ScreenCast-O-Matic Review – Is It Any Good?

In this ScreenCast-O-Matic Review, I will tell you why I use it and recommend it!

Screencast-O-Matic Review

ScreenCast O Matic Free versus Pro Version

I simply adore ScreenCast-O-Matic because of its simplicity and please read on why that is below.

I honestly have not come across any other Computer Screen Recording Program like this before!

You can rest assured that I will go over everything you need to know to feel more at home and at ease with using ScreenCast-O-Matic, as well as loving it as much as I do too!

We are going to concentrate our attention on having a FREE Account with ScreenCast-O-Matic and NOT the Paid Version of it in this Review.

Please Note in Blue

  • I am using Windows 7 PC with this Review, I know with different operating systems, the screens that appear during the installation will be slightly different. 🙂

1) Simply go to the Website:

http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/

Click on Login.

Screencast O Matic Click Login

Register by providing your E-mail and Password.

Click the White Box next to
I agree to the Terms of Service

Click on Register at the Bottom.

Register For FREE Screencast O Matic Account


2) You should then see the Following Screen.

Right-Click on Watch a very quick demo.

Then Left-Click on open in a new tab.

ScreenCast O Matic Open Up Quick Demo Video Tutorial

You should then see the Following Screen.

ScreenCast O Matic Quick Intro Recording Your Screen

Once you are Done with watching the quick, informative, very easy to use Screencast O Matic Quick Video, you should then go back to the Previous Screen Page which looks like this.


3) Click on the Download + Install

Download and Install ScreenCast O Matic Application

The Following Screen appears.

Download Now ScreenCast O Matic Application

Click on Download Now which is the Green Button.


This is the Screen that would come next.

Click on Download Now ScreenCast O Matic CNet

Next, the File will start to be downloaded in Bottom Left-Hand Side Corner.

Simply wait a few moments while it is done.

Left-Click on the Dropdown Arrow, then Left-Click again on Open.

Open Install ScreenCast O Matic File

Click on Yes when prompted with the Pop Up that says

Do you want the following program to make changes to this computer?


4) The next Screen you should see is this one below.

ScreenCast O Matic Install Setup Part 1

Click on Next.

ScreenCast O Matic Install Setup Part 2

Click on Install.

ScreenCast O Matic Install Setup Part 3

Wait a few moments.

You should them see the Following Screen.

Be sure to have Checked the 2 Boxes. 🙂

ScreenCast O Matic Install Setup Part 4

Click on Finish at the Bottom.


5) You should shortly be brought to the next Screen like this upon a few moments of the App Updating itself for the First Launch. 🙂

ScreenCast O Matic Use FREE Recorder


The Recorder should then Pop Up, you can see that your Video has a Maximum Limit of being just 15 Minutes long for the FREE Version of ScreenCast O Matic Account.

Which in my opinion is probably more than enough to talk a few words regarding a Tutorial you want to mention to better give a visual for your Readers to look back on in case reading the Text in your Blog Post Article may have confused them.

A Video is like a Plan B Backup Plan if your Written Content has failed to convey the message across for the reader as they wanted it mentioned. A Video can help provide more guidance. 🙂

You have 3 Options to Choose from on what you want to Record.

  1. Record the Screen WITHOUT the WebCam.
  2. Record only the WebCam and NOT the Screen.
  3. Do a combo of Recording both the Screen and the WebCam.

ScreenCast O Matic Record Screen

6) Click on the Gear Icon if you want to Minimize the Record Screen or Maximize it to show all your Options. 🙂

Click on Red Button Rec to begin Recording. 🙂

You should then see a Little Timer appear in the Bottom Left-Hand Side Corner.

ScreenCast O Matic Little Timer Recording

When you Click on this Red Button, it will Pause/Stop the Video and you would see the Following Screen appear.

You can Click the Trash Can Icon to Delete your Video and Start Over. 🙂

Delete Everything and Start Over


7) When you Click on Done, the Following Screen should appear.

Click on Done with ScreenCast O Matic Recording Application

You get to see a Preview of your Recorded ScreenCast Video. 🙂

Preview ScreenCast O Matic Recorded Video with 3 Options

You have 3 Options to Choose from in terms of what you want to do with your Recording.

  1. Save As Video File. Formats: AVI, FLV, and MP4.
  2. Upload to ScreenCast-O-Matic.
  3. Upload to YouTube.

In terms of saving it as a Video File, I highly recommend if you want to later on share it on YouTube would be to have the Title have a Keyword in it. 🙂

But, with knowing how to select the correct Keyword would mean doing a bit of Keyword Research, right?

Don’t worry, I got ya covered with that.

