Have you heard of Jing? Its a program for screenshots and screencasts. I love Jing and use it and am using it every day and this is my Jing Review. You can capture anything you want on page and I find it good when watching a webinar and I want to capture a part of it I can do that in a flash. I don’t have to worry about missing the experience of the webinar or what is being said because I am frantically writing notes. What also makes it special is you can then add to it with highlighting, boxes and text.
Jing comes in a free version and also a pro version. You can download it at http://www.techsmith.com/jing/free/. I am using the free version and finding it adequate for what I need at the moment. This is an example:
You can also use Jing to make a simple video and share that with others. This is good if you are trying someone ‘how to’ do something or a problem you are experiencing. Have you ever tried to explain something but the other person just doesn’t quite understand what you are getting at. This way you can show them.
I am doing this Jing Review because I really like it but I should also tell you anything that I don’t like about the program and I can only think of one and that is that the video you can make is limited to 5 minutes with the free version. That being said its not a real problem for me.
You can send your captures and screencasts for more editing to Camtasia (also owned by Techsmith) or Snagit with just a click. Sharing couldn’t be easier. The Pro version has a few extra features like webcam video, MPEG 4 format, YouTube upload just to name a few. I can see myself upgrading in the future. I hope you liked my Jing Review and I recommend that you download it today and have some fun using it.