Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

174 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $19.00/month/user
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  • 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 Objects
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Content
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Media Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Video Content

Powtoon Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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.

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.

Expected A Lot But Disappointed

Feb 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Using Powtoon a marketer can, at an affordable price, tell the story behind their company and their product in such a way that it comes alive and captivates the viewer. The animation becomes real and pulls the viewer in. It is a well constructed and professional tool. Besides conveying a story in a powerful way, Powtoon also imparts a feeling of professionalism. It shows the viewer that you as a company, as a product creator, cares and takes pride in that which you wish to sell/impart. It sends of message of creativity and above-and-beyond pride in your product.

Cons: Although I will be the first to admit that I am not tech savvy, nevertheless there are many products on the market that are made for people like myself, so much so that people are often amazed at how much tech I'm able to navigate with so little aptitude. However, Powtoon was not one of them. When I first discovered Powtoon I was excited, when I first logged-in to Powtoon I was revved up to start creating. From the get-go it was as if I was trying to climb a very tall and vertical wall. It was more than a bit frustrating, especially given that Powtoon was touted as an easy to use creation platform. If I had been heavily invested in learning to use Powtoon I'm sure I could have, but it clearly was going to take more than a day or two of serious learning. A learning curve I was not interested in pursuing.

Overall: If you are somebody who is moderately gifted/skillful in animation or you are committed to the learning curve demanded of Powtoon it is a great, and I could see it as being a really fun, animation marketing platform.

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Great to use

Dec 09, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Being a graphic designer, I use this for animated videos & presentations almost everyday. powtoon has so many templates & animation effects which make it very useful to make quick videos. I love this software because it has a clean interface. Colors & design are very user friendly . I would recommend this product to everyone who wants to make animated videos & presentations.

Cons: The hardest part of this product is it sometimes takes way too much time to upload images & add videos to timeline. This is a heavy product, which hangs alot, that makes it very irritating at times.

One thing I want in this product is options to arrange the saved files in folders or as we want because the minus point is when we mistakenly open a file it comes to number one which bothers the order of the files & makes it difficult to keep a check.

Making presentations fun

Oct 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Having photos and icons that can move and appear on a timer is my favorite thing about Powtoon. This simple feature allows me to make my presentations way more interactive and entertaining. Searching or uploading images is super easy and Powtoon has a great database of basic graphics. Adding music is also incredibly easy to do.

Cons: Powtoon is not the place for detailed voiceovers. There's really only an option to add one single audio file and when you're working with many different slides, that can get pretty complicated. The big "Powtoon" logo in the bottom corner of the presentation also totally takes away from a professional look.

Overall: I used Powtoon for many school presentations where the assignment was to make ad campaigns or short promos. Yes, Powtoon can make a presentation exciting enough to look like a commercial. I LOVE this software. It's so usable and full of many features. It is handy for so many purposes and will certainly do the trick if you're not interested in researching clunkier software with a bigger learning curve.

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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

Once you get the hang of it!

Nov 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The resources are constantly evolving - it's like i have a new bag of tricks every time I go to design with it. New layouts, fonts, images, etc. make everything really fun to use and fun for my clients to engage with. It is an easy way to inexpensively produce microlearning - added bonus that its visible without an LMS and can be used on the go. If you are experienced in Adobe Captivate, this design format would be very similar to the layers found in eLearning design - only in video layout.

Cons: I dont like the levels of access they make available. If you pay for it, you should have access to everything. Or, if it's not available for my level, dont put it in my design resources toolbox. I use something in a project only to learn that it's not available to me unless i go "pro".

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
Value for Money
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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.

its so easy, and ist's fun! Best video animation software for beginners (& pros)

Mar 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: the variety on styles, the designs, the humour and inspiration they spread!

Cons: Probably that the organisation of the projects is still a bit rudimentary, but there are so many positive aspects, it does'nt really affect the overall positive view.

Overall: It's hatd to get attention these days! Powtoon is a perfect tool for smaller and medium companies to create social media content or explainer videos without spending too much time and money.

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
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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.

