The FREE software I use for screen and video recording purposes
Are you familiar with Loom? I’ve actually talked about it in one of my previous blog posts and I can’t rave about it enough. Since that blog post I’ve actually used loom for other recording purposes as well and let me just say that it’s absolutely amazing and did I mention it’s FREE?
What can you do with Loom?
With Loom you’re not only able to record videos but one of the greatest perks about Loom is that you’re able to record as many videos as you wish. No storage limits?! Count me in!
Something else that I love about loom is that you have several options of how you want to record your video.
As you can see below you can record your video with your screen + camera, screen only, or camera only. You also have the option to record your full desktop or just the current tab.
Not only does the online app work when you want to share your browser screen you are also able to record videos while using other apps.
For example, if I’m creating a quick Photoshop tutorial I could essentially share my screen and record only that.
See the video below that I created as an example. If you’re looking to record your screen other than your web browser, you’re going to have to click on ‘Full Desktop’ then it will give you the option to share your entire screen or if you just want to share an application window which by then you’ll be able to choose what you want to record.
Once you’re done recording your video you have further options with what you can do with your video.
You can enable comments on your videos, for you to get email notifications of someone commenting on your videos as well as emoji reactions that can be used by the viewers of your video.
The next setting is something that I love from Loom. You have the option of whether you want to allow your viewers to download the video or not.
If you’re creating tutorials of some sort but don’t want them to be downloaded this is a great setting to use.
You also have the option to show the analytics of your video to your viewer. For example, how many views your video has gotten.
The most fascinating thing for a software that is 100% free to offer is password protected videos. Most software’s that offer that feature are paid subscriptions and Loom allows you to password protect your videos for absolutely nothing.
Last but not least you’re also able to trim your videos if you need to remove something, or if you mess up a lot like me and need trimming capabilities because you want a clean video.
Just to recap some of the huge benefits of using Loom:
1. It’s Free
2. Unlimited Video Storage
3. Password Protection
4. Trimming Capabilities
5. Player Customization
6. Can publish the video anywhere
All in all, Loom is a great free screen and video recording software. I’m not getting anything by writing about Loom, I truly do believe that it’s an amazing software for only getting started two years ago.
As of now Loom is only available on Google Chrome as a Chrome extension but they are working on developing a desktop app which I am thrilled for!
If you’re interested in signing up for the Loom Desktop app which should be launching soon click here.