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QuickCast for Mac

By QuickCast Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 9, 2014

A snappy tool for creating screencasts, QuickCast for Mac can be used in sharing tutorials, documenting bug reports, and providing design critiques. It's lightweight and extremely accessible.

Pros

Fast and easy to use: QuickCast for Mac's toolbar icon makes the recording of a screencast quick and effortless. There will be a countdown before the actual recording starts.

Quick addition of introductory and closing texts: This feature makes this app a little different from other similar applications, and possibly more appealing.

Generates animated GIFs: Though animated GIFs are not an essential feature, they can be fun.

Cons

Limited recording time: The three-minute screencast will not suffice for instructions or tutorials that require longer, continuous recording. Of course, there's the option to join separate three-minute videos using another program, but it's rather inconvenient and it cuts the continuity of a tutorial or screencasting session. An option to upgrade to longer recording time should be available.

No hot keys: Keyboard shortcuts or global hot keys would be a great addition, enabling you to record screencasts more fluidly.

For modern browsers only: This app is intended for modern browsers and may not work with older versions of Safari.

Bottom Line

QuickCast for Mac turns out to be a neat, easy-to-use screencasting tool. However, each session is limited to three minutes only, which you may feel is just too short. This app could make use of an upgrade option, even if it requires payment.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.5

Fixed bug with re-uploading of QuickCasts

General

Release August 21, 2014
Date Added August 21, 2014
Version 1.2.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,405
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Designed to be lightweight, free and simple to use -- everything you need to make a 3 minute QuickCast.

Once installed, it's easy to record your 3 minute micro masterpiece. Simply select the QuickCast logo in your toolbar and then click record. You'll get a 5 second count-in and then it's showtime.

Keep an eye on the QuickCast icon, it will indicate how much time you have left.

Don't worry about messing up, you can re-record at any moment.

Once you're happy with your QuickCast, you'll be prompted to publish & share - it's super easy and every QuickCast benefits from it's own unique URL and embed code to use on your own site.

Your published links are easily accessible from the QuickCast status bar icon.