Free Online Screen Recorder – ScreenToaster

Sharing screencasts are the in-thing now. Screencats make sharing information visually that much more powerful. It can come in handy for many situations.And this is especially true for bloggers doing short video or tutorial.

ScreenToaster is an online screen recording tool that doesn’t need anything installed in your computer. Yes, that’s the beauty of it. It just works in your browser.

ScreenToaster Features

  • Record part of your screen of in full
  • Add subtittles
  • Host and share videos online
  • Embed videos in your websites
  • Start and stop recording with keyboard shortcuts

You just need to register for a free account with ScreenToaster and you are good to go. It is in private beta at the moment and you need an invite code to sign up.

Here’s a short video sample recorded with ScreenToaster but I don’t attest to the claim in the video to make your computer faster. 😉

What’s to come

ScreenToaster will fit only very basic screencasting needs and it doesn’t compare with the full-featured screencasting software like Camtasia, etc.

ScreenToatser is missing audio recording so you can’t narrate as you record a screenshot. You could do a voice ver after you record the video but that’d need some practice. Also, the videos are now only hosted in ScreenToatsre and no download options are available. But, the developers say they are working on those missing features for future release.

is a no-frills zero-download screen recording tool that works everytime. If you are on the road and need to record something without your favorite tools, ScreenToaster could come to your rescue.

It worked great in Windows but had some issues running in Linux and warns about those if you have graphic effects turned on.

There are plenty of other options out there. Which is your favorite?

Update: 01/17/09

ScreenToaster just opened for public and gets the much needed recording audio option. Check it out.

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15 Responses to “Free Online Screen Recorder – ScreenToaster”

  1. Madhur Kapoor November 26, 2008 at 5:38 am #

    Nice find buddy. Was looking for something like this.

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  2. John Edwards November 26, 2008 at 1:41 pm #

    Can ScreenToaster just record part of the screen or a specific window? for example Google street view

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  3. Caroline@debit card loans November 27, 2008 at 6:04 am #

    Always glad to find new free screen recorders, especially since Camatasia no longer has a free version.

  4. calacalais November 28, 2008 at 2:02 am #

    New invention! Recently I had come across the screen toaster,but not in detail.But now its clear…….

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  5. Popular Technology December 1, 2008 at 3:45 am #

    Wow! no need to pay for camatasia!

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  6. Zath@Hi Tech Gadgets December 1, 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    This looks like a great utility that we’ll be able to use on our website to create some tutorial videos with – the fact that it produces quality results for free is a great deal!

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  7. Fahad December 2, 2008 at 6:31 am #

    I have actually never found a good free software that is able to record your screens and as well as audio. Judging by the results of the video, the quality is pretty good, all that is needed now is audio and it would be a great app!

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  8. MMA Gear December 3, 2008 at 2:25 am #

    This is good stuff, really will come in handy when trying to provide a quick example.

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  9. Computer Guides For Beginners December 3, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Sometimes I understand that we need to have a screen capture software, be it for recording or explaining some concepts. Therefore I think this is really useful for me. An alternative would be FRAPS, though you may need to pay some amount to enjoy the full version. Nevertheless a decent application indeed.

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  10. Vidlock December 4, 2008 at 5:33 am #

    But audio already works guys ? I dont understand your comments

  11. tweakwindows December 4, 2008 at 7:07 am #

    This is good stuff, really will come in handy when trying to provide a quick example.

  12. JR @ Cheap Laptop Computers December 6, 2008 at 2:49 am #

    Another great find, will definitely use this one!

  13. Jon December 6, 2008 at 7:33 am #

    Great find! One to keep an eye on I think. I’ll stick with camtasia because of the ability to edit afterwards (I never get it right first time!), but watch to see how this develops

    Cheers, Jon

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  14. Nashville homes for sale November 17, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    I’ve not used this screen toaster but it sounds useful. If I ever come across some situation where someplace do not allow software installation I’ll certainly use screen toaster.


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