Powtoon vs. Vyond

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Powtoon
Score 7.8 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
Vyond
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate) is a cloud-based platform for producing custom animated videos. It is used by educators as well as in business contexts by advertisers and content marketers, and for demos and presentations. Vyond has a drag and drop interface and includes libraries with thousands of characters, backgrounds, props, music tracks and sound effects. Users can also import their own audio, image, video or flash files using the import tool.
$49
per month
Pricing
PowtoonVyond
Editions & Modules
Pro
$89
per month
Pro+
$197.00
per month
Essential
$49.00
per month
Premium
$89.00
per month
Professional
$179.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PowtoonVyond
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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PowtoonVyond
Considered Both Products
Powtoon
Chose Powtoon
In most cases, Powtoon is the superior tool for video creation and PowerPoint-importing over Captivate, Storyline and Camtasia. And it's MUCH easier to use than Vyond/GoAnimate. It's also much cheaper than these alternatives while providing better tools and a more robust …
Chose 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.
Vyond
Chose Vyond
When compared to Vidyard and Lumen5, all these tools do a great job of making it easy to create customized sales/marketing videos and demos. That being said, Vidyard and Lumen5 do not have the extensive animation capabilities that Vyond has. Vyond also has many more …
Chose Vyond
Vyond is the best tool our company has used for creating animated explainer videos and social content. We have tried many other software solutions but Vyond offers the most options for animating characters, text, and scenes. Despite the lack of options for overall styles, it …
Chose Vyond
Biteable is great for real-world footage. It is also easy to use and they have templates. However, Biteable is not as easy to use as Vyond and doesn't have customization options. It takes me a lot longer to use Biteable and the program is a little bit "clunkier".
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User Ratings
PowtoonVyond
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(11 ratings)
9.1
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(4 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
PowtoonVyond
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
As long as money isn't a major issue (this application is pretty expensive!), it's the best solution I've used so far for creating short explainer videos. It's pretty robust/full-featured and relatively easy to learn to use. Vyond is constantly adding assets and features, too. It would not really appropriate for making full-fledged e-learning, as there's no way to add any interactivity to it, and it's not something I'd used to create long, complex presentations.
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Pros
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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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
  • In the newest version, the timeline allows you to control each asset individually in a way that mimics video auditing software like Adobe Premiere Pro or Camtasia
  • I love the way you can replace an object and the new object will automatically take on the formatting of the object it is replacing including, location, size, expression, duration on the timeline, etc.
  • I really enjoy the spotlights on other user's videos. Even when I don't have time to read the full article, watch the full video, or attend the webinars, this is usually enough to give me new ideas to try out when making my own videos
  • I appreciate the ample notice when things are changing. For example, the platform will be updated at the end of the year, but I have had access to the new format since June(ish) so I've had time to play around with it and get used to it. By the time the legacy format is retired I won't have any problems adjusting to the new format or functionality.
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Cons
Powtoon
  • Only one timeline to edit from which sometimes makes it difficult to select objects.
  • Animations can only be set to ½ seconds. Sometimes more precise amounts of time are needed.
  • Although there are a bunch of different actions you can place on a character, it's almost impossible to create a custom action within the program.
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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
  • The fact that it's on a cloud server means that sometimes the software can get clunky/slow.
  • There may be extra work involved if you have multiple characters talking in one audio file and you want them to sync their mouths with their appropriate lines.
  • Characters having multiple actions/expressions means multiple scenes, which can be very cumbersome to manage.
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Likelihood to Renew
Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
I was recently at a conference where I learned that many of my peers also use Vyond, solidifying my opinion that it is the right tool for out needs. Further more, one of our content vendors also uses it, ensuring that I will continue to use it as I believe this will facilitate our collaborations in the future
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Usability
Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
This program is great when you have no video experience! There's only a little of a learning curve to the program. In general, the user interface is great and easier than using a program like Adobe premier. It's a great resource to use as a marketer.
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Performance
Powtoon
No answers on this topic
Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
Vyond is just an animated video creation tool. You have to use your video content and track its performance through other means. Because it is an online tool it doesn't hog your resources or slow down any other tools that I use. It is a stand-alone product and it doesn't need to integrate with any of our other tools. It does what it does and that is all we need.
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Support Rating
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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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
I haven’t had any issues that required me to contact their support team. However, I believe support in any product starts before you have to call for help. Vyond provides an option for priority queue when you have their professional option. This is great for folks who need things done faster, especially when businesses can’t afford any downtime. Their Live chat feature is also reassuring, because I don’t always want to spend time on the phone or on hold if their call volume is high and I need to solve an issue.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
Vyond is the best tool our company has used for creating animated explainer videos and social content. We have tried many other software solutions but Vyond offers the most options for animating characters, text, and scenes. Despite the lack of options for overall styles, it offers a consistent and professional video every time. Plus, Vyond it's constantly adding new templates to their already expanding library
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Return on Investment
Powtoon
  • I am not saying it was a bad investment but I did not get the return I expected.
  • I considerably increased the number of clients after using this platform.
  • The price for which you pay to use its functions unlimitedly is acceptable and adapts to the use that you want to give it.
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Vyond (formerly GoAnimate)
  • Customers have been able to self-train on our instruments using their videos as opposed to having a scientific trainer go in.
  • We have been able to use videos in certifications that we sell and offer our customers.
  • Since the videos can be made fairly quickly, it saves instructional design time and effort.
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