WIDEO

WIDEO

4 / 5 12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Marketing Professionals, Digital Agencies, Startups, Small and Medium Companies, SaaS.


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $19.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    Basic - $19/month Pro - $39/month Premium - $79/month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • WIDEO
  • wideo.co
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About WIDEO

Wideo is a web-based animated marketing video creation platform for SMBs, Marketing Professionals, and Digital Agencies. Produce videos quickly and easily with templates. Add your own images and audio, or create a custom video from scratch, then animate in just a few clicks. Video is the best way to hook your desired audience, increase social media engagement, and boost CTRs. Keep costs down while maintaining full creative control as you design professional animated marketing videos with Wideo!


WIDEO Features

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

WIDEO Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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An easy and fun way to create amazing animated videos without much effort or time

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have to create a lot of content, and animated content is always better received. Wideo allows us to create modern and very dynamic videos thanks to the fact that they have a library with a great variety of elements and animations to choose from. From templates of places and situations, to be able to define the movements of each of the characters. It's great and relatively easy to use. Once you know the dynamics of work and where to find everything you can produce great videos quickly.

Cons: As a web app, you'll need to be connected in order to use it. Besides that, we would like them to update (and expand) their library, since many competitors do so regularly, theirs might become poor in comparison.

TERRIBLE experience

Jun 11, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: If you are a student and get the discount maybe. But at the end of the day, I'm biased. I can't see any good.

Cons: I started with the free trial. During this time, they give you full access to all the elements. I decided to download the video and I had the plan to make more, so I went for a basic membership. To my surprise, I didn't have access to any of the elements I used before. So I decided to talk with one of their "happiness customer agents". I explained that I didn't have access to the elements I needed and I requested a refund. After 10 painful exchange of emails, they told me that it was "clearly advertised" what's included. But of course, during the trial, they let you use everything, but once you pay, they limit you.

Billing Error

Jun 05, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Nothing at all in any way. This was a awful product. Do not buy it. Avoid avoid avoid at all costs or you will regret this purchase in a major way.

Cons: The billing stated we were paying for one month. It however without telling you then repeated the one time charge less than 30 days later and refused me a refund. They have terrible drag and drop options and little to no animations.

Overall: none

Simple, template-based online app for creating video business presentations and more.

Apr 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Moderately easy template-based creation of a business presentation video and more.
Able to control individual frames for detailed animation.
The auto-save feature automatically saves the work every three minutes.
Clear and responsive interface.
Special discount for educators and students.
Rather expensive plans, but with a discount on annual billing.
Occasional promotions and specials.
The 7-day trial does not require a credit card.
Control the privacy of the videos.
Imports MP3 files.
Videos can be reusable over and over.
Cloud/web-based so it can be used on a variety of platforms.
Chrome extension available.
Compatible with Google Drive.
Variety of tutorial videos and how to articles.
Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean languages.
The social media uploads, including the YouTube.
High-definition video formats downloads.

Cons: Flash must be enabled to run the web application.
Less expensive subscription tiers present substantial limitation.
The one-minute limitation does not justify the basic package price.
The seven-day only trial.
A video download not-allowed during the seven-day trial.
A user video upload/import not-possible at all.
During the editing process, impossible to apply different sounds to various scenes.
No audio effects per animation nor a video.
Sounds fade out if shorter than a video.
No free subscription plan available.
Only Roman and Korean alphabets supported but, it uploads the text-based images.
The interactive video option only applies to its native player.

Overall: For freelancers, small, medium and even some large businesses, Wideo.co is a reasonable return on investment. It creates simple or more sophisticated animated videos that will catch the attention of the business audience. It seems particularly fitting for Internet marketers and alike.

A large support section and plenty of the video tutorials are available. It uses a not-secure, soon obsolete flash player for editing a video.

There are many other similar online and offline applications. The limitations exist within the less expensive subscription tiers. Study the comparison columns before a purchase. Spend some time with the app, visit their YouTube channel and decide if your business benefited from this particular platform. It is a good solution for what it is within its limitations.

Vendor Response

by WIDEO on April 12, 2018

Zoran, thank you very much for your review! We are glad you've found Wideo easy to use. We are working on a new html5 based version to stop having to manually activate Flash plug in. We hope to have it ready as soon as possible. Have a nice day.

Wideo is the best animated video tool I found, I use it to make videos on a monthly basis.

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The templates, I hardly ever need to create a video from scratch.
I like that I can upload the videos directly to Facebook as a native Facebook video with autoplay, which helps me to reach a wider audience.

Since I make monthly videos, I like how easy it is to clone scenes and templates so I don't have to start over every time.

Cons: The waiting time for downloading a video and if I'm exigent, I would like to be able to categorize the images that I upload to save time

Overall: With video, I get to communicate easier with prospects and potential customers. Wideo helps me do that in an easy way

Vendor Response

by WIDEO on November 21, 2017

Hi, thank you very much for your feedback!

