What are the best storyboarding tools?

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    #1StoryboardThat

    StoryboardThat

    StoryboardThat is an online tool that allows you to create storyboards with pre-made templates, as well as graphic organizers, and comics for education, business or personal use. There is a free trial available. 

    Online Tools

    $9.99- Varies by plan

    Alexander Gilbert
    Written on September 23, 2018
    "Storyboard That was really helpful when I needed to do a storyboard for a project. As someone with no art talent whatsoever, it was really helpful that I could use the provided art assets to quickly and efficiently set up a storyboard. It's more limiting than free-handing a storyboard, but I consider that to be a fair trade off for my situation."
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    #2StoryBoard Pro by Atomic Learning

    StoryBoard Pro by Atomic Learning

    StoryBoard Pro by Atomic Learning is a storyboard tool that lets you build a scene by importing videos, photos, sounds. This tool is recommended to people who are bad at drawing or sketching.

    Websites
    Louis Valdez
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "It seems like a great program that gives you the ends and outs of making a story board. I think people often have a lot of questions about how a storyboard should be presented and there aren't a lot of resources out there for assisting with storyboard. I like that there is a free sample version some people are able to test it out first and see if its for them."
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    #3Storyboard Compose

    Storyboard Compose

    Storyboard Composer is a mobile application which can serve as your storyboard and pre-visualization composer to help visualize your story. It allows you to use your photos then add traditional storyboarding markups. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $14.99

    Samuel Wade
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "This app was nice for planning storyboards. However, they are lagging in their support. If it was not for the lack of support, this could be a stellar app. I wrote the developer with a question three months ago and have yet to hear back. "
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    #4Prolost Boardo

    Prolost Boardo
    Prolost Board is an After Effect plugin for adding storyboard animations and effects to existing images. But you'll need to create this images using another software.
    Software

    Windows

    $29

    Jonathan Berry
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "My whole office got access to Prolost Boardo for creating presentations. It made it much easier to and faster to create a professional-looking presentation. Unfortunately, it also made everyone's presentations look almost exactly the same."
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    #5Storyboard Fountain

    Storyboard Fountain

    StoryBord Fountain is an open source storyboard tool with a modern user interface to help you visualize your screenplay to test if a scene will work which includes easy drawing tools. This is currently a beta software. 

    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Juan Warren
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "Who wouldn't like a free software right? A friend of mine told me about this so i checked it out because it is free. Even though this isn't really a fancy option on making storyboards i like how it is so user-friendly. And the fact that i can evcen record an audio so i can playback the video and pitch my idea. "
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    #6Animation Desk

    Animation Desk
    Animation Desk is an animation app designed by Kdan Mobile Software Company. It's a great drawing application that helps us flesh out every creative idea into animated figures, animated movies and e-cards.
    Apps

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Terry Gonzalez
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Animation Desk is a must have for any amateur or even pro graphics artists. This app is so easy to use and the best part is it's free and just as powerful as enterprise software out there."
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    #7Moviestorm

    Moviestorm

    Moviestorm is offering an affordable suite of market-leading software tools such as Moviestorm Filmmaker, Moviestorm Education Unlimited, Moviestorm Education Junior to create a full-featured movie-making environment. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Alan Sheng
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "i dont think this is a good tool in creating storyboards. i have been using this for creating 3D characters though. But if you are working with a team this will be good to use when u watch to pitch your project from visualization and even pitch the full video start-to-finish in accurate details"
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    #8ShotPro

    ShotPro

    ShotPro is an easy to use tool where you can create storyboards or pre-visualization that lets you build compelling 3D sets and scenes. The Videomaker Magazine has named ShotPro as the "Best Mobile App of 2015."

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    $39.99- with in-app purchases

    Gerald Medina
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "I downloaded ShotPro when I was looking for something to do storyboarding with, and overall it worked pretty well. It comes with a decent amount of props pre-installed, and I especially liked that I could play around with the lighting in the scenes I built. You can change your camera angle as well, and even mess with the facial expressions of your prop characters. I think I still prefer drawing out my final storyboards by hand, but even if I still do that, ShotPro lets me play around with my ideas first which gives me a good place to start."
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    #9Plot

    Plot

    Plot is a storyboarding tool that will help you to create and design your own storyboards for your own projects. With a ver simple to use drawing tool and a collaborative way to interact, Plot is a very helpful tool to create your videos.


    Online Tools

    Free- 7.50$ Premium

    Adrian Thompson
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "It's such a timesaver. We are using it exclusively (on every project) with my motion design studio! I'll never go back to using templates."
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    #10Storyboard Quick

    Storyboard Quick

    Storyboard Quick is a software where you can create easily professional storyboards without any drawings as it includes a library of customizable characters, presets for locations and props, script imports, and more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $129.99

    Jose Green
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "Storyboard Quick made it easy for me to produce a professional quality storyboard for my classroom. I was impressed with the thousands of characters and graphics I could choose from., but I could also use my own pictures where needed. I enjoyed exploring the many different backgrounds and fonts I could use to make my presentation as attractive as possible."
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    #11FrameForge 4

    FrameForge 4

    FrameForge 4 is a software created for professional filmmakers which will help them previsualize script, create storyboards with thousands of realistic characters, props, and sets as well as import scripts. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $249.95- Free trial available

    Samuel Hawkins
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "FrameForge really helps me visualize how I can get the best shot for every scene. In just a few seconds, I can compare different angles, setups and backgrounds on screen. I can play with hundreds of combinations without breaking down and setting back up! FrameForge has really helped me up my game."
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    #12Paper

    Paper

    Paper is a free application for iOS devices that enables users to create checklists, spot details in pictures, and sketch diagrams. It also has an auto-correction feature for drawings and also has a 3D journal.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Howard Pearson
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "Taking notes digitally has never been so easy. Paper by FiftyThree - Sketch, Diagram, Take Notes provides a digital drawing board with a variety of note taking and sketching tools. Take notes, create graphs and slides and sketch anything you want using this powerful app."
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    #13Storyboard Pro

    Storyboard Pro

    Storyboard Pro is a software by Toon Boom which serves as your tool to help you create storyboards for episodic, advertising, film, explainer videos and other creative projects. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $38- Free trial available

    Billy Lucas
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "Creativity is difficult to teach, if not impossible. Storyboarding will be a easier, but it will still require hours of practice and learning. The requirements here starts with someone who has worked on a successful project. Additional things like the proper software, computer, and other electronic accessories are also necessary."
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    #14Boords

    Boords

    Boords is an online tool where you can create professional storyboards, scripts, and animatics in one place quickly and easily, then effortlessly share them with clients and teammates in real-time.

    Online Tools

    $12- Varies by plan

    Jose Delgado
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "I used this to create my story boards online. It's really easy and simple to use, and you can share all of the work with your intended partners rather easily. You can even try it free just to see if you like it. I would recommend this for artists out there who need a digital solution to storyboarding."

Summary

Best What are the best storyboarding tools
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1StoryboardThatOnline Tools 15 Paid
2StoryBoard Pro by Atomic LearningWebsites 11 Paid
3Storyboard ComposeApps 9 Paid
4Prolost BoardoSoftware 8 Paid
5Storyboard FountainSoftware 7 Free
6Animation DeskApps 5 Free
7MoviestormWebsites 5 Free
8ShotProApps 5 Paid
9PlotOnline Tools 4 Free
10Storyboard QuickSoftware 4 Paid
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