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Create Videos Quickly Easily

Published 05/03/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

GoAnimate makes it easy and simple for anyone to make a video online. Through GoAnimate anyone with a brilliant idea could logon and make a viral video. Or, a professor could engage their students by making a funny animation that illustrates a lesson. Companies could use GoAnimate in order to make an inexpensive promotional video or to demo a product or idea. GoAnimate hosts many of the creations that users have made using the service on its site for one's viewing enjoyment. Also, GoAnimate has Quick Video templates so that users could utilize a pre-made template in order to very quickly make a video. GoAnimate can even be used in order to make one's own personal e-cards. The application also hosts its own community where members can describe tricks of the trade or even recommend some of the best videos that have been made for the service. GoAnimate also sponsors contests to encourage its users to get creative and funny with the tool. For users who are looking for something more, they can upgrade their plan to unlock additional characters, themes and items to use in their videos.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

GoAnimate has been featured on Mashable, TechCrunch, CNN, Time, and The Wall Street Journal. The GoAnimate Team is in two different offices including one in Hong Kong and one in San Francisco. The team brings together a wide range of experience in animation, programming, media and web solutions.

What are the differences to other apps?

GoAnimate truly aims to make the animated video creation process something that is easy and accessible for everyone. While there are some extra features and capabilities for schools and businesses on their paid plans, the free plan is pretty comprehensive and more than enough for anyone just looking to have some fun with cartoons.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

As mentioned, creating videos on the site is very simple to do and very intuitive. Users really are only limited by their imagination. The site is very fast and responsive and the streaming videos play as expected. There were no issues or bugs encountered during this review of GoAnimate.

How does the registration process work?

To sign up for an account at GoAnimate, users just need to go to the Sign Up button on the top of the page. To sign up for a free account, users just need to input their email address, display name, password and agree to the terms of use in order to get setup.

What does it cost to use the application?

GoAnimate's Basic account is 100% free to use. For users like businesses or schools who are looking for more options and features, they can subscribe to a paid plan. For schools this plan is $8 per month. For businesses, the plan is $39 per month. By enrolling in the the GoAnimate+ plans, users get access to unlimited scenes, unlimited duration, the ability to upload Flash and the ability to do text to speech in many different voices. For users who are not a school or business, the GoAnimate+ plans run $18 for a 3 month plan, $58 for a 1 year plan, or $108 for a 2 year plan.

Who would you recommend the application to?

GoAnimate could really be used by anyone with an imagination or a need to demonstrate something in an animated, simple or funny manner. It is ideal for businesses looking to promote themselves with a witty skit or for teachers who want to explain a complex concept through metaphor. The app is also useful for average users who are simply looking to have some fun and make some laughs.

  • Make a viral video
  • Create an animated lesson for a class
  • Make a demo video for a product
  • Make a promotional video for one's business

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GoAnimate pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $8.00
(for schools)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $39.00
(for businesses)








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