Doodly or VideoScribe?

doodly and videoscribe

In my opinion, Doodly and VideoScribe are among the top-ranked whiteboard animation software. The real pickle is, “which software is better?” Well, that’s what this article will focus on. We will dissect the features of both Doodly and VideoScribe so you’d be able to figure out the one that’s best before you.

Let’s start with a comparison of the two:

Rating: Doodly has a rating of 4.2 of 5 stars and 76 reviews as well. On the other hand, VideoScribe rates 4.0 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews. If a high online rating is one of the criteria that must be fulfilled, Doodly just took the lead. 

In general, previous and current users of Dooly choose the software because, in their experience, they found the app to be easy to use, and they feel like Doodly speaks to their needs in ways Video scribe could not. This is because when talking about product support, feature updates, and roadmaps. VideoScribe users chose the software because of how beneficial it was for their business and its easy setup. 

Next on the list is pricing, but before we dive in deep, do you like software that first gives you access to a free trial? Of course, you do. Videoscribe allows you to play around with the software for seven days before you start considering any payment plan. On the other hand, Doodly doesn’t give you a free trial period. 

Now, for their prices, Doodly can charge you in two ways:

  • A standard plan includes a $20 per month offer (Annual fee) and a $39 a month offer (Monthly fee). You’ll have to choose
  • An Enterprise plan: This includes a $40 per month price (Annual fee) or $69 a month price (Monthly fee)

VideoScribe charges you in three options from which you can choose:

  • One-off Payment: This cost $800, and you won’t have to pay for access again if you choose this
  • Monthly Payment: This will cost you $35 a month
  • Yearly Payment: if you subscribe for the annual Payment, it translates to $14 every month. 

Nature of Background: This is an essential feature in any whiteboard animation software.

If you choose Doodly, you have access to 5 different backgrounds: Chalkboard, Green board, Glass board, the usual Whiteboard, and the option for you to customize your board to your taste. In the last option, you get to choose any background or image of your choice.

As for VideoScribe, the software grants you access to 9 background styles. The styles are differentiated by texture rather than by boards. You also can change the color of the background, and you can apply a vignette effect. You can create a glass board effect, but unfortunately, it is not available in the background options.

Choice of Hand styles: Hand styles give your animations a specific look and change how your audience reacts to your animation.

On Doodly, there are 33 different life-like hand styles you can choose from, plus 30 cartoon styles. The style you’ll use will depend on the type of background you picked. 

There’s also a cool feature where you can choose either a left-handed style or a right-handed style.

Video scribe, on the other hand, classifies their hand styles into people. That being said, your choice of hand styles will depend on the kind of person you pick. There are 13 different people from which you can select a range of hand styles. In total, on VideoScribe, 312 styles are available.

In hand style features, you get to choose other options such as; choice of pen, the option of using no hands, and themed styles for various seasons and occasions.

Image Library size: An image library is essential to your animation and should be considered when choosing software.

In Doodly, the size of your library depends on the payment option you choose. You can’t expect to get the same number of characters and prop images in their standard plan as you will in their Enterprise plan. All images in Dooly are black and white. For you to access colored pictures, you’ll need to choose the one-time payment plan.

For VideoScribe, you get the same number of images irrespective of the payment plan chosen.

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