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Inspire vs Storyline vs Toolbook vs Captivate 8
The question was:
We have ToolBook, Storyline2, Articulate Studio 13 and Captivate 8 as well. As I am sure you can tell, I like the ease in which Inspire accepts extensions. Do you have experience with these other applications? If so, do you have a preference?My two cents:
Thanks to its long history of support for Flash widgets, current Captivate has its own JS API that allows you manipulate objects and variables as well as control navigation and timeline. It works both for Flash and HTML5, which is nice. It can also execute JS from within the software, although the editor is terrible and you cannot put code into external files (so you cannot use your preferred text editor).
Both tools have issues when displaying 3rd party content in iframes, especially on mobile devices. It can be offset or improperly scaled or not respond to touch etc etc. and fixing this is either impossible or very hard due to the restrictions I mentioned above.
Both tools cannot simply submit any variable value as SCORM result, instead they submit %% of pages viewed or quiz score. Lectora can submit anything.
So purely from JS/CSS compatibility and developer friendliness, I'd recommend Lectora, always, no doubt.
You noticed I didn't mention ToolBook. I don't have much relevant experience with TB so I cannot say much.
Hope this helps!
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