Saola Animate has a great UI and intuitive flow. Where it stops working for me is in the presentation of animations. I’ve experimented with adding animations to various html documents, but it’s just too fiddly. I’m sure someone could walk me through it, but I shouldn’t need that.
As a result I’ve resorted to Animated SVGs. I can treat them exactly like images in WordPress and even flat-file html. They don’t do everything that Saola does, but they do enough.
Unfortunately, the best tool for animated SVGs is SVGator and they have a ridiculously expensive pricing scheme for someone who only does occasional animations.
If you ever add the ability to export animated SVGs, or somehow bundle animations so they function like images, I hope someone will update this request so I’ll know.