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Grab your screen with a single click

Grab your screen with a single click
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First Published: Thu, Aug 13 2009. 11 38 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Aug 13 2009. 11 38 PM IST
New Delhi: For all the fancy hardware that goes into modern computers sometimes the simplest tasks can stump you.
For instance suppose you’ve made a blog for the entire family and want to tell your uncle in Vancouver how to embed a video in his post. One option could be to send him a long, patiently written email with every step put out in excruciating detail. Or you could invest emotionally and financially in the activity by trying to explain it to him over the phone. All the while you’re pulling your hair wondering why you can’t just demo it on his computer screen. Well with screen capturing software you can do it. Almost.
Screen capturing involves running a program in the background while you do things on your computer. The program quietly records everything you do into a video file, which you can then despatch as required.
But this still means uploading this video somewhere and then sending out a link. Besides most free screencapturing software tend to produce somewhat flicker-y videos. Screenjelly.com, then, is a purely online service that let’s you record upto three minutes of on-screen activity, then stores it online and finally provides you with a link to the video. All with one link on a big red button. And the video quality is good enough to get the job down without hassle.
See the latest PlayStream video to see how you can make your own 3-minute long web tutorials.
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First Published: Thu, Aug 13 2009. 11 38 PM IST