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Create an animated video in minutes with Adobe's free app

Need to create a quick pitch video (opens in new tab) for your client? An explainer video to showcase your product? An intro video for your website or portfolio? Then Adobe Voice, launched today, could make your life a lot easier.

You don't need any animation skills, to film anything, or even to put in a lot of effort. You just record your voice, select icons and imagery from the hundreds of thousands on offer, and add your photos and text. Then the app automatically combines it all and animates it, with a musical soundtrack to boot.

You need a free Creative Cloud subscription but not a paid one

You need a free Creative Cloud subscription but not a paid one

Available for iPad (iOS 7.0 or later), Adobe Voice is free to download today here (opens in new tab). To start using it you'll need a free Creative Cloud (opens in new tab) account - where all the content libraries are stored - but not a paid subscription.

While there's a danger this could be the Geocities (opens in new tab) of video, flooding the internet with identikit clips, we're taking the optimistic view and say this is good thing for designers who need to get something basic but pro-looking done quickly. Let us know what you come up with!

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.