Articulate Storyline 3 vs. Storyline 360: Which Should You Buy?

This week, Articulate announced Articulate Storyline 3. As you likely know, back in November 2016, Articulate released Articulate 360, which includes Articulate Storyline 360 and several other tools and resources.

As you can imagine, this announcement has raised some eyebrows, with some folks wondering what the differences are between Storyline 3 and Storyline 360, and which version they should purchase. The truth is, there aren’t too many differences between the two versions (at least right now). The major difference is how you purchase each of the two versions of Storyline.

Unlike the subscription-based model used to make Storyline 360 available as part of the Articulate 360 suite; Storyline 3 is offered with a perpetual license. This means you pay once and you have access to Storyline 3 forever. What you don’t get, are the all the new features Articulate will add to Storyline over time. With the Storyline 3 perpetual license, you may have to wait and purchase a new license for Storyline 4 to get access to the latest and greatest features.

Articulate Storyline 3 vs. Storyline 360: Which Should You Buy?

To learn more, check out my video below to see the differences between Articulate Storyline 3 and Storyline 360, and get some tips if you’re still not sure which one is right for you.

Articulate Storyline 3 vs. Storyline 360

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Tim Slade
Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and award-winning freelance eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, is a recognized Articulate Super Hero, author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook and creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy.

2 Responses to “Articulate Storyline 3 vs. Storyline 360: Which Should You Buy?

  • Tod Altheide
    3 years ago

    Thanks for the summary Tim! Our organization is in discussions now about this very topic. The 360 Subscription would end up being over $20K annually for us, and may price us out of the platform. As we are currently running almost 20 licenses of Storyline 1, we have not upgraded due to the cost and desire to have all developers on the same version.

    This offer of Storyline 3 at the usual upgrade price is very attractive. What is your opinion about Storyline 360 and/or Storyline 3 and its iPad user experience versus Storyline 1?

  • Clare O'Reilly
    4 months ago

    Thanks, you clarified the issue for me.

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