Showing posts with label Free Mac Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Free Mac Apps. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

QuickCast - Quickly Create Screencasts

QuickCast is a free screencasting app available to Mac users. QuickCast allows you to capture all or part of your screen while you talk. The app allows you to record for up to three minutes. Your recordings can be saved directly to your computer and or shared online through the QuickCast website. Each of the recordings that you publish is assigned its own URL that you can share with anyone. Recordings can also be embedded into blog posts and webpages.

QuickCast provides tools for adding short intro and outro text. If you want to include your face in your screencast, you can do that with QuickCast by just turning on your webcam before you start your recording. QuickCast can also be used to create animated GIFs.

Applications for Education
There is no shortage of screencasting apps available on the web. QuickCast is another option to add to your toolbox to access when you need to create a short instructional video for your students or colleagues. Creating screencasts can be a good way for students to practice giving clear and direct presentations of information.

The QuickCast code is open source so there is a chance that it will be available for Windows at some point. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Get Eight Good Mac Apps for Free

Stack Social is currently running a promotion through which you can download eight useful Mac apps for free. The combination of apps would normally cost you $117. I grabbed the bundle of apps because I wanted to try the video conversion app and screen capture app included in the bundle. The bundle also includes the Type Fu typing game which may be of interest to some readers.

To download this bundle of free Mac apps you do have to register for a Stack Social account and Tweet or Like Stack Social on Facebook. It took me about two minutes to complete the registration and social sharing requirement. It's a small price to pay for a nice collection of apps that would otherwise cost you $5 to $30 each.

H/T to Lifehacker.