Adobe Edge Animate

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Edge Animate lets web designers create interactive HTML animations for web, digital publishing, rich media advertising and more, reaching both desktop and mobile browsers with ease.

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Adobe Edge Animate review by Animesh J.
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"Good for linear animation, not good for interactivity, Adobe Animate CC (2018)"

What do you like best?

Timeline is the most useful feature as adapted from its parent, Adobe Flash (Animate).

The software atempts to use and adapt functions from the Create.js library to export code to Canvas/HTML5.

Provides enough methods to export, HTML5 and WebGL are both available.

What do you dislike?

The CreateJS library is usually out of date from the global library.

The maintenance of code is quite difficult. CreateJS library which is used for this software is not updated regularly.

What works and what does not, is difficult and a painful process. CreateJS is modified and implemented in Adobe Animate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not do long term projects which may require maintainence of Javascript code. This product is best suitable as an Articulate alternative for 2D Animations only.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating interactive digital learning objects or DLO's for University courses.

Solves the problem of using design and animation with multiple libraries to just one library embedded with this, which is the Create JS.

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Adobe Edge Animate review by Fabio A.
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"Software for animations in html5 code"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate is a software that allows, through a timeline and a property panel, and without writing any line of code, the creation of beautiful animations exportable in html5 code, css3 and javascript, to be inserted into websites, or all internal applications for mobile devices. It has great ease of use but despite this allows you to create very professional projects, thanks to the possibility of responsive design.

What do you dislike?

Adobe is no longer updating the software and seems to have focused on something else. In any case, the software still works really well and I think it is among the best of its kind. As the only flaw I can say that I would have added more preset animations to help even the less experienced to create spectacular animations without great technical knowledge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Really an excellent software for creating professional animations for web and mobile devices, and also can count on a great compatibility with Photoshop and Illustrator (for the import of resources) and with Dreamweaver or Muse (in the export phase). Perfect for both beginners and more experienced users, it still offers the possibility to insert code, thus increasing its capacity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Edge Animate I have created different types of animations on behalf of clients: from simple animations with vector graphics, to be used on websites as an intro, to the creation of advertising banners according to the formats recommended by Google. However, Edge also allows you to create excellent customized sludeshows with the possibility of inserting different interactions. I was able to create intro also for smartphone applications.

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Adobe Edge Animate review by Carmine R.
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"HTML5 Animations to be used on the web"

What do you like best?

Thanks to a timeline and a panel very intuitive properties, Edge Animate allows you to create great animations using modern web technologies, such as html5, css3 and javascript. The animations created can be used either on web pages created, for example, with Dreamweaver, or on mobile devices.

What do you dislike?

It is no longer updated with the upgrades of the Adobe Creative Cloud and this is not positive because it is really an excellent software, which could also integrate more presets in the actions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try absolutely to create banners, canvas and any type of animation in html5, much smoother and with different interactions with the user. It is easy to use, with a really intuitive timeline and does not require a knowledge of web codes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it often to create banners for Google in hmtl5, which have a great visual impact compared to classic static banners or animated gifs, or to create animations and intro that can embellish web pages.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Dennis B.
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"Beautiful animations in html5"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate allows you to create excellent animations, based on html5, css and javascript, without knowing and writing the relative code. It is based on the insertion of the graphic resources, on the property panel and on a timeline where the animations are generated in a very simple and immediate way, with highly professional results.

What do you dislike?

The animation presets are not so many, and unfortunately the software is no longer updated for some 'time, questionable choice. I hope that Adobe will continue production because it has excellent compatibility with other software, such as Illustrator, Muse or Dreamweaver.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A very useful sotware for those involved in making animations for web or devices and looking for something that goes beyond the simple animated gif. Edge Animate in spite of everything does not require complex code writing and is based on a timeline where you can animate the various resources with simple steps, having a good compatibility with Illustrator and, after exporting, with Muse and Dreamweaver.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Edge Animate I created several banners in html5 to be implemented on web platforms, but also intro, nice animations for websites or applications, slideshows. My clients, or collaborators, are very satisfied with the final result, and all without being a developer, using complex codes and scripts to create animations.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Robert Z.
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"Animations for websites"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate is a software to create web animations, in hmtl5, thanks to an intuitive timeline with which you can animate individual objects. It is perfectly compatible with graphics made in Illustrator and allows export for Dreamweaver or mobile devices.

What do you dislike?

More export possibilities, perhaps to create intro or animations for native iOS or Android apps. Adobe should continue to update this beautiful software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to create animations for the web world Edge Animate is the right software because it combines the simplicity of using the timeline and actions with the satisfactory results you get.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I made several animated graphics for websites, canvas html5, animated banners for Google circuits, and I tried several actions to create interactive videos for users.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Michele R.
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"Excellent software to create animations"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate allows you to create animations in html5 and css, even without knowing the code. In fact, it is enough to know some basic notions and make the most of the timeline and the property panel. You can create very fluid animated banners, slideshows, intro and everything you can use on web pages or within applications for mobile devices, obtaining efficient results without being a developer.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately it is a software that Adobe has not been updating for a while and this is really a pity, because it works very well especially when you need to bring animations made on other Adobe software, such as Dreamweaver or Muse. The approach to responsive mode could probably be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

One of the best software to create animations in HTML5 to be used mainly for web pages, intro or animated banners, perhaps the only software that works perfectly with both Dreamweaver and Muse thanks to the export of a proprietary file. Moreover, from the properties it is possible to manage the responsive that nowadays is fundamental.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Edge Animate I still make all the animations for the intro or web pages, using graphics and illustrations created with Adobe Illustrator. I've also created animated banners in html5 that are definitely much more professional than animated GIFs.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Walter D.
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"Professional quality html5 animations"

What do you like best?

Edge animate allows you to create professional quality animations in html5, css3 and javascript, with final results suitable for both desktop websites and smartphones and devices. It allows the creation of different canvases, also responsive and has within it several pre-set actions.

What do you dislike?

