Jing Alternatives: What Should I Install When Jing Retires in 2020?
History of Jing
For the past 11 years we have provided Jing for free. Our customers have found significant value from Jing, based on the high number of downloads and positive ratings. With Adobe’s upcoming retirement of Flash (planned December 2020), Jing’s current video format (.swf) will no longer be supported by web browsers. As a result, we have received many questions about the future of Jing.
Plan for Jing Moving Forward
We have decided to end development on Jing, and to build a replacement tool called TechSmith Capture. We remain committed to offering a free solution because we are passionate about making it easy for anyone to capture and share knowledge visually. But, we feel that the best long-term approach to achieving our mission with a free offering is to build a new product from the ground up. The new recorder will be available in the Screencast and Knowmia sites. The recorded videos will be stored in Screencast (Free or Pro) or Knowmia. This new screen recorder is planned to have many advantages over Jing video including the following.