Screencastify

Screencastify


4.5 / 5
25 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

UX/UI Designers: track and record user mouse movements and facial expressions Sales Teams: practice pitching and record product demos Customer Support: create how-to and troubleshooting videos


Average Ratings

25 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $24.00/year/user
  • Pricing Details
    Domain-wide licenses available with full user management.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Screencastify
  • www.screencastify.com/
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Screencastify

Screencastify is an ultra simple screen recorder that will supercharge the way you communicate at work. Record, edit and share HD videos in seconds. Instead of typing up long emails, reports or documentation, deliver your message more quickly and clearly with a screen video. Used by account managers, UX designers, sales teams, and marketers around the world.


Screencastify Features

  • Analytics
  • Churn Management
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Content Syndication
  • Feedback Collection
  • Gamification
  • Live Chat
  • Video Content

Screencastify Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Simple and Effective Screencast Tool

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best feature is that Screencastify is a Google extension that can record right from your web browser and then save directly to your Google Drive. This is great because it is very simple to share it out or give someone access to this recording. I also like that you are able to screen share as well as add your own image/picture in picture to this. This is great when you are creating flipped videos and lesson for students. Everything is pretty simple to use and quick.

Cons: One big hiccup is the fact that it only saves to a specified file type to your Google Drive. This is a problem if you want to upload this file to another program, or download and send as an attachment. I was able to find that there is a Google Drive add-on that is able to read video files and convert as needed. Also- under the free version you are limited to any editing tools, as well as time limit. I don't usually go over 10 minutes so this is fine, but you'll need the premium if you want longer videos.

Overall: I love being able to create flipped lessons for my students and staff with this tool and that it simply saves them to my Google Drive for easy access. This allows me to create lessons around common issues so that students can go back and watch them whenever they need to. This frees me up to spend more time conferencing with other students.

Amazing product - highly recommended!

Jun 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, automatically uploads to Google Drive and creates a sharing link with 1 click, allows cropping duration or part of screen, selecting to record tab or whole screen, audio from tab, user or off.

I've tried lots of other screencasting offerings and this is by far the best I've used. Soon after purchase I got in touch with some questions about how to do a couple of things and they were prompt and polite and answered everything. Seriously, this software is amazing and I use it most days and love it!

Overall: The ability to quickly and easily capture screen recordings on my Chromebook and share them via Google Drive.

Vendor Response

by Screencastify on June 13, 2017

David,

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm really glad to hear about your positive experience.

Please do reach out if you have questions or more feature requests in the future!

James

Capterra loader

Just keeps getting better...

Aug 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've been using this product for about 2 years and it just keeps getting better! First off, the free version is great! What you get for nothing is hard to beat. The ability to quickly screen record a lesson, tutorial, etc. is awesome. And it's so simple to use. I also love that it links seamlessly with my Google Drive and other social media platforms. They are constantly providing helpful updates, as well. Plus, their customer service and help site is very helpful.

Cons: Due to fact that they update so often (which is good), it is difficult to keep up. Nothing major really changes, they just keep you on your toes with all the simple updates and changes they make!

Overall: I use it for quick tutorial for teachers, reflections for students, recording directions. It's great for screen recording or making presentations with audio!

I love that it can easily capture and store videos on google drive.

Jun 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that it's an extension in Chrome. The ease of saving videos in my Google Drive and sharing those links is definitely the biggest advantage.

Cons: The UI feels clunky at times. It is sometimes slow to start and while I understand that may just be my connection, the lack of an offline option is also a drawback.

Overall: It's helps increase my productivity and communication between myself and my accounts.

Vendor Response

by Screencastify on June 13, 2017

Hey Mary, thanks so much for your review! We truly appreciate it.

One quick note - Screencastify does work offline (though of course you won't be able to save to your Google Drive until you go back online). So even if you're offline, just click record and everything should work fine - though again the video will only save locally until you go back online.

Please let me know if you have any questions or trouble recording offline.

Thanks again!
James

Capterra loader

If you email daily, you should consider Screencastify!

