Screencasting on your browser

TechCrunch had news today about a free screencasting tool that you can use from your web browser.

It has the catchy title of Screencast-o-Matic.

Reading the quick write-up, it sounds like it is a little rough around the edges and won’t replace the not-so-free ViewletBuilder software we use. But unlike ViewletBuilder, Screencast-o-Matic actually catches the action on the screen like a video recorder, like the more expensive Camtasia and Captivate.

I may try to play around with it on the weekend, but tools like this (please Google, create your own version) may have a place in creating quick, how-to and navigation guides for library web sites.

This blogger has a fairly positive review.

Caveat: I had to do a Java download in order to to use the tool so prepare for an annoying download if you don’t already have it installed.


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