You may Choose Jaaxy or Wealthy Affiliate KW Tool.

Even use both alongside each other works out great too. 🙂

So, there you have it, a pretty simple Overview on How You Can Use ScreenCast-O-Matic to create Videos. 😀


I hope I explained the whole run down on How ScreenCast-O-Matic works and how beneficial it is in getting your Recorded Videos Uploaded onto YouTube, Save As a Video File, and even Upload it to the ScreenCast-O-Matic Website Platform. 🙂

Thank You For Your Time


In Conclusion

The 3 Main Ingredients to a Successful Blog Post are:

  1. Text. You got to give your Readers something to well read, learn, and hope for the best you explained yourself well enough in your Content that it helped them find a solution to a problem they were dealing with.
  2. Images. We are all visual by nature. We are often stimulated and or attracted to something like a picture because we enjoy gazing at it. After all, a picture is worth a 1,000 words is it not?
  3. Videos. Videos are a bit more engaging for some viewers since they like seeing a Live Walkthrough so they know exactly what to expect as they follow along. This gives them more exposure into how your mind processes things and explains it to them. Plus, another great aspect of Videos being on your Website is that it helps the Viewer feel more inclined to stay at your Website longer. This intrigues them. 🙂

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Thoughts/Concerns

Feedback Group Chat Blue BubblesSo, what did you think about this Blog Post ScreenCast-O-Matic Review?

Have you come across something similar to this that you enjoyed using and would recommend?

Other Free Computer Screen Recorder Alternatives

If so, please leave your Comments or Questions below and I will be more than happy to get back to you.

I would love to hear your Feedback. 🙂

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32 Comments

  1. John

    Screen-O-Matic no longer appears to work on Windows 10. I’ve tried both non-account and created an account. I pick Save As Video file. The Play Video button doesn’t do anything. If I double-click on the mp4 file, it issues an error msg “Invalid value for registry.”

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear John,

      How are you doing? I would like to suggest to you 2 websites that can offer help and get you the Screencast-O-Matic not Screen-O-Matic for your Windows 10 PC.

      https://softfamous.com/screencast-o-matic/

      This has been last Updated on March 8, 2018. Runs on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

      I pray and hope that this version helps you out.

      Please feel free to drop by my website anytime you wish.

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  2. Paul

    Dear Angel,

    Thanks for the review on Screencasto-o-matic and you have provided detailed information. I always love the products review because it saves our time, energy, money & efforts. Thanks for the guidance. This review is going to help many people to make their decision on purchasing this product. Keep up the great work and wishing you great success. I will come back to your website to learn more information. All the very best!

    Your Friend,
    Paul

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Paul,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback, I really appreciate it.
      I do my best to offer everything Step-By-Step up front because most other websites I went to for information ended up just posting information that wasn’t as thorough enough to answer all of my doubts on the subject matter.

      Please feel free to drop by my website anytime soon.

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  3. Derek Marshall

    Hi there,

    I actually like screen cast o matic.My screen grabbing software of choice. I have been using it for 2 years now. I love its ability (premium version) to upload to multiple video sites for me and for me to be able to make another video while it is processing/uploading previously videos that I have just made.

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Derek Marshall,

      Thanks for your Feedback, I really appreciate it. 🙂

      Glad to hear of your experience with using ScreenCast-O-Matic software and that you are loving the Premium version side of it too. ^_^

      Please feel free to drop by my website anytime you wish. 😀

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  4. netp

    Hi there – thank you I actually use this program now and it works well. The only issue I have at the moment is that when I record a video there is like a high pitched noise in the background… I don’t have a separate microphone, just the one on the laptop. Do you think getting a separate microphone could solve the issue? The other thing I wanted to do was create an intro video to my videos, but then I think I would have to go down the road of buying an editing video suite and they can be expensive :/

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear netp,

      Thanks for your Feedback, I really appreciate it. 🙂 Welcome, no problem. ^_^ I think that getting another separate microphone could help resolve the issue of the high pitched noise in the background.

      Hope that helps. ^_^

      Please feel free to drop by my website anytime you wish. 😀

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  5. Anthony

    I haven’t used this program I know there are several out there to use and this maybe one of those good ones. By what you show step by step on install and operations it looks to be easy enough to do. Does it operate slow and bog down the pc or is it ok to run with other programs running? ScreenCast-O-Matic look like a great Computer Screen Recording Program and will give it a try thanks.

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Anthony,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback, I really appreciate it. 🙂 I don’t believe that it operates slow or bogs down the PC and I do think that it is okay to run with other programs also.

