I had received a message on Twitter to check out ScreenJelly. I found it pretty interesting, and simple to use. ScreenJelly is a free web-based screen recorder. You just go to ScreenJelly’s website, click the recording button, and that’s it. It will start recording your screen, as well as audio.
When you go the ScreenJelly website for the first time, it installs a small applet on your computer. After that, you can just hit the recording button and start recording. Once you are done with recording, ScreenJelly gives you a URL of your recording. You can share that URL with your friends, or directly tweet from ScreenJelly itself.
As you would have realized till now, ScreenJelly makes it really easy to record your screen, and share your recordings. It does comes with its set of limitations, though: The recording can be upto 3 minutes, you cannot select an area of screen to record – it always records complete screen, and the video cannot be uploaded to any other video sharing website (like YouTube). I wish they do away with all these requirements in future.
Overall, ScreenJelly is a nice concept. It is totally free, and a good web-based screen recorder. Its strength lies in its simplicity – you just have to click a button to start recording and automatically upload. If you are looking for more sophisticated free screen recorders, you might want to check out CamStudio Free or Jing.
You can try ScreenJelly here.