• Greenshot icon


    Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support. Save a...

    Open Source Windows

    • Jing allows voice annotation, that makes it special. Greenshot does mere screenshots.
      Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • ShareX icon


    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a...

    Open Source Windows

    • It works but video is kind of complex and not the simple style Jing does. Screenshot works great.
      OlaOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Shutter icon


    Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a...

    Open Source Linux

  • Camtasia Studio icon

    Camtasia Studio

    Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Snipping Tool icon

    Snipping Tool

    You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the...

    Free Windows

  • PicPick icon


    PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It has an intuitive interface and...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Snagit icon


    The ultimate screen capture tool. With Snagit’s capture, edit, organize and share technology… it’s easy to create engaging visuals...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • CamStudio icon

    CamStudio Discontinued Warning

    Record your computer screen with audio input from Mic or Speakers. Also shows mouse clicks in addition to the regular cursor. Simple...

    Open Source Windows

  • Lightshot icon


    Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows that works very much like the Snipping tool in Windows Vista and...

    Free Mac Windows Internet Explorer Chrome Firefox

    • Jing's main function is video, not still shots.
      Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Bandicam icon


    Bandicam is the most advanced game recording software and Windows screen recorder.

    Freemium Windows

  • FastStone Capture icon

    FastStone Capture

    FastStone Capture is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture and screen recording tool that allows for capturing and...

    Commercial Windows

  • SimpleScreenRecorder icon


    SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based...

    Open Source Linux

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  • CloudApp icon


    CloudApp is a dead-simple way to share files, screenshots, almost anything, quickly and seamlessly. CloudApp allows you to share...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Evernote Web Clipper icon

    Evernote Web Clipper

    Save anything you see online - including text, links and images - into your Evernote account with a single click.

    Free Web / Cloud Internet Explorer Chrome Safari Opera Firefox ... Chrome Web Store

  • Skitch icon


    Skitch is a screenshot editing and sharing utility for Mac and iOS that permits the user to add shapes and text to an image, and then...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • Awesome Screenshot icon

    Awesome Screenshot

    Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome Safari ... Firefox

  • Lightscreen icon


    Lightscreen is a simple tool to automate the tedious process of saving and cataloging screenshots, it operates as a hidden background...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Imagine icon


    Imagine is an Image & Animation Viewer for Windows with screen capture function. Features - View and save image/animation...

    Free Windows Windows Mobile

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  • Wink icon

    Wink Discontinued

    Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for...

    Free Windows Linux

  • oCam icon


    oCam is very simple and easy "Screen Recorder" and "Screen Capture". Requirements: XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 /...

    Free Windows

  • puush icon


    puush is a super-quick way to share screenshots and files. Quickly capture any portion of your screen, upload any file, and share them...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • FireShot icon


    Capture web page screenshots in Firefox, Chrome, or IE, and then edit and save them. In a few clicks! FireShot helps you capture...

    Freemium Windows Linux Internet Explorer Chrome Thunderbird Opera ... Firefox

  • Jumpshare icon


    Jumpshare is an incredibly fast, real-time file sharing app. Available for Web, Mac, Windows and iOS.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPhone

  • Screencast Capture Lite icon

    Screencast Capture Lite

    Screencast Capture Lite is a tool to continuously capture the desktop screen, storing this information in video files. The application...

    Open Source Windows Accord.NET Framework

  • FlashBack icon


    Free software which lets you record your screen, add a PIP webcam and select multiple options to export your video to. It will first...

    Freemium Windows

  • Screencast-O-Matic icon


    Screencast-O-Matic is the original free and easy way to create a video recording of your screen (aka screencast) and upload it for...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

  • Monosnap icon


    Monosnap allows you to save screenshots easily, conveniently, and quickly, sharing them with friends and colleagues at once. It's...

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • Screenshot Captor icon

    Screenshot Captor

    Screenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your computer. Its different from other screenshot utilis in several notable...

    Free Personal Windows

  • snaggy icon


    Snaggy is an image host that lets you paste images from your clipboard directly online. Any kind of image, from raw data to URL...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Screencastify icon


    Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Ember icon

    Ember Discontinued

    Ember is your digital scrapbook of things that inspire you - be it websites, photos, apps or other things. Just drag in images that...

    Commercial Mac Chrome Safari

  • Open Screenshot icon

    Open Screenshot

    This extension is able to capture 100% of both the vertical and horizontal content appearing on any webpage on the Internet. It is...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Android Tablet Chrome

  • FFsplit icon

    FFsplit Discontinued

    A freeware application that lets users stream high quality content similar to XSplit Broadcaster and Flash Media Live Encoder....

