Screeny for Mac
Video tutorials are the best way to show people how to use a certain product or how to achieve a certain results. However, high quality products require both patience and the right tools.
Screeny is a small status bar menu application that comes with a minimalist control panel and helps you create movies without having to deal with complex settings. The application is also able to capture screenshots and most of the customization options are available in the Controls panel.
You have the possibility to record a certain area of the screen and you can quickly resize the section via simple drag and drop actions. At the same time, you can choose to record only the activity of a specific window.
As most screencast applications, Screeny is able to add to the recording the audio grabbed by the computer’s built in microphone or the system audio. Moreover, you can decide to snatch images via your webcam.
Most of the Screeny features can be launched using simple hotkeys: Shift+Command+1 to start recording, Shift+Command+2 to snatch an image, Shift+Command+H to toggle the mouse animation and much more (you can change them via the Preferences window).
Screeny will save the video or image files locally (in the "Movies" or "Pictures" folders respectively, look for the “Screeny” directory) but you can also choose to automatically upload them to your iCloud account (the files are compressed before uploading).
All things considered, Screeny can prove to be extremely useful if you need to record video tutorials and want to include both the screen and the webcam feed. However, the app does not include any type of graphic or video editing tools, so you must use third party applications to add caption, subtitles, effects or make any other type of adjustments.