KeyCastr Alternatives

    KeyCastr is described as 'lets you easily display your keystrokes while recording screencasts' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to KeyCastr for Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Carnac, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KeyCastr are Screenkey (Free, Open Source), Mouseposé (Paid), YAKD (Free, Open Source) and Kling (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 20, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      A utility to give some insight into how you use your keyboard/.
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    1. Screenkey is a screencast tool to display your keys inspired by Screenflick for Mac OS and based initially on Key-mon project.
      It's useful to create screencasts and is also a powerful teaching tool.
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    2. Mouseposé is the indispensible mouse pointer highlighting tool (aka "virtual laserpointer") for everyone doing demos at tradeshows, presentations and trainings, or those individuals with huge and high resolution displays.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      YAKD (Yet Another Key Displayer) is a lightweight, open-source Windows tool for displaying keyboard and mouse button presses on-screen, typically for use with screen recording and screen-casting. RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server is supported.
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    3. A utility to show keyboard keys visually on the Windows screen. - KaustubhPatange/Kling Visually display keys on Windows screen Detect multiple keys and key holds Allow you to change location of display Allow you to change amount of display time
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    4. keystroke visualizer for Windows, lets you easily display your keystrokes while recording screencasts.
    5. A Little utility that implements a global key logger which displays all shortcuts & keystrokes as you type on screen and with a semi-transparent overlay. This makes it very easy to show any shortcuts you use if you for example record a software demo.
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    6. KeyPress OSD is a full-featured screencasting tool for displaying key-presses on Windows. Beyond on-screen keypress display, it features text-expansion, mouse-highlighting and a multi-clipboard manager.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      MouseShade is an essential tool for everyone doing presentations or demos. If turned on, it dims the screen and puts a spotlight on the area around the mouse pointer, easily guiding the audiences attention to an area of interest.
      • Mac
      Visualize allows you to highlight your key presses and mouse clicks right on your desktop! The perfect tool for presentations or video tutorials, Visualize allows you to customize the look so your viewers can follow along with ease.
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