CrazyTalk Animator by Reallusion is great 2D animation software for both artists and those who don’t have drawing skills.
We found MOHO Debut to be a relatively easy animation program to learn and use. Since it is compatible with drawing tablets, it made it easier to sketch out our ideas. It also offers plenty of premade character options, so you don’t have to be an artist in order to use it.
Character Animator is a fun animation program that allows you to use motion capture on pre-created character puppets.
Smith Micro Software's MotionArtist is designed with comic artists in mind, providing a way to add movement and sound to their creations.
Stopmotion Studio is different than most of the other 2D animation programs we tested since it focuses on animating physical objects instead of hand-drawn characters.
Adobe Animate CC is the rebranded version of Adobe Flash. It gives you access to professional-level drawing and animation tools so you can get the exact look you want from your work. We were able to use bone rigging and animation paths to quickly animate scenes.
Digicel’s FlipBook cartoon maker software uses time-honored cel animation methods to create your animation masterpieces and is designed with the traditional animation artist in mind.
Muvizu:Play+ gives Windows users access to dozens of templates to help you create a vibrant world of various characters. It is easier to use than many of the other programs we tested and is a great option for anyone who doesn’t have drawing skills.
Through all of our efforts to find eBooks creators with plenty of benefits that still makes the creative process easier, Atavist has loomed large as one of the best eBook creator options. It has a myriad of ways to structure digital eBooks, magazines and photobooks.
MasterWriter is more than a tool for writers; it’s an interconnected system of resources to help you find the best word or phrase for any story, script, novel, play or song.
The Novel Factory is creative writing software that guides you through each step as you develop and write your story. The interface leads you in a linear path from story inception to completion.
WriteItNow has a sleek, modern interface and intuitive features that make it the best creative writing software on the market. The level of organization in this software goes beyond others in our ranking. It’s easy to use and well structured.
Contour can help you produce a comprehensive outline that will take you through the steps needed to write a good screenplay. This creative writing software guides you through the process of defining characters, scenes, plot points, action and all of the other elements that make a good movie.
Dramatica Pro is a good system for writing stories, novels, screenplays, narratives and any other creative writing projects you may undertake. It has several features that allow you to envision and organize every aspect of your story before you begin to write.
Calibre is an eBook creator that takes things a step beyond normal eBook software by providing a way not only to create your own eBooks, but also to catalogue eBooks you already own into an organized digital library.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product.