Apps that capture screen images from a Mac must be easy to create. There are so many they could start a club.
What most of these apps do is simple. Capture a portion of your screen as a video, including sound. After that, the pack separates and feature bloat creeps in as each app differentiates by adding more functions. Here’s a screen capture app that doesn’t.
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That sums up what you get with Screeny, an inexpensive Mac app that captures screen video.
If you’re not looking for all the bells and whistles in screen recording, Screeny is decent and won’t drain your credit card balance (too much).
Screeny is deceptively simple to use.
The control panel is accessed from the Mac’s Menubar and lets you set the size of your screen capture area (an image or a video). Select the screen section to match the object or size you want to record (or snap), then click the big red Record button to begin recording.
As you record your screencast, Screeny displays the elapsed recording time. Use it to record an app training session, a video, a section of your Mac’s screen, a Keynote presentation, or anything that requires screen interaction.
Even better, Screeny has a drag and resize option for recording a section of your Mac’s screen. Click and drag onscreen to create the capture area exactly the size you need.
Then, click the red Record button to begin recording. Screeny records your selected screen area with more frames per second than Apple’s built-in QuickTime app, and saves the video at the highest quality.
Use QuickTime to open the Screeny screen capture and select various compression sizes and file formats for export. Video quality is high. Initial use is as easy as it gets.
The only negative for Screeny is no try-before-you-buy option. It’s inexpensive relative to other Mac screen recording apps, but it’s also only available from the Mac App Store, hence, no trial option. That’s OK for a 99-cent or $1.99 app, but not for a Mac app that costs more. Try before you buy is good for Mac users.