Screencastify Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Screencastify

Screen record, edit, and share within Chrome browser

4.47/5 (110 reviews)

Screencastify overview

What is Screencastify?

Screencastify is a Chrome extension that allows users to record, edit, and share HD screencasts. Customer support and sales teams can create videos such as demos, tutorials, and UX/UI tests within the Chrome browser. Videos can be shared with customers and audiences via YouTube, Google Drive, and more. Screencastify allows users to record different shots, including whole desktop screens, specific browser tabs, or by using the webcam only.

This solution can also be used by schools with a blended or distant learning environment. Educators can use Screencastify to record lessons, create projects, and share videos with students. With Screencastify, users can also narrate videos using the device microphone. Annotation tools include a mouse spotlight, drawing pen tool, and click highlighting, which are designed to increase focus and engagement with videos that are created.
www.screencastify.com

Pricing

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Screencastify user reviews

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Russell P.

I love Screencastify!

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2019-02-14
Review Source: Capterra

I am extremely pleased with how simple it has been to use Screencastify. I've been able to record screen recordings that can be quickly shared with students and teammates. I love it!

Pros
Screencastify is a phenomenal and easy to use tool for teachers and students! It has so many great features. First, you have the ability to create videos of your screen (with or without your headshot). This can be used to "flip" the classroom, frontload with information, students who are out sick, for small groups that are working on different topics, differentiation, or for centers activities. In a way, this allows you to be more than one place at once! Beyond that, you can add graphics on the screen while recording (including lines, circles, etc.), which can draw attention to certain parts of your presentation for the students. Another great feature is that it links and syncs with your Google Drive. Your videos are automatically stored there, if you use Google Drive. You can then get a link that easily shared with students. Last, I only scratched the surface of all the great stuff about Screencastify, but they also have an awesome certification program you can take to learn more - great customer support!

Cons
To be honest, I have no complaints about Screencastify. I only need the ability to record short videos that can be shared with students or teammates, and Screencastify helps me accomplish that goal. I'm also able to do what I need to do with the free version, but have considered the subscription so that I can get access to more minutes per month. It's a great platform - give it a try!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kelly A. C.

Works well with Google Classroom Integration

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

I am able to quickly record my screen and it allows you to open other screens without having to add permissions. Also easy to follow with the circle for mouse clicks and highlights. Can imbed webcam at the bottom of the video, or it will disappear once you start showing online actions.

Pros
I enjoy how easy it is to use and how quickly the video is processed. It easily integrates into Google Suite for Education products.

Cons
I wish the editing capabilities were a bit more robust. There are some capabilities in the paid version.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Priya K.

Screencastify Your Stars

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-04-17
Review Source: Capterra

In distance learning, it has been a platform that allows me to teach, check and assess language and language development in my students, even though we are in a virtual learning environment.

Pros
This product allows me to support my students with their language acquisition by creating videos. The videos show me how well they can read, make an oral presentation or recite a poem.

Cons
The fact that students can record videos, as well as embedded videos with text, is great. Perhaps we need directions and support in both Spanish and English for a more comprehensive North American version.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Works just fine. Could use some attention.

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

Quick way to share video tutorials.

Pros
This is affordable and simple to install solution for screen capture and video sharing. I like to use the software for capturing video tutorials and explanations to accompany my email clarifications. It is conveniently accessible and ultimately does the trick. It is nice to have the options to save or upload and share a link.

Cons
This is not always compatible on mobile. Some time the uploads for videos freeze and must be recorded again. Also, the selection of the screen that you wish to record is sometimes confusing and I have managed to record nothing but my voice. Overall, it does the trick but I wouldn't be able to confidently recommend.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Sarah M.

Screencastify in Anderson One

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-01-08
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Screencastify for four years now. I love how it continues to update and add new features that teachers find useful. The video editor has been one of my favorite additions that I use regularly.

Pros
As a K-12 Instructional Technologist in Anderson One, I rely on and use Screencastify on a regular basis. I use Screencastify to record how-to tutorials for my teachers, administrators, and even parents and students in our district. Screencastify is very easy to use. I love the ability to edit my video and upload to YouTube all within Screencastify.

Cons
I would love the ability to record my screen and have the option to also have my webcam showing me in the bottom of the screen. We have seen this option in Loom and would like it added to Screencastify as well.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Screencastify pricing

Starting from
$49/year
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
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Screencastify offers a free forever version, which has a limit of up to 5 minutes for video recording. For $49 per person per year, users can access all free plan features, plus unlimited recording time and more editing tools. Discounts are available for educational institutions. Please contact Screencastify for more pricing details.

Screencastify features

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Additional information for Screencastify

Key features of Screencastify

  • Add Text to Videos
  • Create Tutorials
  • Create Videos
  • Crop Videos
  • Publish to YouTube
  • Record Browser
  • Record Webcam
  • Save to Google Drive
  • Screen Recording
  • Social Sharing
  • UI/UX Tool
  • Video Annotation Tools
  • Video Content
  • Video Narration Tools
  • Video Sharing
  • Video Trimming
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