Toonly is a very popular 2D cartoon video maker. As all, you know It will cost you one-time fees $67.
There are 3 upsells as well. From my experience enterprise plan, is necessary because you will get more characters inside this. This will cost you an extra $97.
So real the cost of toonly is $164.
But does it worth it?
NO, Because when you try to create videos longer than 5 minutes. It starting crashing.
I tried on mac and windows. Same result, no difference. And if you are lucky for and looking for Toonly alternative software then you are on the right page.
I think that’s why most of you are looking for alternative Products. The Following alternative programs are listed after testing.
I will provide all pros and cons so you can make best choice.
1. CreateStudio: Best Alternative
Createstudio is launched in 2020 and it is crushing the competition. Easy to use Animaker creator with all necessary features.
Other than this It’s video editor as well. Meaning you can do all necessary stuff for example Cut, split, adding text, Chrome Key, Music adding, etc.
In case you want to know more read here complete review. It will cost you $249/lifetime and there are several upsells as well.
1. All-ACCESS PAS
Inside this you will get access to 100’s of new pre-made templates, access to all assets, characters & templates inside StudioBuilder as well as 30+ new templates & new characters & assets each month.
2. Pro Media Upgrade
Pro Media Upgrade contains millions of images, videos, and audio. Additionally, you will get the integration to pixabay and Unsplash. Other than this, It contains an audio library, custom created SoundFX
Note: Pixabay and upsplash are free sites. API mean you can directly import photo inside the crestestudio.
Who prefer time over money it’s perfect. Otherwise you can get all things for free by Google.
3. Agency Licence
You will get an extra 6 license. So multiple people can work on different things at the same time.
Explaindio is an underrated product. The Good news it’s you can get lifetime subscription at a one-time cost.
Not only animation videos you can create doodle videos too. In other words, it’s toonly and doodly in one package.
Other than this it’s video editor as well. So you can cut, trim, add text over your videos.
Coming to Price It’ monthly cost is $37. But yearly cost is only $67.
A lifetime plan will cost you $497. It comes with 14 days money-back guarantee. So Anyone can go with an annual or lifetime plan rather than going to a monthly plan to test features.
Animaker: Good But Monthly Fees.
The good news is animaker have free plan for testing features. Obviously your videos will have watermark.
But downside is It is monthly fees, not a fixed price like Toonly.
Here is the pricing table
|$19/month on annually Plan or $35/monthly||$39/month on annually Plan or $79/monthly|
|5 Downloads (with watermark)||6 premium Download/monthly||10 Preimum Downloads/monthly|
|HD||Full HD||Up to 2k|
|2 Custom Character||7 Custom Character||20 Custom Character|
|–||–||Commercial Rights and Custom Fonts|
Another advantage of Animaker is, it is a web-based saas tool, not a software that you have installed on your system.
After testing i can definitely say it’s great alternative. But it’s price is something that is not digestible.
Create Studio have a fixed price. Once you got enough templates and Characters you can cancel All-ACCESS PAS of createstudio.
Anther amazing web based animaker tool. Same way to Explaindio it can used for animation and doodle videos.
It’s free plan allow you create only 2 minutes videos. It’s max plan which will cost you $599 annually has screen recording, text to speech feature as well.
Going with monthly plan will cost you double every month then yearly subscrpition.
With over 55000 happy customer Easysketchpro is on the best sketch videos maker.
Recently they have realized 3.0 version with new features. It’s not new. Although this isn’t famous like other products.
But in the earlier days it was quite famous.
The one that I don’t really like about easysketchpro is it offer watermark in $37 plan. To remove that watermark you have to go with $67 plan.
It offers a satisfaction money-back guarantee. But I didn’t find for how many days this thing is valid.
It’s available for both windows and mac operating system.
Blender: Free But Difficult to Use
Not everyone need paid alternative. Some people need basic things that can done through the free product.
Blender isn’t basic but it’s complicated, in other words not easy to use.
In case you prefer time over money then it’s perfect for you.
It’s not 2D animation it’s 3D, so no doubt it going to bit diffcult to use.
It’s free and will be. Company pays money to it’s employees from donation.
Coming to features you can VFX, Animation & Rigging, color wheel.
From my perspective blender is best for creating short movies with extra details.
Wideo is not very famous in the animation world. Similar to Animaker it is a web-based saas product.
It’s more like an Animaker alternative rather than toonly.
Because it is it’s monthly plan and offer you free plan to test it out.
Pricing is designed in such a way that Customers must go with an annual subscription plan.
If you ask me i don’t recommend it to anyone. Because Basic which will cost you $19/month you can only create 1.5 minutes longer video.
In Pro plan ($39) you can create 10 minutes longer video.
What You Prefer?
I try to cover only best alternative rather than writing every single animation product.
That has equally or more features or alternative in price. If you think that I miss a important product that I must list here then let me know by the comment section.