Animoto

Animoto


4.5 / 5
66 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

For any businesses, professional photographers, schools, real estate video makers.


Average Ratings

66 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 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

  • 360-Site Stream
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Drag & Drop
  • Floor Plans & Maps
  • For Hospitality
  • For Real Estate
  • Hotspot
  • Panoramas
  • Social Media Integration
  • Virtual Reality
  • Voice-Over / Audio

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Stunning slideshows in minutes

Aug 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its ease of use is definitely the best thing about this software. I can easily create a slideshow in a couple of minutes with a template video (something that I wouldn't even know how to do outside of Animoto), add licensed music, and tweak it, including the speed at which the images are shown and the order. This whole process used to take me at least 40 minutes and involved different sofware tools. Plus, if I had to correct a small detail of it, I would need to create everything again from scratch, and though I could save my project as I was working on it, I would need to export new versions every single time. Animoto creates videos in different sizes AND uploads them to a custom link at the same time, saving me countless hours of work.

Cons: Well this is not actually Animoto's fault, but I wish I could use or upload different songs, particularly those that my clients are more familiar with. I understand this is not possible because of copyright issues, but in some countries outside of the US clients do ask for slideshows with different music choices, just for their personal use. However, this only happened a couple of times and the music options that Animotoo offers are plenty, so we were always able to give them something they would like instead. Sometimes, I felt that part of a clip could use some shortening or that I didn't want to add that particular bit, and this is not something that we can edit. Although I was able to choose a different one altogether since Animoto is designed to be quick and easy to use it lacks some customization capabilities that would be nice to have.

Overall: I use Animoto on a daily basis to produce slideshows for wedding photography clients.

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Image Slideshow to Music Creation App

Oct 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I remember when Animoto first came out. I was using it in the classroom with students to curate their images for various assignments (book trailers, public service projects, social media campaigns) etc. This was something they enjoyed. There are workarounds to do similar things, like using Google Slides or PowerPoint, or iMovie, but this takes the guesswork out of it. A simple tool to be able to merge images and video into a slide presentations/slideshow and overlay music to it. Comes out very professional looking. Students enjoy sharing these as it requires minimal movie editing experience and is a lot easier than iMovie. If you are using a LMS, I love how you can embed this inside it! Another way for teachers to be creative in how they deliver the content to their students.

Cons: There aren't a lot of features or customization, but it is pretty straightforward in that you add images, add video, and ick a song. The rest is done by Animoto. There are templates to choose from as well, but would be nice to have a few more features/animations to make it more personal.

Overall: Overall, adds another element to the classroom. I have also used Animoto to put together slideshows of my daughters that come out really well. Love the ability to share easily through a multitude of options including social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

We create custom videos that are more than a simple slideshow, and our clients love them

Sep 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The templates are my favorite part of this software, by far. These include short clips of video, which make a slideshow that would otherwise be just a collection of photos set to music, a much more interactive piece of content that our clients love sharing on social media and with their friends. I love how easy it is to add photos, pace them, decide whether they'll be automatically ordered and paced or if I want specific timeframes, etc. I also think the music that comes with this is very nice and it almost always fits our galleries' themes.

Cons: Though the templates are the whole point (and, again, one of my favorite aspects of this solution) I would also like to be able to produce the regular kind of slideshow, which I now have to go to other software such as iMovie to make. I have found that adding a solid block of text is not as easy as it maybe could be, and I also have to do it separately. Other than that, no complaints!

Overall: Using this to deliver slideshow videos to clients for a photo studio.

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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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I LOVE this Software

Dec 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I knew of Animoto but had never used until my client (A photographer in Melbourne) suggested using it to create a promo video with images she had taken during one of her event photography gig. At first I was skeptical and was considering using Lumen 5 for that since I've used it for a while and I'm very comfortable with it.

But Wow, Animoto is definitely 100 times better than Lumen 5. The interface is smooth, it's easy to use, it allowed me to upload images and videos to use. It also let me create "Quotes" as opposed to a "text" slide that's simply a text and the background color.

I also like how the text element has an option for Title and subtitle, I also love how I can change the font size, spacing etc.

Cons: Animoto is perfect although I wouldn't say no to the ability to crop an uploaded video, especially when the final exported video has to be within a specific time frame.

