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What's the difference between Screencast-o-matic and Snagit?




  • Lots! This page of tutorials gives a good overview of Snagit capabilities.

    But what is it you're wanting to do or make? That will help focus the answer on use cases and features relevant to you.

  • Vmelogra

    It's not so much what I intend to do as what the possibilities are. I currently use screencastomatic for simple screen recording for my online classes. I know that SnagIt is also screencasting software, but it's more expensive than screencastomatic. I'm wondering what justifies the extra cost. Perhaps there are some things I could do that I haven't even envisioned because I didn't know it was possible. I will view those tutorials, though, as that should give me an idea. I just thought there might be a side-by-side comparison chart or something like that I could look at. Thanks!

  • Jamil

    I am not familiar with screencast-o-matic, but based on its feature set it appears similar to Camtasia as opposed to Snag-it.  Snag-it started first and foremost as a screen capture utility.  Video was added as a feature later on.  Camtasia is screen video recording only, and it is full featured in that regard.  The price for Camtasia is significantly higher than for Snag-it.  The one difference I see is that screencast-o-matic is subsciption based only.  Both Snag-it and Camtasia offer both subscriptions as well as single cost licensing models.  Snag-it single cost license for a version is actually not very expensive.  The subscription model is pay forever, and it will cost more in the long run.


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