Adobe no longer has updated Edge Animate that has remained in the CC2015 version and honestly it is difficult to understand the reasons, although probably has focused on the new version of Flash.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Edge is definitely one of the best software that allows you to create high quality html animations, with the possibility of inserting a single file inside Muse or Dreamweaver and inserting interactivity for users. You can create slideshows, intro or entire web canvas.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have implemented animations created with Edge Animate within Adobe Muse that has a special panel that covers the scrolling effects. In addition I created animations to be used as preloaders on websites, always made with Muse or Dreamweaver.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Luca P.
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"Create html5 animations"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate is a very simple software to create web animations in hmtl5 and javascript, very useful for creating intro, animated infographics or banners to be inserted in websites. Animations can be integrated into Muse or Dreamweaver.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, the most current version is CC2015, Adobe should continue to develop this software that is really useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for creating animations or movies in html5 and javascript to be integrated into websites, also perfect for the simple creation of animated banners of all sizes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creation of canvas html, animations for websites, animated banners in html5 of all sizes, thanks to the simple use of the timeline and the actions preset by the software.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Angela B.
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"Top Notch motion graphics Software"

What do you like best?

Adobe Edge Animate allows me to quickly create and edit motion graphics and movies for my agency. These can be exported into a number of formats that can be embedded or edited by others. Adobe's Creative Cloud makes it easy to collaborate with other team members and share graphics and other stock images.

What do you dislike?

Even though Animate pulls graphics from other Adobe sources, such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, certain traits are not supported. For instance, Adobe Animate does not support shadows or depth using grids and screen overlays. This removes some of the original richness of illustrations and graphics. It is also challenging to manipulate sound or music, you must do this in another program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go through Adobe's tutorials before trying to jump in. You may find yourself too overwhelmed to continue- edge in gradually!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating affordable marketing movies for distribution across social media.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Sebastián P.
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"Amazing soft!"

What do you like best?

The best thing about this program is the friendly interface to generate animations.

The tools are very intuitive. It is really very comfortable that you can animate most of the functions displayed on the panel, simply clicking in the small diamond, generating CSS code.

What do you dislike?

That complex animations requires fetching corresponding Jquery, ceasing to be that friendly panel.

I do not like adobe has decided to discontinue on the Suite Creative Claud. Adobe policies hurt my business lately, as he did with the Digital Publishing Suite tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

not discontinuous, because competitors could take his segment, such as Hype3.

You need a program like Edge Animate animation for mobile interface to present to customers. Today it is being done with After Effects.

After effect is being used to simulate the interaction style Material Design or iOS.

Edge Animate tool could be the leader in this segment.

Edge Animate would be the ideal tool that complements Adobe XD (Proyect Comet). It is the integration we are waiting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resolved to create html5 animations that are used in digital publications for iPad (not support flash). I'm a graphic designer and UX designer, but I do not like programming.

We have also used Edge Animate to replace the old flash banner on web pages by new banner in EA, completely renovated, which can be indexed information, parallax effects, etc.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Emma H.
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"A great new entry to the animation scene."

What do you like best?

If you're still stuck in the age of using Adobe Flash to create your animations, or online advertisements, then changing to Adobe Edge may be a valuable choice. Adobe Edge is entirely html based, so hosting on websites is a whole lot easier than with flash animations - which still to this day aren't entirely viewable on apple devices. And, if you know this modern age like I do - Apple products are up there with the best, almost everyone you meet has owned, or does own, an Apple product. Adobe Edge offers fluid design and growing ways to animate and bring your ideas to life. A whole host of animation options are forever at your disposal.

What do you dislike?

Adobe Edge is still a young program, it is still growing in its own right - definitely - but you can, sadly, tell how new of a program it is. If you were to place Adobe Edge, Flash, and After Effects side by side, you would easily be able to see how much Edge falls behind its companions. In its own right, it can be a great tool for any designer, but when put up with its own sister programs, it falls behind in usability, power, and options. It is easy to see this program is still in its infant stages.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider how much detail you would like in your animations - if you want something with the personal feel that Flash offers, then I wouldn't say this program is for you. However, if you need something professional and can deliver the look and feel of a company who knows what they're doing, then Edge Animate is for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A benefit our company has realised includes something I have mentioned before - Apple products. Most modern Apple products cannot display flash animations, and for a long while online advertisements were created using Adobe Flash. What Edge holds up over its sister program is the fact it is entirely html. Meaning finished products can be inserted onto webpages and be seen by all modern devices, Apple or not.

Taking this into account, our team has spent time learning the ins and outs of the program.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Matthew P.
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"Good but limiting"

What do you like best?

The interface and point placement for animations.

What do you dislike?

I had quite a few issues with it quitting on me unexpectadly. I had lost my entire project more than twice during my last use. The program does not seem to be able to render more than 10 objects at a time. I also cannot export the html file into an mp4 or other sort of video file. It would be much more helpful if I could directly export it as a video file (for adding to my portfolio, or to share across multiple devices). Perhaps being able to export it as a gif would make things easier as well. Recently we've switched into using after effects for our animations just because it seems more versatile.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are other programs that give you a similar outcome, but for something that's part of the suite, it's hard to beat.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've found great ways to make animated web graphics and having them sync with music is really cool. I've realized it's abilities to work along with Illustrator and Photoshop have greatly reduced my stress and cuts down on time since i don't need to export images as jpg.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Bren M.
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"Promising, but fell short in comparison to products."

What do you like best?

Although Adobe has discontinued support for its experimental 'Edge' software in favor of applying many edge-inspired updates to their flagship programs, they were on to something with these products. Regarding Edge Animate, the ability to create truly responsive HTML 5 animtions was great. While the advances in HTML canvas with Adobe Animate CC (formally Flash) are impressive for complex animations, they fall short in delivering the tailor-made multi-screen experience that Edge Animate was so good at delivering.

What do you dislike?

Although Edge Animate delivered a much more proficient responsive workflow than Animate Cc or Flash, my experience with Tumult's Hype 3.5 has been far better. The workflow is far more simplistic and delivers truly impressive results for responsive design.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As previously stated, Edge Animate was Adobe response to responsive and interactive HTML 5 animation. Until Adobe finds a way to impliment responsive design with Animate CC, Edge will remain their only solution.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Greatest animation tool!!!"

What do you like best?

There is nothing like the stuff you can do with this software. It is the greatest tool to create an animation on and it is super easy to learn, especially if you have a background in other Adobe products already!

What do you dislike?

The fact that it is going into a place where Edge Animate is taking over, and it is not being used that much anymore. It is sad but people are making the switch.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is the greatest tool to create an animation on and it is super easy to learn, especially if you have a background in other Adobe products already!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this to show my customers what something could look like quickly, but then if they really want it done nicely, then I create it in Adobe After Effects because Edge Animate is not being used as much.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Grei G.
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"Best tool for web animations"

What do you like best?

