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Edge Animate lets web designers create interactive HTML animations for web, digital publishing, rich media advertising and more, reaching both desktop and mobile browsers with ease.

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"Bring Life and Interactivity to your Projects"

What do you like best?

What I like best about Adobe Edge Animate is being able to create animations and exporting them for use on websites. It helped to bring some life to some websites that I created for my customers.

What do you dislike?

One of the things I didn't like about Adobe Edge Animate is that it did not work well with all browsers. It uses the Flash player so if they didn't have the current version of flash, it didn't work.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Save often and remember you can create sub animations and actions for each individual piece. Don't try and group all the animations onto the main timeline. Connect the animations after you create them.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Adobe Edge animate to bring life to some websites and create interactivity. This program can let you get really creative with your ideas as far as interactivity.

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"Good for linear animation, not good for interactivity, Adobe Animate CC (2018)"

What do you like best?

Timeline is the most useful feature as adapted from its parent, Adobe Flash (Animate).

The software atempts to use and adapt functions from the Create.js library to export code to Canvas/HTML5.

Provides enough methods to export, HTML5 and WebGL are both available.

What do you dislike?

The CreateJS library is usually out of date from the global library.

The maintenance of code is quite difficult. CreateJS library which is used for this software is not updated regularly.

What works and what does not, is difficult and a painful process. CreateJS is modified and implemented in Adobe Animate.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do not do long term projects which may require maintainence of Javascript code. This product is best suitable as an Articulate alternative for 2D Animations only.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating interactive digital learning objects or DLO's for University courses.

Solves the problem of using design and animation with multiple libraries to just one library embedded with this, which is the Create JS.

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"Software for animations in html5 code"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate is a software that allows, through a timeline and a property panel, and without writing any line of code, the creation of beautiful animations exportable in html5 code, css3 and javascript, to be inserted into websites, or all internal applications for mobile devices. It has great ease of use but despite this allows you to create very professional projects, thanks to the possibility of responsive design.

What do you dislike?

Adobe is no longer updating the software and seems to have focused on something else. In any case, the software still works really well and I think it is among the best of its kind. As the only flaw I can say that I would have added more preset animations to help even the less experienced to create spectacular animations without great technical knowledge.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Really an excellent software for creating professional animations for web and mobile devices, and also can count on a great compatibility with Photoshop and Illustrator (for the import of resources) and with Dreamweaver or Muse (in the export phase). Perfect for both beginners and more experienced users, it still offers the possibility to insert code, thus increasing its capacity.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Edge Animate I have created different types of animations on behalf of clients: from simple animations with vector graphics, to be used on websites as an intro, to the creation of advertising banners according to the formats recommended by Google. However, Edge also allows you to create excellent customized sludeshows with the possibility of inserting different interactions. I was able to create intro also for smartphone applications.

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"HTML5 Animations to be used on the web"

What do you like best?

Thanks to a timeline and a panel very intuitive properties, Edge Animate allows you to create great animations using modern web technologies, such as html5, css3 and javascript. The animations created can be used either on web pages created, for example, with Dreamweaver, or on mobile devices.

What do you dislike?

It is no longer updated with the upgrades of the Adobe Creative Cloud and this is not positive because it is really an excellent software, which could also integrate more presets in the actions.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try absolutely to create banners, canvas and any type of animation in html5, much smoother and with different interactions with the user. It is easy to use, with a really intuitive timeline and does not require a knowledge of web codes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it often to create banners for Google in hmtl5, which have a great visual impact compared to classic static banners or animated gifs, or to create animations and intro that can embellish web pages.

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"Adobe Edge Animate"

What do you like best?

I use edge animate and I am fascinated, I started using it when I needed to make an animation for a web page and they recommended me to use it and I started to investigate and mount all the animasion everyone saw it they liked it very much, the client was very satisfied with work.

For me the experience was very good, I still use it for some animation work because of its simple and you do not need to know much about programming.

What do you dislike?

Actually what I could not like is that if you want to perform very detailed gradients could present some problems because they would not have those that adapt to the moment, if you are looking for animations with high resolution content may not be what you serve there you will have to search another tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes, I recommend the tool for being excellent for me, the animations made have been very good and customers have liked it a lot.

If you are a beginner you can find help on the internet and you can quickly start working with this tool you do not need to be a programmer to use it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For the time you needed it, you needed an animation of a product advertising for children and everything was very dynamic so that they would call your attention and consequently to your parents and it was excellent what was done.

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"Adobe Edge Animate"

What do you like best?

Among the interesting things about Edge Animate is that it allows you to add interactivity without knowing how to manage code. That is, stop the timeline and do not resume it until the user clicks on an object or drag something. This allows creating the illusion that new elements appear on the screen based on the user's interactions. The package allows me to make sophisticated animations and multimedia presentations that will work on all mobile devices. Remember that the final code it generates is HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript, and we can say that its compatibility is quite assured.

Adobe Edge Animate is not useful for making a complete web page. But it is very interesting for specific projects such as to make banners or animations that need to be compatible with any device. This software is so efficient that it allows making a composition in pixels or in percentage. This last option is essential for a well presented website.

What do you dislike?

Of course, the options of java scrip are too many and you can not use them all.

If you are a beginner it can be too hard for people not familiar with these programs.

Some people criticize the software because its animations are basic, they can be done with several online tools that are free and simple. Others complain about the limitations of the program in that it does not have gradient fills, textures, brush outline, graduated transparency or blending modes. If you are looking to develop a serious art work, it will have to be in another Adobe program, and then pass it to Edge.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If I recommend the tool because it is very easy for me to use, the requirements I use have been very practical and my clients have been very satisfied with the work.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When doing the animations I think they are excellent, very sharp and of high quality in their presentations.

The photographs can be easily fit into the work you do and the arrangement of the figures for the animations are very good. I recommend it for the specific arts that you are going to make.

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"Beautiful animations in html5"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate allows you to create excellent animations, based on html5, css and javascript, without knowing and writing the relative code. It is based on the insertion of the graphic resources, on the property panel and on a timeline where the animations are generated in a very simple and immediate way, with highly professional results.

What do you dislike?

The animation presets are not so many, and unfortunately the software is no longer updated for some 'time, questionable choice. I hope that Adobe will continue production because it has excellent compatibility with other software, such as Illustrator, Muse or Dreamweaver.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A very useful sotware for those involved in making animations for web or devices and looking for something that goes beyond the simple animated gif. Edge Animate in spite of everything does not require complex code writing and is based on a timeline where you can animate the various resources with simple steps, having a good compatibility with Illustrator and, after exporting, with Muse and Dreamweaver.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Edge Animate I created several banners in html5 to be implemented on web platforms, but also intro, nice animations for websites or applications, slideshows. My clients, or collaborators, are very satisfied with the final result, and all without being a developer, using complex codes and scripts to create animations.

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"Animations for websites"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate is a software to create web animations, in hmtl5, thanks to an intuitive timeline with which you can animate individual objects. It is perfectly compatible with graphics made in Illustrator and allows export for Dreamweaver or mobile devices.

What do you dislike?

More export possibilities, perhaps to create intro or animations for native iOS or Android apps. Adobe should continue to update this beautiful software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to create animations for the web world Edge Animate is the right software because it combines the simplicity of using the timeline and actions with the satisfactory results you get.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I made several animated graphics for websites, canvas html5, animated banners for Google circuits, and I tried several actions to create interactive videos for users.

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"Excellent software to create animations"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate allows you to create animations in html5 and css, even without knowing the code. In fact, it is enough to know some basic notions and make the most of the timeline and the property panel. You can create very fluid animated banners, slideshows, intro and everything you can use on web pages or within applications for mobile devices, obtaining efficient results without being a developer.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately it is a software that Adobe has not been updating for a while and this is really a pity, because it works very well especially when you need to bring animations made on other Adobe software, such as Dreamweaver or Muse. The approach to responsive mode could probably be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

One of the best software to create animations in HTML5 to be used mainly for web pages, intro or animated banners, perhaps the only software that works perfectly with both Dreamweaver and Muse thanks to the export of a proprietary file. Moreover, from the properties it is possible to manage the responsive that nowadays is fundamental.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Edge Animate I still make all the animations for the intro or web pages, using graphics and illustrations created with Adobe Illustrator. I've also created animated banners in html5 that are definitely much more professional than animated GIFs.

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"Professional quality html5 animations"

What do you like best?

Edge animate allows you to create professional quality animations in html5, css3 and javascript, with final results suitable for both desktop websites and smartphones and devices. It allows the creation of different canvases, also responsive and has within it several pre-set actions.

What do you dislike?

Adobe no longer has updated Edge Animate that has remained in the CC2015 version and honestly it is difficult to understand the reasons, although probably has focused on the new version of Flash.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Edge is definitely one of the best software that allows you to create high quality html animations, with the possibility of inserting a single file inside Muse or Dreamweaver and inserting interactivity for users. You can create slideshows, intro or entire web canvas.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have implemented animations created with Edge Animate within Adobe Muse that has a special panel that covers the scrolling effects. In addition I created animations to be used as preloaders on websites, always made with Muse or Dreamweaver.

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"Create html5 animations"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate is a very simple software to create web animations in hmtl5 and javascript, very useful for creating intro, animated infographics or banners to be inserted in websites. Animations can be integrated into Muse or Dreamweaver.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, the most current version is CC2015, Adobe should continue to develop this software that is really useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great for creating animations or movies in html5 and javascript to be integrated into websites, also perfect for the simple creation of animated banners of all sizes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creation of canvas html, animations for websites, animated banners in html5 of all sizes, thanks to the simple use of the timeline and the actions preset by the software.

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"Top Notch motion graphics Software"

What do you like best?

Adobe Edge Animate allows me to quickly create and edit motion graphics and movies for my agency. These can be exported into a number of formats that can be embedded or edited by others. Adobe's Creative Cloud makes it easy to collaborate with other team members and share graphics and other stock images.

What do you dislike?

Even though Animate pulls graphics from other Adobe sources, such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, certain traits are not supported. For instance, Adobe Animate does not support shadows or depth using grids and screen overlays. This removes some of the original richness of illustrations and graphics. It is also challenging to manipulate sound or music, you must do this in another program.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go through Adobe's tutorials before trying to jump in. You may find yourself too overwhelmed to continue- edge in gradually!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating affordable marketing movies for distribution across social media.

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"Amazing soft!"

What do you like best?

The best thing about this program is the friendly interface to generate animations.

The tools are very intuitive. It is really very comfortable that you can animate most of the functions displayed on the panel, simply clicking in the small diamond, generating CSS code.

What do you dislike?

That complex animations requires fetching corresponding Jquery, ceasing to be that friendly panel.

I do not like adobe has decided to discontinue on the Suite Creative Claud. Adobe policies hurt my business lately, as he did with the Digital Publishing Suite tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

not discontinuous, because competitors could take his segment, such as Hype3.

You need a program like Edge Animate animation for mobile interface to present to customers. Today it is being done with After Effects.

After effect is being used to simulate the interaction style Material Design or iOS.

Edge Animate tool could be the leader in this segment.

Edge Animate would be the ideal tool that complements Adobe XD (Proyect Comet). It is the integration we are waiting.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resolved to create html5 animations that are used in digital publications for iPad (not support flash). I'm a graphic designer and UX designer, but I do not like programming.

We have also used Edge Animate to replace the old flash banner on web pages by new banner in EA, completely renovated, which can be indexed information, parallax effects, etc.

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"A great new entry to the animation scene."

What do you like best?

If you're still stuck in the age of using Adobe Flash to create your animations, or online advertisements, then changing to Adobe Edge may be a valuable choice. Adobe Edge is entirely html based, so hosting on websites is a whole lot easier than with flash animations - which still to this day aren't entirely viewable on apple devices. And, if you know this modern age like I do - Apple products are up there with the best, almost everyone you meet has owned, or does own, an Apple product. Adobe Edge offers fluid design and growing ways to animate and bring your ideas to life. A whole host of animation options are forever at your disposal.

What do you dislike?

Adobe Edge is still a young program, it is still growing in its own right - definitely - but you can, sadly, tell how new of a program it is. If you were to place Adobe Edge, Flash, and After Effects side by side, you would easily be able to see how much Edge falls behind its companions. In its own right, it can be a great tool for any designer, but when put up with its own sister programs, it falls behind in usability, power, and options. It is easy to see this program is still in its infant stages.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider how much detail you would like in your animations - if you want something with the personal feel that Flash offers, then I wouldn't say this program is for you. However, if you need something professional and can deliver the look and feel of a company who knows what they're doing, then Edge Animate is for you.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A benefit our company has realised includes something I have mentioned before - Apple products. Most modern Apple products cannot display flash animations, and for a long while online advertisements were created using Adobe Flash. What Edge holds up over its sister program is the fact it is entirely html. Meaning finished products can be inserted onto webpages and be seen by all modern devices, Apple or not.

Taking this into account, our team has spent time learning the ins and outs of the program.

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"Good but limiting"

What do you like best?

The interface and point placement for animations.

What do you dislike?

