Adobe Flash


Flash from Adobe lets you create powerful and engaging animations.  Flash ActionScript provides even more functionality.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Availability: Download

Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: – 2019: – 2018: – 2017: – 2016: – 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: 90 2010: 81 2009: 38 2008: 38 2007: 43

Comments from some of those who selected Flash as one of their top tools

“Adobe Flash Professional CS5 used to create all quizzes in the “fun” Play segment of our sales skills tool” Lesley Willis, 2014

“In my opinion is a synonym for e-Learning development today. The most appealing and interactive online courses gotta be developed in Flash” Henrique Rabello, 2011

“The best tool to create interactive content. Initial learning curve is steep but it is worth the effort to get to grips with.”  Karl Goddard
“Not easy to get to grips with but a great tool for creating interactive and engaging learning. Increasingly you can find base code for the animations you want and build a library of reusable code to make things much faster. Developments with xml and better accessibility means Flash will increasingly be a tool of choice for more many creative elearning developers.”  Steve Rayson, 2011

“I love this tool because it’s flexible. Yeah, it’s not easy to learn but once you learn action script, you never want to go back to restrictive “template” type tools. It makes interactive, non-linear eLearning cool.”  Janice Petosky, 2011

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