99 – Adobe After Effects

After a significant move up the chart in 2018, down 18 places in 2019

After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics application developed by Adobe

Website: adobe.com/products/aftereffects.html
Cost:Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 63
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 83   2017: 132    2016: 121    2015: –     2014: –    2013: –
2012: –      2011: –       2010: –          2009: –     2008: –    2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected After Effects as one of their Top 10 Tools

  • “Great for adding in 2D and even 3D-like effects and animations to a movie or video short.” Kimball Larsen, e-learning developer, USA, 2016
  • “Explainer Videos can be so cool and transfer so much knowledge in 3 minutes when there is constant syncing animations that go with the Voice Over.” Kyle G Main, e-learning developer, USA, 2016
  • “Producing assets for elearning” Math Notermans, e-learning developer, Netherlands, 2016
  • “After review of the content authoring tools a profound discovery is that I do not like their output, it isnt polished but rather compromising and cartoonish which doesn’t fit my brand. as such I have resorted to After effects to add the embellishments I need to hand drawn instructional videos for speed and simplicity. after effects has a steep learning curve but after that.. the results make authoring tools output by comparison not even in the same ballpark. Not even close. After Effects and I are getting married.” Anon, UK, 2016

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