Who is this service for?

For any businesses, professional photographers, schools, real estate video makers.

About Animoto

Online video builder for creation and social sharing of virtual tours, marketing and slideshow videos.

Average rating 4.5/5

Total score
4.5
“Ease of use
4.7
User support
4.4
Features
4.3

Product details

Starting price:

1usd / per month
more about prices

Free version:

Yes

Free trial:

Yes, get demo

Desktop & Mobile Platforms:

App - Android

App - IOS

Cloud, SaaS, Internet

Training:

Documentation

Online

Support:

Working hours

Online

Software Developer

Animoto
https://animoto.com
United States

Features

360-Site Stream
Animation
Collaboration Tools
Conversion Tracking
Customizable Branding
Drag & Drop
Floor Plans & Maps
For Hospitality Industry
For Real Estate
Hotspot
Media Library
Panoramas
Privacy Options
Social Media Integration
Social Sharing

Templates
Text Overlay
Text to Video
Video Capture
Video Creation
Video Editing
Virtual Reality
Voice-Over / Audio

Alternatives Animoto


Michael J.

«Fan for life»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Ease of publishing and editing videos. I like that I can use my own music or music from the vast library they have. They have accounts for Education and I use it at my school as well.

Drawbacks:

I like that the Education accounts are free but the signing up process for getting your students accounts can become a little bit laborious especially since you have to renew the license each year. It is still free so I won't complain too much.

September 30, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
T
Terra G.

«In love!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Some of the easiest video making software around. Use one of their templates or start from scratch and customize how you want. Yes, there are some limitations but I've done social media marketing videos, wedding videos, even a silly one about my dogs, and they all look professional. There are tons of music choices, fonts, colors, slide effects...it's just great all around and really easy to use.

Drawbacks:

As with most companies, you have to pay more for the good stuff like premium templates. The character max when you want to add text is very low. It resizes your pictures for you when you don't want it to. Little annoyances you end up having to find your way around but again, worth it.

September 17, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
Harmanpreet K.

«Awesome video maker tool.»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

It is awesome cloud based video maker tool. It allow users to create beautiful videos and slideshows. It is very easy to use and provides user friendly platform to create, share and download presentations. It allow users to create personal and business slideshows. It provides lot of templates like birthday, holiday, valentine etc. Users just need to select photos, videos, audio track and template, after couple of minutes awesome video is ready to play and share.

Drawbacks:

Sometimes users need to cut or merge audio track and videos before creating slideshow on Animoto, it does not provide that feature. Users have to use another tool for that purpose.

In sum:

I love Animoto. I have created lot of personal and business videos on Animoto.

September 4, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
V
Verified Reviewer

«Animoto can do basics»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

It's very easy to use. Just plug in your pics and/or video. Sized already to fit social media

Drawbacks:

Not enough templates for the price. Price is too high for what's offered

August 29, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
R
Rheetha L.

«Great product, horrible customer service»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

The software is great. I use it a lot for school book trailers and family memories. I had this product for 10 years and never had any problems until they lost my account.

Drawbacks:

I thought it was intuitive and constantly evolving for better choices, so I don't have much to say to improve.

In sum:

Animoto has since resolved the issues and brought everything back. In fact, they are looking to find out why it was all cancelled and wrote to tell me when they will receive a response. I still feel as though they need a phone, but at least they did get back to me, and I can continue on with the software which I use often. As said before, I love the product. But when something goes wrong there is little to non-existent support, so I am still waiting to get a response back after several weeks of submitting requests. Unfortunately this has tainted my view of the company. I was even going to get a subscription for my school.

August 27, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
James M.

«If you need to crank out marketing video fast and with few resources Animoto is your go to solution.»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

While we produce longer form video using editing software such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere we still value our Animoto subscription to create something fast and flashy. For seasonal or holiday-based promotions or events, they have some great 'themed' backgrounds. We really get use out of Animoto when we have people share their photos and cell phone videos from events we can't attend and then we are able to quickly generate fun and engage videos that really capture the event. Being able to create 'square' aspect ration videos easily is enormously useful if your primary distribution is on Social Media. Just as great is the ability to go back and re-edit the video in 16x9 quickly and easily for display on a monitor or video wall.

Drawbacks:

Most of the music that Animoto has for its videos get ads placed on them when used on YouTube so we don't use them anymore and instead either upload youtube safe music from youtube or from royalty free music we purchase or own. Animoto has made great strides in creating some of their square and marketing video templates but could use some more holiday/seasonal and general styles as it has been a while since I've seen some new exciting themes.

In sum:

Fast and easy way to generate dynamic content from assets submitted by non-professionals. Also a great way to quickly generate Social Media specific video content by professionals as well.

August 25, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
V
Verified Reviewer

«Slideshow Wizardry»

Usability

Support

Features

3

Overall rating

Benefits:

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.

Drawbacks:

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.

In sum:

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. :/

August 22, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
S
Sorin A.

«Quickly create cool marketing videos»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

I enjoyed the clean and easy to understand interface. Without it, I would've abanded it a long time ago. The timeline feels snappy. The elements don't get in your way. And each template video is split into sections, which makes it easy to only edit what you need.

Drawbacks:

The templates are probably the weakest part of the tool. While it shows that they put in the effort, the overall result is beneath Canva templates, for example. Some work well, others are way too generic to be used as is. And it would take a long time to change most of it to make it usable.

In sum:

I've used Animoto for marketing videos over the years. The render time is fast, the templates are ok and the interface is probably the best I've ever used.

August 21, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
M
Michelle K.

«What a fun little app!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

What I love most about this app is that it allows me to make a wide variety of slideshows with tonssss of template/text options. I think slideshows are one of the best ways to showcase photos especially if there is music in the background. This app does an amazing job of allowing you to truly FEEL all different emotions while creating/viewing the finished product.

Drawbacks:

Nothing really, haven't had one single issue!

July 19, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
Michelle S.

«easiest slideshow creator»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Super easy and quick to create custom photo slideshows and marketing videos, with template dimensions being instantly adjustable to SQUARE format to better fit Instagram.

Drawbacks:

I've been using this software for nearly 10 years (and still love it), but have noticed that the license-free music library has gotten significantly less impressive over the years. Many of my favorite songs have disappeared, with not much to replace them.

In sum:

I've been using Animoto for nearly 10 years now. What started out as a simple tool to create photo slideshows to help boost sales (I'm a photographer) has turned into a BIG part of my marketing process. Videos are HUGE nowadays, and Animoto allows me to create custom slideshows with licensed (non-cheesy) music, which are easily shared out on clients' social media sites, etc. (Word-of-mouth marketing that actually gets people's attention.) And with their new marketing templates, I can now quickly create how-to videos, informational videos, and other things that are Facebook and Instagram-ad ready!

July 11, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet