10 Best Whiteboard Animation Software for 2021

The impact of videos is undeniable. Cisco reports that by the year 2022, 82% of the internet traffic will come from video streaming.

Most businesses rely on videos to market their products and according to our latest survey, 70% of marketers said videos showed positive ROI.

Now, whiteboard animation is something you can incorporate into your marketing strategy, too. It’s one of the most popular types of explainer videos.

Whiteboard animation features an illustrated story on a whiteboard. It usually includes drawings, a drawing hand, a voiceover, and a narrative that viewers can follow through each step.

Read more: 11 Animation Styles for Your Next Marketing Video

Whiteboard animation videos are simple yet striking for viewers. They easily catch attention and are memorable. They are flexible and can convey a great deal of information in a few minutes.

Before you delve into making a whiteboard animation video with a DIY approach, you need to have the right tools.

If you want to make something simple, creating a whiteboard animation video won’t cost you an arm and a leg. A computer and the right software will do.

Now, there are countless software available for free and also for reasonable prices that can create such videos.

In this post, we are going to talk about some of the best whiteboard animation software that can help small businesses create these types of videos.

 

Doodly

Doodly whiteboard animation software

Credits: doodly.com

 

Doodly is considered to be one of the most popular whiteboard animation software. It can help users with whiteboard, blackboard, greenboard, and glassboard animations.

Users can select from hands with a range of genders and ethnicities. Add custom a voiceover, hand-drawn sketches, and royalty-free audio.

 

Pricing

Doodly can be purchased for $20 monthly in a standard mode and $40 annually in an enterprise mode.

 

VideoScribe

VideoScribe

Credits: videoscribe.co

 

VideoScribe is a great choice for beginners. The whiteboard animation software is owned by Sparkol. It comes with a stand-out drag and drop feature that adds images, text, and voiceover conveniently.

Users can also get their hands on a mobile app that automatically converts the images into SVG files. There is a library of free images to choose from.

 

Pricing

There is a seven-day free trial available. The pricing for single users starts at $8 and goes up to $35. The team licenses start at $145 and go up to $155.

 

Animaker

Animaker

Credits: animaker.com

 

Animaker comes with four different styles for whiteboard animation videos such as blackboard, notepad, glassboard and stitchboard.

Users can create videos in 4K format. There is an extensive library of templates to choose from.

Other features include facial expressions, backgrounds, resizing, GIF-making, and auto lip-sync.

 

Pricing

There are two pricing plans. Monthly starts with $20 and goes up to $79. Annually starts with $10/month and goes up to $39/month.

 

Renderforest

Renderforest

Credits: renderforest.com

 

Renderforest lets users create whiteboard animation videos for free for up to one minute of length with 300 MB storage. But the final render will come out to be watermarked.

Users can get access to 50,000 templates to kickstart their video. They can also add customized images, voiceovers, and texts to personalize.

There is also an option to add music tracks from their library.

 

Pricing

Their annual and monthly pricing plans are divided into five categories: free, lite, amateur, pro, and agency. It starts at $6.99/monthly and goes up to $49.99.

 

Moovly

moovly

Credits: moovly.com

 

Moovly is a cloud-based software. the software supports assorted languages, and also, comes with a free plan that offers videos of up to two minutes in length.

It exports HD-quality videos, and constantly adds transitions and elements to its library. Users can get access to over one million assets.

 

Pricing

Their monthly pricing plan starts at $49 and goes up to $99. The annual plan starts with $24.92/month and goes up to $49.92/month.

 

PowToon

Powtoon whiteboard animation software

Credits: powtoon.com

 

PowToon offers video templates according to professional genres such as marketing, sales, training, and education. It has also integrated Adobe Photoshop to transform static PSDs into animated videos.

This whiteboard animation software provides 100 GB of storage. Users can get their hands-on learning materials such as e-books, infographics, podcasts, blogs, and tutorials.

Optimize and upload videos directly to Facebook Ads Manager, HubSpot, and other social media platforms.

 

Pricing

Their monthly pricing plan starts at $89 and goes up to $197. The annual pricing plan starts with $19/month and goes up to $99/month.

 

Explaindio

Explaindio whiteboard animation software

Credits: explaindio.com

 

Explaindio helps users with rendering multiple 2D and 3D animations along with doodle sketches. It also offers 180 pre-made text animations, 300 fonts, and 200 animated scenes.

The software also comes with Pixabay integration to import royalty-free stock images. Users can select from six different animated characters, and take advantage of multi-timeline editing.

 

Pricing

Their pricing plan starts at $37/month and goes up to $67/year. Users can also gain access for unlimited time by paying $497 as a one-off fee.

 

TruScribe

TruScribe

Credits: truscribe.com

 

TruScribe uses a unique approach to create whiteboard animation videos for its users through Scribology. They have incorporated neuroscience and behavioral psychology.

TruScribe have a whole team that helps write a story, draw sketches, and create the whole video through premier services.

 

Pricing

Their pricing plan can be asked by requesting a quote through their website with detailed information.

 

Vyond

Vyond whiteboard animaiton software

Credits: vyond.com

 

Vyond is the most expensive software. It was previously known as Goanimate until 2018. Its user interface is simple and easy to navigate through.

Users can create videos with an abundance of options for customization along with royalty-free audio files.

 

Pricing

There is a fourteen-day free trial available. Their monthly plan starts with $89 and goes up to $159. The annual plan starts with $649 and goes up to $999.

 

MySimpleShow

MySimpleShow

Credits: videomaker.simpleshow.com

 

MySimpleShow is one of the earliest whiteboard animation software for explainer videos founded back in 2008. It suggests users with different options with its explorer engine.

The software also offers free illustrations, and a text-to-speech tool to create a high-quality voice-over within a few minutes. Users can preview their work before proceeding further.

 

Pricing

It has a free plan with limited features. Their monthly pricing plan starts at $129 and goes up to $499. The annual plan starts with $79/month and goes up to $399/month.

 

 

Final thoughts

The tools we’ve mentioned can help you create content within a reasonable budget, but there is a catch.

Your video may not look very high quality. There is, after all, a limited amount of customization these apps offer.

If you want your content to stand out and reflect your brand in the best way possible, we’d recommend hiring a professional video production agency to get the job done.

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Posted by Adil Ashraf
04.30.2021

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