To get started with the tool, all you have to do is just download and install the software; though the free version requires visiting the website each time you want to record. The basic or free version allows you to edit screenshots, up to 15 minutes of video recording, and share the video on different platforms.
The Deluxe version offers extra features like unlimited video recordings while the premier has more storage and backup options plus advertising and branding features. The product is compatible with both Windows and Mac and has companion apps for Android and iOS allowing you to manage your work more efficiently.
To take a screenshot you just have to drag the cursor over the area and let it go, that’s it. Although you don’t get a lot of editing and customization options within the video solution, you can find the basic editing options. Video recording can be done through the screen, a webcam, or both. Audio recording is available for paid users. You have the option to adjust the size of the recording window. The free version provides the options to trim the recording, adding captions and a limited number of audio tracks but the paid version unlocks many other options like zooming, drawing, blurring sections, creating captions, stock of library assets, to name a few.
When it comes to sharing, Screen-O-Matic users can share images and videos to email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google drive. Paid subscribers have an additional option of publishing to Dropbox and Vimeo. The company’s own hosting service is available to all users with a storage limit of up to 25GB.
All in all, Screencast-O-Matic is a great screencasting and public hosting product that is sophisticated, up-to-date, yet surprisingly lightweight.