Top 5 Free Animation Apps For Chromebook

For those who haven’t crossed paths with a Chromebook before or even heard of it, a Chromebook is basically a tablet or laptop. Here is a list of the Best Chromebooks for Drawing.

The difference between a regular laptop and a Chromebook is that Chromebooks’ operating system is Linux-based Chrome. The devices of this variety are used to perform tasks with the help of the Google Chrome browser in the machine, with most of its applications and data being kept in the cloud. The majority of the files created through the apps will not be stored within the device.

Chromebooks can be used to perform basic, lightweight processes and are perfect if you need something to utilize when you want to stream videos, browse the internet, or play games.

For artists and animators alike, this device can be helpful in the creation of both 2D and 3D animations, as long as they are not too complex. After downloading the right apps, it’s possible make videos for multiple uses, such as work-related projects, school assignments and so on.

Here are the best free options you could try out.

  1. PowToon
  2. Toontastic 3D
  3. Scratch
  4. Clarisketch
  5. WeVideo

PowToon

PowToon interface

PowToon is a widely known platform that can be used to create animated videos. With this application, you have the ability to make visually attractive projects ranging from simple to professional, with a variety of uses.

If your videos are to serve an educational purpose or a marketing function, there are almost no restrictions on what can be done. It is an easy tool for students too, allowing them to bring animations to life by compiling a series of slides to provide a scene-by-scene rundown of the story they wish to tell.

Some features allow the creator to insert background music or even voice-overs, making it one of the best options for making fast animated videos.

Toontastic 3D

Toontastic 3D

Toontastic is a free software can be used on any Chromebook device, as long as they run Android apps. Toontastic is a versatile application that is not restricted to a particular type of user. No matter who you are or want to be, a director, an inventor, an author, if you have a story to tell, Toontastic will help you do that.

You can create 3D characters, use photos, and with the help of the app’s story arc feature, it’s even possible to map out the whole plot of your story before starting production.

Scratch

Scracth animation and coding app

Scratch is perfect for young children who need to learn the basics of programming. It’s a mix of coding and storytelling. It is one of the simplest means of programming and aids young people develop a habit of creative thinking, systematic reasoning, and collaborative work. With this software, you can program engaging and interactive games, stories, and animations.

The best part is its simplicity, it’s almost as easy as playing with legos, literally.

Thanks to its block-based visual components creators just need to select blocks that match whatever instruction they would like their program to carry out, drag it, and drop it on the canvas.

Clarisketch

Clarisketch is a rather exciting approach to animating videos. It works by combining photos, drawings, and speech into an animated sketch that can be used however you want. It’s also very user-friendly. All you have to do is drawing and talking (there is a feature that records your voice while you draw), and that’s pretty much it.

WeVideo

This is another great chrome app to consider, as you can useWeVideo to both make and edit videos. This software comes with three three-editing modules.

  1. Timeline
  2. Storyboard
  3. Advanced mode

This app is integrated with well-known sites like Google Drive and Dropbox, making it easy for you to work on graphic files, pictures, and videos that were previously uploaded there. With WeVideo, creators are given a chance to make whatever story they have memorable. Its editing toolbox allows the user to insert text, voice-over recordings, music, transition effects and professional themes, the possibilities to to create videos are endless.

Conclusion

Nowadays, videos are becoming the most important assets when it comes to entertainment, education and even the internet as a whole. With the right tools, you can engage with people, generate more interest and attention to what you have to say. These apps are a great way for you to start bringing your ideas to life.

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Bruno Santos

Bruno Santos

Hi! My name is Bruno. I'm a web developer/designer based in Toronto, Canada. I've been working with drawing tablets for over 20 years and I'm among the Top 10 Most Viewed Writers on Quora in the Graphics Tablets category. Do you have any questions? Just leave a comment =)

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