Last Updated on November 19, 2020
There are a lot of different reasons why you may want to take a screenshot or screencast of your computer screen (or screens if you have a double display). It’s a useful way to have people help diagnose issues for you, or to provide website feedback to your web developer. A screenshot is simply a snapshot image of your screen, and a screencast is a video recording of every action you make on your computer (plus you can add audio to the video as an explanation).
Screencasting – Recording your Desktop
If you need to teach someone how to use an online system or a desktop application or need to provide some feedback about software or a website, you can capture your screen with an online service like https://screencast-o-matic.com or check out https://www.getcloudapp.com.
There is also desktop software that will do the same thing – I personally use the Filmora a lot.
Take Screenshots Like a Pro with Awesome Screenshot (Chrome and Firefox Extension)
Need to take a selection of a screenshot? And then add annotations or notes to it? Well with Awesome Screenshot you can do just that. You can add it as an extension to Chrome and Firefox. See https://www.awesomescreenshot.com
The Awesome screenshot online app will also do a video recording of your screen as well.