Animoto

Animoto

4.5 / 5 33 reviews


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $8.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    billed annually
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native

Vendor Details

  • Animoto
  • animoto.com
  • United States

About Animoto

Online video builder for creation and social sharing of virtual tours, marketing and slideshow videos.


Animoto Features

  • Conversion Tracking
  • Drag & Drop
  • Floor Plans & Maps
  • Flyer Templates
  • For Real Estate
  • Lead Capture
  • Panoramas
  • Social Sharing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Voice-Over / Audio

Animoto Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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If you need to crank out marketing video fast and with few resources Animoto is your go to solution.

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: While we produce longer form video using editing software such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere we still value our Animoto subscription to create something fast and flashy. For seasonal or holiday-based promotions or events, they have some great 'themed' backgrounds. We really get use out of Animoto when we have people share their photos and cell phone videos from events we can't attend and then we are able to quickly generate fun and engage videos that really capture the event. Being able to create 'square' aspect ration videos easily is enormously useful if your primary distribution is on Social Media. Just as great is the ability to go back and re-edit the video in 16x9 quickly and easily for display on a monitor or video wall.

Cons: Most of the music that Animoto has for its videos get ads placed on them when used on YouTube so we don't use them anymore and instead either upload youtube safe music from youtube or from royalty free music we purchase or own. Animoto has made great strides in creating some of their square and marketing video templates but could use some more holiday/seasonal and general styles as it has been a while since I've seen some new exciting themes.

Overall: Fast and easy way to generate dynamic content from assets submitted by non-professionals. Also a great way to quickly generate Social Media specific video content by professionals as well.

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We make photovideo´s for our clients and post them online

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its easy and the results are really great looking, our clients are very happy. Lots of choice in templates and lettertypes, colors, possibilities. Well I say lots but in any case plenty enough for my purpose. We make presentations for small hotels and B & B´s and display them on their webpages, it really makes for an easy but fabulous presentation. It took a while to figure out how it all works, but in the end its really simple. The share functions are super easy and everything seems to work just fine. I even uploaded my own music for the first time, which also works fine. Although there are lots to choose from in the library.

Cons: Support is a bit difficult, no online chat. I would like it if settings could be stored as favorites, as I forget which settings I like best. There also doesnt seem to be a duplicate button, which would be usefull. I also miss a help button or a how to guide, which would have saved me lots of time in the beginning.

Overall: Use it all the time, its easy and beautiful results

Provides very polished videos with little effort.

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The quality of the videos are incredible. Everything is drag and drop, so adding videos and photos to a project is easy. There are music tracks to choose from, and you can also upload your own. Captions and titles can be easily added. There are quite a few templates to choose from, and I am usually able to find one that matches the theme and mood of the video I'd like to create.

Cons: I pay for the personal plan so I can download my videos in 720p. It is disappointing sometimes to see the templates that are not available to me because I am using a lower price paid plan. The animoto logo is still attached to the end of every video, even though I am a paid user. Usually that is reserved for the free plans, so it's very clear that animoto sees their personal plan is the no frills plan.

Overall: I use this software to promote the schools and school programs in our school district.

Great for educators! Think Digital Storytelling!

May 23, 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 free and easy to use. Educators can request a free account which has more bells and whistles. It is a great tool for presentations and an introduction to video editing. Finally, it is a great tool for teaching the basics of digital storytelling.

Cons: The drawback of this tool is that it has the distracting watermark and you are limited to images if you want the free version. If you upgrade it is not much better so not really worth the money. Finally, videos can only be 30 seconds in length.

Overall: Teachers can apply for a teacher account which gives the teacher and students the ability to create full-length videos.

Animoto is my go-to software for creating slide shows and social media ads.

May 12, 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: Animoto works hard to stay current with technology and continually offers updates and improvements to their software. I have used this software for ten years and it is invaluable for creating a high-quality slideshow or social media ad in a very quick fashion.

Cons: There's nothing to not like about this software. It's easy to use, and the finished results are fantastic.

Overall: High-quality slide shows and easy to put together social media advertisements.

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Fan for life

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of publishing and editing videos. I like that I can use my own music or music from the vast library they have. They have accounts for Education and I use it at my school as well.

Cons: I like that the Education accounts are free but the signing up process for getting your students accounts can become a little bit laborious especially since you have to renew the license each year. It is still free so I won't complain too much.

Amazing

Apr 18, 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 love Animoto. I am a wedding photographer, so I use this Animoto to create slideshows for my clients. It's very easy to use and client love to see their photos set to music. You can also add little video clips. So cool.

