What Captivate Features Would You Discontinue?
I’m a big fan of what I like to call the democratisation of software. For example, you might have an app for your smartphone that does one or two things well and replaces a much larger application that might cost hundreds of dollars and may only be available for sophisticated devices or PCs. The app for the smartphone or tablet may not do as much stuff, however, for the vast majority of us, it does just fine. Adobe Presenter Video Express is like this for me. I could record my YouTube videos using the Video Demo feature in Captivate and then edit them with webcam footage in Premiere Pro, however for my needs this is overkill. Presenter Video Express suits me fine.
I would like to see some of the older features in the next release of Adobe Captivate removed. Here is a selection that I can think of right off the top of my head:
- Publishing and preview for Flash
- Learning Interactions
- Built-in assortment of image buttons
- Rating Scale (or make it work with responsive)
- Roll over captions
- Skin Borders
Certainly, some of these things can go. Do you agree with me or do you think I’m nuts? I’d also like to hear what everyone else has to say about the subject.