Simple and FREE, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced online conversations. Create images and videos of what you see on your computer screen, then share them instantly!

Elegant and simple, Jing's minimal feature set keeps the focus on instant sharing. We think it's the perfect companion to the casual, fast-paced online conversations we all have every day.

Jing for Screenshots

Initiate a capture by clicking Jing's happy always-ready "sun" icon. You can capture a window, pane, or region. Send your screenshots to your favorite sites. Instantly share Jing screenshots on Screencast.com, flickr, Twitter and Facebook.

Jing for Screencasts

Select a window or region and Jing will record everything that appears in that area. Point to things with your mouse, scroll, flip through photos, click around in a website or application… Jing captures it. Jing videos are limited to 5 minutes for instant, focused communication.

Plays well with others

Jing is great for adding visuals to your conversations. But sometimes you might want to take it a step further with more editing and sharing options. The Snagit and Camtasia Studio outputs in Jing are just what you'll need. You can send your capture or screencast for more editing with just a click.


Plan Price Details
Basic Free trial Download a free trial version.
Pro $14.95/yr Simple capture with instant sharing.


Early Childhood Ed Teacher and Freelance Copy Editor
August 30, 2012

Jing is a tool that allows you to take a picture or video of your computer screen, also known as a screenshot. It is great for teachers because you are able to add notes to your screenshot, so it is great for tutorials or presentations in the classroom.

As an early childhood teacher I use Jing in my classroom to record myself logging into the class website. I can then play it back to the class multiple times so that they can learn the procedure themselves. The only drawback to Jing that I have found is the inability to edit your videos once you've recorded them (unless I am missing something). Overall, Jing is a must-have tool for those who teach any level!

August 30, 2012

I use this tool to enhance my feedback for some of my online students in developmental composition courses. Students can be overwhelmed by comments, and sometimes don't understand the terms I'm using. For example, instead of simply adding a note that a sentence is a fragment, I can highlight it while I'm describing the sentence in a Jingo video and demonstrate to the student how it could be corrected. Each video has a URL, so I don't have to save the videos on my own computer, and students can link to them multiple times.

technology activist
May 23, 2012

This is an easy to use, free screencasting tool that you can download for Mac & PC.

April 23, 2012

I use this tool to give instant rich feed back in my online courses and to give step by step video instructions

It's great becuase it creates a URL which you can send to students which means you do not have to store the video yourself

Do not work if you have an old version of java but can be downloaded for free

I would strongly recommend this tool