Screecast: Free Screen Recording, Screen Capture and Hosting Tool

Screencast.com is a free online service from Techsmit, which lets you capture screenshot and videos, and then later upload it on their website. If you are looking for a free screen recording tool or screenshot tool, that also can host the videos, and lets you share it online, then Screencast is an excellent option.

Screencast Files Folder View

Screencast: Free Screen Recording, Screen Capture, and Hosting Tool

The free version of Screencast offers 2 GB of bandwidth, and 2 GB of data storage. Bandwidth usage will reset at approximately midnight on the 10th of every month. However, the limit on storage can only be removed by upgrading to the Pro account.

  1. Easy Storage – Storage structure is designed to organize the contents with ease.
  2. Access Rights – You decide who is going to view the contents of the folder, and also if he/she has the rights to edit the contents.
  3. Sharing URL and Embed Code – URL and embed codes are available for each file.
  4. Access the stats on content – You can get the stats for each file, like how many times particular content has been viewed, or how much bandwidth is it consuming.
  5. Playback in the browser – Several formats are supported to have replayed in the browser without downloading.
  6. Desktop Uploader – An uploader for files greater than 100 Mb in size is available.
  7. Many ways to share – MediaRoll widget, RSS feed can also be used to share the content.
  8. Create a Playlist: You can add a couple of videos and images in a playlist and share it.

We already have an excellent idea of file-sharing services. Lately, we have talked a lot about Dropbox, Box, and the comparison between them.

My Experience with Screencast.com

  • The interface is simple.
  • No restriction on file types to upload.
  • Access from anywhere.
  • Collaborations with anyone possible.
  • No editing for videos and screenshots
  • Multiple file upload

So, now which service are you going to choose, Dropbox, Box or Screencast.com, I am with Dropbox, yet all of them have something special in it, Dropbox has automatic downloading on your HDD, Box has uploading via mail too, Screencast.com has impressive sharing methods. Share your thoughts.


About Manav Mishra

here to write articles about things which are somehow related to computers, internet (and at times, may be, to blogging as well). He wants to make an Identity for himself, he loves, testing new softwares and services which can really help to improve the productivity of individual.

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