Articulate Storyline 3 Reviews & Product Details

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What is Articulate Storyline 3?

Articulate Storyline is the industry's favorite software for creating interactive courses. It's simple enough for beginners, yet powerful enough for experts. And it lets you create virtually any interaction you can imagine, in minutes. With the new perpetual version of Storyline, you'll be able to deliver mobile and accessible courses with enhanced interactivity faster.

Articulate Storyline 3 Details
Languages Supported
German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)
Product Description

Articulate Storyline 3 is designed for people who want to easily create interactive e-learning courses and content. Only Articulate Storyline has slide layers, triggers, and states—the features that let you create any type of interactivity you can imagine without programming.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Trusted by 60,000+ organizations worldwide, Articulate software, services, community, and content make it easy to create compelling courses for every device.

Articulate 360 makes every aspect of e‑learning course development simpler, faster, and less expensive. Subscribe to Articulate 360 to get everything you need to complete your e‑learning projects, from start to finish.

Articulate users can also find inspiration, guidance, and best practices on Articulate’s community, E-Learning Heroes. It’s the #1 community for course creators with over 380,000 members worldwide and it’s completely free to join.


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Articulate
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297 employees on LinkedIn®

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E-Learning Developer/ LMS administrator
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Storyline provides a lot of useful tools that allow you to create high quality SCORM-based eLearning rapidly. I work in a dynamic tech environment where there are competing priorities that must be reconciled. The first priority is that there is a huge need for our tech support workers to have the best, most up-to-date training materials possible so that they can provide accurate and quality training, and on the other priority is that the products and services that our tech support people have to support change and evolve rapidly...so the courseware needs to be flexible, adaptable and able to be revised/relaunched within very narrow turn-around windows. Tools like text-to-speech and the Articulate 360 review function make updating content and gathering feedback fast and efficient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a bit of a learning curve for some features such as variables, but this is really pretty minor. Also, some of the under-the-covers controls and settings that must be mastered and dealt with can be tedious at times. Also, Storyline is not an ideal program for anyone interested in creating true game-like courseware. A game-like environment and experience can be built using Storyline through careful and cumbersome application of complex variables and pathing, but there are programs better suited to the creation of these types of courses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The text-to-voice feature eliminates the problem and expense of having to continually re-record voiceover on courses whenever there is a change or update. Articulate's extensive graphics library along with the simplicity of image replacement makes both adding visual distinction and updating graphics very effective and efficient.

And, Articulate 360 makes collaboration and feedback gathering really simple and efficient as well because reviewers can add slide-specific comments that are easily identified and tracked. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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E-Learning Production, Kiosk Development, Managed WordPress Provider and Website Designer/Host
E-Learning
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Instructional Designer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It has the easiest interface and it's very easy to use and master, the hardest part is literally just having the creativity to make the most beautiful courses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If i had any complaint its only that I hate the subscription model, but nothing is wrong with the software itself Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Pay for the training it's a great investment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

It allowed me to create video and audio training with very little third party support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Interactive Instructional Designer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The best thing in articualte is that it is easy to learn and has many tutorial and experts to giude you create or edit your course to look the best and beyond expection. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Few things missing but i thing they wpuld he included in the future e updates. Should have compatible with new technologies like AR VR and 360 view Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You sholuld buy and use this tool if you want to make your courses and lesson easy and interactive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Creating cousres and lesson has been easy and stress free and even time saving tool. Tool has made learners learn with more ease. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Learning and Development Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Storyline is the software that has allowed me to grow in my career. The content, courses, and portfolio I have created has afforded me 3 full-time positions, and several freelance opportunities. Storyline created amazing SCORM courses for your LMS. What I like best is the ability to create whatever you can put your mind to. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike very little. If I were to be picky and find something, I dislike how few "illustrations" and "icons" are available. Their free photos are expansive, but they have less illustrations and icons so you often have to create, find, or buy your own. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a company that mostly does live-training, you really need to embrace this technology. Blended and virtual learning is the future. You will save time, reduce training hours, increase efficiency, and a million other benefits with this one software. If you want to be an instructional designer, learning Storyline. The offer a lengthy free trial. I learned by downloading the demo and using Youtube. I practiced for 3-4 hours a day for a month. In 9 months I earned my first Instructional Design position, and in 3 years, I was running a department. You get what you pay for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I am able to create entertaining modules. Employees are enjoying their training more than before. I am able to keep people's attention and help users retain the information better, which reduces liability and risk, and increases customer service and efficiency. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Content Manager, Global Enablement
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use, Easy to add quiz questions or interactions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Very little, although the ability to export as more options would make it easier to use for multiple solutions - for example an mp4 file to create videos of training content outside of an LMS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The Articulate line of products are a strong toolset for any ID or L&D team to consider. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Employee training - just in time learning and being able to take existing content and quickly create eLearning SCORM content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The Articulate Storyline 3 allows to create eLearning modules and upload your work to your website or Articulate online tool. I would highly recommend this tool if you are looking for a simple solution. You can create training modules that can be viewed on different devices such as a phone, tablet or computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see more features like voice recognition, voice reconstruction to record and improve audio tutorials, having guiding pop up messages would be great. I wish the product would offer more free tutorials on how to create modules, offer free templates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You would not be disappointed in this product. Articulate Storyline 3 is a great tool for those how is looking for a simple product to create elearnings and interactive training materials. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

