Jing for Mac

Jing for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    68,584
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 23, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    43
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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The team behind the screen recording utility Camtasia have released a simplified, experimental version of the technology, packaged into a nice downloadable application called the Jing Project.

Jing makes it very easy to grab screenshots and videos straight from your PC, and then save them or share them on the Web. The coolest part of this experiment--in theory--is Jing's integration with Screencast.com, a hosting service for videos recorded off your computer. Once you've recorded a video, you can save it to your Screencast account, and from there you can get an embed code to put it in a blog or other page.

The experimental Jing is great, but oddly, the well-established Screencast.com site is the weak link in the chain. It's unattractive, and the embed codes are nearly impossible to find. On the plus side, the Screencast.com trial doesn't apply to Jing users--Jing has announced that the $6.95 monthly fee gets waived for Jing users. Still, Jing really needs a quick and easy way to upload files to more free vid-sharing sites.

FLV uploads are recommended to be in H.264, but other than that, for a clean, flexible, and almost fun way to grab pictures and onscreen videos, Jing really can't be beat.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"free, easy 2 use, util, what else do u want ?"

June 15, 2011  |  By petexxxxx

 |  Version: Jing 2.4

Pros

no complications easy 2 use

Cons

must have more publicity!

Summary

some stupid paid programs? this's not, and more in this crisis time! is so welcome a good software! and free

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5 stars

"Easy & Efficient"

June 12, 2011  |  By dddooido

 |  Version: Jing 2.4

Pros

my mac crashed & I had to re-install this program. before finding it I tried other 1s because I couldn't remember the name. Jing is simple & easy to use and doesn't add space to your browser.

Cons

you have to select the video so it may not be standard video size, but it's quick and easy. you can re-size if needed in your video software program

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1 stars

"obnoxious attempt to recruit for social networking!"

March 01, 2011  |  By peaceplanet

 |  Version: Jing 2.4

Pros

free download. that's about it, imho.

Cons

you have to sign up with their social networking group to use the software. how is this related to my need to record from my itunes visualizer??

Summary

stuff like this gives freeware/shareware undeserved bad reputation!

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3 stars

"Useful, does a quick job easily. But no Audio capture."

February 21, 2011  |  By jaggedtc

 |  Version: Jing 2.4

Pros

Ease of use is very good.

Cons

Lacks ability to capture audio of the video captured.

Summary

Would be of more use if it captured the audio of video that is captured.

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3 stars

"Still on my computer but only used it briefly."

December 23, 2010  |  By TXRVer

 |  Version: Jing 2.4

Pros

Handy and unobtrusive.

Cons

Haven't used enough to know the cons.

Summary

Will keep it while I look for something a little better.

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3 stars

"Good easy to use video capture."

November 14, 2010  |  By mcharnow

 |  Version: Jing 2.4

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Menu bar should be the default. Much easier to use than the sun.

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3 stars

"Worked but YouTube could not recognize the file format."

October 24, 2010  |  By davidthal

 |  Version: Jing 2.4

Pros

It worked well, although I had to record sound from the speaker.

Cons

Created a video file, but would not be recognized by YouTube as a valid video file.

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1 stars

"It's a ploy to increase membership in its social netwrk"

October 03, 2010  |  By CaptKurtz

 |  Version: Jing 2.4

Pros

I didn't bite

Cons

See one-line summary

Summary

One-line summary says it all. Cnet should understand that users resent being seduced (suckered) into a worthless membership by any contrivance and should calibrate your reviews accordingly.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4
Includes Facebook output
General
Publisher TechSmith
Publisher web site http://www.techsmith.com/
Release Date August 23, 2010
Date Added August 23, 2010
Version 2.4
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements QuickTime 7.5.5, Broadband recommended. Pro Requirements: QuickTime 7.5.5 or later, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM
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File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 68,584
Downloads Last Week 43
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Jing is 100% free. A Pro version adds direct-to-YouTube upload, a superior video format, and more.
Price Free

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