Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

20 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $19.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    license types: Free Pro Biz Team Enterprise EDU
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • 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

PowToon Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A new, creative way to do aid presentations

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
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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

Great for presentations!

Jan 31, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.

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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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Use it to impact employees in your training

Jan 24, 2018
5/5
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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

Easy way to make engaging presentation

Jan 20, 2018
5/5
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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.

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

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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.

My favorite presentation software

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
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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.

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

Dec 24, 2017
5/5
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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 use powtoon in my english classes, it helps me a lot

Dec 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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

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!

Creative, fun for kids

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
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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.

PowToon Animation Is Great For Beginners

Nov 28, 2017
4/5
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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
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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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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
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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
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.