7 free screencasting tools

A friend sent me an e-card made by Screenr. Screenr allows people to record screencasts and publish them to a web page. Nowadays it become easier to record screen, to capture PowerPoint slides, software demos, and more. I had some good screen capture tools, streaming video software and there are more free screencasting applications to add in.

  • Debugmode Wink is a tutorial creation application, with captured screenshots, added explanations boxes, buttons, shapes and titles (It also provides video managing tools Wax, Frameserver and Winmorp).
  • Debut Video Capture Software provides a freeware version for non-commercial use only.
  • Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms.   I didn’t try it. Its latest version was modified in 2009, but this doesn’t mean it’s not a good application.
  • Screenbird is a simple, sharable screen recording tool. It works through Java in your browser. It provides a free version with basic features.
  • Screencast-O-Matic (free version doesn’t support Mac)
  • Webinaria is an open source screen recording software. It  creates Flash (AVI to FLV) recordings of your desktop and allow you to save/edit your recordings to add voice, webcam or text.

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