      I do hope that you enjoy using it as much as I do. 😀

      Please feel free to drop by my website anytime you wish. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon. 🙂

      Blessings,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  6. Tempest

    Honestly, I’m kind of new to things like YouTube and such, so I’ve been trying to figure out what to use in order to make tutorial videos. Thankfully, I came across this, and it looks like exactly what I need. No crazy fees, just convenience. I really appreciated your honestly and I love how detailed and descriptive you were within your review. Certainly going to have to try this out.

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Thank you so much, I am looking forward to teaching you further with all this and much more. 😀

      Wishing you all the best with your online quests,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  7. Dave Sweney

    This was a helpful, thorough, and well covered “how to” review of screencast-o-matic. I have used what I think is a cousin called Jing often, and found it very useful…

    I do make my own videos using VideomakerFX, which used to be the standard until Explaindio came along. These are both paid programs, however, and there are other options that are free that are good as well…

    One is called Shotcut (I think)that is an open source software. I have downloaded it but not tried it yet. if you want to do more you can go with the very sophisticated and specialized editing software that is available in the market, but at a much higher cost.

    For the needs of most videomakers doing online marketing, it sounds to me that screencast-o-matic may be just the ticket! Had I not read your review I likely would not have tried it, but now I will….I agree with you that 15 minutes of videos is more than enough for most video needs….Good eview, thanks!

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Welcome, no problem. Glad my review helped. 🙂

      ~Angel

      Reply
  8. Jessica

    I have been looking for a way to to training videos and record my screen. I really like the fact that you have put the directions for downloading in your post.
    I do have a question, Could you do a video for this?
    Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I will be down loading this soon!

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Jessica,

      Thanks for your Feedback, I greatly appreciate you checking out this Blog Post of mine. 🙂
      I am sure you could.
      Welcome, no problem. 🙂 Awesome. 😀

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  9. Lynne

    Thank you, I have been wanting to start some tutorial videos but I didn’t know how to go about doing a screen recording. Someone referred me to somewhere else and the program cost $400!
    Not a chance was I going to pay that. Can you recommend any program for editing videos?

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Lynne,

      Thanks for your Feedback. 🙂 I appreciate it. 🙂 I have been using Screencast-O-Matic for my Tutorial Videos. It is pretty simple to do unlike Open Broadcaster Software and XSplit.

      They have additional features but for someone who is starting out trying to do Screen Capture Videos, then I recommend Screencast-O-Matic. 🙂 I only want to recommend the Free ones on my Website because I want others to save money and be content with working with something that is not too highly advanced and confusing to use either. 🙂

      I can’t believe someone would refer you to a Program that charges that much, that is nonsense!

      I hope that Screencast-O-Matic works out well for you Lynne. 🙂

      Please feel free to drop by again sometime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  10. Andrew

    Hi there, another great review of a great piece of software. I have used this software for a long time now and at fifteen dollars for the full pro version, its an absolutely amazing deal.
    I have recorded lots of videos with this software and have never had any issues at all with it.

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Andrew,

      Thanks for Feedback and dropping by again. 🙂

      Yes, I never thought video recording would be so easy when I encountered Screencast-O-Matic.
      Yup, you said it and you know it, having this Software for just $15 an entire year, that is a deal that can’t be beat. Roughly almost close to a dollar and a bit more per month if you think about it.

      On Top of that, this Software allows you to Upload your Video in various platforms too. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  11. Dan

    Hi there, nice review!

    I remember using the free version of screencast-o-matic a long time ago when use to record training videos for playing online poker.

    I have little understanding when it comes to recording things, and I found the instructions and execution very simple, so I can fully concur with your positive review!

    Dan

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Dan,

      Thank you for your Feedback. 🙂

      I really appreciate it. 🙂

      I am thrilled to hear that my Review helped you with learning how to record with Screencast O Matic. 🙂

      It is quite simple to do and I hope you enjoy using it as much as I did. 🙂

      Please feel free to drop by my website anytime. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  12. Sammi

    Hi Angel,

    What a really thorough walk through of setting up and using ScreenCast-O-Matic. Although, I haven’t made any tutorial type videos, I have used ScreenCastify when I worked as a website tester and this worked very well with Chrome – and was free also – I assume this is compatible with Youtube but I’m not sure.

    Sammi

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Sammi,

      Thank you so much for your Feedback, I am most grateful for it. 😀 Yes, Screencast O Matic is compatible with YouTube as well. There are several videos that have been featured on YouTube because the User had used Screencast O Matic to help upload it onto that platform. 🙂

      Here are my Blog Posts on that below.

