Why We Love Articulate Storyline (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Articulate Storyline (And You Should, Too!)

First, let me start with my opinion on Articulate Storyline, I am a big fan of Articulate and has been working on it for a long time. I enjoyed a lot while learning and working on this tool.

In this blog post, I would like to share with you about the features of Articulate Storyline that impressed me. Here it goes…

Simple “Graphical user interface”:

It has such an intuitive GUI that any user can easily get started right away. It helps the users to design eLearning courses faster. Users don’t require much training to work with this tool. This is so impressive not only for novices, but also for experts.

Built-in Templates:

In my opinion, it is very difficult to start a project with a blank slide but Articulate has tackled this problem by adding readymade slide templates, which you can easily customize as per your own requirement without writing a single line of code.

Ready-to-use templates

Characters Pack:

We often source images from various sites in order to find the right images for our projects. This can be expensive and time consuming. Storyline has solved this problem by including many inbuilt human characters showing different emotions.

Characters Pack

Slide Layers:

It is one of the interesting features of Storyline. Slide Layers helps to create, edit and manage multiple interactions on one slide. It allows us to quickly and easily overlay objects. You can also show the layers when a learner clicks a certain object.

Slide layers


This tool allows us to add “states” to any objects, such as images, shapes, characters, and buttons. States provide different views of the same object.



Triggers make easy to add interactivities to your eLearning courses. You can assign triggers to various types of objects such as images, buttons, characters, text and shapes. This a great feature in order to build complex interactions.



Variables are a way to remember information and they work as a storage device. Variables can only hold one piece of data at a time. We have 3 types of variables in Storyline and they are “Text, Number and True/ False”.


Software simulations with Screen Recording:

This is one of my favorite features in Storyline. Using this feature, you can create a simulation-based elearning course without any hassle. Storyline automatically segments your activity into multiple step-by-step sections. This tool also comes with a feature called Action Fine-tuning, which allows you to go back and make adjustments to your software simulations.

Screen Recording

HTML 5 and Mobile device:

With a single click, you can publish your course content to HTML 5, Flash and iOS. I have been testing the eLearning courses developed in Storyline on iPads and I am happy to say that the courses are running without any issues.

Translation friendly (supports right-to-left languages):

Earlier, I used to face a lot of issues while translating the course into languages like Arabic and Hebrew. Now this tool has solved most of those issues.

There is so much to like about Storyline but the above-mentioned points are the top reasons to recommend Storyline is the “Best” in my opinion. I would appreciate your comment on what you think about Articulate Storyline.

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