Easy interface, that I quickly got a hang of.

Very fast process of making anything.

Ability to easily implement code elements.

Ability to create responsive content.

Easy to implement interactivity.

Html5 is exactly what I need.

What do you dislike?

Still has some minor bugs.

Could have more drawing and animation tools.

Uses Jquery most of the time.

Adobe discontinued it!?!?!?!

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to great visual web content, but don't know how to code and don't have time to learn, just use this! It's great!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

First time I used it, I made my whole master degree project with it! Now I create html5 banners with it as my day job. And in my free time I use it to make some funny seasonal apps for my friends and family and my personal art projects.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Stephan B.
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"Edge animate: From very simple animations to very complex programs"

What do you like best?

It is an Adobe product and it feels polished, well structured and great support. The user community is broad and classes are available on Lynda.com. Once you master the concept of the timeline, you are clearly able to create very complex animations.

What do you dislike?

Could be overwhelming for casual users. The interface is rather complex, but if you are familiar with other Adobe products, the learning curve is not as steep as other animation software. It's power is in its complexity. You do need training to get comfortable with this tool, but it's perhaps a small price to pay to develop top animations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you've taken the Adobe tutorials and even an online class such as the one offered by Lynda.com

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've used Edge Animate in mainly 2 types of projects: The first are in the category of more typical animation with user interaction that affect the animation (click on objects, mouseover menus, etc.). The second one was a rather complex set of calculations to based on arrows drawn by the user. We'd use the arrows as input values for a third arrow we'd draw. This was for a math enhanced ebook.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Design
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"Underrated and very powerful"

What do you like best?

The actual animation engines in Edge are quite powerful and have some subtle improvements over aftereffects. You can find a nice balance between very fine tuned animations and ways of using the canned easings to make sure your animations are consistent and repeatable. This is something I now wish aftereffects could do more easily.

What do you dislike?

Definitely not as quick as other animation programs. The program often stutters when there are several things happening at once since you can't really tweak how the program is rendering the assets.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Most of the online support for Edge is quite dated, but extensive. There are enough people who have used the software for you to get a good understanding of the product, but it seems the online community is disengaging more these days.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whenever I need to add a level of interactivity to a prototype, I will often use Edge because it its platform specific. Its great for proof of concept interactions that need to be developed quickly and tested, but also has enough usability to be embedded into production code and still be useful.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Jack D.
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"Excellent but Young Product for Designers"

What do you like best?

For someone who is well acquainted with the Adobe Creative Suite but perhaps doesn't have the ability to code animations or functions in HTML5/Javascript, Edge is a very helpful tool. As a designer I very much enjoy the UI, which is very similar to after effects. The familiar environment makes learning the program easier and faster.

What do you dislike?

There are two major issues I have run into with edge. The first being injecting javascript and interactive elements. It is difficult with edge to alter the code yourself should you wish to make your design do something that Edge doesn't do or doesn't do very well. It is also difficult to get a handle on the interactive effects if you are unfamiliar with javascript. The second major issue is the lack of support blogs and response from the internet. As a young program, the user may run into several problems during the course of a project and have very little luck finding a solution online.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend using Edge for projects including animations and minimal interactive features. For more complex interactive features, you will need a good understanding of javascript and be able to edit the code yourself to avoid creating problems through Edge.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a way to produce HTML5 ads for clients and replace existing Flash ads after Google announced they were phasing out flash. Edge was the best HTML5 banner ad builder on the market for designers. It allowed us to design the ads without needing the developers to help us write all of the code.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Donna K.
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"A beautiful, easy tool for web animations!"

What do you like best?

I love how easy to learn this application is! You can sit down for a couple of hours with the built-in tutorial and be creating simple animations the same day. Best of all? The applications writes the javascript and HTML 5 for you, so you can use your animations on Apple devices. After learning Flash, and all the complexity required to create animations that were not IOS compliant, this was a wonderful surprise!

What do you dislike?

I really dislike that Adobe has discontinued this program and replaced it with another, more complex animation program! This "upgrade" is much more complex, and does not come with the easy tutorials. Another change in the middle of the year from the ever-evolving Creative Cloud...not a fan of change that cannot be managed easily, or anticipated and scheduled.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Pressure Adobe to bring it back! We had Flash already for those who wanted the more complex tool. Edge Animate made it possible for anyone to create animations!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most designers cannot code or are afraid to learn. This applications makes it easy for designers to create animations that work well in all browsers. It even shows them code and may actually cut some of their "code fear" and empower them to go ahead and learn javascript, CSS and HTML 5.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Agency in Design
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"This is very good product for designer and entry developers. "

What do you like best?

- Easy to use

- Integrating good with Adobe products

- Clear introduction

- Varieties in exporting

What do you dislike?

- Many out sources (third party) code sources

- Sometimes cannot use more than 2 elements in one page

- Some UX mistakes

- It will much more better when we have visual Javascript logic map

Recommendations to others considering the product

- Integrate the UI for javascript logic management

- Easy export way for imply the code into the page

- Make the gate way for transferring file from photoshop to Edge animate

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving about creating a interactive product without coding. We think it much more better when intergrate simple javascript Ui into this product. Until now, we have Adobe Muse as the development tool to execute our ideas. However, we want more effects in our website, so a product as edge animate is the perfect way to telling our story in website.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Glenn K.
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"Adobe Edge for Web Banners"

What do you like best?

I've been using Adobe Flash for many years to make banner ads so I liked that the core animation concepts in Edge are similar. I also liked that the interface is similar i.e. timeline to that of Flash

What do you dislike?

Since I am coming from Flash, there was a period of time where I had to acclimatize to the new Edge interface. There is enough difference between the two programs that routine tasks like editing keyframes, file and image management is cumbersome. Flash has built in file and image management features that Edge cannot have (or so I think) because of the limitations of HTML.

My biggest dislike with Edge is that it does not have the ability to create "Guides" like in Flash. That is a very useful feature in Flash because I'd use guides to place a storyboard on the stage and that allowed me to line up ad elements to the storyboard.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If people are completely new to making banners i.e. not have used Flash, then it should be relatively easy to learn Edge. The only recommendation for people coming from Flash is to consider the limitations of HTML and CSS i.e. it cannot do everything that Flash can.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am only using Edge to make HTML5 (mobile banners) so the only benefit with the application is to be able to make them with relatively little code.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Ian G.
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"Adobe Edge Animate Review"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate is an easy to use tool for creating html 5 animations and interactive documents for displaying in web pages. The animations can also be used in other Adobe applications such as InDesign, Dreamweaver and Captivate. The main advantage is that the animation/interactivity works on any device that has a modern web browser.

