Adobe Flash >> Animate

The ‘Flash’ name is now so tarnished by issues with the Flash player and lack of support for .swf on mobile devices that Adobe has rebranded Flash as Animate CC to emphasise that the app can output for HTML5 as well as .swf (this also sees the end of Adobe Edge Animate and ‘Edge’ products have been discontinued and their features largely absorbed into other Adobe packages.

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Much of the interface remains the same – is it time to come back to an application that was once so popular or can you recommend a better alternative?

Aaron Blaise - I don't have any shoesWhen we animate in 2D we often use Photoshop’s timeline + After Effects; Anime Studio; the new animation options in Manga Studio/ClipStudio Paint; industry favourite ToonBoom; and we are mighty impressed with the work of Aaron Blaise who champions TVPaint

To help find the perfect 2D software for the next project here’s one set of reviews (from 2014) 2d-animation-software-review and a more complete list of 2D software from Wikipedia