Try new app VideoScribe Now!

VS Now! process

VideoScribe Now! is an early version app that automatically turns any text you input into an animated whiteboard video, making it quicker and easier to get your message out into the world.

We’re looking for people to try Now! for free (and let us know how it could work better for you).

Download on Android

Download on iOS

We hope that for new users it will be a simple way to get into scribing, while experienced scribers can use Now! to start new videos quickly and enhance them later with the full features of VideoScribe desktop and the Anywhere app.

You’ll need to set up a free Sparkol account to use some Now! features.

How does it work?

Simply enter or paste the text from your video’s script and VideoScribe Now! will choose images from its library – turning them into an awesome video.

  1. Enter script – type or paste in your text
  2. Review suggested images – the app assigns library images to keywords
  3. Record voiceover – speak on cue if you want audio
  4. That’s it – you’ve got a whiteboard video you can send to the sho.co website for easy sharing and downloading

It’s that simple. To customise your video further, you can also:

  • Swap the images – change the default images for something from the library
  • Edit styles – choose full colour or outline drawings, remove the hand and change background
  • Save to Sparkol Cloud – edit the video with VideoScribe on your desktop or mobile

Please note: Android users may come across a bug where image lines won’t draw in preview mode. We’re aware of this issue and looking into a solution. Please be assured that your final rendered video on sho.co will draw as expected.

Feedback and support

Please let us know how you get on in the comments below, or on Facebook and Twitter.

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6 thoughts on “Try new app VideoScribe Now!”

  1. I tried the VideoScribe app, and found the result was unusable. I do believe this is due to the technical nature of the presentation – this is why I have purchased a license – to make technical videos. The last one I did, which is on YouTube, went over great. Trying the “automated” app just does not work. I understand that you would scan for key words to pick the appropriate graphics from the library, so I did try to make my script as general as possible, hoping to modify the result to suit, but the result is not really usable. However, good idea. I am sure you would have taken the keywords from my script and added them to the VideoScribe vocabulary, and the app will learn going forward. I fully understand this.

    Plus, it is not easy working on a small phone, and I don’t think I will use this medium too much. Perhaps you should consider making this available on a desktop, and I will gladly work with you to improve it. But working on a small phone is not really practical. Having to type my script on a small phone is not practical. Pasting was not bad but not that easy. You should have an option to open a file and take the text from there. I don’t own a tablet so this is not an option. I will now start working on my desktop, see what I can find in the library, or handle my own using Inkscape to create my video.

    If you need additional information, please ask.

    1. Hi Ibrahim, I’m sorry to hear you haven’t found Now! useful, but I’m glad you’ve found success with the full app. Do you think you might find it useful in the future to get a scribe going? i.e. to start a project before importing it into the full version of VideoScribe to fine-tune it? Thank you very much for your feedback, it’s invaluable to us.

      1. Hi. Thanks for your response. My thoughts in using the Now! app was to write the script, use the app to generate a scribe, and kickstart the video, then use my desktop to fine-tune it. I see great potential in this app. The idea is really good. Now, if only I can build a library of keywords, and link these keywords with a set of graphics, and I think I will be on a roll. The key is the keywords and the associated graphics. I don’t think you have the keywords I use in your database so we need to create a learning app and build it up. Now, here’s a thought, would it be possible for me to create a user-defined keyword list, or multiple keyword lists based on subject, link each keyword with one or more svg images in a library, or multiple libraries, and keep building on this. I see potential in this app – once I bootstrap it, it keeps learning, and I keep building up. Something to think about. I am going to give it a shot. I have just purchased an Android tablet, and perhaps I will install the Now! app on it, so I have a larger surface to work with – my phone is ridiculously small for this purpose. I can work with you on this, if you give me the options. I see lots of potential. What do you think? See if this is feasible. Again, you need to work this into your business and pricing model. We can keep discussing it, and I can provide you with feedback. Just some of my initial thoughts. I’ll keep plugging away. Thanks. I look forward to your comments.

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