What do you dislike?

As a tool to create animations and interactivity, Edge Animate has very basic drawing tools. It relies on you creating assets such as images and drawings in other applications. That is not really a big issue for me, as I know the other Adobe applications very well. But a few additional drawing tools would be nice. Would be great if it had "scenes" like Flash does, to easily separate sections of a project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A great tool to learn - not too complicated. Plus lots of fun.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main benefit of using Adobe Edge Animate is the ability to create HTML 5 based animations and interactivity that will work on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Where as Flash-based animations require the Flash plugin which isn't available for all devices.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Marie G.
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"Love Edge Animate. Top contributor on the Edge Animate forum as Resdesign"

What do you like best?

The interface is very easy to use. You have everything you need at your fingertip. Code snippets allow you to code simple things very fast. The ability to add your own code snippets as well as templates makes it very practical in my work environment. You can also add jquery libraries to extend the capabilities of EA such as jquery-ui for drag n' drop, GreenSock and a large number of others. The results are awesome and stable.

I have been using Edge Animate since preview 1 and I acquired an extended knowledge of the environment, the coding, the publishing, basically most aspects of the product. It is my privilege to help other users to solve their issues on the Edge Animate forum.

Edge Animate can do a lot for you and I especially recommend it for Education where a lot can be done to help students understand subjects and learn in a fun way.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike about Edge Animate except maybe some other features could be added especially for building gaming products.

The last 2 versions are buggy and need some TLC.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend EA to others as it has totally met my expectations so far. However I would note that the latest 2 versions are still too buggy and the product needs some TLC. I believe that if Adobe decided to continue the development, they have a super product and can make it even better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Make and coding small composition for Educational material. I have made about 700 edge projects. I also help people to solve their problem on the Edge Animate forum.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Ryan P.
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"Edge Animate Informs UX, Complicates Commercial Integration"

What do you like best?

As a professional animator, I greatly enjoy how simplistic the program is and how similar it works to other Adobe products. Specifically speaking, it mirrors a lot of After Effects' layout in a web-centric, programmer friendly way. It's very easy to get animations rolling in Edge Animate.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the troublesome integration with websites. Adobe Edge Animate has its own unique export code that doesn't play well with code already written. Some of the advanced features are exclusive to the Chrome web browser, which greatly limits its application to all browsers. Web Developers have had nothing but frustration integrating the work done in Edge Animate to a website. Lastly, the looping capabilities in Edge Animate could be more accurate. For some reason when I export looping animation from Edge they will deteriorate overtime. Layers will fall behind the loop after a minute or two and not sync. I have only found this issue with Edge Animate exports.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it to inform developers, do not rely on it for final code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When using this program, we've found the most benefit from using it to inform the code, rather than export the final code. Everything ends up needing to be tweaked and so we've found that it's best used by an animator to come up with a strong animation for a website's UX and then use that information determined in Edge Animate as the blueprint for our developers. The benefit has been good as our developers now don't have to mimic an animation outright and can rely on actual numbers, keyframes data, and ease determination when programming a site.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Retail
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"Gets the job done"

What do you like best?

I like that it is fairly simple and straightforward, which is hard to find in an adobe product sometimes.

What do you dislike?

It can be extremely slow and buggy. I have had large, complex projects that I have built in Edge Animate that have crashed, and I had to go into some source code to revive the file. Super frustrating.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it now in order to demonstrate an interaction or animation effect that I am visualizing for a project. It does well to demonstrate, but it can sometimes be tiresome creating the simplest of things.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Renee C.
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"Easy to learn for Non-Coders"

What do you like best?

The ease of implementing simple codes with a push of a button. It helps out people that might have much coding experience.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any complaints. This program does what I expect and with ease.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you looking, to create more High Impact/HTML5 advertisements with ease (little to no coding experience), this a good program to invest in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes, I have go in an change certain functionalities to ensure my advertisement for my clients would work properly across all platforms(i.e. Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

Adobe Edge Animate review by Justin C.
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"Great App to design html animation"

What do you like best?

Its very user friendly, for basic animation you don't even need coding experience!

What do you dislike?

Personally, they need to improve more on shortcut and a couple of bugs but nothing serious!

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have experience with Flash / Premiere Pro, you will find it easy to use it! If not, they have cool tutorials that you can use!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using it more and more instead of flash and GIF files, flash is getting obsolete and GIF don't have great quality

Adobe Edge Animate review by Kenneth T.
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"A good replacement for Flash."

What do you like best?

I believe Edge's interface is more simple and self-explanatory than Adobe's Flash Professional.

What do you dislike?

There are not a lot of choices with Edge as with Flash. Adobe will need to add more tools and allow animators more control over their creations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The software comes with a basic tutorial. I would encourage beginning users to play around with the tutorial and create a project just to test.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have only worked with Adobe Edge Animate as a student. Flash is no longer a viable option. Apple has banned Flash on its products and YouTube has moved on to a HTML5 video player. Adobe has done a good job foreseeing a need for HTML5 animation software.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Damon S.
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"Adobe Edge Animate - A Great Tool - But... Now What?"

What do you like best?

Adobe Edge is the HTML5 equivalent of Flash in the hey day of the Kung Fu Designer and Developer fusion. You have the ability to layout your interactive projects with animation, sounds, interaction and the creative ease of great tools.

You can make you projects responsive, and incorporate external js libraries when you need to extend Edge. Here is an example of a recent project I've been working on:

http://darkriderdesign.com/mothra_game/

What do you dislike?

The biggest and most challenging problem and possibly the area where Adobe needs to step up its game is in the realm of making Adobe Edge the legendary stuff that Flash once was. Just because it exports to HTML5 doesn't mean that it is plug-in play with current trends.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There were so many things that Flash did well, and so many thing that it didn't do well. With all the history that Adobe has in making Director, Flash, Dreamweaver. they need to imbue Edge with the same level of Application Godness. Again just because Edge can create HTML5 doesn't mean that we are going to use it. Where are components? Where is easier integration into EPubs? Where App iOS, Android, WP10 exportation?

'the kicker, How does Edge fit into the eco system of: Muse, Edge Reflow, Dreamweaver, InDesign?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Edge is great tool for building module components that can be dropped into larger projects.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Frank B.
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"Using Adobe Edge Animate is fun and exciting as a more interactive world of possibilities opens. "

What do you like best?

