38 – Adobe Captivate


Rapidly create simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training.

Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available
Available: Download
Categories: course authoring, simulations, screencasting

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 38  2014: 33  2013: 37  2012: 43  2011: 48  2010: 38  2009: 22=  2008: 30=  2007: 17=

Comments from some of those who selected Captivate as one of their Top Tools

“It is less and less frequent, but when we do need an animation or software capture with narration/annotation, we use Captivate. I’m not prepared to defend it against competitors; it’s simply the one we use now.” Ben Carmel, 2015

“The two best products to use to create interactive, SCORM-compliant eLearning courses are Articulate’s eLearning Suite and Adobe Captivate. The reason that Captivate has made my list and not Articulate is purely because Captivate is available on both the Mac and the PC.” Bonnie Stachowiak, 2015

“most versatile eLearning authoring tool” Lieve Weymeis, 2015