Powtoon

Powtoon

Create animated videos and presentations

4.5/5 (205 reviews)

Powtoon Overview

PowToon is a video editing tool designed to help businesses to create animated videos and presentations for marketing, HR, IT, training, & more. With a large variety of pre-built templates and a drag and drop editor, PowToon allows businesses and teams to create fully customized presentations.

PowToon is a video-making platform for creating engaging, animated videos and presentations with zero design skills or technical background. Users can choose from a range of over 100 presentation templates for different purposed and customize the templates with company branding, content, and visuals. With PowToon users also have access to a library of royalty-free music, objects, and videos, to enhance their creations.

The enterprise edition of PowToon can be used across HR, IT, customer support, or other teams for internal communications, training and development, and marketing and sales. Team members can create engaging videos and presentation to facilitate communications, training, social media posts, online campaigns, and more. Teams can also collaborate on presentation creation with shared media libraries and asynchronous editing.

Pricing

Starting from
US$89,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

Powtoon Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
92% positive reviews
122
Excellent
67
Very good
12
Average
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Poor
3
Terrible
Randy Y.

Great Features and Easy to Use

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2019/08/28
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I am satisfied with this tool. It has some minor issues, but none of those issues are deal breakers for me.

Pros

Easy to Start: It only takes me ~20 min to gain basic proficiency and ~60 min to gain advanced proficiency.
Time-Saving Templates: It has several templates ready to be used, which saves time.
Beautiful built-in assets: Animated avatars, objects, short videos, graphics, audios, etc. Basically anything you could possibly want in a multimedia product--PowToon has it already built-in.
Ease of Future Maintenance/Update: The way Powtoon's interface is designed allows for ease of future edits. You can easily swap in/out vectors/audio/texts if your video ever needs an update in the future.

Cons

Minor Glitch: Sometimes, objects (vectors, geometric shapes) would move to the wrong place by mouse drags. This is more of a minor nuisance than a real problem.
Lack of Audio Editing Feature: It has very little audio-editing capability. Because it has a built-in voice-over recording feature, this feature would be more useful if audio editing ability can be available.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Patti S.

Fun and easy to use

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/01/24
Review Source: Capterra

I am an instructional designer/developer and I use PowToon as part of eLearning courses and to communicate changes to end users. The premade templates make PowToon really easy to use. I find a look I like then modify with my content. Each template has its own music but I may upload my own music and upload images to personalize the video even more.

If I have a question, I can chat directly with the support team (and I have had lots of questions). I had some trouble understanding the timing of objects when I first started. (Hint: where the thumbnail displays on the time line has Nothing to do with the exit time) and was frustrated by the lack of technical information about how the product works. This is because they depend on their support team to help users. Generally this is good but I would like to see Some documentation, even if it were just voiceovers on a PowToon to explain something.

I found using a PowToon to communicate a recent system change to end users resulted in about a 70% view rate instead of a close to 10% read rate for just an email for a previous communication. I host the video on our SharePoint site and provide a link so it's easy to track the views.

I just extended my subscription for another year and look forward to new features, new images, and new templates.

Pros

Easy to use, fun. Produces very professional looking videos.

Cons

It is difficult to select objects and edit if they overlap.
I would like to be able to add tags to the images so I could easily find those I want to use multiple times.
When changing the sizes of objects, both the width and height change proportionately. It would be good to be able to change just one, especially boxes.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

My favorite presentation software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/16
Review Source: Capterra

We make a lot of marketing videos, and this software makes it very easy to throw together a high-quality presentation very quickly, saving time and money in design work.

Pros

This is my go-to presentation creation software, far better than Power-Point slides. It is clear they are constantly improving their platform with new features and updates appearing regularly in the system, and I've watched over the years how the platform has continued to improve. I've not been able to find anything comparable in price and features on the market.

Cons

Occasionally there is a delay in the uploading of content, likely processing time for information to communicate between servers. Also, I wish there were an improvement on the way to render/download a mp4 file. Currently it renders it on the server and sends an email to download. I wish there were just a simple render/download button available on the program.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jefry N.

Easy Presentations

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/20
Review Source: Capterra

From my experience with the program I can say that I have not had greater difficulties than to find myself a little disoriented at first, but thanks to its easy use and interactivity, I can learn at once and I can create my video. I would say that I would have difficulty uploading or sharing the video, because there are not enough options or the ones I want are blocked and I must pay. It would be good if the tool would allow you to share those videos over Whatsapp for free.

Pros

It is a simple and easy to use program. The presentations have many details and customization, being a very good point because it allows creating multiple videos and they do not look alike. It offers free and paid tools, also offers different ways to export or publish it; it is good the point and manages to make known the tool and the jobs and that many people can use it, either by paying or for free.

