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Jing

Simple and free, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced online conversations. Create images and videos of what you see on your computer screen, then share them instantly!

Jing Reviews

5
I would use this again
(Chief Financial Officer at Tier One Services, LLC)

What It Is and Why I Use It

Jing, a product from Techsmith, is screen capture technology. The two main types of screen captures performed by this technology is image capture and video capture. Both types of files can be transmitted to others via various means which we’ll explore later in this review.

My clients particularly love my Jing videos, called screencasts. I most frequently use Jing to illustrate a QuickBooks or Excel procedure. In some cases I prepare a customized "screencast library" with separate screencasts for each step in a complicated multi-step Excel process.

As often as possible, I answer a client question with a screencast using sample data sintead of client-specific information and instead of just e-mailing the screencast to the client, I tweet it and share it on Facebook in order to use it as marketing collateral to build my book of business.

How It Works

When you load Jing, just use the capture tool to highlight the desired area of your screen and then click “capture image” or “capture video.” For a screenshot, you can add a few types of markings. If you are creating a screencast, you instead begin recording your screen and your voice. When complete, you can save the recording or upload it and receive a URL.

Pros

Jing’s advantages include practically no learning curve and a straightforward approach. With few features, it’s easy for a new user to understand what to do on the first try. Furthermore, Jing is free up to 2GB of online storage space.

Cons

Jing’s simplicity may be limiting, and unless you have the paid Pro version, any saved screencasts are in .swf format, which is not as widely accessible to applications as other formats.

Overall Recommendation

Jing is a great choice for no-frills users who want to save significant time by recording screencasts instead of writing detailed step-by-step procedures, but who don’t want to take a lot of time to learn a new application.

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1 Rating, 1 Review
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