Use Screenr to Record & Share Anything on Your Screen

August 24, 2009 – 9:01 am by Gabe Anderson | 2 Comments

screenr_logo_small Last week we at Articulate released a brand spankin’ new product called Screenr, which allows you to easily record your screen and share it anywhere online: Twitter, YouTube, your website, your blog, email, etc. You can also playback any screencast via iPhone, and you can download an .MP4 QuickTime version to use in Articulate-powered projects or anywhere else.

Since the release on Tuesday, the Twittersphere has been blowing up with mentions of Screenr, either people reviewing the app or posting links to their screencasts.

When we launched, ReadWriteWeb posted a review that was syndicated in The New York Times Online the next day. CNET contacted us to review the new app, and wrote a review called Easiest screencasts ever: Screenr, declaring that Screenr is “the best option for creating screencasts fast and getting them posted immediately. All you do is let the Java-powered recording app load from the Screenr Web page and hit a button to record a screencast of up to five minutes.”

And yup, it really is that easy. Here’s all you do to create a screencast:

  1. Go to
  2. Click one of the Record buttons.
  3. Size the recording frame to meet your needs:

    screenr recording window

  4. Click the red record button to record and narrate.
  5. Click Done to finish and preview your screencast.
  6. Type an interesting description and click the Tweet It! button to publish & tweet your screencast:

    screenr tweet it

  7. Optionally, check the box to Don’t tweet this screencast, and click the Post It! button to publish.

After that, sharing your screencast is just as easy. Here’s a quick screencast I created that shows you how to share it:

The review on Mashable says this: “If you want to create a simple and straightforward video tutorial that’s less than 5 minutes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better tool.”

Comments from Twitter users echo that sentiment, and you can browse some of @Screenr’s favorites here.

So whether it’s a software tutorial, a website overview, or even a hurricane update, you can use Screenr to record anything on your screen.


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  1. 2 Responses to “Use Screenr to Record & Share Anything on Your Screen”

  2. Is there a way to add these screen shots to a powerpoint presentation?

    By Natalie on Nov 19, 2009

  3. Hi Natalie- here’s a screencast on how to download the MP4s for use in Articulate Presenter ’09, which you can use to convert your PowerPoint to Flash.

    By gabe on Dec 6, 2009

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