This is a short list of the most frequently asked questions about Plotagon. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you can’t find an answer to your question.
What is Plotagon? Plotagon is a playful app for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC that lets anyone create animated videos in seconds. Write your story, choose characters, and press play – it’s that simple.
What does it cost? Plotagon is free to download and use. You get four pre-installed characters and two pre-installed scenes to start with, and you can download more characters and scenes for free. Then you can buy even more characters and scenes through in-app purchase.
Which platforms is it available on? Plotagon is available for iPhone, iPad, 64-bit Mac (OS X) and 64-bit PC (Windows). The videos you create and publish can be viewed on any computer or mobile on plotagon.com.
What languages is it available in? Plotagon is available in English.
Is there a school version of Plotagon? We are working on a school version that will be launched in stages during 2015. To get started right now and get your class up to speed contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Why do I need an account? You need an account to be able to publish and share your videos.
What is the maximum length of a Plotagon video? The possible length of your plot varies depending on the device you are using. This is related to the size of the generated video file in combination with the amount of memory on your device. If you want to tell an epic story, try making into shorter episodes instead. People like it when videos are short anyway.
Do I have to be online when using Plotagon? You need to be online to log in to the app, and to publish your animated video. But while you are creating there is no need to be online.
Is there a way to continue working on my story on another device? Your draft is saved locally which means that you have to continue working on it on the same device.
Since the drafts are saved locally, will they still be there when I reinstall? If you are on a Mac or PC they will, but if you are on an iPhone or iPad please note that your drafts will disappear if you delete and reinstall the app. Updating the iPhone and iPad app doesn’t affect your drafts.
How do I publish the videos I’ve made with Plotagon? Just hit the Publish & Share button. This will publish your video to the Plotagon community. Each video also gets its own public URL, for example plotagon.com/20312, so you can share it with people who don’t have Plotagon.
Can I upload my videos on YouTube? Yes you can! When publishing your animated video on Plotagon, you have the option to upload it to YouTube. The first time you will be asked to connect your YouTube account to your Plotagon account.
Can I share my videos on Facebook and Twitter? Of course! When you publish your video you will get the option to share it to Facebook and/or Twitter. Depending on platform, the first time you may be asked to connect your Facebook or Twitter account to your Plotagon account. You can also share yours or other user’s videos when watching them on the Plotagon website or in the app.
Can I save my video to a file? No, videos can only be published on Plotagon, uploaded to YouTube and shared to Facebook and Twitter.
How can others find what I have shared? As a part of the title, you can add hashtags to make it easier for other people to find your video. To make a hashtag, just write something with the hash sign (#) in front of it, like #yolo, and it will automatically become a tag.
How can I find what others have shared? Go to the Discover tab. Search for interesting hashtags or users. Also go through the Staff Picks and Popular videos. If you find someone interesting just follow them and as soon as they have created a new video it will show up in your feed.
Where do I find the videos I’ve published? In your profile. You can also find them by logging into your account on the Plotagon website. The videos will also show up in your feed under the Home tab.
Can I edit a video that I’ve shared? No, not currently. To replace an old video, you have to publish a new version of it, and delete the old version. You can however edit the title of a video after it is published.
How do I buy additional characters and scenes? On iPhone and iPad, you buy characters and scenes as In-App Purchases using your Apple ID. On Mac and PC, the first time you make a purchase you will be asked to enter your credit card details on our website.
If I buy characters and scenes on one device, can I use them on other devices? Yes you can! Characters and scenes are tied to your Plotagon account, no matter where you bought them. If you are on a new device, log into your account and go to the Store tab and click Purchases and then Restore Purchases.