TurboAnimator (at turboanimator.com) is a browser extension I made to automate tedious animation tasks in Google Slides with a single keyboard shortcut. I made it because I use a lot of animations in my Google Slides for teaching, and it’s pretty tedious. There’s no default way to change the default animation style and delay, and you need many clicks to add, delete, and modify animations.
The extension simulates the clicks you would make to do these tasks, and does them for you. It’s saved me a lot of time, and I hope it can save you time too.
It’s free and available for Chrome and Firefox.
- A particularly interesting effect is that if we add animations too fast (specifically, if we add an animation and set the delay slider, then immediately create a new animation), the delay value is incorrectly for the previous animation. This is because the slider hasn’t finished updating yet in some internal method. A minimum delay of around 0.5s (not tested rigorously) is required to avoid this issue.
- I just like this idea in general because of how much time it genuinely saved - both across teaching and research, since well-animated slides are important for piecemeal content delivery.