Screencasting Tools

Screencasting Tools

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JNmgBatsIo&hl=en_US&fs=1&]

My plan, for July, is to set up a place where we can all share the cool software, web apps, ideas and tricks that we think the rest of the world should know about via screencast. That way we have a great big searchable index of all the cool things available to us on the internet. In order to get there, first I need to share some easy ways to make a screencast. Hence the video above.

Admitedly, I’m currently addicted to screencasts. I’ve never been a big fan of them, I must admit, but these tools are so easy to use, and I can get more across in a screencast. I love text, but sometimes it’s not the best medium. And since I found all these super easy screencasting tools…there’s just no excuse not to try.

I picked four tools for this introduction: Screenjelly, Screenr, Screentoaster, and Screencast-o-matic. They all have their pros and cons, but they’re all dead easy to use. Give one of them a try, let me know how it goes.

0 thoughts on “Screencasting Tools

  1. Are you only interested in free tools? If not, there’s iShowU , iShowU HD, and ScreenFlow for the Mac (I like and use ScreenFlow) as well as Camtasia for Mac and Windows. You can even do some rudimentary screencasting with Jing, which is also available for Mac and Windows.

  2. Yeah, mostly only interested in free, cross-platform tools. I look for things I can recommend to our instructors, and I’d like them to be free and OS-blind. But I recorded that screencast with snapz pro.

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