“The new version of Adobe Presenter attempts to leap past the features found in the other tools. However, it must also be noted that dedicated authoring tools usually offer up many additional features for more advanced designs, such as personalizing lessons or allowing for sophisticated branching based on pre test results or other variables. As such, the new features in Presenter are welcome as they can really help instructional designers to create better designs. ”
"It gives enterprises the perfect opportunity to create learning, training and testing material for its employees, or for schools to create learning experiences for their students. With its breadth of features and good integration with other applications in the suite, it is perhaps unmatched in its field."
"Adobe's holistic approach to content deployment aligns well with today's technology: Companies and employees use many different kinds of devices to receive and send content. If the eLearning Suite focused on CD-ROM or online deployment I don't think it would be as successful, but the convergence of Flash, PDF, and online"
Jeremy Schultz, Designorati
"This is really remarkable for a version one collection. If you have to put together eLearning content and want to have a one-stop shop in which to get it all done, then I highly recommend the Adobe eLearning Suite."
Tom Testi, BlogCritics
"The Adobe eLearning Suite has won accolades for integrating best-of-breed tools for rapid eLearning, courseware authoring, simulations, and media editing. Read reviews and check the awards presented to Adobe eLearning Suite software."
"Adobe has taken their turnkey simplicity to a new level with this suite."
Diane Cipollo, BellaOnline
"Text-to-speech functionality helps to keep your learners tuned in to your content thanks to automatic voice-over functionality that turns text to high-quality speech. This can be important when you need to comply with 508 accessibility standards."
Tom Testi, BlogCritics
"The eLearning Suite is a full complement of applications, so Adobe wisely emphasizes workflow as the key to successful eLearning production."
Jeremy Schultz, Designorati
“If you use Captivate, and most of you do, there’s no question that you should upgrade to version 6. I will be doing that immediately. If you’ve never used Captivate, starting with version 6 will give you all the great features immediately that many of us have lacked in the past versions of Captivate.”
- Joe Ganci
“Well there you have it, some of the best features and useful extras I’ve been using so far in Captivate 6. It’s a real step forward for Captivate. Past versions have been good but not ground breaking or the huge changes I’ve wanted to see in a new version, but I have been very impressed with Captivate 6”.
- Paul Johns
“Competitors with similar products are in the $1,000+ range and offer little or no integration with other products. Assuming quality, feature sets and development cycles are very similar, pricing becomes a great differentiator. Add to that the very fast workflows that Captivate and Adobe on the whole offer, and you start having a lot less competition making the finalist list.”
- Rick Zanotti
“Captivate 6 is now available. It is hands-down one of the best product updates that I’ve seen from Adobe. CP6 truly demonstrates both a response to what power users have been asking for and a chance to innovate. In a nutshell, you need this version. If you’re new to eLearning development, it’s a great all-around tool. If you’re already using Captivate, upgrade now.”
- Dustin Tauer
“The Bottom line: Captivate 6 is, by far, the easiest, most sophisticated, and most affordable tool to plug and play!”
- Anita Horsley
“it appears that Adobe has given some serious consideration to the usability of the product, and has replaced many of the somewhat cryptic and dour toolbar icons in 5.0 with more recognisable, colourful, and intuitive icons in the new version. In addition, the colour contrast between various components of the user interface has been improved throughout, making for a more attractive and easier to use workspace.”
- Matthew Ellison
“In summary Adobe have excelled themselves with this release. They have successfully addressed the challenges of HTML5, whilst simultaneously improving an already great product and I look forward to finding creative ways to make use of the new features.”
- Mark Waterfield
“Rest assured that your scoring data will integrate smoothly with your Learning Management System (LMS). Publish your courses effortlessly to leading LMSs like Moodle, Blackboard, Plateau, Saba, and SumTotal.”
- James Sturman
“Captivate 6 is awesome! I haven’t found anything I do not like about it. I just keep turning corners and running into a new little enhancement that makes my day!”
- Ian Minderman
“You should know that I have been a fan of Adobe products for at least 8 years now... but it is not the only software that I use when designing and developing eLearning and mLearning. I needed a variety of different products to suit my needs.The good news? Adobe has done a fantastic job with this release of integrating features that I'd normally have to pull in from other software!”
- Sarah C. Gilbert
“I want to tell you how two new features (my first favs) will save you a lot of time when scripting advanced actions:
- object grouping
- shapes used as buttons”
- Lieve Weymies
“The new Adobe Captivate 6 features some great news for Widget and Captivate Developers as some great new stuff has been added in the API. With Adobe Captivate 6, Widgets can now access items from the Captivate library, which opens up endless possibilities.”
- Michael Lund
“Rounding everything out is a tweaked user interface, better object styles for consistent formatting, XML file export and a Table of Contents aggregator.”
- Jim Barker
“The program’s capabilities are enormous, but its usage is quite simple. In some ways it resembles making presentations in Microsoft Power Point, as it is based on filling successive slides with different elements. Projects created with different software, as previously mentioned Power Point, can also be imported. Users can also create and utilize their own video records, including recording desktop activities.”
- Software In Action
Award: Best Advance in Learning Content Management Technology – Silver
Award: Best E-Learning Development Tool, Award of Excellence
Award: Brandon Hall's Excellence in Learning Technology Awards Best Advance in Learning
"One of the things Adobe does really well is the integration among its applications, and Adobe eLearning Suite 2 does exactly that. The new roundtripping between Adobe Captivate 5, Flash CS5 Professional, and Photoshop CS5 Extended, for example, is a big deal for us. This will likely save us 15 to 20 minutes every time we make an update to an image that's included in our Adobe Captivate content. We don't see this kind of integration with other products."—Nelson Swartz, President, DVPRO, an interactive training developer in Camano Island, Washington
"The roundtripping capability between Adobe Captivate 5 and Photoshop CS5 in Adobe eLearning Suite 2 works very well. If I change a file in Photoshop and save it, it automatically updates it in Adobe Captivate — it's seamless."—Joe Caplan, Managing director, FinSoft, LLC
"I create a lot of voice-overs, and the ability to roundtrip between Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Soundbooth CS5 while preserving audio quality and the association with my Captivate 5 slides is absolutely phenomenal."—Mark Fletcher, eLearning developer, Southport, U.K.
"The roundtripping capability between Adobe Captivate 5 and Flash Professional CS5 gives me a powerful tool for integrating animations into my projects. My animations can be imported into my Captivate 5 projects as smart objects, and any changes I make are instantly reflected in Captivate. It's clear Adobe listened to the user community with this update. It's just fantastic!"—Mark Fletcher, eLearning developer, Southport, U.K.