The greatest features of Edge Animate are the low learning curve and high graphic results. After a little exploring in the program and a short video course on Lynda.com, I was using Edge Animate to create interactive HTML files the same day. The highly graphic interface allows for quickly creating explosive visual effects that are easily transferred to the output of your choice.

What do you dislike?

I would like more guidance on some of the features that are available on a standard web output but are not available if output is for a DPS folio. I spent hours trying to get the audio and video controls to function a specific way. Testing in a browser revealed everything worked perfectly, but once in the DPS folio I could not get the same desired results. It was only later that I learned the issue was not with Edge Animate at all, but with the limitations of tablets. Knowing those kinds of things in the beginning (perhaps in a warning) would have saved me several hours of frustration.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take a little time to look at the tutorials or even take an online course, such as Lynda.com. You will not only find it helpful, but maybe even a little inspiring as you see inventive and simple ways to get innovative results.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I develop training and have been testing Adobe DPS to take our training to the mobile platform. While DPS is awesome, combining it with Edge Animate allows me to take my training to a whole new level of interactivity that can be easily developed and placed into the DPS environment.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Sabzeh N.
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"I used it for one project for my Web & Interactive student portfolio."

What do you like best?

That I can create animations for modern browsers and devices.

What do you dislike?

I don't like having to create assets in Photoshop and Illustrator. I wish the program would let me draw in it the way you can with Flash.

There's also a lot of bugs.

Example #1: I created a girl who bobbed her head from side to side, but then her head would become blurry once it started to move.

Example #2: I published my animation to my website, and left it be. I came back to my site about two months later and noticed all the elements of my animation were scattered on the screen. For instance, the dog I created had his tongue on the opposite side of the screen, and the leaves I created for my tree were scattered all over the web page instead of their original spot on the tree.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not sure about this one. I used it more for a personal project. It's a cool program, but needs a lot of work.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Chuck H.
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"Great Tool For Web Animation"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use and interface. Its fairly easy to pick up with tutorials built right into the app. With a little patience, some googling and a creative idea, its a great tool to realize your ideas into animated reality. Not being a full time coder, its helpful to have a tool to create the code for me so I can concentrate on bringing my ideas to reality.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. If I were to change anything it might be slight interface changes. But overall, for me, its a great experience and useful tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a designer who might be intimidated by coding, Edge Animate takes the fear out of that and puts control back in your hands.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For our shop, it helped solve a problem of hiring outside the agency to create web animations. The benefits have been lower project budgets for our clients, learning something new, and realizing our ideas using this tool.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Bret P.
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"The most perfect HTML5 CSS3 animating app out there - Shame we're losing it!"

What do you like best?

I picked this up from the pre release stages which gave me a chance to learn it inside out when it was a smaller application. What made it perfect for me was that my work could be shown on my companies mobile and tablet publications during the London Olympics. This gave us a great platform to prove a different model for our creative department which was primarily if not solely print based. The leveraging of @fontface, JQuery and SVGs make it an excellent tool for designers that know little or no coding. It was very easy to learn and the online support community were incredible.

What do you dislike?

The fact that they've just discontinued it/ integrated it with Flash. It was also a bit glitchy though I ordinarily used the pre-release version. The support and advanced user demos were outstanding. The online community for the product was very tight knit and everyone was keen to help.

Lack of integration with WordPress, would have also like an easy way of using dynamic data from numerous data feeds.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I believe they are integrating it with Dream Weaver and Flash

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

iOS compliant interactive and animated graphics. The overall effect improved page engagement times by around 250%. Interactive animated graphics added greater value by reusing the page real estate over and over again in many different ways. Edge enabled me to tell data based stories as part of or instead of standard picture and word articles allowing end users to pick out the salient points that they were interested in from a mass of information which would normally be too vast to even bother with.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Edward G.
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"Nice application for Non-SCORM tutorial development"

What do you like best?

I enjoyed the workflow. I'm an avid Adobe user from graphic design to animation so the workflow is very important to me. The timeline based animation sequence is nice because it is a familiar environment similar to that of Flash and After Effects. I think this product is a great start to providing the "Flash" alternative; however, there is still a ways to go with regards to developing the user experience; as well as, developing a better alternative "actionscript" type environment.

What do you dislike?

The use of programming logic was somewhat challenging at first. Once I got comfortable with how to go about calling up individual pieces and being able to communicate with them, it became easier but the first attempts were quite challenging. There wasn't a great deal of material available on programming logic at the time I started using it so there wasn't very much example data to follow. The basic functions provided are very basic and do not go into detail on deeper functionality.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a fantastic basic animation tool. I successfully integrated programming logic from screen to screen but it was quite an experience. Use the books that have been published and embrace the online community for support with anything outside the realm of basic animation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a nice alternative to the problematic approach to flash compatibility issues presented across platforms, primarily apple applications. The HTLM5 output is a good feature and helps obtain that true cross-platform sustainability. To me, Adobe Edge is still in early development and needs to have a much richer, more robust development environment. The fundamental functionality is there; however, it does not compare to flash. The main plus is that it answers the issues presented from non-flash browsers. Keep working on it and improve the ability to make things more interactive than they currently are and you will have a fantastic product. In the meantime, it does a decent job allowing developers to create basic animation for applications and websites.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Graeme C.
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"Fine, for basic animation"

What do you like best?

It is very simple to use, great for light users.

It it easy to navigate as it follows the standard format of most video editing software so we found it easy to move across.

The fact that it allows you to view the code is a great plus point, as it meant we could add our own and tweak it as we felt necessary.

The ability to resize the document easily is also a plus point.

What do you dislike?

Compared to something like After Effects, it seems very simplified in terms of what you can do - but great as far as easy to use html animation goes.

Still feels limited but if you are a user coming from a novice background this would be very good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for simple web animations where it is not practical to use an image sequence / video.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

HTML based animations for use in digital magazines (DPS etc)

Fine for simple animations, such as sliding text and basic movement of objects and images. For more complex things we used coders.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Shah R.
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"Definite tool for Designers"

What do you like best?

If you are a designer then Adobe’s Edge Animate is an awesome tool for you. It’s easy to learn particularly if you have some experience with Adobe Flash. My most Likeable feature is the way you drop & drag elements into the stage.You don’t need to have any sort of coding knowledge to create awesome HTML animations

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What do you dislike?

.But if you’re a developer then you will notice that Adobe’s Edge is far from semantically correct markup, it also

needs to provide support for Canvas and SVG which really doesn’t allow EA to meet the contemporary Web Standards.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I mostly create image sliders or buttons with edge animate. it is quick and fast.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Brandon R.
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"Definitely an Adobe product - does the job but not without a few hiccups."

What do you like best?

The feature which keeps me coming back to Adobe products is the suite's compatibility. The way Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Audacity all work together is very useful. EA utilizes some of this same functionality.

The other feature I found most useful is the ability to preview your project in different browsers and mobile devices.

What do you dislike?

My experience with Adobe products has found them to get the job done but usually involve one or two bugs which can take years to patch. I found EA to be no different. My first project a year ago found me looking for an alternative to Flash. EA seemed like an easy decision. But I found the program to not handle multimedia (video, audio) content well at all.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not exactly earth-shattering advice but I recommend jumping in and trying it on a dummy project. Spend a couple of weeks in the software and you'll find its strengths and weaknesses. This will help you shape the direction of your project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Looking for creative ways to engage an audience beyond a one-way flow of content. Also replacing Flash development technology.

Benefits include added interactivity for our web products and the ability to present new content in diverse ways.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Rebecca B.
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"Experience with Edge Animate for interactive animation projects"

What do you like best?

I have used Edge Animate largely for interactive animations for the web, both desktop and mobile. I come from a print design background, so I love how easy it is to add code, without having to do everything by hand. Adding actions to buttons or elements is extremely intuitive. This program functions a lot like Flash, and it's easy to pick up quickly without much training, which is a huge plus. This software is great for creating simple interactive games or questionnaires with added animations.

What do you dislike?

If you're looking to do a complicated animation, this is not the ideal software. It's great for simple animations, or interactive pieces, but not right for 3D or fluid movement.

There is not an easy way to "package" your files ongoing. For example, once you place a png file on the stage, it's automatically saved into your images folder. Even if you delete the file from the stage it still remains in that folder. This becomes complicated when you go through many revisions on a project, and want reduce the overall file size. It's tedious to go through and clean up your files at the end.

I discovered that using SVGs can cause problems on IOS browsers. For one of my first projects I copied artwork directly from Illustrator and pasted it into Edge. Although it was convenient, it wasn't best practice. I later had to go back and replace all those SVG files with PNGs, because the finished file wasn't showing up at all on IOS browsers.

It's hard to format text in EA. In order to make a specific word in a paragraph bold or italic, for example, you have to open up the javascript file and hand code around those specific words. Anytime you go into that paragraph to change the copy that hand coding has to be redone.

It's important to keep your files very clean. Try to do nested animations whenever possible. Having a long timeline—with everything on the same timeline—can cause problems. I was working with a messy file at one point, and every time I tried to scrub through the timeline EA would crash.

Recommendations to others considering the product

EA is not ideal for every project. Do your research before beginning to insure that it's the right software for the job. Always test on multiple devices and browsers. Some animations will not function the same on different platforms, so extensive testing is needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a versatile software program because both designers and web developers can understand and utilize it. It's easy to pick up, so extensive training is not needed.

Adobe Edge Animate review by David S.
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"Getting stronger with every release"

What do you like best?

Functionality that is HTML5 compliant and mobile friendly is fantastic. Creating one item that can play on multiple platforms is a the biggest plus. It works great when working with Unicode characters in creating teaching materials for foreign languages. I was looking for something can be responsive and work within WordPress and Edge Animate and Edge Suite WP Plugin fit the bill.

What do you dislike?

Wish there was a better way to compress all the files. Some of the audio files don't fully load when doing a large interactive project where a person can press on numerous icons to hear information about a native language character, the subsequent words. I can lower the quality of the audio to shrink the size, but then some of the nuances of the sounds will be lost.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Packaging up supporting files for quicker loads.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to use multiple platforms is a must when creating teaching materials, and Edge Animate gives you that functionality.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Majed S.
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"Love it. So easy and fast output"

What do you like best?

The ease of use.

The familiar interface.

Code snippets, to remember the code for future.

Resuable Symbols. A life saver.

JavaScript API

Builtin browser (the stage)

Responsive web design.

Edge Docks and Edge Hero for support

Great helping community support from Adobe forums.

What do you dislike?

Crashes and bugs, with the latest version.

Probably needs to have some built in buttons and symbol library for quick import.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Everyone should definitely have a play around and go through the builtin tutorials for a quick how-to-use process. You will be glad you did. It is a time saver and the results can be seen very quickly.

It is an animation tool anyone can use:

Edge Animate is one of those tools that many different types of people can appreciate. If you are a professional designer who doesn't know how to code, you can still create complex animations. If you are a developer who wants to add some extra features to a project then you can do that as well.

On the other hand, if you are a student or a hobbyist who just wants to play around with something new and innovative, then you can do that too. Who knows? your hobby might become your profession!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We make a lot of educational eLearning projects for our clients. The results are quick and to a good quality standard.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User
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"It is good, but...."

What do you like best?

Adobe Edge Animate is very good for the user to crated animation, so many useful tool for us to finish the work, like the user interface.

What do you dislike?

If i must tell some bad thing about Adobe Edge Animate, it would be Adobe Edge Animate can not do the HTML file and i need to pay more money the buy this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not need to pay extra money to buy Adobe Edge Animate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometime i need crated some animation, i will use Adobe Edge Animate to crated the animation, therefor i need to use Adobe Edge Animate to finish my job.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Kira F.
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"Adobe Edge Animate - great potential, good start, long road for improvements "

What do you like best?

- The basic uses - animation that can be used directly on the web

- Mobile compatible (at least supposed to be)

- Easy to learn: since it is part of Adobe, pretty intuitive for any previous Adobe user. UX was painless and facilitated intensive interaction

- Connection with other animation programs like Flash (in the creation of sprite sheets for instance)

What do you dislike?

- VERY limited technologically: on first use, was surprised there was no pen tool, brush tool, etc. So that ALL graphics have to be created in other Adobe programs (like Photoshop, Illustrator) and imported into it (as PNGs, SVGs). Therefore, the program cannot stand on its own. Feels like a supplementary add-on, rather than its own independent engine, such as Flash.

- When trying to create more complex animations (for instance, animated greeting cards for mobile, as we were trying to do at my last work place), the final animation either did not play or was very slow and full of lags and errors on iPad, iPhone and Android platforms.

