The Best Alternative to Storyboard That

Looking for a Storyboard That alternative? StudioBinder provides a film production project management solution for agencies, indies, and studios. Read the full Storyboard That review and comparison below.

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Storyboard That's Storyboard Creator

What is Storyboard That?

Storyboard That is among many online storyboarding software options. It was designed as a catch-all storyboard maker for educators, businesses and video, but it is not a powerful professional tool like StudioBinder.

Storyboards for video just have to be clear. Thankfully, modern storyboarding softwares like StudioBinder put the focus on story.

Different Approaches

Storyboard That is storyboards. StudioBinder is mission control.

Storyboard That is a cloud based storyboard creator that allows users to create storyboards through uploaded images or build scenes with a database of custom clipart. It's often used in the classroom, but  also used for production.

It’s also limited to only serve as a storyboard maker.

Storyboard That’s storyboard software is similar to ours, but it does not provide the same A-to-Z functionality that links your tasks, calendars, contact messaging, and other project management to improve collaboration across teams.

This modern approach is what defines us here at StudioBinder.

This is all to say:

Storyboard That is storyboarding software.

StudioBinder is mission control for production teams.

                       Storyboard That Interface |  vs. | StudioBinder Interface                             

StudioBinder Film Production Scheduling Software - Team Collaboration

User Experience

StudioBinder is more intuitive

StudioBinder is known for its modern, intuitive design.

Everything is where you'd expect it to be. No special training is required to get started.

You’ll get more video production management features than Storyboard That without having to purchase an expensive single-serve software license.

Fewer clicks. Quicker results.

Better experience.


Lasting Collaboration

Storyboard That has some collaborative features, but if you want others to see your storyboard you're currently forced to make your storyboard public.

StudioBinder’s storyboard maker and production toolsets are cloud-based. That means fast and easy collaboration. Invite unlimited reviewers and collaborators to review and add comments, tasks, and files. Zero desktop software is needed to install.  It’s so easy to get started, and access from anywhere, anytime.

The best storyboard examples weren’t made alone. A second pair of eyes is key in any art form. StudioBinder bridges the divide between storyboard tools and film project management. Assign mission critical to-do tasks or solicit approvals from collaborators and team members on the quick.

StudioBinder gives you the tools to view, comment, and approve as many storyboards as you need, all of which are saved securely on the cloud.

Create view-only share links, leave comments, tasks, and invite collaborators like storyboard artists to make changes to storyboards from anywhere.


Greater Functionality

Storyboard That is a helpful storyboard maker that helps you sketch out scenes, but this means their approach is based on the novice… not the professional. 

Storyboards for video just have to be clear. Thankfully, modern storyboard creators like StudioBinder put the focus on story.

Storyboard That may not be your best bet as a storyboard creator for film.

Their storyboard creator doesn't allow you to add camera setups that help you build plans for set days, or group storyboards into folders so that you can gain greater clarity on large sequences - "must haves" for a pro storyboard creator. 

Their storyboard maker is also limited to a set 16:9 aspect ratio.

StudioBinder is a professional tool for digital agencies, filmmakers, and content creators who want their storyboards to reflect their final layout. 

Our storyboards allow you to import and view scripts, and then preview that script while you visualize your scenes. You can also shift storyboards into shot list view which allows you to describe and label shots in greater detail.


Better User Experience

Storyboard That has an antiquated interface that makes the process more complicated than it needs to be. Exporting storyboards requires a lengthy process that is a far cry from your collaborative experience in StudioBinder. 

Storyboard That is a storyboard app that allows you to use custom clipart to make storyboards. Don't you want more from your storyboard maker? Maybe it’s time to choose a streamlined storyboard app that’s custom-built for video.  

Save time and capture your vision with StudioBinder’s leading storyboarding software. Easily upload eye-catching images and advance to your next production steps -- all inside one production tool.

Our interface is clean and intuitive, and our software is cloud-based, which means you can securely access your storyboards and other features anywhere in the world. Quickly share your vision with clients, producers, and your team.