Cons: I haven't found anything worth listing it as a con. I have thought sometimes that it would be nice to have more control over trimming songs.

Always a quick and easy way to create video.

Jun 07, 2017
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: It's easy to use and the quality is decent. They have a good music selection and it is easy to get on youtube and share.

Cons: Limited ability to go beyond the templates. Limited ability to type in the images. It would be nice to be able to write more on the images. It is just a very basic program for videos. We will more than likely be looking to upgrade to something a little more technical.

Easy To Use

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

Pros: The best part about Animoto is how how easy it is to use. I've used other slideshow building sites and this is by far the easiest to navigate.

Customer Support gets 5 stars based on the fact that I've never had to contact them.

Cons: I don't like that my clients can't download the show to their own devices. I'd rather not have to deal with loading a USB drive and delivering to them.

It would be great if the music library would give me suggestions based on songs previously selected.

We use it every year for our graduation ceremony videos. Great program.

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

Pros: Ease of use - It is so easy to learn how to navigate the program. I can do it myself and don't have to rely on my computer-savvy assistant to help me!

Cons: I wish there were more song choices to go along with the templates you choose for the slide shows. They are nice, but not always popular.

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Animoto makes slide show and video creation easy.

Feb 08, 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: What I like most about Animoto is that it is feature-packed and user-friendly. I can use it to create high quality videos for social media posts, presentations, and ads with ease. I can make videos of any length and make them square or rectangular.

Animoto's audio library is huge and hold some great music in a variety of moods, tempos, and lengths. I like using it, because I know that I have permission to use any of the royalty-free music without violating any copyrights.

Cons: What I like least about Animoto is the lack of a video clip library. If you want video in your presentation, you have to upload it yourself.

Overall: Animoto allows me to make slide shows and videos that look great and post easily to social media accounts or online ads.

Amazing video making product, helps us create good content at a great speed

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Animoto makes the process of building amazing presentation and videos easy. We create a lot of videos for our social media campaigns and with the help of animoto the process is super simple and fast. Lots of fonts, music/soundtracks, colors, styling etc are the major points that keeps us on the platform.

Cons: No cons as such, but they put a very big watermark even during the trail period. Apart from that i just love this product.

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Animoto Is An Easy-To-Use Platform For Video Creation

Nov 20, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We used Animoto to create basic videos for marketing campaigns. It's easy to use and include a number of live stock videos to use which makes for a great visual presentation.

Cons: There isn't much complexity with the product. Once the stock videos have been used, it seems that the well runs dry so to speak.

Overall: Animoto is great, basic video platform that anyone can learn how to use but does not provide the depth that other video platforms offer.

The idea of the software is great, but final projects are not exactly what you may have envisioned.

Aug 01, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like how easy it is to you and to create something so quickly. I could sit and make a video about something very quickly, but the quality of that video may not be too good.

Cons: There are not a lot of options for what you can use to create a video you are trying to make. Essentially this means there are restrictions from reaching an end point for something you wanted. The software is very simple.

Cool Video Tool!!

Apr 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros:
For the classroom I really like that Animoto is very user-friendly and easy to use. There is a good variety of music/songs to add to the photo slideshows. Most of the kids have limited experience yet find they can easily create videos using the free version.
Animoto allows me to create videos and publish them easily on my website and on YouTube.

Cons: watermark with non-pro version is a small annoyance for the kids when they finish there videos. We simply cannot afford to buy a subscription to the software.

Animoto gives me a very engaging way to connect with my school community.

May 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's FREE! I really like how easy it is to create a good looking video through the Animoto ap. It just takes a few taps to have a video ready to post and share. My school parents love seeing what their kids are up to at school.

Cons: With the free version, you cannot customize with your own music. Also, there is a limit as to how many pictures you can use.

Animoto is a fantastic video maker that is super easy to use.

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Animoto is an user friendly video editing software. The output quality is fantastic. This product makes videos look professional with very little learning curve. The built in components are well designed and high quality. The interface is simple and easy to follow. The finishing process is quick and efficient.

Cons: My only complaint is the limited text, backgrounds, and sounds that come with the purchase of the software. There are plenty of add ons that are priced. A few more features would be nice.

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Animoto is a great tool for both casual and personal videos, and business professional ones.

Apr 15, 2018
4/5
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 like that Animoto has a great variety for the videos, including text, length of time of slides and ways to filter the songs, which are all very helpful.

