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Jing crash on Windows 8 Consumer Preview, any alternatives?

Comment by Ola
about Jing and ShareX · Mar 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Anyone know any good alternatives to Jing that automatically upload to the cloud for Windows?

[Edited by Ola, March 06]


I found ZUploader that seems kind of awesome. More features than Jing (no video though) and support for loads of services.

I use GreenShot since many years additionally to Jing, because it is portable. Today on July 15th, 2012 I have detected, that Greenshot has 2 wonderful and unique new features:

  • OCR Optical Character Recognition (Jing does not have this feature)

  • Free Web-Upload to Imgur, this function had until now only the free Jing-app

Details see my review:

With this new functions GreenShot is now better than Jing.
This review concerns Greenshot-RC7-NO-INSTALLER- with OCR-Plugin.

Comment by IndependentCustard99
about Jing · Aug 2019 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Loved Jing for both screenshots and video, plus the ability to get a share link for free was fantastic. However now that the video feature has died due to the death of Flash, I am now forced to switch to its big brother Snagit.


Comment by tvgoing1
about Jing · Jun 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

you need internet to use it, there are better recorders that work offline


Good for Mac, bad for PC

Comment by GordonNelson
about Jing · Oct 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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


Needs .NET Framework 4.0

Comment by dandv
about Jing and Screenr · Jan 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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


Hi em4020! Thanks for your comments and suggestions below

Comment by DirkFrazier
about Jing · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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 is 2010 lacking an entry way for a HTTP web proxy

Comment by em4020
about Jing · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.


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