We’re releasing a new feature — Annotation tools for video recording — in this update. Below is a brief introduction.
A new option “Show Annotation Tools” is added to the Record menu. When it’s turned on, a toolbar will appear in the lower left corner of your screen during recording. With those tools, it will be much easier to help your audience pay attention to the most important part of the video.
Mouse Pointer Highlight
You can get a yellow circle background around your pointer to make it more visible, or a red circle animation to show your mouse click action, or a spotlight effect to focus on a specific area. See how it works below.
With annotations tools, you can draw on your screen, add shapes to key points to make it easier for your audience to follow along.
This new feature is included in the Professional plan, and available for free trial to those who meet the requirements. For more details, check out the latest pricing plans.
We hope you love this update. As always, we are all ears. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.
Over the past few months, the number of recordings and screenshots uploaded to awesomescreenshot.com has increased a lot and this led to the need for a better way to organize videos and images, on which we’ve been working recently. Today, we’re launching the new website redesigned to enhance your experiences with organizing, finding and sharing your videos and images.
What’s new in this change? Please see the details below.
A new look with a navigation menu on the left that aims to help you find what you need more easily and quickly.
Folders and subfolders can keep your items organized in multiple levels. You can now manage your videos and images by adding them to or moving them between folders.
In addition to searching images, searching videos and folders are also supported now. Just type keywords in the search field at the top of the site to find things you need.
We receive file recovery requests from time to time, so we added a trash folder. Removed items will be stored in the trash folder for 3 days for free users. You can undo your accidental deletion from now on. And for premium users, removed items will be stored for up to 30 days!
Video Editing (coming soon)
We’re working on some video editing features such as trim, cut, adding text or link etc. They’ll be released soon. Stay tuned!
We hope you enjoy this new version. Let us know if you have any questions or feature requests. You can always contact us through the feedback button next to your avatar.
Hope you all are doing well and staying safe during these challenging times. It has been nearly 3 months since we posted the response to the COVID-19.
From April 3rd to July 10th
We have been providing unlimited access to and unlimited storage of screen recordings to all users for free since April to help remote working and teaching. The original plan was to reinstate feature limits on July 1st. Though the economy is reopened gradually in most of the world, some sectors are still hard hit. We decided to extend the offer for another 10 days. Limits will be reinstated after July 10th.
After July 10th
If you’re on the free plan and have saved more than 20 videos, your access to more- previously saved videos will be limited after July 10th. Please upgrade to the professional plan to gain unlimited access if you’d like to continue enjoying the service, or download your videos before they are locked if you prefer not to upgrade now.
New Features in 4.3.6
We have spent a lot of effort in the development of new features in the past few months. Today, we’re releasing a new version 4.3.6. What’s coming with this update? First of all, we’d like to introduce the carefully redesigned popup menu, a more user-friendly and easy-to-navigate interface, allowing you to quickly switch between screen recording and screen capture when needed.
You can set either Record or Capture as the default menu based on your primary usage scenario by clicking the Options button then changing the related setting.
Next are the major changes made on the screenshot functionality. Now you can:
Capture a local HTML page
Capture entire screen or app window after delay
Directly copy a screenshot when capturing a selected area
Skip annotating for quick saving
Select an area or annotate a screenshot with pen on touch screen
Add timestamp and page URL to a screenshot
Wondering how to enable some of these functions? Simply click on the Options button in the lower right corner of the popup menu! You will find various settings there. Check them out and customize the extension to your own preference 😀
We have also made some improvements on the recording feature and will keep working on more. Stay tuned!
Feel free to send us a message by clicking the Feedback button in the lower left corner of the popup menu if you have any questions, suggestions or any other issues.