Adobe Captivate (2017 release)

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Adobe Captivate (2017 release) Reviews

Read Adobe Captivate (2017 release) reviews and discover how other eLearning Industry community members have experienced the software.

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Overall Rating 82%
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Complex. Not at all user friendly

Overall Rating 23%
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What do you like best? Nothing
What do you dislike? Its bad in comparison with Assima, Articulate storyline and claro flow.

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Industry: Management Consulting | Company size: 10,000+ | Level: Senior | Focus: Education | Experience using the software: 6-12 months as User

My Go-To Tool, I love its flexibility and versatility!

Overall Rating 100%
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What do you like best? I love Captivate's versatility! There's so much you can do with Captivate. It contains a great many features, some of which are easy to miss if you don't take care to look in the various menus and such. When I teach Captivate, even those who have been using it for years are sometimes surprised to see a feature that has been there for many versions but that they had missed, usually groaning and saying, "If only I had known that, I could have saved so much time on that last project!"
What do you dislike? I would like to see a much better, flexible, and open editor in included for creating advanced actions, shared actions, and incorporating JavaScript. I'm a power user and sometimes I feel limited when I try to do something very high end. There are few tools that address that need and if Captivate can, it will make a big difference for power users.

Joe Ganci — Owner, eLearning Joe

Industry: Elearning | Company size: 1-10 | Level: Owner | Focus: Consulting | Experience using the software: More than 1 year

I've used Captivate since it was Robo Demo.

Overall Rating 95%
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What do you like best? The Responsive Design.
What do you dislike? The JavaScript editor. It would be nice to have a more robust editor and maybe include the Emmet framework like Dreamweaver has.

Phil Cowcill — Senior eLearning Specialist at Department of National Defence

Industry: Military | Company size: 10,000+ | Level: Senior | Focus: Education | Experience using the software: More than 1 year

I have been using Adobe Captivate for 10+ years

Overall Rating 80%
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What do you like best? I like that the Folks at Adobe keep the software up to date with the latest technologies. I very seldom have to tell clients that we can't do that.
What do you dislike? I think that there could be more resources for support. I created my YouTube channel in part because there were not enough good tutorials on how to use the software.

Paul Wilson — Senior Instructional Designer, Developer

Industry: Elearning | Company size: 1-10 | Level: Owner | Focus: Consulting | Experience using the software: More than 1 year

I am consultant/trainer for Advanced Adobe Captivate users.

Overall Rating 85%
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What do you like best? Its versatility: can be used for interactive software tutorials, for soft skill training, for presentation etc. The ability to extend its functionality using advanced/shared actions and JavaScript. The possibility to output to SWF and HTML, as responsive project or not and moreover to an app.
What do you dislike? Inconsistency in UI. Lack of customisation of the UI, too much mouse movements and clicking since change with version 8.

Lieve Weymeis — Freelancer at Lilybiri Consultant/Trainer

Industry: Professional Training & Coaching | Company size: 1-10 | Level: Owner | Focus: Consulting | Experience using the software: More than 1 year

10 yeaa

Overall Rating 90%
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Damien Bruyndonckx — Pedagogical Director & associate COO at DiDaXo Belgium

Industry: Elearning | Company size: 1-10 | Level: Owner | Focus: Education | Experience using the software: More than 1 year

I am using it almost on a daily basis for various types of projects.

Overall Rating 80%
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What do you like best? Its ability to churn out various types of outputs, including mobile devices and the way it can be customized with good scripting knowledge.
What do you dislike? It has steeper learning curve compared to its competitors, which discourages newbies.

Sreekanth Chakravarthy — Lead Learning Designer at IBM

Industry: Information Technology and Services | Company size: 10,000+ | Level: Senior | Focus: Education | Experience using the software: More than 1 year