Vev and Shorthand are competitors in the interactive content niche, but our products are incredibly different.

Vev vs. Shorthand

Google Analytics or see how many has read your story in Shorthands built-in system.

We provide plugins for your preferred analytics tools (there's even a Segment plugin). Simply track every interaction.

Analytics

We think you can embed a story into your CMS.

Connect your widgets to any database, and publish Vev projects to your existing CMS (with one click).

CMS

Download zip and upload to server.

Yes – with one click

Publish to server

Yes

Yes

Publish to
custom domain

Not optimal

Clean

Code quality

Yes

Yes

Allows collaboration

Yes

Yes

Suitable for large enterprises

One template with 7 sections.

Create your own templates to streamline high volume productions or pick one from our growing library. Customize every single detail without coding (Or add the cherry on top by adding your custom widgets!).

Templates

You can order custom sections from Shorthand or embed HTML.

The Vev code editor allows you to write beautiful React components which can be styled and edited visually in the design editor, and reused for new projects. This enables you to build sections and widgets which can be reused across all your projects.

Code

Some of the sections have animated effects with image sequences and transitions.

Yes + pre-made sections with animated effects with image sequences and transitions

Animation tool

Shorthand is purely template-based, with 7 content sections, without customizability, unless you order a theme from Shorthand or code.

Start from a blank canvas and build your exact vision in our design tool, while the code is automatically generated in the background. The design editor is inspired by well known design systems, enabling designers to get started right away.

Design freedom

Vev

Shorthand

To summarize

Vev and Shorthand are both used by sophisticated publishers to leverage visual digital storytelling. The key difference is Shorthand's focus on editing already existing templates. Vev enables professional users to collaboratively create customized digital products on a free-flowing canvas, or you can create your own reusable templates.

Our content editor can be compared to Shorthand's section-based templates. Less technical team members can build products such as articles, campaigns and banner ads, based on pre-made sections.

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