

Cons: Perhaps it's a little bit difficult to add a voice in the videos

Overall: motivations, good feedback, work at home

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
Value for Money
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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.

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Very creative video software

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Powtoon is a creative authoring platform empowering you to create animated videos and presentations. You don't have to be a techy.

Cons: Take sometime to get use to the software at first. Very creative once you learn how to manipulate the video features and benefits.

Overall: Video marketing and presentations

Great animation software

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use PowToon to create animated marketing videos because it is simple and has a wide variety of templates. It also offers a unique style for presentations that is lively than the usual slideshows

Cons: The application has crashed several times forcing me to restart it and lose some progress on work that I was doing. This has happened only a few times

Overall: Powtoon does not require animation expertise to learn and use. Would definitely recommend for novice animators

Freemium plan available, best animated video editing software available today.

Apr 17, 2018
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: That they really do allow you to create a quality animated video on a freemium plan. For how high quality the platform is overall, PowToon does not need to offer this, however the fact that they do just goes to show they are about the user and not just about making money.

Cons: Nothing really, I mean I wish you could pull the PowToon branding off the freemium plan, but that's just wishing on my end.

Overall: Animated video creation on a budget.

Love using powtoon to create motion designs myself. Some technical bugs sometimes though

Mar 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Nice tool, very easy to use, great choice of elements in the library, really really really reasonable price

Cons: I find the choices of music quite slim and I have had quite often some technical bugs, but maybe it was because of my IT system.

Overall: autonomy, savings, new professionnal skills

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It gets the job done.

May 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: If you need a fast and fun way to create videos this is the way to go. It is so simple that anyone could use it.

Cons: It has some limited capabilities unlike some of its competitors in the market. The use of their assets is limiting.

A unique presentation creation tool.

May 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: -It is super easy to pick up.
-It helps you create engaging visuals.
-It supports rich text editing like MS Word.

Cons: -There is no autosaving mode, so you need to save all the changes manually.
-Their interface seems cluttered.

A Creative Way to Present!

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Powtoon's is an excellent presentation software. It allows for the creativity to flow with personalized voice-over as well as creative design structure.

Cons: Some time will be spent on being creative with the layout and some buttons are harder to find than others.

Make really cute animated videos!

May 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The video's turn out phenomenal and the students really love it. It has great editing features and the pro version has really interactive backgrounds.

Cons: It occasionally freezes or works really slow but it's still easy to use and easy to export your videos.

Great for presentations!

Jan 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PowToon has a free online version, so it is cost effective. It is easy to use and creating cartoons and motions is pretty simple.

Cons: It would be great if PowToon provided more slide templates to use. Otherwise from that, it a great tool.

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.

A different experience for teaching for children

Aug 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is an easy to use program, the experience obtained with the students is different because it is entertaining and it helps to maintain the attention of the audience, together with the fact that they can be saved and downloaded in video format, excellent

Cons: When the tool is used, a very good connection to the internet must be made, if this fails it is heavy, and even frustrating because it is totally online and at the moment in Venezuela it is complicated by the instability in the connectivity that currently we're passing by.

Powtoon caught my attention very quickly. It's easy to use has very eye catching graphics.

Jul 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Powtoon has a variety of diverse characters. I really appreciate that feature. That's where a lot of other similar software fall short. There are a myriad of characters to choose from that are representative of familiarity.

Cons: Powtoon's software is free for a short time. After that period, you are asked to pay and pricing is a bit hefty. If this is what you do all day, make presentations, then it may be worth it. There are other options available that are a bit cheaper and provides similar results.

DO NOT GIVE THIS COMPANY YOUR MONEY

Dec 15, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: It doesn't work. They charge your credit card fraudulently even after you cancel your service. It is taking them 60 days to give a refund, and I am doubtful that I will even get one.

Overall: NONE!

PowToon provides an easy to use free program for creating short animated presentations.

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is extremely easy to create an account to log in to this free service. Someone without skills in design or animation can fairly easily make an animated presentation. There is a helpful video tutorial upfront walking you through the basic steps. It offers an array of canned templates to choose from so you can simply plug in the information you wish to share.

Cons: Ultimately the formatting options are limited and it would likely not be satisfying for someone who possesses animation and / or design skills.

PowToon allows you to animate your presentations.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program is easy to use. You add slides, design as needed, and use the timeline on the bottom to manipulate the actions. Embedded is a large bank of backgrounds, characters, and props to use. This bank is very limited once the free trail expires.

Cons: I started my free trail and loved it! I was eager to share with other staff and students. Once my free trail was up, many of the features I enjoyed are part of the pro plan.

The best tool for making interactive videos

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: A very useful tool if you want to explain a topic, introduce a new business or make a report in a innovative way. The final videos look like a profesional one.

