CpExtra

I've been using Adobe Captivate for a number of years now and over that time I've not used many if any widgets apart from the standard interactions provided in Adobe Captivate. Even these widgets I have used sparingly because although they offered more functionality they were also very limited when it came to customisation. However, I now have a widget that I can see that I will be using on all future HTML5 and Responsive design projects, CpExtra developed by the guys at Infosemantics.

I've know of Rod and Tristan from Infosemantics for many years and chatted with Rod on the Adobe Captivate forum. They are some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry when it comes to Adobe Captivate and their insights have assisted me on a number of sticky technical Captivate issues. When I first heard of some of the features that this new widget would be offering I immediately saw that this could be the shot in the arm that Adobe Captivate's Advanced Actions needed.

Coming from a development background I have always been frustrated with the limitation of Advanced Actions. Of course use Javascript to extend the capabilities of Captivate either directly in Advanced Actions or calling more complex Javascript via external scripts. The problem I found with this is the management of these external scripts when packaging modules to be installed on a client's CMS. Ideally, it would simply like Adobe to serious look at increasing the capability of what Advance Actions can do. I don't know how many times I've added comments in the Adobe Wishlist form for improved Advanced Actions and unfortunately with every new release recently I have been disappointed. 

With the arrival of CpExtra I feel that Captivate has been given a new lease of life with features that have been long over due.