With this tool I can easily create a quiz for my clients, set up interactive workshops, put together some training materials. The Articulate Storyline 3 is easy to follow. You do not have to be an expert to use and manage this tool. Some online training is recommended for creating more advanced elearnings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Lead Instructional Designer
E-Learning
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Brilliant interface and extremely user friendly. If you already have skills on PowerPoint, Storyline is the next step in that evolution. It has an extremely intuitive interface that anyone can learn in a few days. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The audio and video editing capabilities are as good as non-existent. When you are bringing content from outside of Storyline, there is not a lot you can do with Audio and Video. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just go for it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

In the age of on-demand learning, Storyline 3 provides a beautiful blend of design as well as interaction to create engaging courses for learners. With it's multiple publishing options, there is no limitation in terms of mobile or web learning programs you can create. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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LMS Administrator / Leadership Development Specialist / E-Learning Designer
Retail
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

My favorite thing about Storyline is the online community, E-Learning Heroes. Articulate has done an amazing job of building up this community for tech support, work samples, contests, and best practice discussions. It's amazing and unlike anything I've seen before. I also love the ease of use. If you can use PowerPoint, you can use Storyline. More advanced features like web objects, variables, JavaScript, etc make it quite powerful if you're interested in that, but it's not necessary to know any of that stuff to make a really good course. Options to export courses as SCORM (LMS) packages, video files, HTML files to post on the web, and Word docs make it a versatile tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are a few little things. For instance, if I record a very long audio and then edit it down to a shorter size, it takes a long time to drag the end of the "timeline" to the end of the audio. Double-clicking to resize would be nice. Sometimes the app crashes at random times, but they have introduced project recovery in the latest major release, so that's mitigated somewhat. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would choose Articulate over its competitors in a heartbeat. In particular, I have an Articulate 360 account. The other applications that come in the package are definitely worth it. The online user community at E-Learning Heroes is also a tremendous resource. Questions are answered by experts usually within a few hours. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I can very quickly produce employee training and development programs to track in my LMS. I can also create high-quality video content, complete with animations and voice over narration and the like, and it's much easier to use than more full-featured apps like Adobe After Effects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

- Articulate Storyline is one of the best among the professional course authoring tools.. the good parts are the responsiveness of the software, great community support, importing from Powerpoint, varied publishing options among others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Needs to be a bit better In terms of compatibility with tools like photoshop, immersive learning, importing videos and mobile responsive options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For those that need to quickly roll out elearning courses, this tool is most helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

It makes content creation faster and rolling out courses in different formats easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AP
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love all of the options that Storyline offers. You can basically create anything you want. The best part though is the support forum. every question is answered in there. It is such a supportive community. Their staff is amazing too and I have learned so much from the free webinars they offer. These community tools are invaluable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We had a little bit of trouble with the SCORM package uploading into our LMS. Also, when browsers change the way they function you have to update your courses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use their online learning forum and participate in the webinars. There is an archive of the webinars which are super helpful since you can pause and rewind. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We find this to be a great way to provide a blended learning environment in addition to full online training. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like how user friendly storyline is. It didn't take me long to get up and running with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing I've found that I specifically dislike. Any issues that I've had I have been able to figure out with the help of the user community. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

It helps me make better presentations and online learnings than other programs that I have used in the past. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

So many options to customize eLearnings and videos. HUGE platform with templates, graphics and images to choose from. Great features like changing states of your images/buttons, etc. Functions like PowerPoint, but with so many more functionalities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It does take a significant time investment to learn how to use all of the functionalities to get the most out of the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take the free webinars offered by Articulate - this will help you get started. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

creating videos and eLearning to train clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UW
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This tool is easy to begin using, but a bit of a ramp to get to the next level of use. The community forum is EXCELLENT, you can find answers to just about all of your questions there to give you good ideas on ways to use the tool or to help you figure out how to accomplish unique results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The version i am using (2) lacks certain features I would expect it to have, such as not allowing you to wrap text in the scrolling window. This might have been corrected in later releases (which i don't use) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend this product for training and elearning development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We are creating and developing more innovative training solutions to replace current training, which uses PowerPoint. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Administrator, SQL DBA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Storyline is like Powerpoint on steroids. You can get incredibly creative, without a lot of effort. We use it to create all of our in-house training. Cartoon people that you can animate, and pose is actually fun - it really is easy and looks like we outsourced to a graphic designer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes a long time to download, and moving the license to new PC's every couple years is not easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just go for it - you'll love what you can create. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Our training looks more polished, modern, and fun. It makes it easy for us to train our employees and they are more engaged in the training because it looks dynamic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Creates professional looking projects which can wow the customer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve is EXTREMELY steep and learning is constant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Creation of content for grad school Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Customer Care Information System Analyst
Financial Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Quick, intuitive app that is great for developing a course quickly and efficiently. After watching the YouTube videos to get you started, you should have a course done in a decent amount of time. Branching is easy to create and track. Included assets, such as the built in templates and characters help the user complete a professional looking course. UPDATE: It can now publish to MP4! YES! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Eventually, I would like to see a browser-based version of this tool, so, Chromebooks could be used to create eLearning courses. And a more affordable version for individuals working on contracts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get the latest version of Articulate Storyline, in the 360 package. It will allow you to share content in a library and also allow others to easily review your course. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

