Have you ever noticed that when you are deliberately starring at the clock, watching the seconds tick by that time slows down? Or how quickly it flies by when you’re having fun? This exact same thing happens when you look at a loading spinner on your screen. The loading spinner is the only thing standing between the user and where they want to go, and so they notice every turn of every millisecond stretched across infinity. It’s one of the surest and fastest ways of losing some of your best users.
But if you need to use an animation to buffer the time your users actually spend waiting — here are some alternatives we think can help your users notice time slip by a little less.
All of these animations are made with Lottie, so they’re sure to run smoothly on Web, Android, iOS and more.
If you use the Lottie editor to make any of the animations fit your product’s colour and theme. Just pick, edit and download — it’s as simple as that!
For tonnes of Free Animations and to test and privately share your animations with your colleagues, check out https://www.lottiefiles.com