Oct 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ease of use of this software. It's a simple Chrome plugin that you click, select what you want to record, and begin recording. Having it save automatically to either Google Drive or YouTube is amazing, and I love that I don't have to spend time uploading or fussing with editing. I simply love this software.

Cons: For what I expect it to do, I literally cannot find anything I wish more about this software.

Overall: I use Screencastify to record short (between :30 second and 10 minute) videos for either marketing use, instructional use, or simply to reply in a personal way to an email from a friend, customer, or potential client. I use this weekly, and in certain seasons, daily. I love it!

Wonderful tool for sharing what is seen over several clicks without needing a screen share meeting!

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can capture several steps I take in a short video and share this with my support team who happens to be in a different time zone. This is often much more handy than taking multiply screenshots or scheduling a meeting. It speeds up the process of getting answers and moving forward.

Cons: I often record a video using the quick launch buttons only to later realize that I wasn't logged in to my account; I have to re-record my session.

Overall: I use this tool so much in my job. It helps with how the world does business today, which is not always face-to-face. It is a definite time saver as well.

Very Usefull!

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and useful for daily work.

I love that it's an extension in Chrome. The ease of saving videos in my Google Drive and sharing those links is definitely the biggest advantage.

Cons: No cons about screencastify.

Perhaps it is sometimes slow to start and doesn't work if you don't grant permissions for webcam and microphone access.

Overall: Makes my daily work easier

Capterra loader

Great for User Support

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I administer our nonprofit's database system. As an admin, a big portion of my job is ongoing user training. I used to build user manuals with tons of screenshots, which takes approximately forever. Now, I use Screencastify to do actual screenshare videos of the processes that I need to compile into user manuals. I also use it on a one-off basis to share processes with users if they're having trouble with something specific. The users love it, and it makes my job loads easier.

Cons: It does take a while to download the videos, but it's not that big of a deal.

Overall: Screencastify has dramatically cut down the time it takes for me to create user tutorials for supporting my users in various capacities. It's a great tool and a good value for the money.

Capterra loader

Praise for Screencastify!

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I use the Chrome extension. I use the free version. The free version only lets you record for up to 10 minutes I think, but that is enough for me. It is intuitive, clean, and I love how all my videos instantly have a shareable link as soon as I'm done recording. You can record a single tab or your entire screen. Easiest thing out there. Other stuff requires downloads or there is a big learning curve. Not with Screencastify. I'm so happy I found it and so are our website developers! Explaining what we are experiencing (issues, bugs, etc) is super easy.

Cons: No cons. I'm so glad I found Screencastify. It has made my business life so much easier. I'm glad the free version gets the job done.

Walkthrough videos made easy!

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Screencastify is really easy to set up and start making high-quality training videos. Since its a chrome extension it can work on any major OS including Windows, Mac, and Crome OS. You can record offline and easily store your videos via Google Drive or on youtube.com.

Cons: Screencastify does not have an option to embed custom watermark at this time.

Overall: We use Screencastify for our training videos. This makes onboarding new users easier as they have a easy to watch reference that they can refer back to. It also makes it easy to record a new video for when a new proceedure develops. It can be recorded once and sent out to everyone in the company for review.

Screencastify is a free, helpful tool I use for my HR demos

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The free version works for our needs

Very easy to use (intuitive)

Convenient for short video presentations/recording

Cons: The solution is great but it would be better to have pricing for non-for-profit organizations.

The Let's talk school pricing is a little intimidated to approach.

As mentioned, I use this tool probably 5 times per year.

Overall: Using the free version is good enough for my needs.

Tiny app but huge benefits

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Super easy to calorie you screens with audio and video. Easy to integrate with YouTube and Google drive

Cons: Some times the capture crashes. Its not frequent or annoying but happened to me twice in one year. Can have some provision to capture the error log in such cases

Overall: Quick capture, share, post.

Capterra loader

easy way to record your desktop screen

Nov 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: does not require big size to operate on the desktop.