This authoring tool allows me to create dynamic eLearning courses quickly but also allows me to create large, project managed courses with the same quality as some graphically designed and coded courses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The flexibility. If comparing to Adobe's Captivate, Storyline has more use case when creating Elearning. Product support and the community are also fantastic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Although Storyline still has a lot of things it can improve on (there must be tons of feature requests by now), I don't like the fact that recently (360 at least) whenever they release an update, some things could break. And when you're dealing with hundreds of projects, republishing them using the fixed version is a pain. Wish they will implement batch publish.

Accessibility is still an issue especially now with Flash gone and Chrome is the defacto browser. Accessibility for quizzes is still broken (the instructions being read by reader for selecting a choice doesn't work) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to create beautiful eLearning courses, Storyline should be on top of your list of software to consider. It can be pricey though. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Create beautiful online training materials that's not your typical Poewrpoint presentation or demo video. There's a lot of interactivity that you can do when you use this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Articulate Storyline is easy to learn and use. Very similar in layout to PowerPoint, making the transition easy. Creating great looking e-learning modules is possible for this non-technical person. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, I can’t say there is anything I don’t like. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Making required learning engaging is possible with a product like articulate storyline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The software is super easy to use, though it does have a slight learning curve. It's not too different from Powerpoint. My absolute favorite thing about it however is the content library. There's so much to choose from between high res photos, characters in different poses, and customizable illustrations. And it's all royalty free as long as you have the subscription. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's not the easiest to get used to. It's like using Powerpoint but like a dumbed down and confused version of Powerpoint. For as much as you get with graphical content, Text editing capabilities are severely lacking. Simple text drop shadows or other word art capabilities are inexplicably missing, which is odd given how graphical the rest of the software is. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We really haven't come across any better software for course design, and they're constantly making updates to it so it will only get better as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

My company is building a best practices course for our clients, so I can't really disclose much. The aim is for this to directly affect our customer engagement and profit-making though. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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e-Learning Instructional Designer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It has many options to help you create engaging interactions (triggers, states, layers). When you master this tool you can create amazing learning experiences for your learners. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If your working with Moodle you will face some challenges when register the progress of a course. It's something Articulate should improve, since Moodle is the most popular LMS and there are other tools that work smoothly with it. I was able to solve this issue just after spend a lot of time searching in forums and "cheating" the tool so the progress were registered correctly, but it should not work this way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For most e-Learning developers this tool will meet their needs. But if you need a seamless integration with Moodle and a fully adaptive design, I'd be make to compare it with other tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I work designing e-Learning courses, some of them are fully developed using Articulate Storyline while in other cases, specific interactions are created with this tool (for instance, formative assessments in MOOC). Since Storyline has a perpetuate license, it's a great cost-effective option. If you also need stock of images, hundreds of templates and being more flexible with the users who need the license they have an option based on annual subscription (Articulate Rise) which is also a great option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

the flexibility and opportunity to be extremely creative Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

not being able to preview 5 slides at a time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

great tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

training and library-type resources for staff Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Digital Learning Manager
Hospitality
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

If you like slide based content, Storyline is probably the best tool out there. Advanced users can create some stunning content and beginners can get started quickly. I don't use Storyline much but it's handy to have in my toolkit to edit third party content and quickly create MVP content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Slide based designs don't work well on smartphones. Although the package produces HTML5 content it is not responsive so is best suited to desktops.

Rather like PowerPoint, it is far too easy for people to produce the same old tired styles (rounded corners, Next in the bottom right). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I use Storyline to quickly create MVP content and edit other people .story files. Because it's not responsive, I can't use it for many projects (45% of my learners are on smartphones) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Learning Solutions Architect and LMS Administrator
Professional Training & Coaching
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Articulate Storyline makes be look like a superstar to my clients. I am able to create interactive and engaging eLearning that the learners love! And clients love it to because it is so budget-friendly and the interactive learning helps meet or exceed performance objectives. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike. I love working with Storyline! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Articulate Storyline is the whole package! It contains everything you need to create interactive and engaging learning objects - well, except the instructional design knowledge - you need to bring that to the table. Storyline will help you do everything else! And the community of practice, Elearning Heroes, and Articulate support are worldclass!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I'm solving the problem of creating interactive, engaging learning objects within ever-shrinking budgets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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