We can’t speak for you, but we’ve long since reached our creative threshold with Power Point. There’s no shortage of alternatives to this trusty piece of Microsoft software, but we can say without hesitation that Wideo is our new favorite.
Wideo makes creating animated videos as simple as drag & drop
This free and intuitive app allows you to create sleek presentations and animation videos—you can even upload audio files (voiceover, sound effects, or music) to enhance your animations.
Everything with Wideo is as simple as dragging and dropping. Browse different pieces of animation—thought bubbles, arrows, text, characters, etc.—or upload your own photos onto a customizable canvas. Now you’re free to rotate, resize, move and dictate where you want your images and how you want them to appear.
Wideo is a nice blend of traditional presentation software and video creation software. The movement and segues of your icons, texts and pictures are shown on the timeline below the canvas (as you’ll see in the tutorial video below), but then each individual action is split up for the user into key frames, not slides.
The most obvious use for Wideo is to create animations that accompany your classroom lectures, but we’ve also had our students use it as an alternative to book reports. You can even use it to introduce yourself to your students on the first day of school!