What users are saying about
25 Ratings
Top Rated
63 Ratings
25 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.5 out of 101
Top Rated
63 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.9 out of 101

Add comparison

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Presenter

As I mentioned earlier, it's best used for "presentations," rather than bona fide "training." That's why we tend to use it when the information is relatively simple and/or doesn't need to be fully internalized or mastered (which would require providing opportunities for practice and feedback and a more engaging, interactive learning experience). However, it can be used as part of a blended-learning solution, with some information provided via an Adobe Presenter module first, and then some kind of instructor-led session as a follow-up, which would include more role-specific info, as well as practice and feedback opportunities.Also, as I mentioned earlier, Adobe Presenter Video Express is great for creating quick overview demos about a new system -- more of a "see what it can do" type thing than a "here's how you do it" thing (unless the "it" is very simple and the video is used more as a microlearning/performance support type of offering).
Laura Gillenwater profile photo

Articulate 360

If you are looking for a suite of tools to support every type of eLearning development that you could imagine, look no further. Articulate 360 supports PowerPoint native course creation in Studio 360, Rapid eLearning Development with robust configuration and interactivity options in Storyline 360, a responsive drag-and-drop creation tool in Rise, and a time-saving godsend of a review tool in Articulate Review. The mere fact that Articulate throws a huge content library on top of that is incredible icing on the cake.
Ryan Parish profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Presenter
6.9
Articulate 360
7.5
Course authoring
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Articulate 360
9.8
Course catalog or library
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Articulate 360
8.3
Player/Portal
Adobe Presenter
7.0
Articulate 360
7.7
Learning content
Adobe Presenter
8.0
Articulate 360
9.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Presenter
5.0
Articulate 360
5.5
Learning administration
Adobe Presenter
6.0
Articulate 360
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Presenter
9.0
Articulate 360
7.0
Mobile friendly
Adobe Presenter
Articulate 360
9.3
Assignments
Adobe Presenter
Articulate 360
10.0
Compliance management
Adobe Presenter
Articulate 360
1.0

Pros

  • Because it integrates with PowerPoint, it is possible to go from planning outline to storyboard to final output withing a single document and as part of a seamless and logical design process.
  • Its ability to create videos that capture screens along with web-cam recordings, then edit them within the solution means higher level training recordings can be created versus, say a recorded WebEx training session.
  • Presenter's ability to create quiz elements similar to Adobe Captivate, add interactions, and interface with Adobe's LMS means it is capable of functioning as a complete e-learning development environment. .
  • If up front cost is a consideration, Presenter wins hands down over many better known training development and e-learning solutions.
Ronald Ray profile photo
  • Delivering interactive courses that are far beyond click next only.
  • I love the capability of publishing right from the tool to the cloud. It is the best tool ever if you work as a freelance e-learning developer.
  • It is easy to implement and tons of examples online get you started in hours not days or weeks.
Piotr Peszko profile photo

Cons

  • Sometimes I feel like Presenter feels too much like Power Point. This may make some users not want to use the software.
  • I have a hard time when saving presentations and then pulling them up in other locations- it often takes longer than I want to wait, but I am a millennial (I think?).
Vicky Creasy, EdD profile photo
  • While the subscription model allows for more frequent updates I wish there was an ala carte where you could choose which applications you want similar to how Adobe CC works.
  • At this point there aren't a lot of new flashy features in Storyline, a lot of the work is under the hood, so some may not appreciate all that has changed.
Brett Rockwood profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Presenter8.2
Based on 1 answer
My company is pretty invested in the Adobe ecosystem and is unlikely to change that in the foreseeable future. Also, Adobe Presenter is a very valuable tool and, with the new subscription model and the pricing we have, a relatively modest expense now. It's also fairly easy to learn and use, so it is starting to spread beyond the sphere of the various Learning & Development departments.
Laura Gillenwater profile photo
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Presenter7.3
Based on 1 answer
For all of the reasons I mentioned earlier. Overall, it's quite easy to create basic presentations with and to publish output with, either to an Adobe server, an LMS, or, I think, as stand-alone module. But there are some areas for improvement and better in-product help and explanations would be helpful, as well.
Laura Gillenwater profile photo
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Adobe Presenter3.6
Based on 1 answer
I think I pretty much answered this earlier....premium support is extremely expensive and online support can be difficult to navigate. Although, to be fair, when it comes to Presenter (compared to, say, Captivate), there isn't too frequent a need for support, since Presenter is a rather simple tool to use
Laura Gillenwater profile photo
Articulate 3609.1
Based on 1 answer
Support is always available.
Ben Sewell profile photo

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Presenter was the first product we started using. We were lacking something in our system and someone recommended Adobe Presenter to us. After carefully reviewing aspects of Adobe Presenter, we figured it will be best for our needs. Although the transition period was a little tough for us, in a couple of weeks time we were very comfortable with it.
No photo available
Articulate Storyline on its own merit already was a great contender with the rest of the tools on the market, now in this 'bundle of joy' you have all the tools you need to develop amazing elearning content. No need for anything else!
Jeff Kortenbosch profile photo

Return on Investment

  • I feel like we have increased productivity of educators and learners. If you've already invested in the Office suite, there isn't a large learning curve for educators, so that is a huge positive when it comes to the lack of training required for the software.
Vicky Creasy, EdD profile photo
  • Offer the best solution for your clients problem
  • Always have the right tool available to develop your online training materials
  • Reviews made easier than ever before with the new online review platform
Jeff Kortenbosch profile photo

Pricing Details

Adobe Presenter

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Articulate 360

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details