Monday, November 7, 2011

Screencasting Made Easy Five Times

Ever need or want to show something to someone and find that describing it over the phone or in an email simply fails to to convey the message? You might consider screecasting. I highlight below several free applications that make screen capture and sharing easy as 1-2-3. Whatever your preference, each of these tools are easy to use, highly useful, and easy to share.


1. Jing ( An excellent system from TechSmith which allows users to make five-minute screencaptures and either download the videos or post them to Beyond recording video, Jing also allows you to take a picture of any portion of your desktop, draw on it, add a message, then upload your media to a free hosting account. You then receive a small URL that you can share with others who may need to see the image or video. Works with Macs and Windows machines.




2. Screenr ( A tool that allows users to make screencasts without downloading any software. Simply click the record button, capture the screen and then share the recording.  



3. Screencast-O-Matic ( A Java-based screencasting tool that uses only one-click and allows for up to 15 minute screencasts that are hosted on the site or uploaded to YouTube. Watch a quick demo Demo.



4. Wink ( This tool is a can capture screenshots & enables users to add explanation boxes, buttons, titles & more. It supports various output formats like .EXE, .FLV, .HTML, etc.




5. ScreenCastle ( This tool allows users the ability to launch the screencast recorder and record a screencast directly from their browser.


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