OK. So Articulate, Snag-It and possibly Camtasia look like the product set I’ll use to create online tutorials. There are cheaper options than Articulate – check out Increditools – but they just don’t work as well in the time I have had to trial them. Things could have improved at Increditools, but certainly for me the product kept crashing.
I particularly like the Articulate Player, and I have only managed to locate two products that do it – Articulate Presenter and Increditools PPT to Flash Studio. I think there may be other products for the Mac that do similar stuff. Maybe its time to start making cider.
Here is a screen shot of the player – the slideshow or tutorial goes on the right hand side. When version 6 or Articulate comes out, I’ll be able to update the Articulate logo to be a clickable logo of my own.
See how the panel incorporates the tutor’s image, there is a link to click to email them (if you want it) and the area on the right is where the slides and videos of the tutorial play. You get to select the colours and style of the player and choose if you want the present panel and logo panel. I really like it.
OK – so that is step one done.