23 – Camtasia

Up 1 place this year

Techsmith’s Camtasia is a tool to record, edit and enhance on-screen activity in the form of screencasts.

Website: techsmith.com/camtasia.html
Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 18
Top 100 Tools for Education 2019: 24

Past Overall Rankings
2018:  24.  2017: 24    2016: 24     2015: 31     2014: 23     2013: 28
2012: 28    2011: 28    2010: 27     2009: 26     2008: 26     2007: 50

Comments from some of those who selected Camtasia as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“This is a new one this year because I used iMovie to create videos however, some clients want me to create screencasts for them as quick reference guides.  I am kicking myself for not learning how to use Camtasia from years ago. I taught myself how to use it through doing Lynda.com courses and also the videos from within the Camtasia website.  I’ve downloaded Camtasia onto my Surface Pro which seems to do the job – and my Surface Pro is a MASSIVE LEARNING TOOL in itself.  Everything I need is on it.” Helen Blunden, Australia http://activatelearning.com.au/2019/08/my-top-10-tools-for-learning-2/

“Easy to use tool for the development of video tutorials with useful resources that allow the realization of immersive audiovisual learning objects.” Producer of elearning training material, Spain

“this screen cast tool is fundamentally the easiest to use and gets good results easily.” L&D Specialist, Australia

“I use Camtasia to create training and marketing videos for my company. I also edit videos others have created.” Instructional Designer, USA

“Camtasia is great for creating videos of any kind. I love how easy it is to manipulate objects and combine effects to produce very professional videos.” Senior elearning designer and developer, USA

“Camtasia is a great tool to produce learning content, and it is easy to use.” Senior Portfolio Manager, Germany

“To create tutorials / edit videos quickly” Senior Portfolio Manager, Sweden

“Easy to use video editing tool.” Instructional Designer, USA

“Camtasia makes it really easy to capture and create videos” Instructional Designer, India

“It is very easy to use and it is not so expensive. Also it can be use with MS PowerPoint.” Instructional Designer, USA

Previous comments

“easy to produce ad edit videos, screen-capture videos and interactive media” William Colmonares, University, College teacher, Equatorial New Guinea, 2016

“Very Easy to learn and useful!” Eric Wang, e-learning developer, Taiwan, 2016

“For screencasting and screen capturing. I can’t live without them for preparing screencasts and taking screen captures. On Mac, I use both Camtasia and ScreenFlow from Telestream.” Nathan Parker, Consultant, USA, 2016

“My most important tool to communicate and teach. It becomes absolutely necessary when teaching in made in distant places as it happens in this vast country.” Alvaro Tomas Miro, Consultant, Argentina, 2016

“A great capture tool can be integrated in PowerPoint for narrated presentations, editing features are great and the learning curve is minimal.” Marquita Poinsetta, Trainer/Instructor, USA, 2016

“simply the best tool for creating video-based learning” L&D Manager, UK, 2016

“powerful tool for making professional-quality videos; connects seamlessly with PowerPoint” Fern Kushner, Trainer/Instructor, Germany, 2016

“great for capturing software demos and other on-screen actions.” L&D Manager, USA, 2016

“Really useful for preparing online tutorials that are software based. Very easy to use, perhaps a little too expensive compared to other options” Steve Adams, Trainer/Instructor, UK, 2016

“screen capture/ video create/editing” Marty King, 2015

“great for screencapture” Wiebe Dijkstra, 2015

“for being the best screen capture tool” Sergey Snegirev, 2014

“powerful tool, always being improved”  Jeff Nelson 2013
“all of my online video tutorials are created using Camtasia for Mac. It is user friendly and inexpensive. And it creates great video content for online learning.”  Tim Childers 2013
“use it daily to create media assets for instruction” Christina Carboni 2013
“for video lectures”  Lyra Hilliard 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“Camtasia is really easy to use for screen capture and fast generation of content”  Brian Mulligan

“A SERIOUS rapid e-learning authoring tool for demonstrations, simulations, evaluation, and scenario-based learning.” Michael Hanley

“While still somewhat Web 1.0-ish, I still like the ability to develop a screencast so that I can personalize and explain my own perspective in a process that engages students.   In online learning with so much delivered asynchronously, screencasts  allow some of my personality to surface”  Britt Wattwood

“Awesome screencast tool, quick and easy to use” Rich Chetwynd

“A powerful screencasting software that I use frequently to create instructional videos for my students.  Camtasia allows screen recordings, audio, voice narration, PowerPoint, Picture-in-Picture and webcam video. Also, I can edit and enhance my video with callouts, titles, credits, zooming, panning, quizzes and additional audio tracks.”  Steve Yuen

“Camtasia is excellent for creating ‘screencasts’ – on-screen video tutorials with narration of an audio overlay track. It sports many supporting features / enhancements and can output to Flash – perfect for web delivery. We use Camtasia to create any tutorials that can be screen-based.”  Seaghan Moriarty