Cons: I wish the software had more music options and more slides/themes to choose from. Though the ones they have are good, I wish they would add more occasionally to keep everything up to date and not repetitive. I wish you could change the options for how the photos transition. I also would like to be able to do Animotos of videos instead of just photos.

Animoto was lots of fun and very useful in sharing slideshows with friends or colleagues.

Jun 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program was extremely easy to use and created very professional and fun slide shows. This is the perfect way to spend very little time in creating a slideshow to share with others about all the cool things your business is doing. It can be shared in many different formats and the possibilities of different and unique shows that can be created are endless.

Cons: I was disappointed to find out the cost of this program. I think it could be more reasonable in price. I think the basic package should include more features.

Overall: This is perfect for branding! A fast, easy and professional way to show the world your story.

The granddaddy of video generation for freemium

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease at which a selection of photos can be turned into an interesting video is amazing. Their AI was levels ahead years ago and has never let go.

Cons: The freemium will kill you once you get hooked to the ease of creating videos with this platform- not much else comes close.

Easy to make dynamic videos for social media

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

Pros: No longer do you need expensive video editing software to make fun videos to share with your social media followers

Cons: would love to see a greater variety of pre-made options to quickly put these videos together for a greater range of topics

Animoto Is Awesome!

Nov 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've used many different video creation tools and Animoto's is quite unique because it allows you to use real stock footage!

Cons: It is a bit simple in its devices and after a few videos, it's difficult to find new footage to use!

Overall: Animoto is awesome and is great for video creation!

Good software to create small easy videos

Apr 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - you can make unlimited videos per month
- you can export your videos in 1080p quality
- you have a lot of options to edit your video and templates
- if you pay per year, its quite cheap

Cons: - You only have access to a stock image and videos base if you are creating Animoto Memories videos. If you are creating Animoto Marketing you dont. That's a big NO!
- you have a few of templates, but some others softwares have a lot more.
- You only have 30 types of fonts.

Overall: Good software to create small easy videos

Easy Slideshow Creation

Jan 30, 2017
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: Syncs to Vimeo, facebook & more
Export for USB
Easy to use

Cons: The music is somewhat limited

Overall: Easily create slideshows set to music, this program has been perfect for presenting images in an emotive way to my clients.

I absolutely love animoto. I make monthly slideshows for school and people think I am talented.

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: It is very easy to use. I have even taught my grade 3 students to use it. It is adaptable to different ideas and can be shared on all sorts of platforms

An easy way to create eye catching social media video ads.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's great that this program is so simple to use. You simply provide what you want it to say, and the images-and you can use all types of guides to add flare to your video.

Cons: It would be great if this program had more options for customization. Also, the music options can be pretty generic.

Quick & painless marketing videos

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: they optimize their templates & layout to reflect what works & doesn't based on research & data - the drag & drop interface makes editing the layout very easy. Also love the premade transitions & templates.

Cons: There could be more sales related templates for B2C and square option for slideshow - also could use a few more options for transitions, but easily see them building more options over time.

Overall: Easy to create & share marketing videos

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Animoto Is A Fun Video Creation Platform

Nov 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: Our marketing teams have used Animoto to create fun, engaging videos for digital advertising campaigns.

Cons: There isn't much to dislike about Animoto. But, I do feel that if they add a few more features, it would be much more valuable.

Overall: We use Animoto create videos!

Love this app!

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Makes creating videos for social media on your phone quick and easy... and FABULOUS! Sharing to social media is easy too!

Cons: The software needs a format feature for square videos so you can share them to Instagram without compromising the screen view in a post.

Overall: Great app for producing quick videos for social media.

So a nicer application, easy to use although limited.

Feb 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I used it for a short while in my business and however many useful it might've had been, it surely wasn't that functional, as in advanced presentation making.

Easy to use micro video editing

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: So easy to create something. You add some images, videos and voila it comes up with a nice animation slideshow with music.

Cons: It has its limits but for most users, its a quick way to produce video that looks decent, without spending a fortune.

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Excellent!

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

Pros: I have used animoto many times, to make promotional videos for brands. This software works really well, and is easy to use.

Cons: There are no animated characters or more features like many other video presentation softwares possesses.

Make videos that look professional easily

Aug 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use, the already created themes.

Cons: The set up is great very cookie cutter and easy peasy, I do not like how it constricts my creativity in not being able to go outside of the box. You place the photos in the boxes and pick your music and Animoto does the rest. Not saying that's a bad thing for everyone, but it would be nice if you could choose different transitions and choose how long each picture is displayed besides the music length and the ability to star photos.