Screencast-O-Matic Review

Screencast-O-Matic Review


Product Name: Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic is a screencast recording tool that comes with a free version and a pro version.  Over 30,000 recordings are made daily, according to their website.  People from all walks of life use it to create video files to share on You Tube or to upload to their blogs and websites.

As you can see from the above screenshot, with the free version you can make recordings up to 15 minutes long, and can record both your computer screen and your webcam simultaneously.  This allows you to be in the narrative in the corner of the screen while you are making your recording.

With the free version you have the ability to publish your videos to You Tube, and they are saved as video files.

Pro Version

The Pro version allows longer recordings, and if you use Windows, you can also record computer audio.

The Pro version also comes with edit tools, and scripted recordings.  Scripted recordings is advantageous because you can write your script first on Screencast-O-Matic, then record your script in audio.  Then, you can follow your script audio on your screencast as you record.  The result is much more professional than recording “on the fly” and you can eliminate the dead spots, the “uh” and “ah” and “umm” noises that we make when our brains aren’t caught up with our mouths yet.

That’s a great tool.

Draw and Zoom are other tools contained in the Pro version.  Draw allows you to pause your screen and draw shapes, arrows, lines, etc. either freehand or in the drawing tool you choose.  You can change colors and erase easily too.  The Draw tool is great for drawing attention to and emphasizing certain parts of your recording.

Zoom allows you to zoom in on your screen, centered from where you place your cursor.

Also as you can see from the screenshot, your publishing options are increased.  Google Drive, Vimeo, and Dropbox are added.

Well, since a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth 10,000 words, here’s an 11 minute You Tube video review of Screencast-O-Matic, complete with a demo of the product in action.  It’s well worth your time to take a look.

My Verdict?

Screencast-O-Maatic Review

Screencast-O-Matic is a great tool to make your own training videos, for groups like Wealthy Affiliate.  As a Wealthy Affiliate member, you have the opportunity to create training for other members, and receive credits that can be translated into cash.  It’s always easier to explain something with video than with the written word.

Wealthy Affiliate is a business oriented platform dedicated to helping anyone with a desire to start an online business of their own learn the ins and outs of internet sales and marketing.

In fact, It’s the best such training platform on the web.  Like Screencast-O-Matic, Wealthy Affiliate also has a free version, called the Starter Program.  As a free member you get 10 lessons and 2 websites, plus your first week you will be able to access the Premium programs to try them out and see if they are what you want.

If you’re serious about starting an online business, which will bring you the benefits of passive income, where you can get paid while you sleep, then you should at least sign up for the free Starter Program and get going.  If you don’t like it, then you haven’t lost anything.  If you do, then you’re on your way to success with your own online business!

Thanks for reading my post.  I’d appreciate any comments.




Hey Grant
I have always wondered to myself, how is it that these guys get their photo in the corner. Whilst they do a video.

I saw the screencast logo and let Google show me more info.Having landed on your site, is the next best thing that happened.

I am happy to see that this software, has a free trial option and some really cool features. At this point in time, I have no plans to make videos longer than 15 minutes, so registering with the free starter option suits me just fine.

Just out of curiosity, what is the price of the Pro Version?

Thanks for an awesome review.

Kind Regards

Roopesh, the pro version is only $18 per year.  You get another discount if you go for 3 years, which is what I did.  Now I have to make videos.

Thank you for writing this great review on Screencast-O-Matic. I have been toying with the idea of creating my own training videos. I have heard the name Screencast-O-Matic used before. I like how it is both a screen and a web camera in one. It is nice that their is a free starter membership before having to commit to a paid service. When I get more serious about creating my own videos I will need to come back to this post. thanks for sharing.

Thanks for commenting, Glenys.  I’m new to video too, and it’s a bit of a learning curve.  You just have to do it until you are comfortable  


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