I had quite a few issues with it quitting on me unexpectadly. I had lost my entire project more than twice during my last use. The program does not seem to be able to render more than 10 objects at a time. I also cannot export the html file into an mp4 or other sort of video file. It would be much more helpful if I could directly export it as a video file (for adding to my portfolio, or to share across multiple devices). Perhaps being able to export it as a gif would make things easier as well. Recently we've switched into using after effects for our animations just because it seems more versatile.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are other programs that give you a similar outcome, but for something that's part of the suite, it's hard to beat.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've found great ways to make animated web graphics and having them sync with music is really cool. I've realized it's abilities to work along with Illustrator and Photoshop have greatly reduced my stress and cuts down on time since i don't need to export images as jpg.

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"Promising, but fell short in comparison to products."

What do you like best?

Although Adobe has discontinued support for its experimental 'Edge' software in favor of applying many edge-inspired updates to their flagship programs, they were on to something with these products. Regarding Edge Animate, the ability to create truly responsive HTML 5 animtions was great. While the advances in HTML canvas with Adobe Animate CC (formally Flash) are impressive for complex animations, they fall short in delivering the tailor-made multi-screen experience that Edge Animate was so good at delivering.

What do you dislike?

Although Edge Animate delivered a much more proficient responsive workflow than Animate Cc or Flash, my experience with Tumult's Hype 3.5 has been far better. The workflow is far more simplistic and delivers truly impressive results for responsive design.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As previously stated, Edge Animate was Adobe response to responsive and interactive HTML 5 animation. Until Adobe finds a way to impliment responsive design with Animate CC, Edge will remain their only solution.

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"Greatest animation tool!!!"

What do you like best?

There is nothing like the stuff you can do with this software. It is the greatest tool to create an animation on and it is super easy to learn, especially if you have a background in other Adobe products already!

What do you dislike?

The fact that it is going into a place where Edge Animate is taking over, and it is not being used that much anymore. It is sad but people are making the switch.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is the greatest tool to create an animation on and it is super easy to learn, especially if you have a background in other Adobe products already!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this to show my customers what something could look like quickly, but then if they really want it done nicely, then I create it in Adobe After Effects because Edge Animate is not being used as much.

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"Best tool for web animations"

What do you like best?

Easy interface, that I quickly got a hang of.

Very fast process of making anything.

Ability to easily implement code elements.

Ability to create responsive content.

Easy to implement interactivity.

Html5 is exactly what I need.

What do you dislike?

Still has some minor bugs.

Could have more drawing and animation tools.

Uses Jquery most of the time.

Adobe discontinued it!?!?!?!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to great visual web content, but don't know how to code and don't have time to learn, just use this! It's great!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

First time I used it, I made my whole master degree project with it! Now I create html5 banners with it as my day job. And in my free time I use it to make some funny seasonal apps for my friends and family and my personal art projects.

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"Edge animate: From very simple animations to very complex programs"

What do you like best?

It is an Adobe product and it feels polished, well structured and great support. The user community is broad and classes are available on Lynda.com. Once you master the concept of the timeline, you are clearly able to create very complex animations.

What do you dislike?

Could be overwhelming for casual users. The interface is rather complex, but if you are familiar with other Adobe products, the learning curve is not as steep as other animation software. It's power is in its complexity. You do need training to get comfortable with this tool, but it's perhaps a small price to pay to develop top animations.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you've taken the Adobe tutorials and even an online class such as the one offered by Lynda.com

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've used Edge Animate in mainly 2 types of projects: The first are in the category of more typical animation with user interaction that affect the animation (click on objects, mouseover menus, etc.). The second one was a rather complex set of calculations to based on arrows drawn by the user. We'd use the arrows as input values for a third arrow we'd draw. This was for a math enhanced ebook.

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"Underrated and very powerful"

What do you like best?

The actual animation engines in Edge are quite powerful and have some subtle improvements over aftereffects. You can find a nice balance between very fine tuned animations and ways of using the canned easings to make sure your animations are consistent and repeatable. This is something I now wish aftereffects could do more easily.

What do you dislike?

Definitely not as quick as other animation programs. The program often stutters when there are several things happening at once since you can't really tweak how the program is rendering the assets.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Most of the online support for Edge is quite dated, but extensive. There are enough people who have used the software for you to get a good understanding of the product, but it seems the online community is disengaging more these days.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whenever I need to add a level of interactivity to a prototype, I will often use Edge because it its platform specific. Its great for proof of concept interactions that need to be developed quickly and tested, but also has enough usability to be embedded into production code and still be useful.

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"Excellent but Young Product for Designers"

What do you like best?

For someone who is well acquainted with the Adobe Creative Suite but perhaps doesn't have the ability to code animations or functions in HTML5/Javascript, Edge is a very helpful tool. As a designer I very much enjoy the UI, which is very similar to after effects. The familiar environment makes learning the program easier and faster.

What do you dislike?

There are two major issues I have run into with edge. The first being injecting javascript and interactive elements. It is difficult with edge to alter the code yourself should you wish to make your design do something that Edge doesn't do or doesn't do very well. It is also difficult to get a handle on the interactive effects if you are unfamiliar with javascript. The second major issue is the lack of support blogs and response from the internet. As a young program, the user may run into several problems during the course of a project and have very little luck finding a solution online.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend using Edge for projects including animations and minimal interactive features. For more complex interactive features, you will need a good understanding of javascript and be able to edit the code yourself to avoid creating problems through Edge.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a way to produce HTML5 ads for clients and replace existing Flash ads after Google announced they were phasing out flash. Edge was the best HTML5 banner ad builder on the market for designers. It allowed us to design the ads without needing the developers to help us write all of the code.

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"A beautiful, easy tool for web animations!"

What do you like best?

I love how easy to learn this application is! You can sit down for a couple of hours with the built-in tutorial and be creating simple animations the same day. Best of all? The applications writes the javascript and HTML 5 for you, so you can use your animations on Apple devices. After learning Flash, and all the complexity required to create animations that were not IOS compliant, this was a wonderful surprise!

What do you dislike?

I really dislike that Adobe has discontinued this program and replaced it with another, more complex animation program! This "upgrade" is much more complex, and does not come with the easy tutorials. Another change in the middle of the year from the ever-evolving Creative Cloud...not a fan of change that cannot be managed easily, or anticipated and scheduled.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pressure Adobe to bring it back! We had Flash already for those who wanted the more complex tool. Edge Animate made it possible for anyone to create animations!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most designers cannot code or are afraid to learn. This applications makes it easy for designers to create animations that work well in all browsers. It even shows them code and may actually cut some of their "code fear" and empower them to go ahead and learn javascript, CSS and HTML 5.

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"This is very good product for designer and entry developers. "

What do you like best?

- Easy to use

- Integrating good with Adobe products

- Clear introduction

- Varieties in exporting

What do you dislike?

- Many out sources (third party) code sources

- Sometimes cannot use more than 2 elements in one page

- Some UX mistakes

- It will much more better when we have visual Javascript logic map

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- Integrate the UI for javascript logic management

- Easy export way for imply the code into the page

- Make the gate way for transferring file from photoshop to Edge animate

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving about creating a interactive product without coding. We think it much more better when intergrate simple javascript Ui into this product. Until now, we have Adobe Muse as the development tool to execute our ideas. However, we want more effects in our website, so a product as edge animate is the perfect way to telling our story in website.

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"Adobe Edge for Web Banners"

What do you like best?

I've been using Adobe Flash for many years to make banner ads so I liked that the core animation concepts in Edge are similar. I also liked that the interface is similar i.e. timeline to that of Flash

What do you dislike?

Since I am coming from Flash, there was a period of time where I had to acclimatize to the new Edge interface. There is enough difference between the two programs that routine tasks like editing keyframes, file and image management is cumbersome. Flash has built in file and image management features that Edge cannot have (or so I think) because of the limitations of HTML.

My biggest dislike with Edge is that it does not have the ability to create "Guides" like in Flash. That is a very useful feature in Flash because I'd use guides to place a storyboard on the stage and that allowed me to line up ad elements to the storyboard.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If people are completely new to making banners i.e. not have used Flash, then it should be relatively easy to learn Edge. The only recommendation for people coming from Flash is to consider the limitations of HTML and CSS i.e. it cannot do everything that Flash can.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am only using Edge to make HTML5 (mobile banners) so the only benefit with the application is to be able to make them with relatively little code.

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"Adobe Edge Animate Review"

What do you like best?

Edge Animate is an easy to use tool for creating html 5 animations and interactive documents for displaying in web pages. The animations can also be used in other Adobe applications such as InDesign, Dreamweaver and Captivate. The main advantage is that the animation/interactivity works on any device that has a modern web browser.

What do you dislike?

As a tool to create animations and interactivity, Edge Animate has very basic drawing tools. It relies on you creating assets such as images and drawings in other applications. That is not really a big issue for me, as I know the other Adobe applications very well. But a few additional drawing tools would be nice. Would be great if it had "scenes" like Flash does, to easily separate sections of a project.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A great tool to learn - not too complicated. Plus lots of fun.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main benefit of using Adobe Edge Animate is the ability to create HTML 5 based animations and interactivity that will work on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Where as Flash-based animations require the Flash plugin which isn't available for all devices.