Storyboarding Software

Pre-Production Tools

Storyboards are just one piece of a complicated puzzle. Our storyboards are connected to every other feature in StudioBinder like scripts, breakdowns, production reports, shooting schedules, contact lists, calendars, and more. 

StudioBinder’s storyboarding software is a custom solution for video across a range of features. This means you complete various production phases in one product. Upload industry-standard scripts in seconds and create your storyboard structure, before you draw a single frame.

StudioBinder storyboards are also auto-integrated with each and every one of these features which means you’ll only have to input data once.

Feature by Feature

Storyboard Features


Storyboard That

Storyboard Creator

Frame Description

Upload Images

Customizable Columns

Sharing & Permissions

Presentation Mode

Storyboard Tasks

Import & View Script

Pre-Production Tools

Custom Specs

Custom Numbering

Shot List Mode

Camera Setups

Group Storyboards

Variable Aspect Ratios

Interface Comparison

Storyboard That versus StudioBinder - Free Storyboard Software
StudioBinder Free Storyboard Software and Creator - Storyboard Template - 2-Column View
Storyboard That versus StudioBinder - Adjust Layout - Free Storyboard Software
StudioBinder Free Storyboard Software and Creator - Storyboard Template - 2-Column View

Interactive Demo

Wonder Woman Storyboard in StudioBinder

Call Sheet Creator

Industry standard call sheets, only with StudioBinder

Storyboard That does not have a call sheet feature. 

StudioBinder auto-populates call sheets with data from other pages, and you can include personalized notes and file attachments like maps in every email. Our call sheets are integrated with Google Places and DarkSky Weather APIs to automatically include Google Maplinks and up-to-date weather changes.

StudioBinder sends call sheets as emails, PDFs and text messages with one-click. Every recipient receives a personalized email digest with the information that pertains to them like call time, parking details, map links to the location, and a "Confirm" button to RSVP so that no one is left behind on your production. 

StudioBinder tracks the delivery status, view counts, and RSVPs of every call sheet that is sent to a specific recipient. Notice someone didn't open their call sheet? No problem, you know exactly why, and can swiftly resolve and resend.

Interactive Demo

"Feature Film" Call Sheet Template

"Photoshoot" Call Sheet Template

Track Delivery Status

Don't Stay in the Dark.
Track Your Call Sheet Delivery.

Call Sheet Confirmation and Distro Sheet - Track Call Sheet Distribution with StudioBinder
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“StudioBinder is an invaluable tool for our production workflow. The sleek design and smart features like call sheet tracking bring organization, efficiency and automation to our shoots, and greatly increases our productivity.”

Senior Producer, Trevor Fernando

Screenwriting Software

Free Screenwriting software, only with StudioBinder

Storyboard That does not offer FREE screenwriting software like StudioBinder.

Our screenwriting software is completely free to anyone, and there are zero limitations on page count or number of scripts, and your screenplays will never have a disruptive watermark to act as a blot on your screenplay.

Create view-only share links, or add comments and task lists for the ultimate collaborative screenwriting experience. You'll have professionally formatted screenplays on a clean and intuitive interface without spending a dime.

Create multiple versions to keep track of your progress and revert back to any version whenever you like. Then use the rest of StudioBinder's highly integrated production tools to build your production with your team. 

Interactive Demo

Touring Man Screenplay in StudioBinder

Script Breakdowns

Script Breakdowns, only with StudioBinder

Storyboard That does not have a script breakdown feature.

StudioBinder script breakdowns are the quickest and most accurate way to identify all the requirements for your projects. Import any script file type and then breakdown your script with options to tag all mentions, merge elements, or create variants for greater detail when labeling elements. 

Our interface is easy to read and navigate. You're able to embed images, videos, or scene notes to each individual scene. Add comments and tasks.

StudioBinder script breakdowns are highly predictive which means you can avoid unnecessary redundancies. Every piece of data you input into your script breakdown will auto-populate across the rest of your features, and stellar production reports are generated with various view and filter options so that you can see what you need for the day... or the entire shoot.  

Interactive Demo


Film Scheduling, only with StudioBinder

Storyboard That does not have a scheduling feature.

