A review between two animation design online software that helps you decide which is the better alternative for your 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.
Animoto’s focus is on social videos. Only a video format can be downloaded. It is suitable for beginners that don’t require much customization for their designs.
OFFEO has a moderate learning curve. With a 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 for greater control over designs.
Animoto has a moderate learning curve. Although the options to design are limited, the platform does not feel intuitive to work with. Previewing videos take some time to load and text automatically aligns (even when you don’t want it to).
OFFEO has the advantage here with thousands of templates to choose from. Select from a wide variety of styles and purposes to kickstart your project.
Animoto has the around 300 templates in 16 different categories. It’s good enough to get you started.
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.
Animoto does not have any graphics nor animated stickers that can be used on the design. You will need to have some on your own to upload into the tool.
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.
Animoto has a few unique video transitions that sets itself apart from its competitors.
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.
Animoto is priced at $39.50/month. This is much pricier than OFFEO. The limited offerings of what Animoto does not really justify the pricepoint.
With extra customizations come with a steeper learning curve. OFFEO has more to offer than Animoto. 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.