CloudApp vs Loom: The Ultimate Visual Communication App Showdown

CloudApp is an easy to use Loom alternative that brings screen and webcam recording, GIF creation, and image annotation features to the cloud. It's free to get started and useful for any industry where quick and speedy communication is desired.
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CloudApp is a Loom screen recording alternative that's available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Chrome. Downloading the software is quick and easy. Simply download the app from above, access it from the Apple Store for Mac and iOS, for PC from the Microsoft Windows Store, or go to the Chrome Webstore and add the extension to Chrome.
Downloading the CloudApp snipping tool is quick and easy. Simply download the app from GetCloudApp, access it from the Mac Store or if you have a PC, from the Microsoft Windows Store. To get started, you should first register for an account, download the app, then install it on your machine and start snipping.
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CloudApp vs Loom: The Ultimate Visual Communication App Showdown

 It's the 21st century and visual communication is the future. Tools that give users access to webcam recording, screenshot, and image annotation features allow teams to boost productivity in substantial ways, reduce miscommunications, and improve customer experience. But which visual communication platform is right for you? Keep reading to learn the differences between CloudApp and Loom and why one of them is the clear favorite.

What is CloudApp

CloudApp is a visual communication tool that combines screen and webcam recording, GIF creation, and image annotation features into one, easy to use solution. Companies that use our tool report higher levels of productivity and happier customers. Why? Because CloudApp's feature set allows for quicker and clearer communication. Our users don't send long-winded emails that take a long time to read and even longer to write. They simply record themselves speaking their minds or their screens to demonstrate specific workflows. When additional clarity is needed, annotations such as arrows and text boxes can be added to both images and videos so that miscommunication is kept to a minimum. Whether you're conversing with colleagues or responding to customer complaints, the convenience of CloudApp will enable you to get tasks done faster and better every time.

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What is Loom?

 Loom is video recording, simplified. Similar to CloudApp, Loom allows its users to record their screens and/or themselves via their computer's webcam and send the resulting footage to colleagues, customers, moms and dads… whoever! This process is much more productive than typing out lengthy emails and hoping your recipients understand what you're trying to say. With Loom, communication is fast and easy — just as it should be.

The CloudApp Advantage

So what makes CloudApp a suitable Loom screenshot alternative? Why do we recommend using our tool over Loom's? Because you get more functionality for less money, that's why! The free version of CloudApp will give you access to all of its great features including screen recording, GIF creation, and image annotation. Loom, on the other hand, doesn't let its users take screenshots or annotate content. We're not saying that Loom is a bad tool. We just think you should get the most "bang for your buck." And that means choosing CloudApp is the right move for you and your organization.

Annotate screenshots faster and easier with CloudApp.
 Record your screen, take a screenshot and annotate it with CloudApp

Simplicity In Action: How to Use CloudApp

CloudApp is a powerful visual communication tool. But unlike many other flashy solutions with a slew of bells and whistles, CloudApp is really easy to use. Here's how:

  1. Download CloudApp to your Mac of Windows computer. Then click the CloudApp icon, located in the Menu Bar for Mac users and the Quick Launch Icon tray for Windows users, to begin using the tool. A menu will appear.
  2. To create a new piece of content, select the type of content you have in mind. Your options include screen and webcam recordings, screenshots, GIFs, and annotated images. Next, choose the portion of your screen that you want to capture.
  3. To access and/or edit an old piece of content, locate it in the "Drops," "Collections," or "Favorites" tab. To access and/or edit content that isn't in your CloudApp library, simply upload it using the "Upload" button in the CloudApp menu.
  4. Once you've selected a portion of your screen to capture, a window will appear. Select "Start" to begin a recording of GIF and "Finish" to end it. When you're done, the resulting content will automatically be uploaded to your personal CloudApp Library.
  5. To annotate an image or video in CloudApp, select it from your personal CloudApp library. In the edit window that appears, choose annotations to add. Your options include arrows, circles, text boxes, and more. When you're done, click the blue "Save" button.

That's it! You now know how to create a wide variety of different content pieces using CloudApp. As you can see, our solution is much more than just a Loom screen recorder alternative. It's a complete visual communication tool with an impressive slate of useful features.

Integrate CloudApp With Your Favorite Tools

CloudApp does a lot, but it doesn't do everything. That's why we've made sure to offer powerful and seamless integrations with many other popular tools. Does your team like to chat on Slack? CloudApp has an integration for that. Do you manage projects in Trello or Asana? CloudApp has integrations for those tools as well. Just about every solution, from Zendesk to Google Docs to Intercom can be easily integrated with CloudApp — either natively or via Zapier. This means that the screen recordings, GIFs, and annotated images you create using our app can be sent and/or attached to every other tool you use with a single drag and drop motion.

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Start Using CloudApp Today

CloudApp is more than a Loom screen recorder alternative. It's a full-fledged visual communication solution that features screen and webcam recording, GIF creation, and annotation features — something Loom can't claim. But all this extra functionality won't cost you an arm and a leg to access. In fact, it won't cost you anything. Download CloudApp today and start using it for free. Your team productivity levels will thank you, guaranteed.

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