Character rigging and animation are quite complex nowadays.
This addon is another attempt to make it easier.
Turn basic armature into the animation ready rig in a couple of clicks
A more intuitive way to pose and animate a model
Different posing modes (see manual for details)
Bones can be pinned
You can change root bone on the fly
Character skeleton may have loops
The rig can split into parts during the animation
You can animate objects in the same way as bones
Most of the features can be accessed from the pie menu
New in version 1.1
New posing modes
Some improvements in the posing process
Animation layers support
Auto keying support