Cons: There should be more free templates or an option to pay just for a video.

Application to aesthetically show contents

Jun 25, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a simple tool that allows presentations of any very aesthetic content from the web that can be socialized because it is possible to share them through social networks.

Cons: It is not an application that can be downloaded, which makes it difficult to access it when there is no internet or data to navigate

Overall: With this tool I have been able to show aesthetic and dynamic contents that develop my creative abilities

Fine tool for creating marketing material

Jul 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Powtoon offers a simple and fun way to create marketing material for work and school presentations. We recently used it to create e-cards for a major holiday and were able to create a lovely and customized gif e-card

Cons: The templates available can be simplistic and limited in terms of variety and customization. Can be improved

Overall: Simple way to create presentations and customized e-cards

My presentation was a hit because of Pow Toon.

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can import my own music. I can upload my presentation to facebook and youtube. An it has a very large effects gallery. I'm very enchanted.

Cons: It's a pity that it's not a colaborative tool and that hasn't a downloadble version. Besides, the platform is just in english. Having it in several languages will improve its category and will reach further.

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It has been a very pleasant experience using powtoon for our intro video

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It has a low learning curve, the animations are very smooth and off course there is no need to write code to deliver the animations. The character set is also very rich to create animation with seamless addition of voiceover.

Cons: It is bit on the costly side for a monthly basis subscription. There is no facility to import custom fonts.

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Your presentations or videos can be highly interactive

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As I said before, the presentations or videos that you want to make will be highly interactive, it has very nice and simple effects that adapt to any topic that you wish to address.

Cons: In its free version, which is the way in which I have tested this software, it always has the software's watermark, it can take professionalism out of the matter.

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Support is fantastic and the tool is revolutionary

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The deals are great - you can design videos straight in your browser. It does have a few glitches though.

Cons: The only thing is sometimes I find myself wondering what I should use PowToon for, instead of being like, "I should use PowToon for this!" all the time. I just really want to use it more often.

Perfect for animation videos

Apr 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - you can make unlimited videos per month
- you have access to stock images and videos
- you have a lot of templates to choose from
- you can export in 1080p quality
- its good price

Cons: - its too much focus in animation and it takes a lot to make a video.
- you have limited storage data

Overall: Perfect for animation videos

super easy

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I'm an art student and I've been spending a lot of time looking for software for visual media design. This product is super easy to use and a nice step up from powerpoints.

Cons: No major cons on this product. It would be cool if you could have the option to edit your work offline in the future.

A good tool to make impressive presentations in short time.

May 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: -It offers tons of ready-made templates.
-Their interface is very easy to use.
-It supports rich text editing.

Cons: -Presentations aren't saved automatically.
-It's not possible to save a copy of the presentation offline.

Makes it possible to show things visually

Jul 11, 2017
4/5
Overall
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.

Cute animation and templates.

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
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.

Great animation for your presentation

Jul 29, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Animations are amazing, perfect for classes with children at school but also for business presentation.

Cons: In a free version, most features are premium and it is hard to create anything that will be visually attractive.

PowToon is a great format for presenting as well as training with a very finished look and feel.

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: I really like that even with the free version of the product there are a lot of choices of characters, background music, and scenes to fit a variety of needs. I used it both for work and school projects that required a more innovative way to present material requiring a bit of flair! The paid version gives even more options to increase the creativity of your presentation.

Cons: The paid version allows for users to create longer videos, but the free version was not nearly as long.

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It´s a very creative software, it came very helpful for the situation

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Last week I had to make a presentation for young students. As a graphic designer and jounalist, I had to find the way to draw the attention to my slides. PowToon gave me the perfect tools to do it, giving my presentation a colorful and creative touch, without turning it into something unproffesional.

Cons: I would love to find the way to remove the watermark that comes with de making and editing of the video. Even if it is a paid feature, it should provide the option to do it.

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

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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.

PowToon Animation Is Great For Beginners

Nov 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: PowToons is a great animation tool for beginners and novices looking to create simple, animated videos!

Cons: There are some features that are difficult to learn and some of the complexity of the product is lacking. They need to update their images regularly!

Overall: PowToon is good for beginners, but not really that beneficial for those who are more advanced.

Easily allows you to create animated videos with little experience needed!

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It replaces dull, power point presentations with awesome animated videos and presentations to engage your audience!

Cons: It does come with a bit of a cost and they have limited collaboration features. Some of the templates can make your presentations get boring and systematic if you don't change it up.

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Animation Becomes Easy with PowToon

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's a time to create your own story with help of animations. Animation becomes easier with this software.

Cons: You have to pay for the pro version and in a free version there are limited access to some templates.