My client wanted a video no less than one minute but the video she had was over 3 minutes. I had to use Movavi to cut the video before uploading it to Animoto

Overall: Creating promo videos for my client was a breeze, it was easy to create a simple but neat and attractive video using images, video clips, and some background music.

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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

Produces great slideshows and videos - overpriced

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to drop in video clips and photos to make really cool promo videos! We've used this for years - but only because they give us a discount on the pricing. We do love the software and the quality of videos produced. Can use their library of music or import your own. Best part is that they automatically sync to the rhythm and speed of your music so your photo transitions attractively flow with the background.

Cons: It's overpriced. They used to do a non-profit pricing package at discount, now we have to apply for that every year.....with more competition in the market, I don't know if we will continue to be willing to pay this or not to be honest.

Anyone can make compelling videos with Animoto

Sep 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Extremely user friendly software with reasonable pricing. Animoto is highly accessible and would be a great video development tool for people with limited video/design experience, or people with limited time. My team uses Animoto to create product/campaign launch videos for clients, as well as promotional videos for our own services. If you have a handful of images or video clips ready to go, you can create a short compelling video in as little as twenty minutes!

Cons: Customization of video templates is pretty limited (in terms of style, speed, layout, amount of content per slide, fonts, etc.). Templates are still great considering the ease of use and low cost. Sometimes it's challenging to fit a full thought onto a slide due to the limited number of characters Animoto allows in a line of text... but that's probably a good thing to keep videos from becoming text-heavy.

Overall: Positive experience making professional videos with this quick, user-friendly software.

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Drag and drop video compiler

Dec 06, 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: I love how easy it is to import photos and videos and create a basic slide show

Cons: 1) The price is higher than some other editors out there. 2) getting the music timing right is a guessing game bc they don't have a scrub feature 3) previews take a LONG time to load, and you can't scrub, so if you need to test something at the end, you have to watch the entire video to get there every time.... this takes a VERY long time to do.

Overall: I like it because they provide the templates, but for a business tool, I think it's way too expensive for such limited editing and no scrubbing capabilities. I spend hours just previewing because there's no scrub feature.

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easiest slideshow creator

Jan 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: Super easy and quick to create custom photo slideshows and marketing videos, with template dimensions being instantly adjustable to SQUARE format to better fit Instagram.

Cons: I've been using this software for nearly 10 years (and still love it), but have noticed that the license-free music library has gotten significantly less impressive over the years. Many of my favorite songs have disappeared, with not much to replace them.

Overall: I've been using Animoto for nearly 10 years now. What started out as a simple tool to create photo slideshows to help boost sales (I'm a photographer) has turned into a BIG part of my marketing process. Videos are HUGE nowadays, and Animoto allows me to create custom slideshows with licensed (non-cheesy) music, which are easily shared out on clients' social media sites, etc. (Word-of-mouth marketing that actually gets people's attention.) And with their new marketing templates, I can now quickly create how-to videos, informational videos, and other things that are Facebook and Instagram-ad ready!

In love!

Jan 29, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Some of the easiest video making software around. Use one of their templates or start from scratch and customize how you want. Yes, there are some limitations but I've done social media marketing videos, wedding videos, even a silly one about my dogs, and they all look professional. There are tons of music choices, fonts, colors, slide effects...it's just great all around and really easy to use.

Cons: As with most companies, you have to pay more for the good stuff like premium templates. The character max when you want to add text is very low. It resizes your pictures for you when you don't want it to. Little annoyances you end up having to find your way around but again, worth it.

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.

Animated slideshows that feel like music videos

Feb 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I first saw an Animoto at a friend's wedding over 10 years ago. It was pretty amazing. I turned into a fan and made a few 30 second trailers out of photos for friends of mine who ran small businesses locally. It was easy to make and the templates and music choices were pretty awesome.

Cons: I didn't like that the free version came out so grainy and lo-resolution, but I get it. How else are you going to pay for a product like Animoto? Premium subscriptions!

Great product, horrible customer service

Sep 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is great. I use it a lot for school book trailers and family memories. I had this product for 10 years and never had any problems until they lost my account.

Cons: I thought it was intuitive and constantly evolving for better choices, so I don't have much to say to improve.

Overall: Animoto has since resolved the issues and brought everything back. In fact, they are looking to find out why it was all cancelled and wrote to tell me when they will receive a response. I still feel as though they need a phone, but at least they did get back to me, and I can continue on with the software which I use often.

