Camtasia or Screen flow

by inconf
23 replies
Hey,

I just switched from PC to MAC, still getting used to it!

One thing that i have noticed is camtasia for mac is useless, totally un-user friendly and nothing like its PC brother!

Is screenflow a better product for mac users!

Thanks
#camtasia #flow #screen
  • Profile picture of the author Praveen Kumar
    In my own suggestion Screenflow is much better for Mac Machine , But if you want take your video marketing to a new level then Sony Vegas HD or Adobe Premiere Could be useful.

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    Praveen Kumar
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    • To be honest, I use Camstudio which is free and really does the job for me. Unless you are going to be making loads of videos, I would give that a try first and see what you think.
      Can't hurt can it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    In your shoes, I would put the Mac in the bin and get a proper computer, lol.

    Seriously, I adore Camtasia and you have given me another reason (as if I needed one) not to take Mac seriously.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dana Holt
      Originally Posted by Paleochora View Post

      In your shoes, I would put the Mac in the bin and get a proper computer, lol.

      Seriously, I adore Camtasia and you have given me another reason (as if I needed one) not to take Mac seriously.
      I bought a couple of Macs (MacBook Pro and Mac Pro) when starting iPhone development. My intent was to make Macs my primary computers.

      After a year or so I ended up running Windows on the Macs more than OSX. I kept the Mac Pro and sold the MacBook.

      The only thing I use the Mac for now is iOS development. I bought an Asus 17" i7 gaming laptop for about 1/3 of what the MacBook cost me.

      I am definitely a PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author inconf
    Ha thanks paleochora, yeah wondering why i changed!!

    Although some features are super cool and easier than PC, others are not!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    Sorry if my post was a little harsh and glib.

    Is it not possible these days to run Windows on your Mac as well as the Mac OS?

    Maybe that is your answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author djv1120
    Anybody to weigh in on the Mac side. I am buying a Mac so I can create and upload apps to the Apple store and deciding whether I just switch everything over. My biggest concerns are video software to replace camtasia and microsoft office. Any input appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
    Originally Posted by inconf View Post

    Hey,

    I just switched from PC to MAC, still getting used to it!

    One thing that i have noticed is camtasia for mac is useless, totally un-user friendly and nothing like its PC brother!

    Is screenflow a better product for mac users!

    Thanks
    Screen Flow is good - give it a shot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    I use Screenflow on my Mac almost daily and it is a great program and well worth the money. They've just upgraded it too so this is a good time to try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech19
    I just picked up Screenflow myself and was really happy with the product. Loving it on the Mac!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    We have Mac's and PC's and I love Camtasia on the PC but it's not that good on the Mac. For Mac, Screenflow rocks.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Try ashampoo snap 5 it is $20 bucks and worth every penny and more.

    It is great for recording video tutorials and for taking screenshots etc...
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      Camtasia for Mac and Camtasia (for PC) are completely different products and aside from the logo do not resemble each other at all. Camtasia for Mac has some cool annotation features, but I feel it is the "poor cousin" to Screenflow, always trying to catch up, so to speak.

      The designers of Screenflow - (Telestream) are naturally Mac people and have a full arsenal of video software products all designed for OS. I always tend to lean on Mac developers, rather than PC developers that have a Mac version.

      My vote is a measurable YES for Screenflow.... and congrats on your new Mac btw.
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      • Profile picture of the author JamesRiley
        Camtasia is so outdated, even on my pc it crashes. After getting a Mac and using Screen Flow I have never looked back.
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        • Profile picture of the author harrydog
          having a PC I use camtasia which I love but a friend of mine has a mac and screenflow and after he showed it to me I wanted it!! Looked up on screenflow but they dont do a PC version so I will stick with camtasia.
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    I have been a long time Mac user and have been doing a lot of video marketing. I used to use camtasia but was not too happy with it after a while. I tried using it under parallels also and it wasn't bad but I still was not satisfied. I just recently switched to ezs3 video hosting and I love it. It's about the same price as camtasia I believe but is much better on the mac.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Linley
    I have heard good reviews about Screenflow on Mac rather than Camtasia. Camtasia is good on Windows, tried it myself. I'd surely checkout Screenflow for my Mac. Is their price the same or which is cheaper? Sorry if I had to ask in this thread. Wanna know, too coz I'm interested as well. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author djv1120
    Sounds like the best thing to do is either stay with Camtasia on the PC or switch to Screenflow if you have a Mac. No reason to try Camtasia on a Mac.
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  • Profile picture of the author doshmachine
    I use screenium for mac - you may want to check it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chronic IM
    Hello!

    It's useful and really good but I'm not saying it's the best. Sony Vegas HD is also very great for a great video! You should try it though, ScreenFlow is also great and better for Mac users. It's easy to use and very effective and has less hustle. Try it.

    Best of Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author asuran
    I love screenflow. I stopped using camtasia after I stopped using my pc.
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  • Profile picture of the author etaiconsulting
    I use mac as well as PC and have done a few videos using screencast-o-matic.com

    Their service is free as well as paid ($15/year). Works like a charm + everything is online, no need to install any software.
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    • Profile picture of the author dbcoleman
      Hi guys,

      The 2 best programs for screen capture on the Mac are ScreenFlow and iShowU.

      iShowU is simpler with less features, but it has the ability to automatically follow your cursor around when you're zoomed in a bit. Very cool.

      Good luck!
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