Features
Idea Votes Comments Date
309
Votes
Started
Pan and zoom effects
Features that resemble camera panning and zooming on a particular asset.
231
Votes
Considered
Change colour of one word in a sentence
There are times when it is necessary to highlight one or two words in a sentence. It would be great to not have to create a separate text box, line it up on the screen, change the colour, and then com...
227
Votes
Considered
Hand Placing Items
Add a feature what uses a hand to also add or place items to the Doodly,, instead of just having them appear, or have to be drawn.
188
Votes
Considered
Simple Animation Features
If characters/text could follow a path to move across the screen after they are drawn, that would be great. This would include resizing to create a zoom in/out effect. Being able to have a character g...
176
Votes
Started
Visibly ethnic people and people of color
This will make a very big difference for many of us who have diverse constituencies/clientele. It will also brought in the market for Doodly.
159
Votes
Considered
Offline mode
Now this might be a bit hard but would be awesome. An offline mode that allows basic creation / editing of doodlys. Maybe this could be limited to cached content the user has used before. Or even rest...
143
Votes
Considered
Folders To Keep Different Projects
On the homepage, users can create/delete/rename folders to keep their projects. And also able to move projects across the folders. By doing this, users can sort their projects into different folders.
137
Votes
Considered
Video import
A video import and resizing on the canvas would be fantastic!
136
Votes
Completed
Allowing export/import of users’ characters/props
Allowing users to export/import their own characters/props with custom paths.
133
Votes
Considered
Bulk importing of image files
I find it tedious to import 1 image at a time. A bulk importer would be amazing if possible
129
Votes
Completed
Word Wrap
We need to have text entry such that it will wrap within defined boundary input box size.
120
Votes
Considered
Element Erase Delay
Add a field in the element options for Erase Delay. This would be a time delay before the element is erased. As an example: I had to put a blank text element in a scene with a slow draw time as th...
112
Votes
Considered
snap to grid
The grid is helpful, but it would be much better if we could snap the upper-left corner of an asset to the nearest intersection of two grid lines. This would make precise alignment of two assets with ...
100
Votes
Considered
Be able to resize video area, so can use on Instagram, for example
Instagram videos are vertical/square. Currently renderings fall off the left/right edges when posted to Instagram.
80
Votes
Considered
Saving own scenes
It would save time if we'd be able to save selfmade scenes
76
Votes
Considered
Rubber Stamp reveal
Add the ability to reveal an asset using a rubber stamp in the hand. It would take a tiny amount of time and make sense for lots of things like logos, speech balloons, repeating items like stars or fl...
67
Votes
Completed
Text Sizing
Instead of sizing text by dragging the text container, it would be great if in the settings we could define the exact text size needed
61
Votes
Started
Image Swipe/Replace
When we click on an image or prop on the canvas there should be an option (somewhere between the delete option and gear icon) to swipe/replace the existing image or prop with one of choice from the li...
55
Votes
Considered
Add ability to VIEW filenames in all assets used in a project (including audio)
I would like to SEE the name of a file I've used in a project. I'd like to be able to click (or right click) on the track to see its name. For example, I want to know the name of a sound file I chose...
54
Votes
Considered
Create interest groups & enable sharing to interest groups
There are many different interest groups emerging among Doodly users. Allow the creation of interest groups and allow users to join multiple interest groups. Then extend the share feature so users ca...
50
Votes
Considered
autofill file name of imported asset
When importing an asset, use the file name (without the extension) as the default name of the new Doodly asset. Example: If I import smiley.png, put smiley in the title field.
49
Votes
Considered
Goose feather pen, paint brush and pencil
Wouldn't it be ice to have more options than just a pen, such as goose feather, paint brush and a pencil?
48
Votes
Considered
Now Playing - Stop Music
So I'm clicking through music and scrolling to find something i like. Start one file scroll down. If you start a second file it doesn't auto stop the first. Then its hard to find the first because ...
48
Votes
Considered
Adding color through the platform
I watched how one person added color to their Doodly. WAY TOO COMPLICATED. Anyway of getting color added to the Doodly platform as opposed to creating an image and then coloring it on a photoshop and ...
47
Votes
Considered
Semi Animated Characters and Props by allowing GIF file Import
It would really be nice to be able to see some live looking movements in the drawings and its should be simple to allow GIF to be imported instead of only JPEG and PNG
44
Votes
Considered
Sub-Categorize Characters
Scrolling through the huge amount of characters and poses takes a LONG time and they're all mixed up. I suggest creating sub-categories by character. For example, when you click on the Characters ta...
