My Mac is loaded with just about every screen capture, or screen capture to video recording app available. What I find myself using more and more is one that is simple and elegant, rather than feature complete. In other words, it gets used because it’s usable, not because of all the bells and whistles.
Grab. Record. Capture.
My latest find is Screeny, billed as The Simplest Screen Recording App For Your Mac. That’s a boast and a stretch but difficult to argue with.
Unlike ScreenFlow or Camtasia or iShowYou, each of which is somewhat cluttered with editing options, Screeny simply grabs a section of your Mac’s screen and records it.
Start up Screeny and you get the resizable handles. Drag them until they fit what you want to capture.
That was easy. Then, click the big red record button on Screeny’s floating control panel (or, click Record in the Menubar).
That’s almost it. Screeny comes with a few Preference settings.
Otherwise, it’s about as simple as a screen video recording app can be. There’s an option to upload your captures to an online service in the cloud, but Screeny’s real value is the flexible screen capture tool, ease of use, and quality video capture. The controls are self explanatory, the video is lossless, and options are nominal.
So is Screeny’s price tag, easily the least expensive and most usable of my dozen or so screen recording apps.