Jing Reviews

Comparison Jing - GreenShot - Jet ScreenShot

Review by em4020
about Jing and Imgur, Greenshot, Jet Screenshot Jul 2012

Comparison ................................. Jing ............GreenShot ....Jet ScreenShot:

Space on Harddisk (kB).............. 1 12983..... 3 1851 ...........2 5315kB

Language(s): ................................ 1 en. ......... 3 en. + ge...... 1 en.

Filename empty spaces: ............. 1 No ......... 3 Yes ............ 3 Yes

Record screen-video: .................. 2 Yes......... 1 No ............. 1 No

OCR send Text ClipBoard .......... 0 No .......... 6 Yes ............0 No

Save-to-File & keep ClipBoard .. 1 No .......... 3 Yes ............1 No

Available as portable app ........... 0 No .......... 3 Yes ............0 No

Annotating tools:

Highlighting: ................................ 2 Yes ........ 1 No .............. 2 Yes

Line-thickness: ........................... 1 fixed ...... 3 select.......... 3 select

Filled rectangle: .......................... 1 No .......... 3 Yes ............ 1 No

Arrows: ......................................... 3 Yes ........ 3 Yes ............ 1 No

Enough Colours: ........................ 3 Yes: 9 .... 3 Yes:>100... 1 No: 3 (no black)

Web upload features:

Web-upload (no proxy): .............. 9 Yes ........ 9 Yes ............. 9 Yes

Up to HTTP-proxy-web: .............. 5 Yes ........ 0 No .............. 0 No

Up to FTP-webserver: ................. 0 No ......... 0 No .............. 1 Yes

Shots History in web: .................. 3 Yes ....... 0 No .............. 0 No

Sum Assessment-Points .......... 33 ............. 44 .................. 26

Until 2011 Jing was the best ScreenShot App beacuse of the unique Web-Upload function.

But since July 2012 GreenShot has 2 new functions: OCR to clipboard and free web-upload to Imgur.

So now the portable GreenShot is without an equal competitor and I think it is better than Jing.

This review concerns Greenshot-RC7-NO-INSTALLER-0.8.1.1427.zip with OCR-Plugin.

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Pro vs. Free feature comparison

Review by mistaecko
about Jing and Screencast.com Jun 2011

Pro vs. Free feature comparison: http://www.techsmith.com/jing/pro/free-vs-pro.asp

Screenshot functionality seems to be identical (including free 2GB account on screencast.com).

Unique Pro version features (Screen Recording):
SWF or MPEG-4 Video (free version only supports SWF)
Unbranded Videos
Share Instantly to YouTube
Recording from Webcam

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Jing: a very good screenshot app

Positive Review by em4020
about Jing and Greenshot Jun 2011

Jing is a very good screenshot app, but Jing portable would be still better.
That Jing and TechSmith are among the best screenshot-apps is shown in the number of LIKES on AlternativeTo.net.
Today in most workplaces many users do not have admin rights and it is a good solution to use portable apps.
The best portable screenshot app, that I know, is GreenShot (1), but GreenShot (2) has 2010 no internet publication feature as Jing has.
Since you can get a free SugarSync account (3) starting with 2.5GB (only until Dec.2010) and growing up to 10GB and more for free, it is very attractive to use nearly all apps as portable apps, and you need not update the apps twice, at home and in the job. You use the same portable apps at home and in the job with all settings equal.
If Jing would launch a portable app this would be very fine, but could have a little problem with the proxy setting, which is mostly different at home / in the job.
This could be solved with the executing folder in the Jing calling link. The definition file with the Jing proxy settings should be situated in this executing folder, which can be selected in the calling link.
Another solution could be, that Jing gets the proxy settings from the favourite web browser automatically.

(1) Small Greenshot iconGreenshot

(2) http://www.pendriveapps.com/free-screen-capture-tool-greenshot/

(3) SugarSync Bonus Registration Link: http://bit.ly/bxgp6f

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