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      I am pretty sure that they used the Free Version though and not necessarily the Pro Version of Screencast O Matic which costs $15/year. 🙂

      Screencastify seems like something I should look into the future and write a blog post on. Worth an investigation, thanks for sharing that with us. 🙂

      Please feel free to drop by my website anytime, Sammi. 😀

      Wishing you all the best with your online success and futuristic endeavors above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  13. Viljoen

    Hi Angel

    I am on the lookout for a screen cast software like this one to create some tutorials for my website. What is the main difference between Camtasia and Screencast O Matic and which one would you recommend?

    Camtasia also looks like it is a bit more expensive than Screencast O Matic.

    Thanks

    Viljoen

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Viljoen,

      Thanks for your Feedback. 🙂 I really appreciate it. 🙂

      The main differences between ScreenCast-O-Matic and Camtasia is that you have to work on one video at a time and it does not give you as many editing options. But it is possible to work around these restrictions by making and exporting multiple videos. You can then upload the segments into a video editor (such as iMovie or Movie Maker) to combine footage or add text, audio, and other effects.

      Comparisons

      ScreenCast-O-Matic

      1) Record Up To 15 Minutes of Video. Record with Face and Internal/External Sounds.

      2) Export as mpeg4.

      3) Edit in other movie editing program after export.

      4) FREE.

      5) Can only have one project going on at a time.

      Camtasia

      1) Record Unlimited Amount of Video. Record with Face and Internal/External Sounds.

      2) Export as mpeg4.

      3) Edit in Camtasia with many different tools and effects.

      4) Costs money.

      5) Can work on multiple different projects at the same time.

      In my honest opinion, I would recommend using ScreenCast-O-Matic if Camtasia costing money does not appeal to you while ScreenCast-O-Matic is FREE.

      Hope this helped clarify things for you. 🙂

      Please return anytime you wish. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  14. rufat

    Good review of ScreenCast-O-Matic. Very informative and easy to follow. It’s great that they offer a free version so anyone can try before they buy. I personally use Camtasia for creating and editing my videos and I’m happy with it. The bottom line is you can use any program that fits your needs. What we need to understand is that creating videos is important for your online business. You can either upload your videos to youtube or use on your own website, so it’s up to you. Adding value for our readers should be our main concern and if creating videos can help us we must take advantage of the programs such as ScreenCast-O-Matic or any other software.

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Rufat,

      Thanks for your Feedback, I really appreciate it. :)Yes, exactly. 🙂 Apparently if you want to go Pro with ScreenCast-O-Matic, it is worth $15 per year which seems quite affordable with added bonus features. However, I am most comfortable on saving my money as is and using the FREE Version now.

      I agree with you 100%. 🙂 Plus, I believe Videos tend to have lesser competition Keywords that one may use alongside them. Google Indexes Videos like crazy provided you do a bit of Keyword Research of course.

      I personally think I enjoy adding value to the content I create for my wonderful audience like you and many others who read my Blog Posts. 🙂

      Please return anytime you wish. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  15. Dave Sweney

    Hi Angel,

    Thanks for a most thorough and easy to follow along explanation of this software. I use a couple of others that work well with Skype, i.e. Evaer and Pamela…

    They both work well, and depending on what I am trying to do, seem to do the trick for capturing two persons for say an interview, or you can even do a screenshot of your own computer while recording…

    I will download this tool as well to see how it stacks up. Bottom line I think with all the advancements today, it is essential to stay abreast of the tools to get the job done most efficiently and effectively. Time is money!

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear Dave Sweney,

      Thanks so much for your Feedback, I greatly appreciate it. 🙂 Interesting, did not know that Evaer and Pamela can be used alongside Skype for Audio and Video recording purposes.

      Wow, I did not know about the Screenshot aspect on doing the recording while on the PC.

      Oh, and I am sure that you will find ScreenCast-O-Matic more user-friendly due to simplicity and convenience. 🙂

      Yes, indeed, I couldn’t have agreed with you more.

      Please feel free to return again. 🙂

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply
  16. RoxySue

    Super nice job on the tutorial nature of your content. I think readers will find it easy to navigate through, understand get value from it.

    I do think the first half of your homepage above the scroll-point was confusing. I was looking for a navigation menu and couldn’t figure out the layout at first. Something to consider, but overall you’ve provided a ton of in-depth info.

    Best wishes!

    Reply
    1. Angel (Post author)

      Dear RoxySue,

      Thanks so much for your Feedback. 🙂 I really appreciate it. 🙂 Yes, I want to add value for my audience first before anything else.

      Yes, I shall consider it, right now that is a work in progress. 🙂

      Please feel free to drop by again sometime. ^_^

      Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,

      ~Angel

      Reply

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