Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8
  • Total Downloads:
    224,924
  • Date Added:
    July 02, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.34GB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    253
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/7/8

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5 stars

"Great new features in Captivate 7!"

January 29, 2014  |  By bajenkins

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 5.5

Pros

Ability to create drag-and-drop interactions
The addition of multiple interaction tools, such as tabbed lists and glossaries
Built in themes
On-screen simulation recording with ability to record as videos or training demos
Enhanced audio editing features (compared to previous versions)

Cons

Some of the interaction tools are not as modern as other eLearning programs, and the styles need improvement. Still, there is flexibility built into the software to modify the look of the interactions.

Summary

Overall, great product!

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5 stars

"Great teaching tool if you devote time to learn it."

May 18, 2012  |  By Zaqueo

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 5.5

Pros

Simple and direct in creating Quizzes and lessons
Great user's support.
Has numerous advance(script and variables)capabilities
Multi-platform delivery (windows, mac)
If using it commercially, then the price is right
No problem with WIN 7-64
Almost limitless as a teaching tool

Cons

Limitation on Quiz slides unless you use the advance interaction.

Summary

I've been using Captivate since CP4, CP5.5 is an incredible step up in ease of use, performance and advance functions. I did not use CP4 commercially because of numerous limitations, but CP5 offers so much that I started migrating most of my publications to SWF and FLV for the Windows and Mac platforms. Great work Adobe

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1 stars

"Very disappointed, poor performance, limited capability"

December 13, 2011  |  By yipiyayo

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 5.5

Pros

Able to convert commonly used PowerPoint presentation into static image and include the questions created by build-in quiz function
Able to create video tutorials for software.

Cons

Poor performance
Timeline hide/show and lock always behave incorrectly
No zoom to display canvas
Cannot lock objects
Cannot group objects
Align tools don't behave accordingly at times
Rollover for image is different from buttons
No drawing tools, to create even a simple rectangle.(Basic shapes)
Cannot have interactive object in master slide

Summary

Basically its exactly the same as a PowerPoint, just with added video export and quizzes.
Its a program meant for dummy who can't use more powerful application for better interactivity.
If its just for simple animation, video tutorial or presentation with add-on quiz capability, use it.
Otherwise there's plenty better other tools out there.
The money is just not worth when you can make do with simple PowerPoint presentation.

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4 stars

"Adobe didn't disappoint me"

September 04, 2011  |  By davewheldrake

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 5.5

Pros

- Very unique product
- Easy to use
- Big improvement

Cons

- Crashes frequently on Windows 7 64bit

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5 stars

"A must have for every eLearning professional"

August 12, 2010  |  By Priyank05

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 5

Pros

NO programming, very powerful yet intuitive

Cons

None thank you

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5 stars

"Easy to use animator software"

June 20, 2010  |  By MadPenny42

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 4

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

There are a few small things I would like to see the user being able to customize, but all in all great!

Summary

This software was very easy to use and user friendly. I'd never had any training on how to use it and I was able to open it up and make a training video. It was very self explanatory.

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1 stars

"Bad,Bad, Bad"

March 07, 2010  |  By PHIL3227

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 4

Pros

none. I do not like it.

Cons

would not work. a waste of space.

Summary

forget it.

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5 stars

"We always use it to do software demo to our customers."

September 26, 2008  |  By www.yesoftwares.com

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 3

Pros

Very nice.

Cons

Very usefull utility. We always use it to do software demo to our customers.

Summary

Very usefull utility. We always use it to do software demo to our customers.

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5 stars

"Excellent"

October 31, 2007  |  By Jim Foiler

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 3

Pros

Fast, small learning curve. Can be used for non-simulation courseware, such as softskills.

Templates and an Enhancement Pack available at: kcwebplaza.com/captivate

Cons

Right-click interactions not possible for system simulations. Some text entry limitations (cannot use Tab, cannot use character limit trigger to end text entry).

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5 stars

"Very powerful, useful and easy to use"

July 29, 2007

 |  Version: Adobe Captivate 2

Pros

high quality exporting to a vast amount of formats.

Full motion capturing.

very easy to use

one of the best software's out there

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8
This release includes responsive authoring that lets you develop mobile learning content for any screen or device without programming. The user interface is redesigned to make it more intuitive for beginners as well as advanced users. New customizable interactions, themes, and enhancements to smart shapes let you create more engaging content than ever.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date May 30, 2014
Date Added July 02, 2014
Version 8
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.34GB
File Name Captivate_8_LS21.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 224,924
Downloads Last Week 253
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $899

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