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Animations Made Easy

Oct 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Powtoon just seems like one of those apps that was made with education in mind. Students enjoy spending time showing what they know through a more interactive and engaging medium. I know I appreciate its simplicity. This speak volumes in education. The templates come in handy and help you guide your creation/video automated actions/figures/characters.

Cons: There isn't a lot to choose from, which I guess makes sense given its simplicity. I just often find students looking for a tad more that they can do. Not to mention there isn't much you can customize as well. A lot is pre-fab.

Overall: Overall, a great addition to the education tech toolbox. Helps turn more basic presentations into something more engaging and interactive. Really supplements traditional presentations.

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
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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.

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A fun way to get students engaged

Jan 17, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I love anything that will grab my students' attention. I especially love it when it's something I can have them use to capture the attention of their classmates. I really like that this is flashy and doesn't require coding or graphic design knowledge to make a fun and professional presentation.

Cons: It's hard to explain to students that they can't use everything they can see. I completely understand that a company would want people to see what they could have for a price, but it's frustrating for students to see all of these really cool features and not be able to touch them.

Overall: I have had my students use PowToons to create a visual representation of text. I have also had them use it as a visual aid for a speech. In both situations, it was very entertaining. The students were engaged completing the assignment and their classmates were engaged when watching their peers present.

Quickly Create Pretty Videos!

Mar 06, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Aside from the obvious reason that PowToon is FREE, I also like that you can create a professional-looking video without all of the headache of learning an in-depth software program. PowToon has several templates to choose from and you can just edit your information/content into the project easily.

Cons: It's a little annoying that you cannot sort through the templates (free vs. paid) and can only see ALL. You think you like a template and it turns out to be a paid upgrade. If you use PowToon enough, you will start to notice other videos/users that use PowToon and that kind of dilutes the quality. You start to see the same recycled template over and over.

Worth the investment, just a couple of functions needed

Jan 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: -If you are used to any video software, Powtoon will be easy for you to use.

-A good library of scenes, props, sounds, text, sounds, shapes images...

-Export rendering time takes a couple of minutes.

-Good support: I just used it twice but the answers were fast and clear.

-Good pricing.

Cons: -No sound time line: if we insert a sound/music it plays on all the animation!

-The animation templates library is not often updated.

-The whole platform can be better: here, I'am talking about the navigation between the sections of the sites, for exemple, even as a paid member and connected to the account, I still see the pricing table and the front page etc, a bit confusing at first, but that's not a big deal.

Overall: I've been using Powtoon business since 2015, very satisfied with the product except for the mentioned cons above.

Anyone with a basic knowledge about video editing can use it, the platform is straight forward, pick an animation template, and start editing it or create your own from scratch.

Use Powtoons to create engaging videos

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: As an educator, I am constantly trying to engage parents and I often use Powtoons as a way to communicate with them. I have used this program to create videos on introducing them to stress management techniques, how to register for classes, and so much more. These videos are short and engaging for them.

Cons: There is a bit of a learning curve when using Powtoons; however, once you get use to it- it's very user friendly!

Overall: I learned about this program in grad school and I am thankful for it. I have been able to create videos and continue to use them for the past few years. Highly recommend

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

May 24, 2018
4/5
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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.

Fantastic Support

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is really easy to use!

I can use it for anything: in my work, in my personal life ...

Cons: I love this software! There is nothing I would change about this software!

Sassiest animation tool to add zing to your presentations

Dec 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Powtoons is the easiest online software I could find that helps create professional animated videos to add to my presentations (both for university and for work) without the need for me to take an animation course. The fact that it is free and comes with templates helps too :) The canvas is very intuitive to use with drag and drop functionality.

Cons: These are absolutely no shortcomings of the software

Overall: I first started using Powtoons to add animations to my presentations for university projects. With the tool still being pretty new at that time, I had a lot of fellow students asking for the link to it. More recently I have been using Powtoons to create audio guided videos as help-videos for my clients with some light animations. It has worked wonders in capturing audience attention without the intricacies of some of the other tools available like Adobe. I would recommend it to students as well as professionals to add some edge to their presentations.

Enjoyable to where I purchased a subscription. :)

May 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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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.

