I’ve been experimenting with producing whiteboard animations without having to purchase any additional software. This animation was created in Camtasia. I then produced an .mp4 file – and the last step to display this on this page was to use ezgif.com to turn the video into a GIF.
I think this proves there are alternatives if you have a little bit of time and creativity.
If you want to know more about how I produced this in Camtasia, just ask me! Or you could check out my Camtasia project file here.