As said before, I love the product. But when something goes wrong there is little to non-existent support, so I am still waiting to get a response back after several weeks of submitting requests. Unfortunately this has tainted my view of the company. I was even going to get a subscription for my school.

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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.

Animoto helps us Celebrate

Dec 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: I love the ease of use with Animoto - just select a style, settle on a song and add pics/videos - it's simple! I can create full-length videos for our organization in minutes.

Cons: I wish that there was a way to indicate the location of each photo/video on the final video screen. Sometimes I'd rather align a photo left or right based upon the content of the photo. I'm not able to be creative in this way, because the appearances are randomized.

Overall: We use Animoto to celebrate all of our important organizational events by creating highlight videos. I've personally created several dozen Animoto videos that help tell the story of our specific events. Whether we're celebrating a community event, highlighting service activities or honoring our volunteers - Animoto helps me easily insert photo or video memories and uniquely capture highlight videos. We love it!

Time Saver!!!

Oct 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Our company would make a lot of videos with minor changes in AfterEffects. We decided to check out a software that saves more time. This completely changed the way we do our digital marketing. Extremely easy to use, greate templates, and awesome videos! If you are wanting to have a lot of control on how your videos look, this might not be for you. If you are trying to get a nice video done that looks like it took you an hour, this is for you!

Cons: Sometimes photos will look blurry and some slides will look glitchy, even after looking over the quality of the photos. I wish there was more options to customize the smaller details, but for the money and the time saved its totally worth it!

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Awesome video maker tool.

Aug 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is awesome cloud based video maker tool. It allow users to create beautiful videos and slideshows. It is very easy to use and provides user friendly platform to create, share and download presentations. It allow users to create personal and business slideshows. It provides lot of templates like birthday, holiday, valentine etc. Users just need to select photos, videos, audio track and template, after couple of minutes awesome video is ready to play and share.

Cons: Sometimes users need to cut or merge audio track and videos before creating slideshow on Animoto, it does not provide that feature. Users have to use another tool for that purpose.

Overall: I love Animoto. I have created lot of personal and business videos on Animoto.

Love all the options

Nov 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 love all the options...the music library is huge and there are plenty of designs available. The direct link from Lightroom is a game changer!

Cons: While there are a lot of design/template options, I would like more. I make about 50 videos a year and haven't seen many new designs over the past 2 years.

Overall: Overall, good software. I'm able to quickly produce good videos/slideshows.

Amazing

Apr 18, 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 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.

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Dec 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the different music and template options this software offers. I like how creating a video for my clients adds that extra something to their photography packages. The videos are also great for marketing and attracting new clients!

Cons: The least i like about this software is the that you have to have a membership in order to use it, would be nice to have the option to make one video and pay for that one video in case you dont need to make more than one every now and again.

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.

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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Professional looking Content

Jan 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have zero experience in creating content prior to using this, that being said this was very easy to use and got great results! It has an extensive stock photo gallery to use. I really enjoyed the amount of templates to choose from. We cant spend a ton on marketing and this gave us a few inexpensive options to create content easily and gives the feel of professional content.

Cons: Unless you pay for the largest package they offer, they will watermark the Animoto name on all the videos you create. its only at the end but still not a plus. Does not anticipates needs like other software's and will require you to add additional edits on your own.

Overall: We will use this again, we were impressed by the amount of useable stock within the program.

Great video design program

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great program to design marketing videos and property showcase videos

Cons: It's a bit expensive compared to others and missing some features that would be good, such as changing colors to some templates

Overall: Very happy with this service

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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
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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.

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How to impress your community without any real editing knowledge: USE ANIMOTO.

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easily it makes professional looking slideshows. A nice retreat from other clunky slideshow options.

Cons: Monthly subscription versus just buying a single video.

Overall: Overall, I am so thankful that I discovered Animoto. I have impressed many people with our slideshows.

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slideshows that match the beat of your music

Dec 21, 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, used it since the beginning, it has made me so much marketing material to show off my photography work.

Cons: I would love the option to do instagram stories format video.

Automatic, entertaining movie generator

Oct 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The results the generator produces after you pick and choose your music, photos and animations. The site will provide a preview in the style you pick and if you are curious about other styles you can swap them before production.

Cons: That is it not totally free. The company provides a free trial but there is a watermark that overlays the video after production.