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Powtoon Review

Feb 13, 2019
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 a great software for creating free videos for instructional or educational purposes. There are other paid options, but for basic needs, the free version is great! They have templates and icons and music and more that is easy to plug and play! They also have a ton of free resources and webinars to help with development.

Cons: It can be a little time consuming in the beginning to set up the look and feel of your videos, but with time it becomes easier. Otherwise, it is very intuitive.

Overall: I have used Powtoons for my professional life to create how to videos and instructional or educational information. It is really easy to use and engaging for people to follow along for a few minutes.

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
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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

Love PowToon

Dec 27, 2018
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: I've been using PowToon since 2014 and have done so in many settings--professional, church, community, etc. Every video I've made has been top quality. I appreciate the racial diversity of the cartoon characters. . Fantastic product and my gold standard for white board animation.

Cons: My one request (which I've made for years) is that the hands also have complexion diversity. I wish the hand that can write words and move pictures in and out came in different complexions. We only have a white hand as an option. Please ask some brown and black options.

Overall: I use PowToon to create engaging educational videos for medical education (I'm a physician and professor at a medical school), church (I teach 5th grade Bible class) and community events (I made "This is Your Life" videos for birthday parties and funeral tribues).

Use for promotion and training material

Oct 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Best things about Powtoon are:

Super easy to work with, easy to learn

Great formats you can use to work in

Many opportunities to combine different techniques (audio, video, pictures, icons, storytelling)

The ability to adapt anything in the timeline the way you want (overlap, animate, enter and exit settings)

Able do download into film, so you can combine it with material made in other tools

It is fast, no issues with waiting long to save the work

Cons: Maybe one thing I would like to be added is to be able to save powtoons online in folders and be able to change the order of powtoons displayed in the "my powtoons" page.

Overall: If you need to create a lot in little time with high quality results, this is a great tool!

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Unique Presentation Experience

Aug 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Powtoon adds a unique presentation experience that your clientele might not otherwise see. There is a free version to try with Powtoon that offers insight into what it is capable of doing. They have their own characters and images to add and you are able to add your own images and voice-overs, too.

Cons: There isn't as much customization that other types of presentation software offers.

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.

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Presentations at the Next Level!

Aug 17, 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 has a lot of great features to offer. You are able to customize your Powtoons by using your own voice-over. They also have a lot of already pre-made "items" to add into your Powtoons if you are being rushed for time.

Cons: They are time consuming to make if you want it to look good.

Overall: A great alternative to having a creative presentation.

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Cartoon Your Explainer Video

Apr 24, 2019
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 super fun software to create explainer videos and promotional videos for your business. There are tons of options for videos and you can add in music, and so much more.

Cons: Honestly, this software is super fun and there really isn't anything I don't like about it.

Overall: Super easy to use. Great video quality. Multiple choices and options for your videos.

Great presentation software

Sep 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: I have not come across anything like powtoon before. Very unique when it comes to creating presentations. Allows you to grab the attention of anyone you are presenting to. It is very customizable and has a lot of templates as well. You can create a cartoon presentation which is different from your typical PowerPoint presentations. Good to make a lasting impression.

Cons: Nothing, great software that allows me to make affective presentations.

Overall: Good software to use for creating unique presentations.

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.

The best animated presentation and video maker

Oct 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You can get out of the box and give a presentation in a new way. This platform helps you to create presetantions that everybody is going to love. They have presets videos that can help you to create yours. Whatever you think, you can do it over there.

Cons: There should be more actions for each character

Great Customer Support

May 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Powtoon provides the flexibility I need to create training videos for my company, including the ability to record voiceovers, import Powerpoints, import videos, or create a video from scratch with their templates.

Cons: It would be helpful if you could create folders for your Powtoons to keep things organized.

Overall: I'm still learning the ins and outs of the product, so there's bound to be bumps in the road. However, I have needed the assistance of Customer Support a couple times already, and they have been quick to respond and extremely helpful. I feel less concerned with having any issues with the product knowing they are there to help. Thank you!

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
Value for Money
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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.

