Ever since I updated my version of VideoScribe I do not have the option to change font? Please help
I don't have that option anymore.
I apologize for the sideways picture.
Yes, the iPad version (VideoScribe Anywhere) does not have the functionality to change fonts.
Please read more about VideoScribe Anywhere on our Blog:
We have made a number of changes to VideoScribe for the iPad including changes to and removal of many of the previous features.
Our main focus is to ensure that VideoScribe Anywhere is simple, stable and easier to get to grips with than the previous versions.
Many of the features that are still available on the desktop version and previous VideoScribe apps have been removed from VideoScribe Anywhere.
VideoScribe Anywhere allows the creation of quick and simple scribes on the go and addresses many of the stability issues users of the previous version experienced.
VideoScribe Anywhere will allow you to add images and text, set the draw times for images and text, select their order in the timeline, record voice-overs or import them via URL, add soundtracks or import them via URL, import images from the camera roll or via URL and render to your camera roll (via in App purchase).
Mark, I can see your logic and I understand your skepticism.
When we had all the features of VideoScribe on the iOS app it had a shed load of problems and ultimately just didn't work very well. VideoScribe Desktop struggles with scribes that use a large number of fonts as the full character sets from each are loaded into RAM to be accessed. So if your try that on a phone or tablet then the problems happen sooner. So we stripped the product back to basics and since doing that it is reliable and still allows you to create something engaging.
We have also just released VideoScribe Now which is a completely free app as well and is based around a quick create interface which uses keywords to find images for you. Again less options and free so we are trying to give our customers choice on what works for them and what they can afford.
So there were genuine customer focused reasons for the changes and to be honest for $4.99 to unlock video rendering for life you are not getting a bad deal for the price. It's no different to say Adobe Photoshop Express really, a watered down mobile application which allows you to do the basics reliably on the cheap.
Obviously we are a business as well and we then have the full product at a higher subscription price for those professionals and amateur enthusiasts who want more options and flexibility but even those prices are falling and we took $56.00 off the yearly subscription late last year. We try to look at our business decisions from all angles really and while finances play their part we are more interested in helping as many people as possible engage their audience in a different way.
No offence caused and I didn't for a moment think you were trying to cause any either. This is a public forum and we have one of those as we want our customers to be able to express their opinions. As I said given the content of the forum I completely understand you thoughts and that's why I tried to explain further.
Take your point on fonts and maybe a limit of one per scribe would be better than just one option all together. If you think that would be a much better option then you could raise it on the Ideas forum and if it's popular with others we'll certainly look at it.
But font limitations are not the only differences and we have stripped back all sorts of things. Less hands, no premium images, no HD and so on. All decision that were either to optimise performance or make this product a lot less complicated to work. You can Compare VideoScribe licence features if you would like the full list of differences.