About PowToon

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

Powtoon is a visual communication platform for creating engaging, animated videos and presentations with zero design skills or technical background. Users can choose from a range of over 200 ready-to-use templates and customize them 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!

Powtoon Business can be used across HR, IT, customer support, internal communications, training and development, marketing, sales, or any other team. 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

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of PowToon

  • 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, LinkedIn, Twitter, Wistia, Hubspot, Ads Manager, Slideshare, and Vimeo, or publish as PPT or PDF.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile , France, Israel, India, Italy, Netherlands, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$89.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Images

    PowToon Software - Presentation can be created with the drag and drop WYSIWYG editor
    PowToon Software - Users can access a range of royalty-free characters, objects, and music
    PowToon Software - Choose from a selection of over 100 in-built templates, designed for different purposes
    PowToon Software - Team members can collaborate on presentations and plan projects with shared media libraries and asynchronous editing
    PowToon Software - PowToon creations can be easily shared with other team members or exported
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    PowToon Software - Presentation can be created with the drag and drop WYSIWYG editor
    PowToon Software - Users can access a range of royalty-free characters, objects, and music
    PowToon Software - Choose from a selection of over 100 in-built templates, designed for different purposes
    PowToon Software - Team members can collaborate on presentations and plan projects with shared media libraries and asynchronous editing
    PowToon Software - PowToon creations can be easily shared with other team members or exported

    Features

    Total features of PowToon: 36

    • 3D Objects
    • Animations & Transitions
    • Audio Capture
    • Audio File Management
    • Brand Overlay
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Communication Management
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Course Authoring
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Drag & Drop
    • Image Library
    • Interactive Learning
    • Lead Capture
    • Media Import
    • Multi-Channel Distribution
    • Multimedia Support
    • Offline Presenting
    • Privacy Options
    • Project Templates
    • ROI Tracking
    • Screen Sharing
    • Search/Filter
    • Social Sharing
    • Supports HD Resolution
    • Templates
    • Text Overlay
    • Video Capture
    • Video Creation
    • Video Editing
    • Video Management
    • Video Support
    • Voice-Over / Audio

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (345)
    Value for Money
    4.1/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.3/5
    Customer Support
    4.4/5

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    Alain Jove
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    • Industry: Telecommunications
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Powtoon for Power Cartoon Graphics

    Reviewed on 18/02/2021

    Overall, it is really fun putting crazy ideas to life in this app. The templates save time from...

    Overall, it is really fun putting crazy ideas to life in this app. The templates save time from creating your own vector graphics and animation, or toying around with other photo or video editing/ creation tools which is very taxing when time is of the essence. The output looks fantastic as it is very smooth and the resolution is really fitting for any setup such as branding of products, personal promotions, and any other creative endeavors.

    Pros

    This is an outstanding app that I've used and is still using since it has powerful customizable templates for designing cartoon storyline. As opposed to just comic style speech bubble presentation, this brings more life to it than the old school approach. Although it still works, the this new approach works better and provides more life - but most of all, an eye catcher to the social media age of today.

    I like this app because it provides a lot of customizable templates for characters, backgrounds, props, images, and other elements. All of them are customizable down to changing the character's gender and outfit, sceneries that change as your storyline progresses, moving objects like cars and buses, including other animated elements like traffic lights and blinking lights. In addition, you have several audio to choose from to fit the storyline, and has several zoom/pan effect for added touch.

    Cons

    In my opinion, your own imagination is the only thing that hinders you from getting into your end product. If you're stuck, you can always do a Google lookup and find ideas from other Powtoon animations to keep you going with your project. As far as loading times are concerned, there is no lag at all even if the elements already stack up.

    Cleo
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

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    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Not really useful unless you go Pro+

    Reviewed on 18/11/2020

    It's really easy to quickly create something that's, let's be honest, kind of corny, but for many...

    It's really easy to quickly create something that's, let's be honest, kind of corny, but for many situations that's fine. The tools are a joy to use and you can add your own artwork so you aren't really that limited. My biggest complaint (as I mentioned above in Cons) is that the tools are corrupted by the upsell items for Pro+. Just don't show me Pro+ features if I've already paid for Pro. Or at least give me a way to turn them off. Find another way to upsell.

    Pros

    Seriously easy to use. Using a template with its own audio, I was amazed at how smoothly the audio adjusted as you changed slide lengths. The tools are intuitive and things [transitions, modifications, adding/removing time, etc.] that are difficult in a lot of video editing packages are simple. There may be fewer features to tweak but in some ways that what makes it so easy to use. I like that you can add your own graphics - this makes it a powerful base if you want to deviate from the more cutesy look that's provided by default.

    Cons

    I'm constantly annoyed at the ongoing upsell to Pro+. I'm tricked into being disappointed at every turn. Choices of characters, items, templates, etc are shown but often it's not until you click on them that you discover they are only available to Pro+ plans. In a grid of possible templates, there were 54 Pro+ I couldn't use - I had to scroll over each one to discover they were Pro+. I asked Support if there was a way to hide the features that I couldn't access (turn off all Pro+) but they said no. Paying over $200 for Pro seems like a lot these days and I would be more satisfied with my purchase if I weren't constantly shown all the things I can't get with that money.

    Mich
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Powtoons is Amazing

    Reviewed on 15/10/2019

    I have created dozens of videos for internal comms, advertising, recruiting and training. It has...

    I have created dozens of videos for internal comms, advertising, recruiting and training. It has made my life so easy and with great reward and outcome.

    Pros

    This is a super simple app to create fun and vibrant communications pieces either with cartoons or video.

    Cons

    I think customer service could be much better. I don't think I've ever gotten ahold of a live person.

    Alternatives Considered

    Filmora

    Reasons for Choosing PowToon

    I didn't exactly make a total switch because I still need to edit some video before dropping it in to Powtoons, but the functionality of Powtoons and its ability to drag and drop anything into the video at any time is so cool. And it has a huge database of photos, video, and other tidbits.

    Switched From

    Filmora
    Randy
    Overall rating
    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great Features and Easy to Use

    Reviewed on 28/08/2019

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

    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.

    Ayesha
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Ultimate Animated Video Maker.

    Reviewed on 21/08/2022

    This platform is what we consistently implement for animated video material. Even though it has...

    This platform is what we consistently implement for animated video material. Even though it has been years, the way it allows us to illustrate a situation or convey a tale is flawless. Only because of this platform did we obtain such positive feedback from our viewers.

    Pros

    Importing media is simple. The pre-made templates and avatars assist in precisely establishing the context for a decisive result. The interface is simple and ideal for those who are just starting out and wish to make animated material.

    Cons

    For a large number of projects, the price rises. Aside from the cost issue, I'm pleased with how well everything appears to function.

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    PowToon FAQs

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    PowToon offers the following pricing plans:

    Powtoon offers a variety of different license types: Free Plan: free with 100MB of storage and access to all free content. Pro: $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. Business plan pricing available on request.

    PowToon has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    PowToon supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    PowToon supports the following devices:

    PowToon integrates with the following applications:

    Google Drive, Kaltura Video Platform, Meta for Business, SlideShare, Vimeo, Wistia

    PowToon offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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