    Free Windows

  • Gyazo icon


    Gyazo lets you instantly grab the screen and upload the image to the web. You can easily share on Chat, Social, Email, or anywhere! ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

Jing Comments

Great for screenshots

Positive Comment by pamilacurtis
about Jing Jan 2016

I use Jing everyday to send screenshots to customers and co-workers, and I love it. Being able to send a URL link instead of an actual image is incredibly convenient. The video feature is ok too, but it could definitely be better quality.


Features removed, looking for alternatives

Negative Comment by kobitate94
about Jing Oct 2015

The most recent update to Jing has removed all the social uploading features as well as FTP uploading. I've been digging to find an app with FTP uploading like Jing's and have yet to find one outside of TechSmith's paid solution, which I am not prepared to pay for, seeing that they have left the free users in the dust.


Good for Mac, bad for PC

Comment by GordonNelson
about Jing Oct 2015

Rly good solution for Mac OS X, but Windows version is so bad. Need to fix "Sun" module in Windows.


Not good for video recording 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by 4kb
about Jing Jan 2014

Tried this software to record video, and not satisfied.

The software outputs to SWF file, uncompressed, in 15 fps. This creates really large files even for short recordings, and playback is done via web browser.

Steer clear!


Needs .NET Framework 4.0

Comment by dandv
about Jing and Screenr Jan 2013

I like Jing, but I wish it were lighter. It consumes a lot of RAM, and also required the .NET Framework.


Wonderful app

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Jing and Screencast.com Jul 2011

This is just a wonderful app.. So easy to use and really easy to share both screencasts and screenshots! I love it!!

The files captured can't be uploaded on YouTube (which is kind of a pain), but it comes with automated uploading to Screencast.com which is convient for just showing family, friends or co-works how to do stuff..


A free alternative to SnagIt.

Positive Comment by NeilMukherjee
about Jing and Snagit Jun 2011

My colleague pointed me to this page as we were wondering if there is a free alternative to SnagIt.

Thank you, mistaecko, Dirk and em for your useful comments!


Hi em4020! Thanks for your comments and suggestions below

Comment by DirkFrazier
about Jing Jun 2011

Hi em4020,
Thanks for your comments and suggestions below. The Jing team and I want to thank you for your support. Lots of great stuff is still on the way so stay tuned! As a side note to your Dec 2009 comment (hey, better late than never!) we have a product feedback option in the More ball of Jing. I like your idea of an in-product form for submitting comments and suggestions. Regardless of how you contact us, we're always interested to hear from our users, so let us hear from you! Thanks again!

Best regards,
Dirk Frazier
Product Manager
Jing & Screencast.com
TechSmith Corporation


Jing Version 2.4.10231 Aug. 24, 2010 with PROXY Suppurt

Positive Comment by em4020
about Jing Jun 2011

Jing Version 2.4.10231 from August 24, 2010 with PROXY Support:
The Jing team has been hard at work adding three more improvements to Jing:

  • proxy support,

  • SFTP and

  • audio device selection.

The first two are targeted at the corporate and education users. If you've ever tried to use the last Jing-Versions behind a proxy, you have been disappointed.
Jing now tries to autodetect the proxy settings and allows manual settings with authenticated proxy support.

Many thanks to Jing for providing this important function of the PROXY-selection, which I have suggested in my comment and E-mail to Jing from January 2010. So now I can use Jing also on my corporate computer and not only an my private computer as I did until now.


Jing is 2010 lacking an entry way for a HTTP web proxy

Comment by em4020
about Jing Jun 2011

Because Jing is currently lacking an entry way for a HTTP web proxy with username and password as DropBox, so Jing does not work in a corporate network with password protection, where DropBox and SugarSync work very good, however.
I suggested to TechSmith:
Please provide a HTTP-proxy server entry for Jing as a new feature, as with DropBox with a username and password for HTTP and Socks proxy, or like SugarSync with additional domain entry.
After only one day the TechSmith developers answered: it's quite clear we need and want to handle proxies a lot better.
Thanks to TechSmith for this very quick reaction !


I like Jing because of its unique web-upload function

Comment by em4020
about Jing Jun 2011

I like Jing really very much because of its unique web-upload function, but I have 3 little wishes to the Jing developers:
Jing should provide a quick feedback window (or at least a link to "My Stuff" in the web) for the suggestion of new features or improvements directly in the application (GreenShot has a link to a website for bug/improvement-reporting).
If I store a Jing-Screenshot as a file, I would like to use the file name often later also as a text with several words and empty spaces between the words instead of underscores (via Clipboard).
Jing should not transform all empty signs (in variant: local storing of screenshots) in the file name to underscores,
Therefore I often use GreenShot instead of Jing for these purposes.
Jing should create the possibility to define a button to store a screenshot locally without changing/loosing the content of the clipboard as before storing the screenshot. Until now for this purpose I must use GreenShot.