Spotted this on 'giveaway of the day' and though it would be very helpful for screen capturing and recording, specially for us IM people.
Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. PCHand Screen Capture Recorder Suite - With CHand Screen Capture Recorder Suite you can easily capture and record anything you see on the screen.
It's only free for a day so if you download, you need to install after download and activate.
this isnt my site but ive used it in the past and you can get some good software with legal and valid licenses for free.
Hope people find this useful.