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Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings

Mindflash

12 Ratings

Articulate Storyline

Top Rated
167 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

Mindflash

12 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Articulate Storyline

Customizing interactions is one of its strongest points. Again, if you can dream up the interaction, there is probably a way to use triggers, variables, conditions and states to achieve it. Although the initial learning curve is a little steep, if you put in the time, you can really get the power out of the tool to accomplish some really great things! Their community is a great place to shorten the learning curve quickly.
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Mindflash

Mindflash is fantastic for all types of eLearning. Tracking and reporting is so easy. The system is not suitable for all types of live training but there are workarounds.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
9.5
Course authoring
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
10.0
Course catalog or library
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
10.0
Player/Portal
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
10.0
Learning content
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
9.0
Mobile friendly
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
10.0
Progress tracking & certifications
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
10.0
Assignments
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
8.0
Compliance management
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
10.0
Learning administration
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
8.0
Learning reporting & analytics
Articulate Storyline
Mindflash
10.0

Pros

  • If you can dream it, you can most likely create it in this product. It is very flexible and intuitive.
  • By using triggers, variables, and states, you have the ability to harness design capabilities that would otherwise require a high level of programming expertise.
  • Integrating audio, video and animations into a module/course is very simple.
  • Its interface is very easy to use and understand.
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  • Mindflash delivers course content seamlessly across multiple devices and platforms. This allows trainees to take the training on any device of their choice.
  • Mindflash lets us include quizzes to test our trainee's knowledge. The results are tracked and we can notify the organization's point person regarding any trainees that are struggling with the new information.
  • Mindflash allows us to set timelines for completion of course material and tracks those results. We can then inform the organization's point person about any trainees who are falling behind in their training.
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Cons

  • I would like Articulate to provide some stock graphics that are specifically designed for this use
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  • Mindflash currently does not provide enough detailed reporting services. We have to export raw data and create reports that should by rights be included in Mindflash. The reporting engine really needs a lot more flexibility.
  • At this time we cannot create survey templates and apply them to courses. This is a huge drawback because we would have to create the same survey questions for all of our courses, so we simply choose not to run surveys. That is really unfortunate because we are missing out on collecting valuable feedback from our end users.
  • I believe that there needs to be another service tier between Advanced and Pro. The current feature sets and price points of Advanced and Pro are so vastly different that even though we would probably move to an intermediate offering between Advance and Pro there is nothing there to accommodate a growth phase that doesn't require the features and benefits of the Pro tier.
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Likelihood to Renew

Articulate Storyline8.9
Based on 19 answers
We can easily convert our older content into Storyline 2 courses, which makes updates a breeze. We've been well-pleased with the software, Articulate's dedication to releasing bug fixes and new features, and the fact that it is well-received by our associates and stakeholders.
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Mindflash10.0
Based on 5 answers
I am extremely likely to continue using Mindflash for a few reasons. One, Mindflash has increased its capabilities dramatically during the year that I have been using it. Like any good business or service provider, Mindflash seems to have the desire to constantly improve its users experience. I know in another year, Mindflash will be better than it is today. For example, I know that Mindflash is at least exploring the possibility of adding language support to its capabilities. As someone who works in many non-English speaking countries, this would be a huge benefit to me.Additionally, I have been very impressed by Mindflash's customer service. They have always been very helpful and gracious.
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Usability

Articulate Storyline7.9
Based on 15 answers
I've worked with people that have literally never designed eLearning before, and showing them a few things in Articulate Storyline has changed their world. They have gone from paper-based ILT only designers to the "total package" with very little need for instruction or support. I've never seen that happen with the other options on the market.
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Mindflash9.0
Based on 1 answer
The interface is just so simple to understand. It's clean and efficient. We showed Mindflash off to the Safety group, who are not computer gurus and they were beyong excited to use it.
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Support

Articulate Storyline9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Articulate staff and user community converge into the invaluable resource known as the eLearning Heroes Community. You can go there for anything ranging from tech help, inspiration, and though provoking discussion. They don't just support you using the software, they support you in your career as an Instructional Designer or eLearning Developer, and no one else offers that on the same level as Articulate.
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Mindflash10.0
Based on 1 answer
First, they have a decent knowledgebase. Second, you can ask them a question instantly via live chat. I have yet to present a problem they couldn't fix. And I always feel like my problems matter.
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Online Training

Articulate Storyline5.1
Based on 3 answers
I love the fact that both a demonstration AND text version of the tutorials are available. Our firewall was blocking the demos until I requested my company allow them! Having the text version available still enabled me to learn from the tutorials. They are very well done and informative, and there is a tutorial for just about anything you need to learn to do with Storyline. I have always been more than satisfied with the support and training available to us for all Articulate products and I love the community!
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Implementation

Articulate Storyline10.0
Based on 9 answers
Not really.
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Mindflash9.0
Based on 1 answer
If you're going to develop a short course to demo the product internally, don't bother avoiding your own topics. Mindflash rolls whatever content you create during the trial into your production environment when you decide to buy. The time taken to go from not having a system to being live with Mindflash is virtually instant. What you'll be wanting for is time to develop content and people to test it out.
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Alternatives Considered

While many of the authoring tools offer comparable features and functionality, Articulate has provided the most user-friendly and intuitive functionality of all products I have tested. Articulate products are my preferred product to work within when developing e-learning solutions, and I develop 98% of my courses within their suite of products. In my opinion, there's really no other solution.
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The ease of use for both learners and administrators in Mindflash is unbeatable in my opinion. The system may not have all the fancy bells and whistles that Cornerstone or Litmos has but we didn’t need all that and honestly, it was all getting in the way.
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Scalability

Articulate Storyline9.1
Based on 4 answers
It is easy to train new users and manage content. Being able to import older projects and PPT files makes it very easy to use for a lot of "moonlighters" in our department.
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Return on Investment

  • We implemented a flipped classroom model for some of our training programs, and in some cases, we were able to reduce our instructor-led training time from four hours to one.
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  • Mindflash has had a positive impact on our business because it allows us to train more new users with less effort, and ensure that trainees have access to the course materials for a period of time after they have started using our software to do their daily jobs. Review of the course materials allows them to get answers to common questions without having to submit requests to our support team, thereby reducing the administrative burden on our resources.
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Pricing Details

Articulate Storyline

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Articulate Storyline Editions & Modules
Articulate Storyline
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Mindflash

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Mindflash Editions & Modules
Mindflash
Edition
Basic
249/mo
Advanced
599/mo2
Pro
1,199/mo3
Enterprise
Call for details4
2. 500 trainees
3. 1000 trainees
4. Unlimited
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