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"Love Edge Animate. Top contributor on the Edge Animate forum as Resdesign"

What do you like best?

The interface is very easy to use. You have everything you need at your fingertip. Code snippets allow you to code simple things very fast. The ability to add your own code snippets as well as templates makes it very practical in my work environment. You can also add jquery libraries to extend the capabilities of EA such as jquery-ui for drag n' drop, GreenSock and a large number of others. The results are awesome and stable.

I have been using Edge Animate since preview 1 and I acquired an extended knowledge of the environment, the coding, the publishing, basically most aspects of the product. It is my privilege to help other users to solve their issues on the Edge Animate forum.

Edge Animate can do a lot for you and I especially recommend it for Education where a lot can be done to help students understand subjects and learn in a fun way.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike about Edge Animate except maybe some other features could be added especially for building gaming products.

The last 2 versions are buggy and need some TLC.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely recommend EA to others as it has totally met my expectations so far. However I would note that the latest 2 versions are still too buggy and the product needs some TLC. I believe that if Adobe decided to continue the development, they have a super product and can make it even better.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Make and coding small composition for Educational material. I have made about 700 edge projects. I also help people to solve their problem on the Edge Animate forum.

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"Edge Animate Informs UX, Complicates Commercial Integration"

What do you like best?

As a professional animator, I greatly enjoy how simplistic the program is and how similar it works to other Adobe products. Specifically speaking, it mirrors a lot of After Effects' layout in a web-centric, programmer friendly way. It's very easy to get animations rolling in Edge Animate.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the troublesome integration with websites. Adobe Edge Animate has its own unique export code that doesn't play well with code already written. Some of the advanced features are exclusive to the Chrome web browser, which greatly limits its application to all browsers. Web Developers have had nothing but frustration integrating the work done in Edge Animate to a website. Lastly, the looping capabilities in Edge Animate could be more accurate. For some reason when I export looping animation from Edge they will deteriorate overtime. Layers will fall behind the loop after a minute or two and not sync. I have only found this issue with Edge Animate exports.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it to inform developers, do not rely on it for final code.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When using this program, we've found the most benefit from using it to inform the code, rather than export the final code. Everything ends up needing to be tweaked and so we've found that it's best used by an animator to come up with a strong animation for a website's UX and then use that information determined in Edge Animate as the blueprint for our developers. The benefit has been good as our developers now don't have to mimic an animation outright and can rely on actual numbers, keyframes data, and ease determination when programming a site.

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"Gets the job done"

What do you like best?

I like that it is fairly simple and straightforward, which is hard to find in an adobe product sometimes.

What do you dislike?

It can be extremely slow and buggy. I have had large, complex projects that I have built in Edge Animate that have crashed, and I had to go into some source code to revive the file. Super frustrating.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it now in order to demonstrate an interaction or animation effect that I am visualizing for a project. It does well to demonstrate, but it can sometimes be tiresome creating the simplest of things.

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"Easy to learn for Non-Coders"

What do you like best?

The ease of implementing simple codes with a push of a button. It helps out people that might have much coding experience.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any complaints. This program does what I expect and with ease.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you looking, to create more High Impact/HTML5 advertisements with ease (little to no coding experience), this a good program to invest in.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes, I have go in an change certain functionalities to ensure my advertisement for my clients would work properly across all platforms(i.e. Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

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"Great App to design html animation"

What do you like best?

Its very user friendly, for basic animation you don't even need coding experience!

What do you dislike?

Personally, they need to improve more on shortcut and a couple of bugs but nothing serious!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have experience with Flash / Premiere Pro, you will find it easy to use it! If not, they have cool tutorials that you can use!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using it more and more instead of flash and GIF files, flash is getting obsolete and GIF don't have great quality

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"A good replacement for Flash."

What do you like best?

I believe Edge's interface is more simple and self-explanatory than Adobe's Flash Professional.

What do you dislike?

There are not a lot of choices with Edge as with Flash. Adobe will need to add more tools and allow animators more control over their creations.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The software comes with a basic tutorial. I would encourage beginning users to play around with the tutorial and create a project just to test.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have only worked with Adobe Edge Animate as a student. Flash is no longer a viable option. Apple has banned Flash on its products and YouTube has moved on to a HTML5 video player. Adobe has done a good job foreseeing a need for HTML5 animation software.

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