Excellent Cartoon Videos for Fun or Business

Feb 27, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Smooth and highly usable cartoon type videos for marketing, getting out a message or just plain fun. Easy to create your own vision, be unique and utilize/embed the videos on various platforms

Cons: Found no dislikes or cons about this software.

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
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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.

Great for casual users with little animation experience

Jan 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I love creating animated cartoons with this software. It's my secret tool for creating fun and engaging content for students in the eLearning platform. It's easy to learn how to use and is updated often so new options become available. With its own music I don't have to worry about sourcing copyright free music to use. The free version is good enough to create short videos and simple content.

Cons: It can take a while to upload content and images.

Overall: It is fantastic for users with simple requirements and little to no design experience.

Edit with Powtoon

Dec 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Powtoon is a very great software if you want to create videos and presentations and its free. You can make videos using live action or you can make an animated video. It offers a lot of animated cartoons which is very helpful in showing your intention and objective in the video you are making. It is also easy to use.

Cons: What I like least about powtoon is that you cannot download the video output if you are only using free trial. Nonetheless, it is fine because you can access it through youtube.

IS VERY GOOD

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very good tool to make presentations, create videos I really like your mobile application is very good complement, it makes it easy to record the audio from my cell phone and pass it directly to my video on the PC.

Cons: Works correctly meets your fiancé I recommend

Teaser Videos 101

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: We often like to create teasers for the projects we are creating which we can use to post on social media or our content sites. Powtoon proved to be user-friendly and allows you to create animated videos with different templates and music to choose from. I must say that this is a more sophisticated program than just using basic PowerPoint. This program opened my eyes because sometimes you can get stuck on your own creation that you forget there are other ways to design. Our teaser videos proved to be successful and kept our viewers engaged. I plan to use this again for our future campaigns.

Cons: I haven't encountered problems or issues with this software, but it this software only applies to specific needs like video content or teasers like what I used it for. It worked well for me.

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One such platform to create Animated Videos & GIFs

Feb 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have used Powtoon several times in creating animated videos for educational purpose. It is a great platform with amazing templates and clip arts which are really cute and lets me make a pure educational video for kids. Also I can post the video directly on my YouTube Channel through Powtoon.

Cons: Yes, it's Paid version is better. You got to pay or use watermarked videos.

Overall: Powtoon has a bit congested dashboard while creating videos but it's a great platform to create animated as well as professional videos.

Good software for creating nice videos

Mar 05, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Enjoyed using the software - was able to make a professional and appealing video with it.

Cons: Wish I was able to remove the watermark without paying for a premium my membership.

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.

Powtoon

Mar 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: If you want to make a short animation this software may be the right one. The templates are divided into categories which makes the choice easier. One can add a music to the animation from the offered lists which are also divided into categories or add a music from the PC or from Dropbox or Google Drive. The result can be downloaded in PDF or PPT (Powerpoint) formats for free.

Cons: ..but the greatest con of this software is that one can't download the file, for creating which probably a lot of time was spent, in mp4 format, which is only available in paid mode, and a watermark will be seen in files created in free mode.

Not respecting customers

Apr 22, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: All the functions and material are easy to use and have high quality. The outcome was great.

Cons: It does not show you what materials and functions are only for the Pro Plan before you complete and go to the purchasing step. I completed my video making, and then I was told that I have to buy to starter plan to export it in MP3 format. I purchased it, and then I was told that I have used some pro stuff, like effects and pictures, in my video. In order to keep them, I have to buy a Pro Plan. Why am I not told ahead of time??? Moreover, they would not refund me the money I spent on the Starter Plan. Why do I need to pay twice????

In the end, I paid for the Starter Plan, monthly subscription. Three months later, which is today, I found that my plan was auto-renewed. I do not remember their website writing anything about auto-renew, and so I went back and found that it was not mentioned anywhere on the payment page, and it was only written at the bottom of the Pricing page. If you do not search for it deliberately, there is no way you can find it.

I feel this company is fooling customers like me and wasting my money and time. I do not think that customers should pay to a company like this and helps it to survive.

Overall: I feel this company is fooling customers like me and wasting my money and time. I do not think that customers should pay to a company like this and helps it to survive.