Flipgrid vs. Powtoon

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Flipgrid
Score 1.2 out of 10
N/A
Flipgrid is a video learning platform, acquired by Microsoft in 2018.N/A
Powtoon
Score 7.2 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
FlipgridPowtoon
Editions & Modules
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Pro
$89
per month
Pro+
$197.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FlipgridPowtoon
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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FlipgridPowtoon
Considered Both Products
Flipgrid
Chose Flipgrid
From an academic point of view, I thought using Flipgrid to record videos and add their voices to them, or even analyzing and sharing about videos or lectures would be effective. Sadly, I discover this product to be more suited for explanatory presentations and introductions …
Powtoon

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FlipgridPowtoon
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
9.0
8 Ratings
19% above category average
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Lead generation9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video personalization9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
10.0
5 Ratings
47% above category average
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Integration to LMS10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
8.2
8 Ratings
7% below category average
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Video access controls8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
User management9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Video link sharing8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal video8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
External video8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
7.5
8 Ratings
12% below category average
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Player customization7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Embedded videos9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls6.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile compatibility8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
9.5
6 Ratings
23% above category average
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Streaming quality reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Per viewer tracking10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Per video tracking9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
9.3
6 Ratings
9% above category average
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Video upload & format support9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Video library / File management9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Video portal9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
10.0
8 Ratings
22% above category average
Powtoon
-
Ratings
Audience polling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video comments10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
FlipgridPowtoon
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(9 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
FlipgridPowtoon
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
I use Flipgrid to allow students to share their work with each other. For example, my students created some artwork based on a prompt. Then, they used Flipgrid to record their work and explain their choices. I also required them to comment on each other’s work to make sure they watched the videos
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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
Microsoft
  • Engage students in Speaking activities
  • Provides a wide variety of methods to share the activity (Google Classroom, Teams, etc)
  • Design of activities is made easier, because you are able to add images, videos, documents, etc.
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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
Microsoft
  • Fligrid can improve using mixed tapes. I feel if it's not pointed out, teachers don't necessarily know it can be done.
  • When setting up the topic, some of the personalization choices are hard to find or down the page. It would be easier to choose the most used settings and making them the default - like the privacy settings.
  • I also believe the word Grid should be substituted with class. Teachers are always confused about what the Grid and topic are.
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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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Usability
Microsoft
Flipgrid is the most user-friendly platform that exists.
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Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
We have never had issues with the Flipgrid platform being unavailable during the school day.
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Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Performance
Microsoft
Flipgrid has been easy for both our students and staff to use. When there is an issue with the program, we can easily reach support, and the trouble is resolved in an extremely quick and timely manner.
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Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Microsoft
Flipgrip is great for supporting educators. They provide opportunities for teachers to learn the program and become ambassadors for the program. They are also responsive to questions and concerns through many different modes. That includes online communities, email, and Facebook communities. They are eager to meet and troubleshoot with you and are also eager to meet educators at conferences and meetings.
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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
Microsoft
Flipgrid is a game changer, working in a similar fashion to these other applications, but offering much more in terms of teacher control and implementation inside the classroom. Teachers can create lesson plans that incorporate options for Flipgrid to be utilized as a formative assessment tool to better gauge student comprehension and understanding.
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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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Scalability
Microsoft
This product is straightforward to implement and share across our building and district. As a large district, it was not difficult to train staff and have them feel at ease implementing the program.
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Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Flipgrid allows students who may not raise their hand or have a voice in class to participate and share their ideas, thoughts and views
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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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