Simply we can use it by adding it with chrome browser.

It can simply record our entire desktop screen or we can select browser screen to record.

It can record voice as well.

Simple and secured with google logins so that you don't have to worry about losing data.

It also has the option to save video directly to the google drive.

It allows a user to record up to 10 minutes video each time. for more duration videos you have to purchase the application.

Cons: Nothing to dislike about the application functions but it should contain a simple or basic video editor in it.

it will help the user to work more efficiently on the screencastify.

Screencastify is a great program for those who need to share their screens in video format.

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love this program because not only is it easy and intuitive to use, but it allows you to do just what it says it will - share your screen using video. The interface is clean and easy to learn, while also allowing you to create professional and lag-free videos to share with whoever you need to share them with.

Overall: Being able to share my screen with anyone using an intuitive program has been very helpful.

Screencasting made easy

Nov 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's super easy to use.

You can store your videos straight to Google Drive.

You can crop the videos after you have finished recording.

Cons: The video editor does not have a lot of features. I find missing a "Merge" functionality, to combine several screencasts.

Also, a plugin for other browsers -it currently supports Chrome- would be useful.

Great for how to videos.

Nov 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to use, the video quality is pretty good, and the files are automatically saved to Google Drive, which makes the files easy to find.

Cons: The editing features could use some improvement, so that you don't have to re-record everything over and over. The ability to save different file types would also be helpful.

Very simple video management tool

Aug 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I liked how simple the product is. You have your extension in your browser, and very quickly you can be recording videos.

Cons: The file management is brutal. If you have many videos they will get lost easily in your drive.

Sign in issues

Sep 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Convenient as a it is a web browser extension.

Cons: I was unable to open the professional version of the software. I was told by my IT department that I needed to use my corporate login, that was not the truth. When I contacted the customer support it was just as up sales opportunity for them. I used the "free" version and it was adequate.

Overall: I am not sure who's at fault here, but my IT guy and the support person at the company were neither one very helpful. I am sure it is a fine product, but my frustration will keep me from using this product in the future.

Amazingly simple

Jun 01, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Installed Screencastify a few months ago and got going with it instantly. Zero learning curve. I originally downloaded it to make a product demo, but I've used it for so many other things since. We just launched a new website and I had a friend navigate it while Screencastify was recording. I could see where his eyes and mouse went naturally. Super helpful.

Cons: I wish the editing features were a little more robust, as you can only trim the ends or crop the size.

Record it, to proof it!

Nov 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it can be a Google Chrome extension, so it is easy to record. For us, we record our activity when we do software testing. That is the clear proof you encountered an error while checking the software.

Cons: I dont think there's any, for a short period of time using this application, it lessens my typing job, explaining the steps I did when testing. I just sent the recorded video, then that's it.

Screencastify is among my favourites in screen recording

Mar 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: No installation! The Tab recording option and ease of use is what I like the most about it. I can highlight certain features of our product and explain the working easily to clients(and send demos)

Cons: Editing the videos is a bit difficult and I'm using a different tool for this. The merging of videos shows some glitches at times.

Easiest, most accessible screen casting application

Nov 21, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: VERY easy to use and set up. It even has a web browser extension to make using it even quicker and easier.

Cons: Only allows for 5 minute videos (at least on Chromebook) and saving videos can be more difficult that it should be.

Capterra loader

Easy screen recording that just works!

Nov 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Deam simple to use screencast software that makes great recordings. Pricing is fantastic for what you get, even the free version worth using.

Cons: Honestly, I have NOTHING bad to say. Add the ability to save to Google Team Drives, and it will be PERFECT!

Worked great for a job interview

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It was easy to use and I was able to use the free trial to record and send my online demo for an interview.

Cons: I really didn't find anything about the software that I didn't like. It did what I needed it to do just fine.

Nice tool

Nov 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I use the chrome extension, to create short video's for colleges to show how things should be done. Easy to use, autosave to drive and share with others!

Cons: For video a greet tool, but for making screenshots I use a different tool that is more easy to use.