Super happy with the product and support from Wideo

Sep 11, 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: Easy to use, the interface is very intuitive and I came up to speed quickly. My clients really like the videos.

Cons: There are a few bells & whistles I wish it had but it seems that the Wideo team is actively working on feature enhancement.

Overall: able to produce quality videos quickly

Vendor Response

by WIDEO on September 12, 2017

Hi Nick, thank you very much for your feedback! We are very happy to make your job easier and help you with your business. Thanks again!

It is a tool of easy use and professional finish.

Sep 06, 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: Easy to use, professional finish, quick solution, accessibility.
One of the main advantages we find in wideo is the speed to solve the problem of creating a video in very short time and without the need of intermediary providers.

Cons: It lacks the ability to create masks. You can not create groups of folders in "My wideos". They are not problems, just some possible ideas.

Overall: Easy to use, professional finish, quick solution, accessibility.

Vendor Response

by WIDEO on September 07, 2017

Hi Maxi, thank you very much for your feedback! We are very happy to add value to your business. We will take on account the masks feature suggestion as well as the folders arrangement idea. They seem very good things to implement in near future. Thank you again!

Excellent product, very recommend.

Sep 05, 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 is very easy to make changes and see them reflected quickly.
- Easy to use without previous knowledge of animation.

Cons: It would be nice to be able to add and edit video. I think this would make it a very complete tool :)

Vendor Response

by WIDEO on September 07, 2017

Hi Luciano, thank you for the feedback! We are very glad to make your job easier. We¿ve analyzed including filmed video importing feature in the past. However, we¿ve decided to focus exclusively on animated videos since that¿s were we are experts on. Besides we couldn¿t find a good way to perform that kind of files in our tool yet. Notice you can still import animated GIF files (animated icons, filmed gifs videos, screencast demo videos, etc) and work above them with graphics, fonts, and animations. Thanks again!

They help my business look professional

Sep 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: How easy it is to use and the templates they provide to start with since I'm not a computer designer.

Cons: I don't like that there are no options to include videos inside the software. That would be a great option.

Vendor Response

by WIDEO on September 04, 2017

Hi Pamela, thank you very much for your review! We are very happy to have helped provide your business with a simple way to look professional. Also, thank you so much for your suggestion to help us improve. In the past, we¿ve analyzed adding a feature that lets you import video. However, we¿ve decided to focus exclusively on animated videos since that¿s what we are experts in. Additionally we haven't been able to find a good way to integrate those kinds of files into our tool yet. Keep in mind that you can still import animated GIF files (animated icons, filmed gif videos, screencast demo videos, etc) and add graphics, fonts, and animations to them. Thanks again!

I have loved using Wideo. I haven't used it recently because I've branched out into real video

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The simplicity of use, like building a PowerPoint or KeyNote presentation. Also the clean look. That's my answer!

Cons: Last time I used it, I found it hard to create certain special effects. For eg. I tried to create a dropping feather in one video. That's probably a job for Adobe AfterEffects.

Vendor Response

by WIDEO on August 17, 2017

Allison, thank you so much for your feedback. Detailed animations like a dropping feather effect are indeed possible in Wideo, but require an advanced and more complex use of keyframes. I¿ve specially created a video project (which I¿m sharing here so you can reuse to inspect https://wideo.co/es/view/21502973382464-dropping-feather-effect) and I¿m also sending via email a GIF to show you the process it took to create the effect. From the user front end what is not possible right now is to control the animation easing curves. This is set by default with a deceleration by the end of each keyframe to help non-advanced users create soften fluid animations. Of course this particular animation, with more work, can look even better. But I just wanted to picture the example quickly. Thanks again, have a nice day.

The best video software

Apr 17, 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: Very easy to use

Cons: No special offers for nonprofits

Overall: I love this new video software. It is very easy to use and has many templates. I would love to see a special offer from them specially for non profits or educational organizations.

Vendor Response

by WIDEO on April 18, 2017

Catalina thanks so much for the review, we will consider the non profit organizations and see if we can include an special offer for them.

Give rep a Ferrari - she's the best trainer anyone could want in the world of annimation

Jan 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy for thickies like me that have to do new funky stuff on socials daily for bone crushing ROI seeking clients.

Cons: I can't file my uploaded backgrounds into separate client files and I want more music tracks coz I can't sing.

Overall: Wideo is fantastic! We have been dragged kicking and screaming into the confusing world of animation with a complete conversion to obsession from the talented teachings of rep (sorry, we also love alliteration) who has the patience of a Saint! Definitely give it a go - if you are an agency, your clients will thank you.

Recommendations to other buyers: Oh Wideo... you have created a MONSTER! We love it... Did we mention rep is super duper - give her a rise.

Vendor Response

by WIDEO on January 19, 2017

Annie, thank you so much for your kind words! You have been such an eager learner and enthusiastic adopter of Wideo, and it has been my pleasure to work with you! I hope you continue to see great results with videos for your clients. I will let the developers know that a folder system for uploaded backgrounds would be helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We all appreciate it very much! All my best, Taryn