OFFEO vs Animaker

A review between two animation design online software that helps you decide which is the better alternative for your use-case.

A Comparison

OFFEO and Animaker are two online design platform alternatives for online marketers and designers to ease their workflow. OFFEO is created by a team of dedicated designers who believed that everyone should be able to create short videos without burning a hole in their wallet. Comparatively, Animaker has been around since 2006 founded by producers from various television channels. Which is better for you? We dug deep into both tools to list out the key comparisons between the two products to help you make a decision on which is better for your use case.

TLDR: A table summary of the key deciding factors

Factors

OFFEO

Animaker

Pricing

$19/mth or $169/year
One simple pricing plan that offers you every available feature. Unlimited projects and exports means you don’t have to keep a mental count whenever you export a video or image.
Premium price is $35/mth or $228usd/year 10 Video downloads a month. 15 custom characters. 20 premium assets a month.

Design 
Flexibility

OFFEO gives users the choice to animate in, out and continuously for everything.
Duration of animation can also be adjusted for extra appeal.
Animaker has a good variety of animations, including a hand dragging the layer in. However animation options are restricted to animating in and out.

Graphic Assets

Find thousands of unique graphic assets in our library to fully express your intentions in your video. Enhance your videos by applying filters, stacking effects, gradient colors
There is a big library of graphic assets available for users to add to project. Majority of it belongs in the premium section and users will be limited to its usage and will be prompted to pay more.

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Use Case

OFFEO’s main use case is short videos. It has a cap of 3 minutes in its video creations and is thus not suitable for video editing or longer format videos. It is possible to also create graphic posters and GIFs in OFFEO.

Animaker’s focus is on social videos and explainers. Only a video and gif format can be downloaded. Animaker has one main difference from the rest, it has animated characters pointing and mouthing words – this helps with creating explainer videos.

Ease of Use

OFFEO has a moderate learning curve. With the freedom to customize much more than other design platforms, it can be intimidating to see the added options. However, the platform is brilliantly created and intuitive to pick up. The learning curve is worth it to overcome greater control over designs.

Animaker has a steep learning curve. The choice to reduce the timeline to one single layer makes it difficult to locate individual elements. Certain features like collapsing the scenes page don’t show options anywhere to re-open it.

Templates

OFFEO has thousands of templates to choose from. Select from a wide variety of styles and purposes to kickstart your project.

Animaker has around 1000 templates for everyone to choose from across a wide variety.

Design Assets

OFFEO creates its own design assets. Find stickers, animated graphics, CTA and more. Having this arsenal definitely opens up more options to help you achieve your perfect design.

Animaker has plenty of graphics to choose from. Most of it is indicated with a start which means it’s a premium graphic. If you went for the $19/month plan you will be limited to 20 of these.

One Unique Feature

OFFEO has a one-click animation tool. It animates your whole design in one single click. Shuffle between animation types to achieve a different look.

Animaker allows you to create your own character much like Apple’s memoji. You can make the character point, sit or start mouthing things. With this feature, you can create explainer videos with animaker.

Pricing

OFFEO is priced at $19/month for unlimited videos, images and GIF downloads. There’s also no cap on projects made so you can truly create freely.

Animaker is priced at $35/month for 10 video downloads. Unlimited video downloads are priced under “custom”.

In Conclusion

With extra customizations come with a steeper learning curve. OFFEO has more to offer than Animaker. It, however, takes a tad more time to pick up. If you are looking to create something in the long term, having more tools and control definitely works towards your favor.

On the other hand, if you are looking to create explainer videos, you can consider animaker. Their custom characters helps you with illustrating your points in a long format video.

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