Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jing Project - Free Visual Communication Assistant

Jing Project was included by PCWorld in the list of the 100 best products of 2008. In fact, it was placed at the final rank -100 - in the featured listing. However, if I would be compiling the list of the best products personally, I would give it the higher ranking due to its functional characteristics users get for free.

What is Jing Project?
Jing Project allows users to create instant screenshots and little narrated movies (called "screencasts") of anything that’s happening on your PC desktop, and then share them with friends.

How Jing Project can help me?
Think of Jing as a supplement to all your chat discussions, email threads, forum posts and blog entries. You download a freeware installation file on your computer, and, upon installation, it sits nicely on your desktop, ready to capture and share your stuff at a moment’s notice. Simply select an area of your screen, capture it as an image or record it as a video, and then click Share. Jing conveniently places a URL to your content which you can paste instantly into any of your conversations.

Where does Jing send my images and videos?
  • Screencast.com
  • A local folder
  • A network drive
  • Copy to your clipboard (images only)
  • An FTP server
  • Flickr
Is it true Jing is free?

Jing is an officially free product offering, including a complimentary Screencast.com account with 2 GB of storage and 2 GB of transfer bandwidth per month.

Developers Web Site: http://www.jingproject.com/faq.asp

Nice video presentation:


Jing Project Presentation

3 comments:

given said...

May i suggest an easier and faster screencasting tool ?

ScreenToaster - www.screentoaster.com

ScreenToaster is a free web-based screen recorder designed to capture screen activity in real-time then embed videos in blogs and websites. It works in all browsers and doesn't require any download.

- Live audio capture
- Embed webcam in screen capture
- Subtitles
- Accelerated or slow-motion playback / Pauses
- Upload to Youtube
- Download your screencast in .avi

What bloggers say about ScreenToaster:
Techcrunch, Michael Arrington : "The ease of use is just awesome. It takes literally seconds to create and publish a screencast."
Digital Inspiration, Amit Agarwal: "ScreenToaster Does a YouTube for Screen Videos."
Go2Web20, Orli Yakuel: "So right now, ScreenToaster is the best choice that you'll find, and the results are very good. Seriously, I couldn't find any reason not to use it. Overall, you'll save yourself time & money."
ReadWriteWeb, Frédéric Lardinois: "ScreenToaster is definitely a contender for being one of the best and easiest to use tools available."
Mashable, Jennifer Van Grove: "We think ScreenToaster is an excellent solution that brings advanced screencasting options to all levels of computer users. ... It’s a safe option to recommend to clients, friends, and family members."
Master New Media, Robin Good: "And again, more than anything else ScreenToaster is by far the simplest and most immediate screncasting tool to use out there. If you want to know what I think, here it is: ScreenToaster is going to toast them all. Seriously."

Michael Pekker (AKA Nesher) said...

Thank you for useful information!

InvestmentMalaysia said...

It's a good software that help me create my corporate training video presentation.

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