Tonight I’ve been practising with Screentoaster, a screencast application that is still in beta. I had to apply for an invitation but that was no hassle. It came through within 15 minutes. It is very easy to use. I watched the demo video and had it sorted pretty quickly.
You press start recording and Screentoaster will load. You can record either full screen or a specific part of the screen by following simple instructions. It doesn’t record voice in the initial capture but you can add audio or text in the preview stage. Your screencast is stored on their server and you can share the url or embed the screencast into your site. I’m hoping it will load here. I’m having to use wordpress’ post video to your blog’ option using vodpod to get it in here. I’m not good with html code embeds so I do hope this option works as it would be great for you to see what it looks like.
Jane Hart listed Screentoast as one of her predictions for Top Tools in 2009. Check out her list; it’s well worth the look.
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5 Replies to “Screentoaster – screencasts made easy.”
Very neat! You make it sound easy. I requested a beta account, so hopefully, I’ll be playing with it soon!
This article very interesting!!
I will come back again. 🙂
Hey Jenny – have you use Snag it? It’s a screen capture as well for video and still. (Unfortunately, it’s not free.) If you have used it, how would it compare to screentoaster?
Does it come with those old flying toaster screen savers 🙂
Hi Dave – nice to see you here. I haven’t used snagit, but I am a huge fan of Jing and I’m pretty sure Techsmith run both apps. Jing works well for screencasts but I had more problems trying to embed them. Screentoaster worked well. Don’t know about the flying toaster screen savers!