Authoring Tool Comparison
As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, there are a number of changes to the authoring tool landscape coming in the next few months. We thought we’d help you decide which tool might be right for you. We’ve created a quick grid to show what we feel are the key differences between the major authoring tools on the market: Articulate, Captivate, Lectora, Flash, and the about-to-launch ZebraZapps. To keep it simple, we stuck with features that might distinguish one over another, rather than features that are common to all of them (such as the ability to add audio or images).
As the landscape continues to change over the coming months, we will keep this reference guide updated. In addition, we plan to create a more detailed evaluation guide that includes some of the other players in the field.
Even though as a company we are vendor-neutral, we are still opinionated! We had some fun discussions internally about how to rate some of these, and at times, our own team members didn’t even agree. What do you think?
Update: We’ve fixed the comparison grid, which wasn’t displaying some of the characters correctly.