There are many screen recoding applications out there, either as a desktop application or an smart device app, but few of them acting purely as a web app, and even fewer that don’t cost a penny. Free Online Screen Recorder, brought to you by Apowsersoft, is a powerful screen recording that gives you the freedom of recording any activity happening on your screen. It’s a free web application that doesn’t require an installed application to run it. You just open it in your favorable web browser to begin saving whatever you want straight from your computer screen.
Being free and running as a web application already made Free Online Screen Recorder quite different from many of its competitors. But, there are actually much more cool features you would find very useful and handy from this tool, including:
- Not operating system specific. You can freely use it on Windows as well as Macs.
- Ability to select a custom area. Select the area of the screen you want to record.
- Built-in sound recording functions. The application can record internal system sound as well as from an external source like a microphone.
- Take screenshots on the go and mark them with the powerful editing features provided by the tool.
- Packed with an online convertor to allow you freely convert the videos in the format of your choice.
- Keyboard shortcuts for all functions to be more efficient.
Let’s take look in detail how exactly it works.
This application is fairly lightweight and equally powerful to match the performance of any big software. You do not have to register, nor download anything to run this application. It’s a Java-based web application, therefore, a Java virtual machine which can be downloaded and installed directly from http://java.com) is all you need to start off.
When you have everything ready and want to record anything on your screen, just go the application web page and click the Start Recording button.
The application will then fire up and ask for a Java plugin to be run at first. Once the Java environment is initialized, a panel will appear on the screen. After setting the necessary parameters for the screen area selection and the quality options, you are ready to go.
The application records the video in a default WMV format which can be supplied to video hosting sites for a direct upload. The tool is also integrated with an online video converter module that convers the recorded WMV to other formats in case a conversion is needed. You can also do some polishing work to your video, including marking the important steps, to make it look better with the embedded as well.
Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder is a feature rich web application for screencasting that stands quite out the crowd from my eyes, with some of the features even paid software failed to provide. It’s going to help me greatly provide more screencast videos for this website down the road.