Screen Capture and Sharing Tool

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Wow, I’m glad I actually read one of those product propaganda emails yesterday. This one was from Techsmith. If you don’t know who they are, they publish Camtasia, SnagIt and other products as well as run Screencast.com. I’ve been using their products for quite a long time, mainly on Windows OS systems, and I really like them.

Jing

When I started my migration back to the Macintosh platform I was missing my SnagIt tool. Finally, Techsmith released their SnagIt beta for the Mac product. Yay! It worked pretty much just like the Windows version and I was happy once again.

Well, now I’m not just happy but ecstatic! When I got the Techsmith newsletter I decided to take a quick look to see what Jing was all about. What it is is simply amazing. Not only can it screen capture images from your screen but it can capture video segments from your screen too. Then you can VERY quickly share the capture in a host of different ways.

Here’s an example of how I used Jing today. I was doing a review of my personal blog and the tool I was using was noting that the domain was set to expire in four months. When I checked my records I had it down as expiring more than 12 months out. Well, I did some further investigating and opened a case with the hosting provider, Moniker.com (normally a great hosting company). As part of my details to them I wanted to include snapshots of confirmation emails…. This was so easy as I took a quick shot using Jing and then saved it up to my free Screencast.com account, which automatically put the link in my clipboard. A quick paste into the support ticket and walla! I had a well documented support ticket posted.

If you want a well designed, efficient tool for sharing screenshots… then you’ll find it worth your time to check out this tool from Techsmith.

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Entrepreneur Jeff Lambert is the President and founder of JVHM, Inc., a software development business located in the San Francisco Bay Area but serving clients around the globe. Jeff's expertise includes website design and development, Facebook development, blogging integration, SEO, video production, CRM systems, database design and development and more. In his "spare" time Jeff likes to hang out with his family, run, play tennis, fly and breath fresh, clean air.

One Response to Screen Capture and Sharing Tool

  1. Dirk Frazier says:

    On behalf of the entire TechSmith organization, I want to thank you for your kind comments regarding our products and glowing review of Jing. There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make our products the best they can be, and they love to see our customers respond this way. Let us know if there’s anything we can do for you, and feel free to contact me directly anytime with your thoughts or comments.

    Sincerely,
    Dirk Frazier
    Product Manager
    Screencast.com & Jing
    TechSmith Corporation
    http://www.techsmith.com

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