Simple, old-fashion doodles are sometimes much more efficient in engaging users than complex, shiny designs.
They are funny and great story-telling resources.
Thankfully, you can easily take the magic of doodles to your videos with animation video makers and generate massive revenue.
This type of software is ideal for teachers and YouTubers but also digital marketers, content creators, bloggers, and anyone a bit creative who has something to say.
In this post, we’ll focus on two doodle video creators, Doodly and DoodleMaker, and compare their features and pricing to decide which is one better for you.
But before we do that, let’s dive a bit more into how these tools work.
How do animation video makers work?
Look, drawing is an art. It takes time and therefore it’s expensive. When you do things the old fashion way, you hire a professional artist that creates the doodles for you and it costs you a lot of money.
Animation video makers, on the contrary, have a team of professional graphic artists that work creating their stock of doodles, but the price you need to pay to use them is much lower.
Whiteboard animation shows the viewer static images being drawn on the screen and sometimes accompanied by a narrator. They also have effects and transitions, like a regular video editor.
But whiteboard animation is just the basics, and the tools we’ll review today go the extra mile with their features.
Doodly vs DoodleMaker
Doodly is a whiteboard animation software powered by Voomly. It was founded by Jimmy Kim and Brad Callen.
With this software, you can create professional, realistic animation in minutes.
Besides, when you order Doodly, you’ll also get access to our private Facebook group with over 75,000 active users.
DoodleMaker is a doodle video creation software and the result of over two years of development.
It was created by Paul Ponna and Sid Diwar to solve the struggles people have with using video to achieve their goals.
With this app, you can create doodle videos from templates, from scratch, or from old videos.
Doodly and DoodleMaker are drag-and-drop animation video makers.
DoodleMaker lets you enter your YouTube URL and repurpose your own old content, besides creating from templates or scratch.
You can also turn any image into a sketch-style doodle in seconds.
Doodly allows you to choose a type of board, scenes, and props. After that, you can add characters and give them voice-overs.
In the case of Doodly, you might find some difficulty if your videos require many mathematical images, symbols and statistical information since they don’t offer any symbols or mathematical images. You can, however, import them from other sources.
Both tools also let you edit the video style and the hand drawing of your video.
DoodleMaker has more than 300 versatile whiteboard, blackboard and glass board video templates, fully customizable.
Doodly, on the other hand, gives you thousands of custom-drawn doodle images that you can use on whiteboard, blackboard, green board, or glass board videos.
Both apps let you record your own custom voice-over audio directly and easily sync it to your sketch with the click of a button.
They also have royalty-free music tracks. Doodlemaker sells them as an add-on for $197, whereas Doodly provides you with different amounts of tracks according to the plan you pick.
DoodleMaker has text-to-video, a technology that has become very popular and we’ve talked about in a recent post. This means that with DoodleMaker not only do you avoid appearing on-screen but also you don’t even need to use your own voice.
They also have an AI artificial background remover.
Doodly, however, doesn’t come with any AI features.
Doodly’s videos are in black and white, like typical doodles. However, you can add color to your videos with their Doodly Rainbow Add-on which currently costs $67, and it’s a one-time purchase.
DoodleMaker doesn’t require such an add-on because all images come both in black and white and in full color.
You will, however, need an add-on of $197 for a royalty-free music library or music library.
Of course, one of the goals with these doodles is to create engaging videos that will lead to more money.
However, DoodleMaker goes the extra mile by selling an Enterprise license, letting you sell Doodle Maker videos to clients and keep all the revenues.
Believe it or not, many people made a lot of money very quickly with this venture.
Doodly allows you to export your videos to YouTube, Facebook and Instagram or your website.
You can also decide the frame rate, resolution, and quality when the video is ready.
With DoodleMaker, you can produce and export 720p and 1080p videos. They are working on offering a 4K resolution in the -—hopefully— near future.
DoodleMaker can translate any video into over 60 languages. You can also choose from more than 160 human-sounding (male and female) voices to give life to your message.
And when I say human-sounding voices, I mean it. It doesn’t happen every day, but DoodleMaker’s voices are very natural and not robot-sounding as it’s usually the case. Their French voice will make you fall in love.
Doodly supports the majority of languages as well, although depending on the font you pick, you may find that some special characters within your language are not supported.
However, it doesn’t seem you can change the app language in any of them, something you can do with other doodle apps.
DoodleMaker lets you add your own watermark. It also has an Icon Finder and a Pixabay API. You can even change the speed of the elements!
And if you want to try to use your own skills, you can draw with your hands with their freehand editor.
Both Doodly and Doodlemaker are compatible with Mac and PC.
Doodly is a desktop application installed directly on your computer that requires an Internet connection as it pulls images from the Internet. It requires Windows 7 or higher for PC and Mac OSX 10.10 or higher.
As Doodlemaker is not a desktop application, it does not require download or installation, you simply use it online. So at the end of the day, they both depend on the Internet.
Support and resources
Doodly offers customer support via Voomly, you can submit a request or navigate through the FAQ section. They have training tutorials on YouTube.
And if you’re interested in some copywriting advice, they have a guide that costs $47.
DoodleMaker comes with step-by-step video training walking you through the entire process right from creating your videos to getting results.
Both Doodly and Doodlemaker can also be reached by email and you’ll receive an answer in less than 24 hours.
DoodleMaker offers users an enterprise license that costs $69. It has a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you don’t like it.
Additionally, you can purchase some bonuses, like their royalty-free image library for $197 or their royalty-free music library for the same cost.
Doodly, on the other hand, doesn’t have a one-time payment, but it does have more options. You can choose between two plans:
- Standard: $39 per month. You’ll get 20 video templates, over 1,000 character images and 35 fonts.
- Enterprise: $69 per month. You’ll access the double amount of video templates, character images and fonts, as well as premium support.
You can also pay annually and save almost 50% of the money. Your order is always risk-free thanks to their 30-day money-back guarantee.
Although none of these tools offer a free trial, they have walk-through videos that help you have a sense of how you will be using them.
Doodly Pros and Cons
- Create unlimited videos.
- It offers monthly prices.
- Includes music tracks
- Requires an add-on for full-color videos.
DoodleMaker Pros and Cons
- Text-to-video technology.
- Includes black and white as well as color videos.
- Enterprise license.
- Doesn’t include royalty-free music or images.
Doodly and DoodleMaker are very similar. They are both great tools to create doodles in black and white or in full color on various types of boards.
However, it is clear that DoodleMaker is a much more robust solution for your artistic needs. It has the most recent AI technology that allows you to create text-to-video and an enterprise license to sell your doodles to clients.
So if you’re looking for an animated video maker that helps you create not only videos for your business but also for your clients, then DoodleMaker is the best choice.
What’s your opinion of these doodle video creators?
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