When it comes to communication tools that make the biggest impact and save the most time - screen recording is by far the most underused. While apps that record your screen are not new, it’s important that you choose one that is easy to use and actually save you time and is easy to share.
CloudApp makes it a cinch to communicate and share your screen recording without having to upload to Vimeo or Youtube. Each link can be password protected and set to any desired length of time - or to a select group of people without the hassle having to upload your video to a third platform. With CloudApp, you simply get the link to the video saved instantly to your clipboard and avoid ever having to see the infamous (and annoying) “this file is too big to attach to your email” message ever again.
At CloudApp HQ we use our screen recorder app to help facilitate customer interactions, communicate better with our team and improve sales.
Screen recording allows you to avoid the time it takes to craft long explanations, cuts down on how often you have to repeat yourself and provides you with a backlog of information that’s better explained visually. Video lets you demonstrate your process, collaborate with team members and show customers how to use certain features. With 90% of users citing video as helpful in the buying making process it’s no secret that screen recording is an excellent tool to enhance sales, since prospects enjoy watching video presentations that catches their attention faster and better than long, boring emails.
Anything that you need to record and share is done in a few easy steps - without ever having to open a new screen.
The only thing easier than having a screen recording simplify how you communicate is actually recording it. Similar to creating GIFs, screen recording within CloudApp is a simple three-click process and the fastest screen recorder for mac.
To record your screen, click on your CloudApp icon. Select the TV recording image. Prefer hotkeys? Use this combination for Mac :Cmd+Shift+6, Windows: Alt+Shift+6
Click and drag to select your recording area. You can record anywhere on your screen. If you used the hotkey combo, you’ll be given an option to select HD video with or without sound.
Press the green start button to begin recording. Press the finish button when you’re done recording.
A link to the recording is automatically saved to your clipboard and ready for immediate sharing. You can share the link via email or paste it into your favorite project management app like Slack.
Want to make sure your screen recording says it right the first time? Here are some of our favorite screen recorder tips that will have you recording like a pro in no time.
Keep Your Audience in Mind - Is the screen recording meant for a customer or an engineer? Don’t over explain where you don’t have to, and don’t under explain when it’s necessary to demonstrate more steps.
Be Brief - Short screen recordings keep their attention longer. For longer sales presentations, try using the GIF editor feature. There is always room to scale back for a more poignant punch. What good is a great screen recording if they lose interest halfway through?
Plan Ahead of Time- The best way to keep your screen recording brief, engaging and clear is to plan what you’re going to say, show and include beforehand. If you can map out the steps and the sequencing, you won’t waste any time with dead air, looking for the next screen or leaving valuable information out of the recording because you weren’t prepared.
If you’re not already using screen recorder software and find yourself spending too much time writing emails, answering the same question for customers or sitting in one too many meetings, you can easily start implementing screen recording today. People learn better when solutions are presented to them visually and it’s as easy as heading over to CloudApp to get a free account and your screen recorder app right now.