44
Votes
Considered
Drawing Foreground Assets First
I would love to be able to layer assets so that I can choose to have Doodly draw the foreground assets first and then the background assets around the foreground. This would eliminate the perfectly e...
43
Votes
Considered
user hands or drawn hands (why not?)
Please allow users to use their own hand images. Maybe you can even add drawn hands to your library. You could let people choose the carnation colour they want, as for emoticons. :) On the other … h...
43
Votes
Considered
Maths equations
An object to display maths equations so you can build up an explanation/tutorial.
41
Votes
Completed
Auto Save
It would be great to have an Auto Save feature like those found in drawing and DTP programs
39
Votes
Considered
Merge Videos
The ability to merge videos into one video giving the ability to create sections at a time, then merging them together for the final production.
36
Votes
Considered
Provide a means of setting precise size and position in a scene
One of the strategies for drawing a color stock image is to use the original stock image (already drawn) and overlay an imported colored version of the image. But the size and position of the overlay...
36
Votes
Considered
Save As.?
A "Save As" feature would make life easier a project could be saved in different files as you progress.
36
Votes
Considered
Spell Check with text box of Doodly
Hello, Doodly, needs a in text spell checker. Spell Checkers are the norm on all programs now. Thanks, I really love the program so far. James
36
Votes
Considered
Animation / movement
Allow animating props along a path
35
Votes
Completed
Switch Backgrounds on a Scene-by-Scene Basis
Looking for the ability to switch between whiteboards/chalkboards/blackboards/glassboards on a scene-by-scene basis.
35
Votes
Considered
Fixing Arabic language appearance !
Hello, Although Doodly has "right to left" option for typing text the final result for Arabic language is till not usable. Arabic words consist of joined characters, that's how it shows in the text b...
34
Votes
Considered
Biblical themes for Church
Signed up to do videos for Sunday School at church. Would be great if you could incorporate bible type of sceneries and some characters with biblical type of clothing, props, etc...
33
Votes
Considered
Copy / Paste Scene, within and between projects, retaining all timings and settings.
Suggestion is for "Copy Scene" and "Paste Scene" commands on the timeline's right-click menu. Copy Scene would available when a scene is being shown. It would copy the current scene to the clipboard...
31
Votes
Considered
New hands for watercolor paintings
Hi Brad. Just today I have a new challenge... I am drawing a Doodly over watercolor paper, and I couldn't find tools for it... Customize the board wasn't the problem... The problem was because I could...
30
Votes
Considered
Insert scene anywhere on timeline (not just at the end)
A bit crazy to have to add a scene and drag it to the point you want. BTW, dragging is very cumbersome (doesn't work smoothly).
28
Votes
Considered
Changing color marker on animation drawing
Will be possible to add new feature to change the "hand with new color marker" on each new Path configured ?
27
Votes
Considered
Writing on Board Sounds
There should be a corresponding sound we can use for the different board backgrounds. For example, the sounds chalk writing on a blackboard, or a dry erase on a whiteboard, for example. This should ...
27
Votes
Considered
Selective overlap image erasure (non-erase)
Please consider adding an option to not erase an object within a scene. When the "Erase Mode" in "Settings" in "Smart Mode" any object that is over another object will be erased before the overlappin...
27
Votes
Considered
Multi-selection...
it would be nice to offer a feature to select multiple items to change delay or duration to a similar value for them... On Stages with lots of items the current systems consumes lots of time!
27
Votes
Considered
Crop images and disproportional resizing
It would be great to have the ability to crop images and the ability to resize them without constraining proportions. This is especially helpful for images we import ourselves. For instance. I loaded ...
26
Votes
Started
Make the SEARCH feature more functional
While there are thousands of images, they’re very difficult to find. It would be so helpful to filter and search to find what we need. This could be done by adding tags to all assets. For “Pablo P...
25
Votes
Declined
Flannel Board reveal
Allow the hand to "carry" an asset in like it was a cutout sticky object and place it on the board. This would be a great way to post assets like a Sticky Note or repeating objects like multiple tree...
25
Votes
Considered
Draw feature
I would love to be able to use a draw feature that enabled me to add/create small props. I have tried adding images (of all different file types to try and have a transparent background, but nothing s...
23
Votes
Considered
Music Sort Options
It would be super helpful if there were ways to sort through the (abundant) background music options. You might consider by mood ("sad" "uplifting" "cheerful" "dark" "dramatic") and/or by instrument (...
22
Votes
Considered
Persistent linking of assets
It is presently only possible to link assets for a moment, for moving or resizing. This feature would allow assets to be linked permanently (or at least until unlinked). This would allow outline and...
