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What is Screencast? | Updated September 2020

Screencast is a cloud-based product made by Techsmith. It is geared towards Snagit and Camtasia users who need cloud storage and sharing for their screenshots and screen recordings. It lets Snagit and Camtasia users store their images and videos directly on the Cloud and share them with others via a generated link. As such, Screencast makes it easier to share screenshots and screen recordings with others while saving space on your desktop by storing files in the Cloud.

Screencast also provides different privacy options so you get to control who accesses your files. Paid plans include video captions and custom logos and colors so that you can brand your cloud page.

However, Screencast’s free version is quite limited with only 2 GB of storage and 2 GB of monthly bandwidth. A couple of videos shared with a handful of people can eat up that bandwidth in no time. Additionally, content can only be stored for up to 12 months.

Screencast Pro costs either $9.95 a month or $99.95 per year. Paying for Screencast will increase your storage limit to 30 GB and monthly bandwidth to 240 GB. It will also let you store content indefinitely.

Is Screencast Worth It?

We don’t think it is for most users. Though cloud storage and cloud sharing features are an important addition for current Techsmith customers, it is still just another expense on top of the cost of Snagit or Camtasia.

Furthermore, Screencast is more expensive than similar products while offering less storage. It costs $9.95/month for only 30 GB of storage and 240 GB of monthly bandwidth. In comparison, Droplr offers a Team plan with 1 TB of storage and 500 GB of monthly bandwidth for just $5.50/month. That’s on top of a screenshot tool and screen recorder with comparable features to Snagit. Additionally, Droplr for Enterprise customers offers unlimited bandwidth. Likewise, you can find a screen recording product similar to Camtasia in Screencast-O-Matic. Screencast-O-Matic includes unlimited file storage and 100 GB/month of bandwidth for only $4/month.

Techsmith Alternatives

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If you are currently using Techsmith Snagit or Camtasia with Screencast, you might consider switching to a competitor like Droplr or Screencast-O-Matic. You could save thousands of dollars for a comparable product.

If you would like more information about Techsmith competitors or want to directly compare prices, please check out our top screenshot and screen recorder price calculator. It includes pricing information for Droplr, CloudApp, Loom, Screencast-O-Matic, and Techsmith Snagit.

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