Overall: Animoto has been a go to software for me for many years. I have used it for small business advertising, my own college class projects, my daughter's pre-k class projects, invitations and show and tell videos.

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Easy Professional Looking Videos

Dec 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is hard to mess up. Drag and drop and you can have a nice-looking video published in well under an hour. The copyright-free music is already there, nice options for styles. The addition of Getty images and video is very nice.

Cons: It is not super customizable. The text has to go in one of the predetermined places. That's great for continuity throughout the video, but sometimes you might want the text to move just a smidge so it doesn't cover something. It would also be nice to bulk edit the different frames. And processing the video before you can preview it sometimes feels tedious - but that's not enough of a reason to not use the software.

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A good video solution for businesses

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The amount of flexibility and cusomtisation Animoto offers make it a very good service to adapt to your video needs.

Cons: I feel the pricing is slightly wrong for the service. The first package only allows 720p exports and I do feel that 1080p is just a standard that should be included across the board these days. With that being said each tier does offer more and more content options.

Overall: Overall my experience with the softeware has been great and we'll continue to use it.

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Animate in style

Nov 26, 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: The most liked part of this application is that you can easily create animation for your social media post creation within a few touches.

Cons: I mostly use this Animoto application a lot, so for me, I do feel the style limitation is reaching a low level for me to choose from.

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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Everything You Need!

Nov 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: This app is great for making quick video collages for posts. I love how easy it is to put different pictures together and pair with music.

Cons: Once the video was made, I had a hard time editing and moving things around. I had to start over from scratch.

Overall: I would use this again to make a quick little video. For projects needing more customization, I would probably explore other options but would be prepared to spend a lot more time and give up the convenience factor that this app delivers.

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.

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The only way to build Slideshows!

Nov 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The usability of this platform is absurdly easy.

Cons: The free version doesn't need an expiration date.

Overall: This tool is so handy. As someone who has been asked to make video presentations with zero time and even less direction. There simply isn't any other tool/system that I can recommend. I've trained people on how to use this platform and I've used it for even broader video deliverables.

okay

Dec 07, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's good, I like the variety it has in terms of how to make the video. Here you can add a song that is in your library and, if not, a song from the application.

It also serves to make intros or collage depending on the use you want to give this apication.

Cons: I liked the tool, I understand that the trial version has a watermark and lowers the resolution of the video but it is very complete in its paid version. If I made many videos I would definitely pay for this app, it's very complete

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.

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Great for basic video production

Jan 26, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The wizards guide you through easily to make a video. You can upload your own images and clips easily. The cost is good compared to other options.

Cons: There are only basic templates. They look very generic and are not customizable in many ways.

Overall: I use it to make short social media marketing videos.

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, fairly easy to use video app

Feb 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's easy to get started and learn Animoto and the built-in templates look very modern and clean. There are also multiple video sizes, including square videos for Instagram, which some competitors lack. There are also lots of customization and editing features available.

Cons: There aren't actually any animated scenes / templates. The templates are also pretty limited (only around 12 on the free plan.)

Overall: I've used Animoto to create professional-looking videos for social media and marketing purposes. It's a pretty basic tool, so I wouldn't use it for more high-profile purposes, but it's great for creating quick 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
Value for Money
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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 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.

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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!

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.

Okay for basic videos

Nov 12, 2018
2/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It was free and easy to sign up for Animoto. They have improved their variety of video templates that are pre-made, so that's nice. If you're just getting into video making for marketing reasons, you may want to go with something more professional. But it's perfect for family projects.

Cons: The biggest con was that at first their selection of music and templates was only so-so, and I think when I signed up for the free trial I couldn't access all of the nicer templates, so I didn't get a great feel.

Love this app!

May 10, 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: 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
Value for Money
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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.

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
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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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

Professional marketing videos made easy

Jan 31, 2019
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: Making a marketing video is simple. No need to hire a video editor with this tool. And it's fast to learn how to use.

Cons: I'd like more functionality. But I'm assuming there aren't a lot of options for the sake of simplicity.

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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.

Love!

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love this software. It makes it so easy to create videos for my business and I love that I can use them across all forms of social media and web.

Cons: still exploring, so I don't have much to critique right now.

Overall: love it! Makes video design so simple

Animoto

Jan 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use for a small presentation or a promo video.

Cons: It's wasn't as user friendly and it's almost like the iMovie app

Overall: Overall it's just ok