Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    2,939,339
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 27, 2013
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    27.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23,517
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Screencast-O-Matic is a handy tool for recording screenshots and sharing them with friends or colleagues for a number of different purposes. With just a few clicks, you can start recording your screen, and once you're satisfied with your video, you can upload it directly from there.

Pros

Straightforward mechanics: To start a recording, all you have to do is open the program, position the recording window, and press Play or the activating hot key. And when your recording is complete, just hit Done on the small control bar located below the bottom margin of the recording window. You can also Pause in the middle of a recording and then resume using these controls.

Direct publishing options: When you finish a recording, you'll automatically be taken to a preview screen where you can watch your recording and see what you think. If you're satisfied, there are several saving and publishing options listed along the right-hand side of the screen. For instance, you can upload your video directly to YouTube or to the Screencast-O-Matic website, or you can save it as a video file to your computer in either MP4, AVI, FLV, or GIF format.

Cons

Mouse circle: When you record, the program automatically places a yellow circle around the mouse as it moves around the screen. This can be convenient in some instances to help viewers keep track of the cursor, but the fact that you can't turn it off is a little frustrating at times.

Full-screen recording: There is no option to do a direct full-screen recording through this app. You can stretch the capture window so that it covers the entire screen, but sometimes that means that the Control Bar is off the screen and inaccessible, which isn't ideal.

Bottom Line

Screencast-O-Matic is a handy utility, and its free version only has a few limitations. The straightforward mechanics make it a snap to use for even the least computer-savvy, and direct publishing options give you a great way to share anything you need with friends and colleagues. The Pro version removes a small watermark on published videos and enables editing tools. It costs $15 per year.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 32

5 stars

"It's free and works well"

April 06, 2015  |  By RoncoBudden

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

Free.Very good .meets all my needs

Cons

Can't find any.

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4 stars

"Very good to use for small work"

February 14, 2015  |  By MrTechAgent

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

I liked using it a lot.

Cons

Have to pay to get audio.

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5 stars

"Very needful application for my computer."

February 07, 2015  |  By RichLeggett

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

I can honestly say none.

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1 stars

"A Virus Came With the Download"

January 08, 2015  |  By Ad-Orientem

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

Was unable to run it.

Cons

AVG detected a Trojan when I downloaded this.

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3 stars

"Only Pro Version records System Sound"

January 04, 2015

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

Free version captures the screen okay. Audio is from microphone.

Cons

To capture sounds from the system you must invest in the Pro version.

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5 stars

"Works perfectly."

December 21, 2014  |  By MarisSteely

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

Very good and efficient

Cons

Well done. no cons

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5 stars

"A software worth having."

December 17, 2014  |  By BitterDienst

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

I would highly recommend this software.

Cons

Still looking

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5 stars

"Great tool, no nagging appearance."

November 05, 2014  |  By nodushood

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

Works perfectly.

Cons

I can honestly say none.

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5 stars

"very very, good excellent"

November 03, 2014  |  By worldpatr

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

easy and effective product

Cons

I have no cons on this program

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5 stars

"Simple and efficient"

October 30, 2014  |  By AbeggMonserrat

 |  Version: Screencast-O-Matic 1.4

Pros

Simple and efficient

Cons

Still searching for any!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.4
Version 1.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Screencast-O-Matic
Publisher web site http://Screencast-O-Matic.com
Release Date June 01, 2012
Date Added January 27, 2013
Version 1.4
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.28MB
File Name InstallScreencastOMatic-v1.4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,939,339
Downloads Last Week 23,517
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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