StudioBinder shooting schedules allow you to reorder strips based on multiple criteria like time, setting, and cast. You can assign a physical location, add daybreaks manually or based on a set of customizable criteria. Add note banners, camera and lighting setup banners, and renumber scenes.

Our stripboards have a script preview window which allow you to read the corresponding scene for each strip, and you can alter your script directly from your stripboard if necessary. Every addition or change you make will populate across all of your other StudioBinder features. 

Our shooting schedule feature are made up of easy to understand, industry standard color strips for each scene. Comments and tasks are a breeze to read and you can quickly analyze your schedule with cast numbers, page counts, or change the specifications to your preferred view type. 

Interactive Demo


Production Calendar, only with StudioBinder

Storyboard That does not have a production calendar feature. 

StudioBinder production calendars provide a workflow tab to track and sort all of your events. We also give you the option to assign dependencies that inform each task's order of operations. 

You can quickly create templates, change the layout of your page, and build a Gantt chart for your entire production company. Leave comments, create tasks, attach media files, or assign team members to your events

Interactive Demo

Touring Man Production Calendar | Made in StudioBinder

Contact Management

Contacts, only with StudioBinder

Storyboard That has no a contact management feature. This means you'll need a separate application to organize contacts like talent, crew, clients, extras, etc.

StudioBinder provides a master contact book where details are stored securely. Easily reassign existing contacts to new projects with just a few clicks.

Also, StudioBinder's integrated messaging system helps you send styled production updates that feature your production or company letterhead. 

File Management

File sharing, only on StudioBinder

StudioBinder offers a robust media library and file storage feature.

Securely upload and preview deal memos, financial documents, permits, invoices, headshots, etc. View, crop, and rotate files all within StudioBinder.

You can also invite your team to shared folders, where they can add and edit files together. Use comments to gather feedback right next to specific files.

A major part of production is document and media management.

Something you only get with StudioBinder.

Tasks and Calendars

Collaborate in context.

StudioBinder and Storyboard That both have collaborative features, however...

Only StudioBinder provides a sidebar on every page to create tasks in context.

We think it's more valuable for team members to see (and check off ) tasks while on the relevant page (e.g. call sheet, stripboard, breakdown, etc.).

StudioBinder aggregates all of the open tasks in a unified, kanban-style task board (similar to Trello or Asana) where every customizable column represents the stage or status of the card.

StudioBinder Free Collaboration Tools

Monthly & Annual Plans

Flexible Pricing

Considering video requirements, you have limited free storyboards in Storyboard That's storyboard creator app. Their storyboard maker will max out at six frames (which also have a large watermark over them).

StudioBinder offers a “free forever” plan so you can test drive most of its functionality.  So create a free storyboard with as many shots as you want, sans watermark. Like what you see?  

An upgrade is just a few clicks away, and unlock its full functionality.

Time is money.  Having all of your tools in one place will save lots of it.

Pay monthly. Upgrade or downgrade as you like.

StudioBinder's screenwriting software is completely free, and for the rest of our features we offer an annual pricing plan in case you’d like to pay once every twelve months. Pay for the whole year and get a discounted rate.

How about another perk for going annual?

Like any company, our pricing may change as StudioBinder’s feature set evolves and improves. When you purchase an annual plan, you’ll be locking in your current discounted rate for the next 12 months.

the Bottomline

Why is StudioBinder better than Storyboard That?

The short version?

StudioBinder is better for filmmakers who want to build professional storyboards that understand the filmmakers approach, and give the tools for you and your team to collaborate along the way. 

You’ll have status tracking. Stress free call sheets, better task workflows, project management, total integration, all built to emphasize your team’s creativity.


StudioBinder is best if…

  • You want storyboards and shot lists that give you the greatest amount of clarity toward your visual goals. 
  • You want long lasting collaborative features like tasks and calendars
  • You need a holistic production planning experience

Storyboard That may be a better choice when…

  • You want only storyboarding software
  • You don't want to  access your account from anywhere
  • You need a vast library of clipart to help you visualize your ideas

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