Bluescape vs. Powtoon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bluescape
Score 5.7 out of 10
N/A
Bluescape is a cloud-based, software as a service company based in Silicon Valley, CA, that provides a digital whiteboard of the same name.
$10
per month
Powtoon
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Powtoon is an online video creation platform for making engaging short videos and presentations, from the company of the same name in London.
$89
per month
Pricing
BluescapePowtoon
Editions & Modules
Team
$10
per user, per month (10-50 licenses)
Business
$20
per user, per month (10+ licenses)
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
10+ licenses
Pro
$89
per month
Pro+
$197.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BluescapePowtoon
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
BluescapePowtoon
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(5 ratings)
7.1
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BluescapePowtoon
Likelihood to Recommend
Bluescape
This digital version of a pin-up space is absolutely an improvement to my workflow. The input is so robust. What you do with it is where the magic happens. This program is best suited for team collaboration. It helps to discuss how/where the team will contribute information to it--whether that is discussing the templates or a plan of action. Otherwise, the workspace can tend to get messy. I like the idea of having a presentation mode, where some of the markups could be hidden. The idea of a working session with consultants or clients sounds appealing, but at the same time, there is a desire for a cleaned up, clear shareout.
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Powtoon
Powtoon is a very capable suite of tools that help a developer create training videos that look way better than they should. I've used it to create fun, attention-getting commercials for new topics, I've used it to enhance what would otherwise be boring step-by-step tutorials, and I've used it to create all manner of "Explainer videos" for all kinds of topics - this is where it EXCELS! In my opinion, its biggest limitations are limits on imported video (max of 90 seconds), which mean that you have to do a lot of extra work to break up and import anything of substantive length. And because it presents your personal library of imported images and audio ONLY sequentially, it's VERY LIMITED in the re-usability of those assets - it's way faster to just import a new instance of an image and audio than to try to find it in your library.
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Pros
Bluescape
  • Allows for a high volume of images and sketches to be put into the canvas
  • Lets you drop in text, freehand sketching, and shapes quick and easy
  • Can connect images and texts together using connectors, which can be customized
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Powtoon
  • Powtoon is very easy to use; no previous experience is needed.
  • It has a lot of features (images, backgrounds, videos, sounds, etc.)
  • It automatically saves your work
  • After you have created your video, you can download it to your computer in different resolutions
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Cons
Bluescape
  • You can use Zoom with Bluescape but it requires solid bandwidth and memory by users.
  • A breadcrumb trail would be nice to watch students performance.
  • I would like individual user analytics for each of my students to see where they’ve been and what contributions each has made.
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Powtoon
  • Comparing it to Vyond, it is more time consuming to make videos. The timeline could be easier to understand.
  • They recently started upcharging to use some scenes. This has made updating some of my videos challenging as the scenes that were included as part of my plan are now an upgrade to use.
  • They don't have a voice over option. I have actually taken some of the videos out of the platform over to Vyond to add voiceover.
  • Some items they have introduced, like turning a powerpoint into a video really don't work.
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Support Rating
Bluescape
No answers on this topic
Powtoon
I have never needed the support feature. As I mentioned, everything was intuitive to me however I have taught myself Adobe, Final Cut and iMovie so most of these programs became intuitive.
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Alternatives Considered
Bluescape
We have Workware installed on different computers in our office that were supposed to be great for presentation but we had issues after a user connected their laptop then they no longer had access to our server. If they had files they needed for the presentation they had to save them to their desktop to make sure they were accessible.
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Powtoon
Powtoon has the advantage over traditional video editing software in terms of the library of characters and elements that can be easily dragged and dropped onto the canvas. Powtoon is easier to use and has a more intuitive user interface than Vyond.
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Return on Investment
Bluescape
  • Especially in a remote work environment, Bluescape helps us continue collaborating without missing a beat
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Powtoon
  • We don't have to spend money on traveling to a location to do an actual live shoot.
  • I'm spending less time on hand animating videos.
  • We used these to create teaser videos for our professional development offerings. I believe because of the captivating graphics, we had a lot more people driven to our site.
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ScreenShots

Bluescape Screenshots

Screenshot of Bluescape Collaborative Workspace