Have you ever done a Mac screencast? You know, use QuickTime Movie Player or other Mac app to record what you do on the Mac’s screen as a movie. Screencasts can be complicated video productions or they can be drop dead easy. This app is easy.
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QuickTime Movie Player will also capture action from the Mac’s screen, but is utterly simplistic and devoid of additional features.
QuickCast is free, open source, runs on Macs and Windows, and dispenses with bells and whistles in favor of elegant simplicity (is there any other kind?).
Use QuickCast to capture the Mac’s whole screen or a section of the screen. Setup is simple, too, but you get just a few options.
Select the option to record the screen or section of a screen. Click to add the built-in iSight camera. Select the sound input source (microphone, built-in mic, etc.). Then, select where you want to save the QuickCast movie.
After that it’s just a button– Record QuickCast.
Not bad for free, right?
QuickCast screen recordings, for now, are limited to three minutes with an option for an intro and outro. Smaller QuickCasts can also have an animated GIF automatically linked from the QuickCast page.
Because QuickCast is a work in progress options and configurations are few and far between. But it’s priced right. In the end you get a quick and very easy way to record a three minute screencast which can be uploaded and shared online. That makes QuickCast good for quick communication, screen and support tutorials, and anything else in onscreen video which can be finished in three minutes or less.