Just about a week ago I struggled looking for a quick way to record a screencast for my team members on Windows. When it comes to OS X my tool of choice is QuickTime all the time: it is free, built-in, and simple to use. But win7 lacks a similar built-in replacement, so I ended up googling “screencast on windows free”.
Can’t say that I spent the whole day installing and trying different alternatives, but there was no obvious winner there. In the end I used OBS, which is a free but pro-tool for streamers and game players. Lots of tuning options, capture settings, scene selectors. Did I need them all? Obviously I did not, but other tools were unusable in their free editions.
And today my twitter feed introduced me to Loom which seems a nice and modern way to record screencasts when working in teams.