Cons

The program looks very limited at times because they don't have other tools to change the style of their videos with respect to the format, that is, it follows established parameters and does not allow recording videos to be uploaded and edited with the tools already available, but it limits itself to that format already established and in a certain way causes the authors of the videos to be somewhat limited in the subject of creativity.

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Binyamin K.

Expected A Lot But Disappointed

Used Other for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2019/02/10
Review Source: Capterra

If you are somebody who is moderately gifted/skillful in animation or you are committed to the learning curve demanded of Powtoon it is a great, and I could see it as being a really fun, animation marketing platform.

Pros

Using Powtoon a marketer can, at an affordable price, tell the story behind their company and their product in such a way that it comes alive and captivates the viewer. The animation becomes real and pulls the viewer in. It is a well constructed and professional tool. Besides conveying a story in a powerful way, Powtoon also imparts a feeling of professionalism. It shows the viewer that you as a company, as a product creator, cares and takes pride in that which you wish to sell/impart. It sends of message of creativity and above-and-beyond pride in your product.

Cons

Although I will be the first to admit that I am not tech savvy, nevertheless there are many products on the market that are made for people like myself, so much so that people are often amazed at how much tech I'm able to navigate with so little aptitude. However, Powtoon was not one of them. When I first discovered Powtoon I was excited, when I first logged-in to Powtoon I was revved up to start creating. From the get-go it was as if I was trying to climb a very tall and vertical wall. It was more than a bit frustrating, especially given that Powtoon was touted as an easy to use creation platform. If I had been heavily invested in learning to use Powtoon I'm sure I could have, but it clearly was going to take more than a day or two of serious learning. A learning curve I was not interested in pursuing.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10

Powtoon Pricing

Starting from
US$89,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

PowToon offers a variety of different license types:

Free Plan: free with 100MB of storage and access to all free content.

Pro Plan: $89/month billed monthly ($228 billed yearly) with 2GB of storage and access to Pro and free content.

Pro+: $197/month billed monthly ($708 billed yearly) with 10GB of storage and access to all content.

Agency: $1188 billed yearly with 100GB of storage and access to all content.

Enterprise plan pricing available on request.

Powtoon Features


  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • CRM Integration
  • Call Monitoring
  • Call Recording
  • Call Reporting
  • Call Routing
  • Call Transfer
  • Caller ID
  • Chat
  • Conferencing
  • Instant Messaging
  • Live / Video Conferencing
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Voice Mail

Additional information for Powtoon

Key features of Powtoon

  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Collaboration tools
  • Communication management
  • Content management
  • Content repository
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Data import/export
  • Document storage
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Hierarchical view
  • Image library
  • Knowledge base
  • Multimedia support
  • Offline presenting
  • Project planning
  • Project templates
  • Screen sharing
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Video
  • Video editing
  • Video management
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Zoom / Pan

Benefits

  • 115K video backgrounds and full video, animation, GIF, and image file implementation.

  • Hundreds of templates, thousands of scenes, backgrounds, characters and assets to choose from.

  • Access to 5 visual looks: modern edge / flat, Infographics, whiteboard, animation, live video and social

  • Use the drag and drop editor to create custom presentations with ease.

  • Export created presentations to YouTube, Facebook, Wistia, and Vimeo, or publish as PPT or PDF.

  • Powtoon FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Powtoon.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Powtoon offer?

    Powtoon offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$89,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    PowToon offers a variety of different license types:

    Free Plan: free with 100MB of storage and access to all free content.

    Pro Plan: $89/month billed monthly ($228 billed yearly) with 2GB of storage and access to Pro and free content.

    Pro+: $197/month billed monthly ($708 billed yearly) with 10GB of storage and access to all content.

    Agency: $1188 billed yearly with 100GB of storage and access to all content.

    Enterprise plan pricing available on request.

    Q. What are the main features of Powtoon?

    Powtoon offers the following features:

    • Animation
    • Audio
    • Collaboration tools
    • Communication management
    • Content management
    • Content repository
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable templates
    • Data import/export
    • Document storage
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Hierarchical view
    • Image library
    • Knowledge base
    • Multimedia support
    • Offline presenting
    • Project planning
    • Project templates
    • Screen sharing
    • Search functionality
    • Secure data storage
    • Two-factor authentication
    • Video
    • Video editing
    • Video management
    • WYSIWYG editor
    • Zoom / Pan

    Q. Who are the typical users of Powtoon?

    Powtoon has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Powtoon support?

    Powtoon supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Powtoon offer?

    Powtoon has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Powtoon support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Powtoon supports

    Q. What other apps does Powtoon integrate with?

    Powtoon integrates with the following applications:

    Facebook, Google Drive, HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Marketing, Kaltura, LearningZen, SlideShare, Wistia

    Q. What level of support does Powtoon offer?

    Powtoon offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials