That's just fun making professional animated videos with GoAnimate
Updated August 19, 2016

That's just fun making professional animated videos with GoAnimate

Sandrine BOARQUEIRO-VERDUN | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with GoAnimate

An image is worth a thousand words, so let’s imagine the impact of a video when you want to explain an idea. That’s definitively a more engaging way.

The issue is that the cost of a professionally produced video will start at €2,000 depending on its length. This is definitively a significant cost for a small company, if we needed to create multiple short animated videos for our business. Video can demonstrate products and services and explain concepts. Some concepts can sometimes be boring and they need to be explained; if we want to hold the interest of the employees or customers, the video is the better choice. We also develop eLearning modules and they include a mix of lessons, interactions and videos. We include short animated videos or whiteboards in eLearning modules developed with the authoring tool iSpring Suite. These videos are a way to offer more engaging courses and to maintain the learners interest and to improve the user experience.

We looked through different sites, and GoAnimate definitively seems to be the better choice for ease of use, a complete set of powerful features and the ability to customize everything, and the right mix of cost.

GoAnimate lets us make amazing animated videos so easily and quickly. It's just fun creating videos with GoAnimate!

  • Rich set of templates - GoAnimate comes with a large set of customizable templates, which is a collection of preanimated assets. We can change anything: the colors, the backdrop. We can add a camera zoom, customize the transition, and adjust any scene on the timeline. We can also import our own images.
  • Characters - We definitively like the custom character creator which allows to create any custom character from any existing one. We can customize any part: the head, the eyes, the mouth, the clothes… That’s just fun playing with the characters. And we can make the characters talk!
  • Audio - GoAnimate allows us to add voices in different ways: micro recording, upload a file, text-to-speech. The text-to-speech feature comes with multiple languages. The French voices work pretty well for short texts. This is definitively time saving. GoAnimate comes with a library of music tracks. The number of tracks depends of the subscription plan. Of course, we can also add music and sound effects in uploading our own files.
  • Export - Once the video is completed, we only need to save it and export it. The output options depend of the subscription plan.
  • Update - It’s great to be able to edit/update a video at anytime.
  • As GoAnimate is a web service, it requires you to have a good Internet bandwidth or you could experience some slowness issues when editing the video.
  • Thanks to GoAnimate we can now present products and services in a more modern and engaging way. These videos are more viewed than other content. The learners love these videos which maintain a friendly atmosphere.
  • We believe that GoAnimate is the most affordable solution for creating animated videos. We definitively save money in comparison to hiring a production company for creating such videos.
As said before, we haven’t found an alternative to GoAnimate. According to us, this is the best choice for this level of features.
GoAnimate is definitively well suited for creating videos to develop our professional reputation and attract customers on our websites; to create advertising spots, to explain concepts, and to include in eLearning modules (these videos help to explain complex concepts and also to grab and hold the learners' interest). We can create animated videos, and whiteboards as well as animated infographics.