- A lot of these were caused by trying to create complex sprite sheets. Does not work if there are too many images per sprite.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since HTML animation is very limited and this is basically the only option, I'd say give it a go. However, since the recent implementation of HTML into Flash, it would be curious to compare the two.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The company I was employed at was using Edge as the only product with which we could create animations that could later be sent not only through web but through mobile. Cross-platform integration was the essential part. But since Edge is still so new and since my associate and I had never heard of Edge before using it at work, it felt very experimental.

Also, most Adobe products do not require a manual, but can be learned on one's own, intuitively, and with the help of internet tutorials and reviews. This was not entirely the case with Edge. My co worker and I were exploring areas of Edge that were not covered in the basic tutorials (things like JavaScript and its effects on final animation performance). It felt a bit like poking around in the dark.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Vijai Shankar N.
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"Awesome and intuitive "

What do you like best?

I never read the tutorials. I opened it and started playing. I used it for building algorithm animations. I taught students with the animations I built and also completed a research project.

I never read the tutorials. I opened it and started playing. I used it for building algorithm animations. I taught students with the animations I built and also completed a research project.

I never read the tutorials. I opened it and started playing. I used it for building algorithm animations. I taught students with the animations I built and also completed a research project.

I never read the tutorials. I opened it and started playing. I used it for building algorithm animations. I taught students with the animations I built and also completed a research project.

I never read the tutorials. I opened it and started playing. I used it for building algorithm animations. I taught students with the animations I built and also completed a research project.

I never read the tutorials. I opened it and started playing. I used it for building algorithm animations. I taught students with the animations I built and also completed a research project.

What do you dislike?

The tutorials that were within the product was too obvious. There could've been tutorials that explain harder concepts.

The tutorials that were within the product was too obvious. There could've been tutorials that explain harder concepts.

The tutorials that were within the product was too obvious. There could've been tutorials that explain harder concepts.

The tutorials that were within the product was too obvious. There could've been tutorials that explain harder concepts.

The tutorials that were within the product was too obvious. There could've been tutorials that explain harder concepts.

The tutorials that were within the product was too obvious. There could've been tutorials that explain harder concepts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try it out once to know if you'll need it or not

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I build algorithm animations and did a research on how effective it is when its introduced as a part of curriculum. I should say it worked out pretty well.

I build algorithm animations and did a research on how effective it is when its introduced as a part of curriculum. I should say it worked out pretty well.

I build algorithm animations and did a research on how effective it is when its introduced as a part of curriculum. I should say it worked out pretty well.

I build algorithm animations and did a research on how effective it is when its introduced as a part of curriculum. I should say it worked out pretty well.

I build algorithm animations and did a research on how effective it is when its introduced as a part of curriculum. I should say it worked out pretty well.

I build algorithm animations and did a research on how effective it is when its introduced as a part of curriculum. I should say it worked out pretty well.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User
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"I have used it a couple of times for interactive infographics"

What do you like best?

The option of using SVGs in it, and that you don't really need to be a programmer or knowing how to code for using it

What do you dislike?

How difficult is to animate things. There aren't many possibilities for doing buttons, and it takes a lot of effort (time) to do scenes in comparison to how easy it was doing it in flash.

It is also very frustrating how AEA is not connected to Adobe Illustrator, that should be a must

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try it out and have fun with it. But try to be very structured in the things you do, it's quite frustrating editing things in it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AEA is good for doing interactive infographics that are not data visualizations per se. If you don't want/ don't know how to code in canvas this is a great option

Adobe Edge Animate review by Nakita B.
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"Easy Animation"

What do you like best?

Once you know the system, you can easily animate and create with this program.

What do you dislike?

Even if you are familiar with other Adobe programs, there's a learning curve to figure the system out because it's not similar to programs like Photoshop and Illustrator.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Custom scripts allow the company to continue to use the program for our needs.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Brandon S.
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"An important tool for the future of web marketing"

What do you like best?

Because it is built on the latest web technologies, an animation tool that can create web (and responsive/mobile friendly) animated content is invaluable.

If you have any experience with timeline editing software you will find Edge to be extremely intuitive. I highly recommend giving it a shot for banner ads, interactive sites, and whatever else you can dream up.

What do you dislike?

The hardest thing about edge is integrating it with a cms if you plan to make a full site using it as the front end development. I'm not sure this was ever the plan, and the features to make this easier have been slow to roll out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Watch a few tutorials to pick up the nuances. There's some great stuff out there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Animated banners are the easiest way to get value from Adobe Edge.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Tak Y.
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"great alternative for Flash developers"

What do you like best?

The learning curve was almost non-existent, and I could start building an interactive page right away. It reminded me of working in Flash 4 and Flash 5 (AS2 era). Being able to parse JSON natively is a definite plus, it wasn't that much different from using XML to import contents. If you are familiar with timeline animation and know how to use the timeline to create pages as in Flash, you will love Edge Animate.

What do you dislike?

I don't know if the latest version supports it, but when I used Edge Animate, it didn't have the capability to create nested movieClips. But other than that, I think Edge is great for what it is.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Obviously the lack of Flash support in iOS devices was the issue. It was a perfect replacement though.

Adobe Edge Animate review by G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising
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"A good experience, no longer supported"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and integration with other Edge tools, which makes building a site from scratch easy. It was nice to build ads and animated banners using the tool.

What do you dislike?

The platform stopped being developed. On a he other hand, some functionalities migrated to Dreamweaver.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is no longer supported by Adobe, and it is now available only for long time users of Adobe Creative Cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creation of sites and landing pages.

Creation of banners and animated ads for Google Adwords.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Steven L.
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"Edge Animate Review"

What do you like best?

The interface being similar to Flash and also After Effects.

What do you dislike?

The bugs in the output. We had to rewrite a lot of the code. We wanted to embed YouTube videos dynamically and that didn't preload. We imported text from text files but only Json worked well. It doesn't do 3D Vector. It should have 3D and 2D modes. It should export to WebGL.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would use this over Flash any day and I'm speaking as an ex AC3 Flash Dev person.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating interactive exhibits using external data. Basically replacing Flash.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Jack M.
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"Adobe Animate - Great for Animation"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of the interface makes it extremely easy to animate designs, especially when new to the program.

What do you dislike?

How some tools don't work like they do in other Adobe products.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I create animated advertisements using this software. I believe this is the best software on the market to create these ads.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Rehan S.
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"Over the Adobe Edge Animate"

What do you like best?

