Welcome to my Toonly Vs Doodly review post. As the name suggests, in this article, let’s have a look at the two popular animation software, Toonly and Doodly and get to know the main differences between the two.
At the end of this article, I will also show you an alternative software we use, that has all the features Toonly and Doodly has and has some more. Now without further ado, let’s get started.
Toonly is a drag-and-drop animated explainer video software that can be used to create stunning cartoon animation videos. It comes with tons of functionality that make the resulting videos truly amazing.
With Toonly, you can create 2d animated explainer videos, review videos, ad videos, product videos and more. Toonly is a desktop-based software. With a single license, you can use Toonly on a PC and MAC.
Creating an animated explainer video with Toonly is as simple as playing with your favourite action figures. No more spending hours on a computer trying to bring your characters to life.
Just pick out the perfect background, then drag and drop your character onto the screen. Animate them by clicking on your mouse. Within moments, your audiences will be smiling and enjoying your cartoon animated video.
Doodly is a doodle animation software, otherwise called the ‘whiteboard animation software’. If you don’t know what a whiteboard animation video is, it is usually a short video that uses a drawing on a whiteboard to explain a concept or idea.
It is a video where there is a moving hand that explains various concepts by drawing different pictures and by writing texts, on a whiteboard. Whiteboard animations are a great way to demonstrate an idea in a simple and engaging way. Whiteboard animation tools are also called ‘hand sketch animation software’.
Doodly can create whiteboard, blackboard, glass board animations for you. You can also choose a custom image background or a custom colour as your drawing board.
Like Toonly, Doodly too is a desktop-based software that can be used on both PC and MAC.
Toonly Vs Doodly – How Do They Differ?
Now let’s look at the main difference between the two of these software.
While both of these animation tools have been developed by the same team, the way they function differs entirely. Toonly can create only cartoon styled animation videos for you and not doodle videos while Doodly can only create doodle videos and not the other way round.
This is the main difference between these two animation tools. They were built for two entirely different purposes.
What About The Price?
Both Toonly and Doodly have similar pricing plans. Each of these tools is available for a one-time investment of $67. That means, if you want to get both these tools, you will have to shell out $134.
Also, the $67 plan gives you access to only the basic features. Meaning, if you buy the lifetime license for Doodly, you can draw only the black-and-white doodle videos, and not the coloured ones.
If you want to draw the coloured doodle videos, you will have to buy the doodly rainbow add-on that is going to cost you an extra $67.
Toonly Or Doodly – Which One Is Better?
As mentioned above, Toonly and Doodly are software built for completely different purposes. They work differently and create different kinds of videos. So it is almost impossible to compare them and decide which one is actually a better software.
Which One Should You Use?
The answer depends on what you want to create or which type of videos cater to your business. If you want cartoon styled videos get Toonly. If you want to create whiteboard-style animation videos get Doodly.
That means if you want to create both cartoon-styled and doodle style animation videos you will have to get both Toonly and Doodly.
And that is going to be expensive.
Here Is Something Better
If you don’t want to unnecessarily spend $134 on two separate animation tools, I have got a solution for you. I want to show you the software which we use in our online business and video marketing campaigns on a regular basis. The software is called ‘Create Studio’.
Remember how Toonly can only create 2d animation videos for you? CreateStudio can do much more than that. CreateStudio is a desktop-based animation software that can create both 2d and 3d animation videos for you.
You can also create doodle videos using this tool. That means you don’t have to invest in an alternative doodle animation software. CreateStudio can do it all.
You can check out the CreateStudio sample and demo videos from here.
Best of all, it is available for a one-time payment of $67 for lifetime access. This one time offer gives you access to the CreateStudio standard version, which is the one we use.
You can also read our complete review of CreateStudio if interested.
Instead of investing in two separate software like Toonly and Doodly, you can get CreateStudio, which costs half of what you otherwise would have invested.
BTW if you are a designer or if you are into video marketing, and if you want more assets, scenes, and characters, you can sign up for the CreateStudio ‘All Access Pass’ that gives you access to additional assets every month, like animated 2d and 3d scenes, characters, music and more. This will cost you an extra $37 per month.
Toonly Vs Doodly Review Verdict
When it comes to animation software, Toonly and Doodly are very good. No doubts about that. However, as technology advances, new products are released into the market that bring fresh new experiences. And CreateStudio is one such tool.
It has features equal to both Toonly and Doodly combined, but costs only $67. So there is no doubt CreateStudio is a better investment than Toonly and Doodly. At least for now. If you still want to check out Toonly and Doodly, here are the links to their plans and pricing.
Click here for Toonly plans and pricing.
Click here for Doodly plans and pricing.