Doodly, as the name goes by, is a program to help users create doodle videos within minutes without requiring any technical or design knowledge.
With a dead-simple interface and hundreds of custom drawn doodle sketches, making a whiteboard video for your business presentation or YouTube channel is cake.
Not only that, but you can also insert your voiceover and share the final clip on social sites directly from the software.
Let’s take a deep dive and know more about this tool:
#1. The user-friendly interface and easy drag and drop functionalities are the biggest strength of Doodly.
Because the software is designed explicitly for non-tech users, most of the actions like uploading a character to the canvas can be done with a single click or two.
If you’re weak in design game, you can just drag a custom made sketch from the library and drop it to the canvas.
Similarly, adding a voiceover or text are also just a few clicks away.
And all these, from importing a character to exporting the complete production to your computer, happens at a lightning fast speed (usually within a few minutes).
#2. Once your clip is ready, you can optimize and upload it on social media sites like Facebook and YouTube directly from the software.
Want to share it privately to a loved one? No problem.
It generates a link that you can copy and share via email.
#3. After going all the features of Doodly, you might mistake it to be an online tool like Magisto, but actually, it’s not.
You’re required to install the desktop app on your Windows or Mac computer; it’s compatible with both the Operating systems.
But here is the best part:
The Doodly license policy allows users to run the program on as many machines as they want.
That means you can use the same license on your home PC as well as on your personal laptop so that you don’t fail to turn any idea that comes to your mind into an appealing doodle video.
#1. The primary purpose of designing Doodly was to create doodle videos; not full-length editing of recorded video footages or movies.
That’s why, you don’t see many of the basic and advanced level editing functions like Chroma key, 3D editing, advanced color grading, masking, Picture in Picture, etc.
#2. You can’t make video clips with 4K ultra HD resolution. At max, it lets you create Full HD (1080p) videos.
#3. In existence of mobile apps is another significant blow because making a whiteboard video on Doodly is a matter of a few minutes.
And having a mobile version of the software would have provided more flexibility and freedom.
Similarly, cloud space facility is also missing with the software.
Doodly pricing plans and payment options
There are two subscription-based plans to choose from.
The ‘Standard’ plan costs $20/month (billed annually) and comes with 200 characters and 20 royalty free audio tracks.
On the other hand, the ‘Enterprise’ plan is in a bit pricier side and sets you back $40/month when you pay annually.
In that price, you get 750 characters and 100 royalty free tracks to include in your productions. That’s more than enough to jazz up any bland clip.
Moreover, Doodly offers a 30-day money back guarantee to all the users who purchase their license.
So if you’re unhappy with the product, you can file for a refund within the first 30 days of purchase.
And finally, when it comes to payment methods, they process payments through Credit Card or PayPal.
Do I recommend Doodly?
No, I don’t. Simply because it’s not an editing tool whatsoever.
Though if you often feel the need to make whiteboard, blackboard, or greenboard videos, you can take a chance and opt for one of their plans.
Otherwise, don’t go for Doodly.