Animoto Alternatives : Offeo Vs. Animoto

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 Animoto 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, Animoto 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 $39.50usd/mth or $270usd/year Unlimited video downloads up to 1080p

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.
Animations are non-customizable and of a fixed duration.

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
Does not have any graphic assets available for users to add to project

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Use Case

Main Use Case

OFFEO


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

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.

Ease of Use

OFFEO

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

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).

Templates

OFFEO

Screenshot of offeo’s templates

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

Animoto has the around 300 templates in 16 different categories. It’s good enough to get you started.

Design Assets

OFFEO

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.

Screenshot of offeo’s graphics pack

Animoto

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.

One Unique Feature

OFFEO

Screenshot of offeo’s 'animate all' 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

Screenshot of animoto’s video transitions

Animoto has a few unique video transitions that sets itself apart from its competitors.

Pricing

OFFEO

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

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.

In Conclusion

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.

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