22
Votes
Considered
Delay between paths
Hi, When creating the paths for one image where you are creating multiple paths for the one image. Can a delay be added between paths. Either once the one path as draw we can add a delay before it s...
22
Votes
Considered
Way to Save a Video as a Template That Already Contains Favorite Fonts, Logo and Colors
It would be great to be able to save a video as a business template. This template would already be populated with desired fonts, business colors, favorite characters and logo. Then the user could jus...
22
Votes
Considered
Merge projects / Copy entire scenes to clipboard
It would be helpful to have the ability to copy entire scenes and be able to paste them from 1 project to another easily.
22
Votes
Considered
90 degree custom path turns
I'm an architect, and I'd like to draw custom paths over line drawings. When I do this from point to point and turn a corner,, the path tries to smooth out the turn. The only way I've been able to do ...
22
Votes
Considered
Manage assets: delete, rename, create folders
I have uploaded some assets that I won't use. It would be nice to be able to delete unneeded assets that we have uploaded (not Doodly assets). It might also be nice to be able to create folders or ta...
21
Votes
Considered
Lock an asset in place
Hi, I would love the ability to lock an asset into place. Sometimes when they overlap and you're editing one nearby, I accidentally click the wrong one and as I move it I realize I just messed up my a...
21
Votes
Considered
Drawing lines, circles, etc
I would like to see the ability to create our own lines, arrows, and circles that we could have move across the screen in any direction we choose. For instance after you complete a problem you can ci...
20
Votes
Considered
Alignment of Images
I know this has been asked previously and was declined, but it would be extraordinarily helpful to be able to align props and text. I have tried using grouping feature and it's not as effective as ali...
19
Votes
Considered
export movies with alpha channel
An export with alpha channel would make Whiteboard and Glasboard ideal for Integration into presentations with their own backgrounds
19
Votes
Considered
Slider timeline
Please make the timeline into a slider a la Adobe Audition et al so I can click anywhere in the timeline bar (adjacent to the settings button) drop in anywhere on the preview to fine tune. I waste a l...
19
Votes
Considered
Provide ability to flag assets as "favorites" or "hidden"
Some assets will be used more frequently than other to maintain consistent use or representation of various things. Knowing which ones I have used in the past and allowing a filter to only show those...
19
Votes
Considered
Object Fill
I would like to see an object fill feature with the option of having the finished fill look like it is scribbled/shaded in or a solid fill. Being able to fill in a shirt or block text with color would...
18
Votes
Considered
More health/biology/science characters and props
I just started with Doodly and love the application. However, the library doesn't seem to suit my needs. I am a health coach and need more animation options that include health-related items, biolog...
18
Votes
Considered
Change Fonts
I want to be able to change fonts without having to delete and recreate the text with the new font. Could that be one of the setting options - to change the font?
17
Votes
Considered
Option to one-click Delete
I would like to get rid of the confirmation that I am deleting something. I am trying out fonts and it is exhausting to click so many things! Can we get a toggle that allows one click deleting vs con...
17
Votes
Considered
Ability to play more than one sound
It would be great if we could play a music track for the background, have a narration, AND add occasional sounds effects as things happen in the video.
17
Votes
Considered
Post-It notes
It would be really cool to be able to have the hand stick a post-it note on the board, just like people do on whiteboards in real life.
16
Votes
Considered
Custom fill area
Create a new option alongside custom draw paths, which is a custom fill area. This suggestion provides the opportunity of dealing with the frantic drawing hand, which is most evident when "drawing" a...
16
Votes
Considered
Copy draw paths from one identically dimensioned asset (height & width in pixels) to another
Scenario: 1. You create a custom piece of art and import it into Doodly—black & white line art, for example. 2. You take the time to create intricate draw paths to achieve a high quality animation ...
16
Votes
Considered
Camera panning Seetings
Would be nice to select the DIRECTION of the "camera panning" and the SPEED ... (or did In miss that?)
15
Votes
Considered
Ability to disable individual draw paths
When creating intricate draw paths for a custom image, it would help considerably if specific draw paths could be disabled, so that additional draw paths could be created without interference
15
Votes
Considered
non-profit / charity images
It would be great to have images in Doodly specific to non-profit / charity / volunteerism. I run a non-profit and purchased Doodly specifically for this purpose but am finding there are no assets in ...
15
Votes
Considered
Add a watermark with either text or logo to the video
Upload a graphic or enter a text to be shown permanently on the video.
15
Votes
Considered
Thumbnails
You should be able to capture the first slide as the video thumbnail. Without some additional software editing, the video jus appears as a blank white slide. That's not good.
14
Votes
Considered
Display paths without the background image
I import an image to assist me with creating some paths (basically tracing). I would like to keep the paths in the display but get rid of the image once I am done drawing the paths.