Capacity to build full responsive websites, not just HTML5 Banners

What do you dislike?

The updates are very slow, and not up to date with competitors in some animation features

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a good option for HTML5 output, for interactive animations, but lags behind on updates compared to the competitors in the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interactive infographics, banners and sometime full websites.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Events Services
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"Adobe Edge Animate review"

What do you like best?

I liked that it was easy to use and the tools were intuitive. The end result was impressive without needing extensive training to figure out how to use the program. Edge Animate can be a very useful tool in making web sites come alive and look more engaging and professional.

What do you dislike?

There was not much that i did not like about Adobe Edge Animate. I was taking an online class so there were a few issues with how the material was presented that i had problems with, but it was not with the prgram itself.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do not really do any web work in my present position. I took the Edge Animate class to further my education and to be of benefit in case i was able to help out on our company website.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Margaret A. W.
Margaret A. W.
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"Fantastic!!!!"

What do you like best?

The use of sprites and keyframes, and the stage

What do you dislike?

inability to convert to another stype of file

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Small scale banner animations with linkback. Very efficient

Adobe Edge Animate review by Gene K.
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"Edge Animate is great for animating without flash for fun and business."

What do you like best?

The adobe interface is intuitive and easy to pick up especially if one is already proficient with other adobe programs. The tutorials and support community is great.

What do you dislike?

It was not easy to convert animations to video files.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you use Creative Suite products already, Animate is easy to learn and available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Animation adds interest and makes informative projects more clear.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Brett M.
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"Edge Animate Review - Brett Messick, Creative Director"

What do you like best?

Timeline based code editing makes sequencing and animation easy and more intuitive.

What do you dislike?

The code window isnt integrated cleanly the text editor is rudimentary and its still buggy and crashes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows for rapid development of parallax scrolling interfaces and a between step for graphic designers who aren't coders to understand basic HTML/js snippets.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Education Management
User in Education Management
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"We use Adobe Edge Animate to create HTML5 animations and video players for eLearning"

What do you like best?

Even though I am not a web developer, I can usually either find code examples on line that I can modify for our purposes and accomplish our goals.

What do you dislike?

Some functions are not intuitive. A few times I've tried to create material and I just couldn't achieve the quality of results that I wanted.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our main use for Edge Animate is to create HTML5 video players that we include in Adobe Captivate responsive eLearning courses.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Consultant in Telecommunications
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"Good experience but is it really helpful for developers?"

What do you like best?

It's very easy to design animations in seconds and maybe this is useful for fast demos.

What do you dislike?

If someone's wants to have full control of code, is Adobe Animate really give this opportunity? Would be nice if we could export a more dynamic animation scripts that would be easily assigned on any different websites and elements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make it easier to export simple reusable animations (script).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Animation for demos can now be done in seconds.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Graphic Design
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"A Great Multi Purpose HTML tool"

What do you like best?

What I like best about the product is the ease of use along with the multipurpose functionality that is essential to any web developer.

What do you dislike?

As I am not a heavy user of the product, there is not much credible information that I can write about in terms of dislikes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A must have tool for any web developer

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adobe edge animate helps solve many web animation problems along with web developement and javascript problems, making web developemnt easier to understand and more versatile to the design audience.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Jorge Ernesto R.
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"Very easy"

What do you like best?

The UI is like flash so it is very intuitive

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it crashes when there are too many objects or layers

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use and learn (action script)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mobile access with animations, faster responsive sites.

Adobe Edge Animate review by Consultant in Staffing and Recruiting
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"Good for Adobe CS users"

What do you like best?

All commands from other adobe CS work in this program. As a print designer i don't know alot on how to create animations but this interface makes it a little easier.

What do you dislike?

Still learning the differences between media types and how to use final files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designers are able to create HTML 5 files without knowing how to code.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Education Management
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"Lots of features but slow for prototyping animations"

What do you like best?

I like that I can make any type of animation I want if I try. I also like that I can make items clickable.

What do you dislike?

How long it takes to make simple animations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make it easier to prototype.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to show developers how to animate apps and websites.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Consumer Goods
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"Animate"

What do you like best?

Ease of use in developing animated programs

What do you dislike?

Lack of support, basically forced by Adobe to switch to this product from flash, only to find out that the product was discontinued and now must go back to 'flash' animate

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not use, it is no longer a supported product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Animations

Adobe Edge Animate review by Consultant in Media Production
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"Uncomfortable Conversation"

What do you like best?

I like it makes interactive HTML content

What do you dislike?

It doesn't function in all browsers at the moment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure there are no other outlets before using Edge Animate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None. I would love for it to help solve so animation purposes

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Architecture & Planning
User in Architecture & Planning
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"Edge Animate"

What do you like best?

Once you know how 'tweening' works then it is fairly simple to build quite complicated animations.

What do you dislike?

The way that tweening works is to me it appears the wrong way around,i always seem to edit right to left which isnt correct.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn about tweening and how that works.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are looking at interactivity on a number of levels including animations for ipad.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Graphic Design
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"Adobe Edge Animate"

What do you like best?

Easy interface. Easy symbol editing. Re-use of symbols.

What do you dislike?

Crashes a lot. JS errors when using multiple fonts. Crashes for unknown reason. Difficult to set value with filters - AN changes the value itself. Clipping mask can be used only as rectangle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy interface.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

do not understand this question

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Accounting
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"Novice Edge User"

What do you like best?

As a former Flash user I found it intuitive and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Nothing yet. Excited to learn how to do gestures. Last I used it this option wasn't available, but I see it's something new that was added.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our firm is interested in creating interactive infographics and this is a great tool for that.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Design
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"Easy tool for animations"

What do you like best?

it's easy and fast to use, even if you don't know how to code.

What do you dislike?

there are some bugs in the software and sometimes it stops working

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was able to animate view gifs for a website in a fast way

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Higher Education
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"Edge Animate Review"

What do you like best?

The snippets of pre-written commands available for use.

What do you dislike?

It's not as friendly to draw in as Flash was.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to make my own animated banners to use on my portfolio website.

Adobe Edge Animate review by User in Computer Software
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"Never ever again"

What do you like best?

Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing Nothing

What do you dislike?

Buggy, closed source, no standards compliance, half baked

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not use it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was building a next generation platform for financial education and I regret every second wasted on this product.

Kate from G2 Crowd

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