Screencast-O-Matic is a free tool that can be also upgraded if one needs more functions, but the unpaid version still provides a lot of good features that are available to users. The application is mainly a screenshot tool but besides this simple action, it also provides more functions. Such tools are interesting to use because they come with different unique options and this software app makes no exception, as it provides a number of different features that will please its users. This application is also a screen recorder and it will work at the native resolution of the screen in order to provide top quality videos.
The free version provides only fifteen minutes of screen recording but they should be more than enough for various tutorials that involve a recording of the desktop. There is also a watermark on the videos but it is placed discretely in a corner and users should have no problems with it. The interface of this tool is unique as it can be resized in an interesting manner and the toolbar is designed to replicate that of a media player. There are a few shortcuts that can be used in order to simply the work and a user can read about them in the Help menu.
Videos can not only be saved to the computer, but they can also be uploaded directly to YouTube. Saving them locally allows the user to choose between different output formats and there is even the possibility of saving a GIF. There are also mouse effects available in the application’s options and they are useful if one needs to highlight the mouse’s movements along the screen, as he does different tasks that need to be recorded. The output resolution can be changed if one does not want to save it using the native resolution.