14
Votes
Considered
Bendy text / vertical and diagonal text / Word Art
The ability to bend, arch, skew or warp the text would be ace. Arch, Banner, Wave, Circle and multidirectional. You get the idea ;)
13
Votes
Considered
Pipette for color selection
To keep the CI consistent it would be nice to have a pipette-tool within the asset-settings to select the correct color without having to use photoshop or similar, too...
13
Votes
Considered
Separate Library for user uploaded assets
When an asset, such as a prop, is uploaded, it's added to the general pool of such assets. I would like to nominate my own library where they could be stored, thus making it easier to locate them.
13
Votes
Considered
Draw arrows, lines, and shapes
It would be great if we could add customizable arrows, lines, and shapes rather than choosing images.
12
Votes
Considered
An indexed instruction book
How about a one-stop easily accessible/searchable instruction book that covers all the bases for new and experienced users?
12
Votes
Considered
Increase the maximum width of the paths in the Path Size slider
The existing range of path widths is great for tracing line art, but many logos use very wide letters and stripes of color. It would help if the maximum width were about three times as wide as it is n...
12
Votes
Considered
Fitness scenes
Hello. There is less charachters for body building and personal trainer and nothins as a scene. Can you create, please, some scenes of gyms, fitness center and equipment like barbell and dumbells? Tha...
12
Votes
Considered
Update imported image on canvas
Custom paths take a long time to create in complex images. If there is a need to correct or adjust an image after the draw path has been created,. the whole draw path has to be remade. On such occas...
12
Votes
Considered
Color Character overlay
Allow one asset to be drawn over a second asset without erasing the first asset. (Selectable option in Asset settings). The application would be to draw an outline of a figure, followed by drawing a c...
12
Votes
Considered
Erase path
able to set our own paths for the erase animation
12
Votes
Considered
Simple Animation
I know that the hole concept of Doodly is to make the animation look like it is hand drawn on a white/chalk board. However adding in simple animation like being able to have an object resize, stretch/...
12
Votes
Considered
Customizing characters
I would like to have the function "build characters from different parts and save them". You could have different head forms, legs, clothes, shoes, body forms (e.g. thin, thick), hair, ... Of course,...
12
Votes
Considered
Delete key on the keyboard to delete selected item (s)
It would be great, like many other packages, that keyboard controls work in Doodly; primarily, after selecting an item or items on the canvas, pressing the Del key on the keyboard would action a delet...
12
Votes
Considered
Alignment and sizing
For the OCD-inclined, it would be great if we could ... (a) align and/or horizontally or vertically centre an object EXACTLY via buttons, rather than having to eyeball and drag it; (b) size text EXAC...
12
Votes
Considered
Auto Resize Image if too large
Doodly shows a warning and won't import an image if larger than the size limit. If it is the right size, it would be nice for Doodly to automatically scale the image down to acceptable size and then i...
11
Votes
Considered
Ability to Disable Elements in Scene
It would be great to create scenes with 'interchangeable' elements (props, characters, text) so that it would be possible to create similar videos but with specific variations
11
Votes
Considered
Crumpled Paper Exit
Create an exit option that mimics crumpling up the image and tossing it aside
11
Votes
Considered
Ability to set time for each path in imported images.
I create explainer videos where I import images i draw in softwares like sketchbook and I need to set custom paths with their own time and delays so that I can explain different parts of a image. Exam...
11
Votes
Considered
Pen in hand should reflect the chosen color of the drawing
I think the title describes it well ?
11
Votes
Considered
Jon Oliver Last Week Tonight transition
Instead of a swipe, make it look like the canvas is infinitely large. move the current scene off at a slower speed than a swipe, but start the drawing animation of the new scene as it moves into frame...
10
Votes
Considered
Text animation timing : with previous
I used to animate with GoAnimate (now Vyond). One of the cool features of this tool is that it allows you to set the timing for your text animation. For instance, a series of text fields can appear s...
10
Votes
Considered
Exporting or sharing of Doodly Files
I suggest that Doodly consider making an easy way for people to share the Doodly file so that they can edit on another machine easily, or can share with another Doodly user. The current version of Doo...
10
Votes
Considered
Multiple feature options for characters
Like the emoji on an iPhone—(perhaps Android too), when you choose an emoji, there’s a sub-selection of options. For Doodly as it functions now, that obviously doesn’t include color options, but...
10
Votes
Considered
Text Features
It would be great if I could be able to edit the font as I work. Ex: bold one word in the sentence; gradients for emphasis, underline a word, make one word's font size a different size for emphasis, a...