About Animoto

Animoto is an online video making software designed to help non-profit organizations and businesses in the photography, education, real estate, fitness, and eCommerce industries create and share customizable video content using a music library, templates, fonts, and more on a centralized platform. Managers can crop, trim, edit, and move images or videos and share them across corporate websites, blogs, and social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

Using Animoto, administrators can add brand logos, watermarks, texts, or background colors in videos and adjust their duration as well as the aspect ratio according to requirements. Managers can crop, upload, and rearrange media files on a drag-and-drop interface and utilize the search functionality to filter and retrieve songs based on genres or moods. Staff members can select built-in templates to create various types of videos for self-introduction, greetings, product launches, testimonials, tutorials, narratives, brand promotions, slideshows, graduation messages, portfolios, and more.

Animoto allows organizations to upload their music to the platform and use the slider to adjust the volume of soundtracks in videos. The mobile application helps content creators add images to Instagram stories, resize or customize text, and create promotional videos for multiple purposes such as advertisements, real-estate, fashion, lifestyle, and fitness, among others. The software also offers an oEmbed API, which helps businesses embed created content into corporate websites.

Pricing starting from:

US$65,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$65,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Animoto

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Features

Total features of Animoto: 19

  • API
  • Content Library
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Image Library
  • Media Library
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Sharing
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Text Overlay
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Creation
  • Video Editing
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Voice-Over / Audio

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(163)
Value for Money
4,0/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,1/5

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Brittany W.
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  • Industry: Plastics
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Content Marketing Videos

Reviewed on 2020/12/03

Totally positive and will continue to use this for our content creation on linked in, email and you...

Totally positive and will continue to use this for our content creation on linked in, email and you tube.

Pros

Easy drag-drop and play! We use this from time to time to make informational content, video installation, and drip marketing materials for customers. Hundreds of templates to choose from, applicable to almost every platform we use.

Cons

Can be time-consuming if you don't have edited material to upload into this software, blocking out sound adding audio, etc.

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Magisto

Reasons for Switching to Animoto

I actually use both but for different purposes, animoto is more detailed and involved. Magisto is quick for disruptive content.
Michelle Z.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Animoto for Education

Reviewed on 2021/07/22

Animoto has allowed me to present material/lessons in a more engaging way, that is also fun for...

Animoto has allowed me to present material/lessons in a more engaging way, that is also fun for students (& myself) to create.

Pros

I love Animoto’s ease of use, along with the amazing quality final product. It looks professionally made, even when they’re created by 4th graders.

Cons

I love that there are templates to use, but I find them sometimes restricting. I also wish we could control the amount of time in each slide.

Nirav S.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Multi-feature video creation platform

Reviewed on 2022/05/12

Animoto does not have a complex editor like other platforms and thus video creation becomes...

Animoto does not have a complex editor like other platforms and thus video creation becomes seamless. It has unique features that are not available on other platforms.
For example:
1. You can add your own fonts.
2. Easily share videos created on social media

Pros

1. You can easily add a watermark to the videos
2. It has an option to add intuitive backgrounds and animations
3. You can easily add any filters to enhance the video
4. You can easily undo or redo changes to a video
5. It has Getty image library integration

Cons

It is relatively expensive as compared to other tools.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Slideshow Wizardry

Reviewed on 2019/03/15

Wanted to like, and I don't actually think this is a BAD app, it's just that I'm a creative...

Wanted to like, and I don't actually think this is a BAD app, it's just that I'm a creative control-freak and Animoto has JUST enough customisation that I was tricked by the illusion of choice. Another app, "M," has a mode with zero control except for the photos you choose. You can't even change the order. And knowing that, it's easier to accept the not-controllingness bit. But a few TINY choices make this a "Thanks but no thanks!" for me. :/

Pros

I can't lie: if one were motivated to produce a not-quite-narrative--an advert or "spring break memories!" type video, a tutorial, even--in a few minutes, it would be fine. Animoto lets you drop your media into a box that you then distribute across their templates (which are fine) or into a from-scratch video, and boom.

Cons

It's not very powerful and hasn't many options--which is fine in some cases. You can change fonts and the order of your media. Something about the way their fonts lay in the video is just UGLY, though. Their animations are... hmm. And their templates only seem to look decent if one's media is professionally-shot. If you have an idea in mind (ie narrative notions or original editing style), skip this one. If you like using animated gifs, keep on looking. (NOTE: You CAN import a gif, it's just that it won't be animated in your video.) Also, the layout of the web app is pretty but not very intuitive.

Paola P.
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Stunning slideshows in minutes

Reviewed on 2018/08/21

I use Animoto on a daily basis to produce slideshows for wedding photography clients.

I use Animoto on a daily basis to produce slideshows for wedding photography clients.

Pros

Its ease of use is definitely the best thing about this software. I can easily create a slideshow in a couple of minutes with a template video (something that I wouldn't even know how to do outside of Animoto), add licensed music, and tweak it, including the speed at which the images are shown and the order. This whole process used to take me at least 40 minutes and involved different sofware tools. Plus, if I had to correct a small detail of it, I would need to create everything again from scratch, and though I could save my project as I was working on it, I would need to export new versions every single time. Animoto creates videos in different sizes AND uploads them to a custom link at the same time, saving me countless hours of work.

Cons

Well this is not actually Animoto's fault, but I wish I could use or upload different songs, particularly those that my clients are more familiar with. I understand this is not possible because of copyright issues, but in some countries outside of the US clients do ask for slideshows with different music choices, just for their personal use. However, this only happened a couple of times and the music options that Animotoo offers are plenty, so we were always able to give them something they would like instead. Sometimes, I felt that part of a clip could use some shortening or that I didn't want to add that particular bit, and this is not something that we can edit. Although I was able to choose a different one altogether since Animoto is designed to be quick and easy to use it lacks some customization capabilities that would be nice to have.

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Animoto FAQs

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Animoto offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$65,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Animoto is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. • Free: Available for free • Professional: $65 per month and $33 per month billed annually • Team: $94 per month and $49 per month billed annually

Animoto has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

Animoto supports the following languages:

English

Animoto supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Animoto integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Creative Cloud

Animoto offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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