Jing

General Descriptions

Jing is a quick and simple way to capture images and create videos of what you see on your screen. Users can also add text or draw items like arrows on images to provide captions or labels. Great for creating tutorials and guides!

 

 

Pros/Affordances

  • simple to use
  • free
  • records onscreen video
  • no wait – instantly saves files

Cons/Constraints

  • only records up to 5 minutes of video
  • only records from mic; doesn’t record from speakers
  • does not capture audio
  • costs money to record in YouTube format
  • cannot edit videos

Final Recommendation

This is one of my favorite tools and I absolutely love it. Capturing screenshots is so easy and I use it daily. You can also create videos, even though it only records up to 5 minutes of video. Everything you save is captured and saved for you on screencast.com.

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